Monthly Archives: August 2014

Prurigo Pigmentosa Literature Review Part 4 – Associated with Lyme Disease?

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Prurigo Pigmentosa Literature Review Part 4 – Associated with Lyme Disease?

Here are links to the prior installments of this series:

I was very excited by the title of this article, especially since it offered potential insight as to a specific infectious etiology to this rash!

This was published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, August 2013.  This is a free article, so please feel free to read the whole thing yourself from the link provided.… Read More

Prurigo Pigmentosa Literature Review Part 3 – After a Strict Ketogenic Diet

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Prurigo Pigmentosa Literature Review Part 3 – After a Strict Ketogenic Diet

Here are links to the prior installments of this series:

This one had a very promising title and was in Pediatric Dermatology on December 30, 2013.

Prurigo Pigmentosa after a Strict Ketogenic Diet

This was a single case report about a 17 year old white boy who presented with this rash on his chest, upper back, and abdomen for 2 weeks.  He also had pain in his knees, wrists, elbows and ankles.… Read More

Prurigo Pigmentosa Literature Review Part 2 – A Segmental Appearance


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Prurigo Pigmentosa Literature Review Part 2 – A Segmental Appearance

The next installment of my literature review of the keto-rash, prurigo pigmentosa.

Here is the previous post:

This next article is also hot off the presses, published July/August 2014 in Pediatric Dermatology.

Segmental Prurigo Pigmentosa

This was simply a case report about a 13 year old girl (pictured above) who developed the rash.  Unfortunately they do not discuss what they think caused it.

They thought this was worthy of report primarily because of the distribution of the rash which they call “segmental,” describing how it appears almost as a band on the left side of her chest.… Read More

Prurigo Pigmentosa Literature Review Part 1

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I haven’t written much about the keto-rash, prurigo pigmentosa lately despite promising that I would (shame on me) so I’ve decided to do a more in depth review of some of the literature that is available.

This article is hot off the presses, just published in the American Journal of Dermatology on July 30, 2014.

Prurigo Pigmentosa:  A Clinicopathologic Study of 4 Cases from the Middle East

This was the first case series from the Middle East, out of the American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon.… Read More

Coach Sommer on Barbell Shrugged Podcast


Just wanted to highlight another podcast Coach Sommer was a guest on, since I really like what he has to say (as you can tell).

Thanks to Mario on Facebook for bringing sharing this with me.

Listen to the full Barbell Shrugged podcast here.

As a quick update, I still haven’t picked up the Gymnastics Bodies foundations course since I’ve been on the road quite a bit lately.  Once things in my schedule stabilize I’ll make the commitment.

Needless to say… the travel has also been rough on my eating!… Read More

Can Lipoic Acid Restore Circadian Rhythms?

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Can Lipoic Acid Restore Circadian Rhythms?

  • For people who have been following me for a while, you know that I work a graveyard shift, so trying to improve my sleep and minimize disruption to my circadian rhythm is something I’ve been trying to tinker with (hence the sleep trackers)… so when I came across this headline, my interest was piqued.
  • This was also interesting to me because Alpha Lipoic Acid is one of the supplements Tim Ferriss recommends as part of the PAGG stack in his 4 Hour Body book.
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