Category Archives: Nutritional Ketosis

Thoughts on Jimmy Moore’s Latest Health Test Results

Thoughts on Jimmy Moore's Latest Health Test Results

Jimmy Moore recently published his blood work obtained during the fall of 2014.  I’m truly appreciative of Jimmy’s willingness to publish information as honestly and transparently as possible, and I use him as a model for publishing my own data.

I’m particularly interested in Jimmy’s test results because like me, he too is someone who has developed stratospheric cholesterol levels while in ketosis.  This has been a topic of great interest to me lately for obvious personal reasons and I’m doing my best to find as much information on this little known subject as possible, most recently exploring the thoughts of Dr.Read More

Keto Clarity – Book Review

BJJ Caveman Keto Clarity Book Review DISCLOSURE: I’ve said this a few times before, but I’ll say it again.  While I don’t know him personally, I like Jimmy Moore.  He’s been a supporter of my site and has personally answered every single tweet and e-mail I’ve sent him.  He was also the inspiration behind my ketogenic n=1 experiments.  I pretty much just copied his n=1 nutritional ketosis experiment when I first read about it. If you’ve been following me at all you’ll know that I’m a big fan of ketogenic diets and have experimented with the different variations:

After all of these experiments, I can say confidently that I’ve learned a lot more about everything ketogenic.… Read More

The Effect of a Ketogenic Diet on Cholesterol Part 5

Cholesterol 4b

As you know, the past couple of months have been a bit of a whirlwind. During this time I wasn’t trying too hard to eat low carb… unlike the militant way I was counting carbs during my initial n=1 experiment.  I know there were a some weeks when I was definitely eating very low carb and spent at least a few of those days in ketosis (I hadn’t been testing my blood ketones these past few months), and there were other days when my carb intake increased due to social situations as well as my desire to avoid the keto-rash: prurigo pigmentosa.Read More

The Effect of a Ketogenic Diet on Cholesterol Part 4

Cholesterol Part 4

 

After more than 30 days of increasing my carb intake it looks like my cholesterol numbers have all improved.  At this point I haven’t bothered to check my blood ketones because I know that I’m out of ketosis.  I’ve been trying to keep my carb intake to around 100 gm per day.  Sometimes I go over and sometimes I go under, but on average it’s around 100 gm.

When I last left off in Part 3, I was still trying to piece together the possible causes for my sky high cholesterols despite being in ketosis.… Read More

The Effect of a Ketogenic Diet on Thyroid Hormone Part 2

ThyroidIn light of the recent discoveries during my n=1 experiment with nutritional ketosis regarding my cholesterol (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), thyroid hormone (Part 1), and skin rash, I decided to take a break from nutritional ketosis to see what would happen.

We’ve already seen that the addition of carbs back into my diet made my rash go away (it’s been a few months out and still no rash, yay!).

I took another blood test to see if my thyroid hormone levels would change.… Read More

Low Carb and Thyroid Hormone

Came across this fantastic article that pretty much confirms my the conclusions I came to after my recent thyroid tests, only she says things much more eloquently and comprehensively!… Read More

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