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Review: Theravent Snore Therapy Strips

I’m not entirely sure what’s happening with my snoring.  It’s either getting worse or the BJJ Cavewife is getting more sensitive.  Our solution of running the air purifier on the MAX setting to provide enough white noise to drown out my snoring is not enough anymore.

Somehow my snoring can now pierce through all of that white noise and stab the BJJ Cavewife’s eardrums, waking her up multiple times a night.

She responds by gently sliding her hand under my back and tenderly balling it up into a fist which in turn wakes me up and forces me to turn onto my back.… Read More

Cholesterol Update with Berberine, January 2017

The last time I checked my cholesterol in September 2016 it showed a slight improvement in my LDL-P, LDL-C, and total cholesterol simply by following the Whole 30 diet for 2 weeks.  Despite these improvements, my small LDL-P remained elevated at 984 which was concerning.

As you can see with my cholesterol charts, I’ve been living with a high LDL-P for almost 4 years now which is far too long.

When the new year rolled around, I resolved to make 2017 the year that I finally get to the bottom of my cholesterol issues  and lay things to rest like I did with my HbA1c.… Read More

My Average Resting Metabolic Rate Calculated By The Breezing

A few months ago I picked up the Breezing Metabolism Tracker and was excited by what it could do.  If the device worked as expected, it would be an extraordinarily affordable way to measure my metabolic rate.  The main costs would be $349.90 for the device itself which can be used indefinitely and $5.00 for each sensor, which are one time use.

After forking out the initial cost, each measurement I wanted to run would only cost me $5.00 for the use of the sensor.  In contrast, if I wanted to measure my metabolic rate in a lab it can run anywhere from $50-$100.… Read More

Gut Shield: Kiefer changes his tune on the gut biome… and incidentally has something new to sell

 

It’s been a while since I’ve written about anything John Kiefer related mainly because he’s largely retreated from public life.  Carb Nite and Carb Back-loading remain unchanged in their 1.0 status with version 2.0’s supposedly always around the corner but never quite materializing.  He occasionally sends out marketing e-mails whenever T3 Fuel and Carb Shock are back in stock but that’s about it.  He’s remained absent from his Body IO FM podcast which are now mainly run by his minions.  No more interesting episodes with him and Rocky where they crap on everyone else in the industry.… Read More

Random Reading: January 12, 2017

 

Slick highlight video a friend sent me showing some of the more dynamic sequences in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  I really like the videographer’s use of selective slow motion to accentuate certain techniques, reminding me of the stuff Zach Snyder used in 300.

Smart Shoes – VivoBarefoot is teaming up with Sensoria to develop running shoe technology that can measure speed, stride rate, foot-landing technique, and GPS.  Since I’m not much of a runner this probably isn’t something I’ll pursue, but I know many of you are!  I actually really like VivoBarefoot for their zero drop shoes, here is the actual dress shoe I wear to work!… Read More

The Whole 30 Days 16-30

The second half of the Whole 30 challenge proved to be much easier than the first half.  The BJJ Cavewife and I had gotten used to all of the different rules and were no longer craving all the foods we couldn’t eat as much.

I was getting used to drinking only black coffee with cinnamon and didn’t miss my usual added heavy cream anymore.

The BJJ Cavewife and I continued to observe that eating this way made us full really quickly and it was hard on some days to get enough calories!… Read More

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