Monthly Archive: November 2017

Nov 29

Lowering Cholesterol as a LMHR

Introduction As our resident Lean Mass Hyper-Responder (LMHR) on the site, I have been an outlier so far with my Lipids. Despite an additional 200g/day of fat, my LDL was effectively unchanged in the Ketofest experiment. I knew exercise was potentially a confounder given Dave’s experiments with distance running, but I had a full training schedule …

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Nov 25

Permission Pathways – How We Justify Cheating

For two and a half years I’ve been eating LCHF, save the times I’ve left it for experimental purposes. Generally, I’m pretty staunch on the macronutrient requirements, but I also try to further “do better” on things such as reducing processed foods and items high in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). To give an example, I …

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Nov 16

The Half Marathon Experiment

Back in January, I did The Marathon Experiment, where I took both glucose and ketone measurements at every five kilometers. It went a bit off the rails toward the end, but you can read about that in the post. Last weekend, I did a variation of this experiment while performing a half marathon. This time …

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Nov 10

Carotid Artery Update

In case you were keeping track, I’ve been getting a CIMT twice a year since starting in ’16. I just got my fourth one yesterday and was certainly curious to see what would come back. Early on in my cholesterol education I came across an article by Rakesh C. Patel, Does LDL-P Matter?. He had …

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Nov 09

Mea Culpa

I’ve spent most of my life identifying as an engineer and only recently would I say I identify more as a scientist. But while I find there’s enormous overlap with the two fields, I’ll concede I get especially annoyed with the area of nutrition science in particular. While frustrated yesterday, I tweeted the following: Excuse …

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