Monthly Archives: May 2014

Carb Back-Loading and Cholesterol

Cholesterol

Carb Back-Loading and Cholesterol

After I reached the 8 week mark of my Carb Back-Loading experiment, I planned to draw a series of blood tests to see where things stood compared to my most recent set of labs which were drawn after doing Carb Nite for 10 weeks.

If you’ve been following my cholesterol adventures at all, you’ll know that I’ve been dealing with high cholesterol these past few years when I switched to various forms of high fat low carb diets.  More specifically my LDL-C and LDL-P have risen with my dietary changes and I’ve been trying to see what, if anything, I can do to get those numbers under control.… Read More

Carb Back-Loading and Thyroid Hormone

Thyroid GlandCarb Back-Loading and Thyroid Hormone

After I reached the 8 week mark of my Carb Back-Loading experiment, I planned to draw a series of blood tests to see where things stood compared to my most recent set of labs which were drawn after doing Carb Nite for 10 weeks.

Here is a brief summary I wrote in the early life of this blog regarding thyroid physiology:

  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) – This is the hormone your brain sends out telling your thyroid gland to produce more thyroid hormone.
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Vitamin D Update

Natural Vitamin DVitamin D Update

After I reached the 8 week mark of my Carb Back-Loading experiment, I planned to draw a series of blood tests to see where things stood compared to my most recent set of labs which were drawn after doing Carb Nite for 10 weeks.

As a quick review, here are some of the basics of Vitamin D that I addressed in my prior post:

Basics of Vitamin D

  • It is a hormone derived from cholesterol
  • It can be made in the skin with exposure to sunlight
  • It can also be ingested with food or supplementation

Effects of Vitamin D

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