Category Archive: Aside

Apr 06

A #LoveLetterAroundTheWorld to my Wife on our 10 Year Anniversary

[WARNING: This post and the grand romantic gesture described within has nothing to do with cholesterol or my research, so feel free to skip in its entirety if you have any allergies to shmaltz] Exactly 10 years ago this day, April 6th, 2008, I met my amazing partner, Sharon. We fell in love and married …

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Mar 26

Who Gets 67 C-Reactive Protein Tests? I do!

  My very first C-Reactive Protein test was from a blood draw taken November 20th, 2015. It was in bold and made clear I was in deep, deep trouble. Here were the reference ranges: My score? 14.3!!! Ironically, this was also when I got my first NMR as well. After some panicky message passing to …

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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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Jul 21

Welcome Craig to the Blog!

  In case you hadn’t noticed, I’ve been pretty stretched thin these days. Lots and lots of growing pains. My presentations, appearances, and social presence are now having me find limits I didn’t even know I had — and this doesn’t even account for the experiments themselves. This is made even more difficult by the …

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Jul 09

Doubters, Haters, Colleagues, and Friends

One of my favorite quotes of all time happens to be from Mahatma Ghandi: First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. I’ve certainly felt the first and second of these stages, and I now believe I’m entering into the third. But don’t confuse my motivation from …

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