Monthly Archives: June 2015

Cholesterol Update from May 2015: What did taking anti-inflammatory supplements and increasing my carbs do?

Cholesterol May 2015

When I saw my blood panel from March 2015, I wasn’t entirely sure what to feel.  I felt better that my LDL-P, LDL-C, and total cholesterol were coming down, but was a little worried at the elevation of my small LDL-P to it’s highest level.

While I was assured that my overall inflammation was low because of my CRP of 0.7, I didn’t know what to make of the state of my vascular inflammation because my Lp-PLA2 was high.  The high ferritin also seemed to point to possible underlying inflammation (or hemochromatosis).… Read More

My Health Test Results from March 2015

Huffpo Blood Test

After a little over three months since I stopped working as a shift worker and fixed a lot of my sleep issues and settled into a fairly regular routine, I thought it would be a good idea to check some of my labs to see where I stood.  I checked my NMR Lipoprofile, Apo B100, Lp-PLA2, Ferritin, fasting Insulin, CRP, Vitamin D, Thyroid Panel, and Testosterone.  Before going into the health test results, here is a brief bit of background.

My last series of tests was in October 2014 when I was trying another round of strictly following the Carb Nite protocol.… Read More

Could This Freak Injury Have Been Prevented?


As a musculoskeletal radiologist I diagnose knee injuries and ACL tears on a daily basis.  I’m used to seeing these as grays-scale images on our back-lit medical grade computer monitors, but today I saw an injury happen right before my eyes.

Traffic was light today, and made it to my brazilian jiu-jitsu class early.  Whenever this happens I take the opportunity to get in a little extra stretching and maybe work on some techniques with some of my teammates.

When I was stretching out, I noticed a new person awkwardly standing by themselves against the wall.  I remember what it was like when I first joined the gym and how intimidating it can be, so I’m very sympathetic to new students and guests.… Read More

Free Online Screening of Dave Asprey’s Documentary, “Moldy”


The Bulletproof Exec, Dave Asprey, is currently offering a free screening of his documentary on mold appropriately titled, “Moldy.”

The topic of mold is very near and dear to his heart and figures prominently in his whole sickly geek turned super bio-hacker narrative.  He attributes a lot of his early health problems including brain fog and obesity to prolonged exposure to hidden mold.

In fact the the main marketing point of his special Upgraded coffee beans is that they are ‘mycotoxin free,’ as opposed to all the other coffee beans out there that are supposedly contaminated up the wazoo.… Read More

Sports Injuries – What Would a Doctor Do?

Sports Injuries What would a doctor do

The BJJ Cavewife told me about a discussion she recently had with some of her friends.

In the past few weeks, as the BJJ Cavewife has increased her training volume she’s suffered a few minor injuries.  Nothing serious, just a few tweaks here and there which is pretty much par for the course when doing any athletic activity, especially a martial art like Brazilian jiu-jitsu. By the way I know just how lucky I am to be married to someone who also loves to train!

When she told her friends about her injuries, they immediately expressed their concern and told her to see an orthopedic surgeon.… Read More

Her Body io Notes Part 1

Her Body io notes part 1

Kiefer recently launched a series of podcasts focused on women hosted by Andrea Jengle (AJ) and Alex Navarro, both of whom were former clients of Kiefer’s and are now coaches in his Body IO Coaching program.

Alex along with Mary Gines, authored a series of cookbooks published under Body IO:

AJ can be found on her website at

Since people seemed to find my prior notes helpful, I thought that it’d be a good idea to put my notes from all of these shows together in one place.  I wanted to make it easier for all the women trying Carb Nite and Carb Back-Loading to find more information.… Read More

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