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May 22

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  • If you’re wanting a video version of my research:
    • The most current presentation is from Breckenridge in this last February.
    • (Coming soon) A new one will be up eventually from the Low-Carb Cruise that brings the research up to the date of this post.
  • If you have seen your cholesterol rise considerably on a low-carb high-fat diet (like myself):
    • You may want to first visit the FAQ.
    • I would strongly encourage you to read through this blog and my own journey revealing the Inversion Pattern. Key moments were the Identical Diet experiment and the Extreme Cholesterol Drop experiment that I wrapped around the first presentation of my data for the Ketogains Seminar.
    • And finally, you may be interested in my recent discovery with regard to controlled carb swapping. (But note it is very preliminary)

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  1. Elizabeth

    Hello! I would love to share your presentation with my father, but he is deaf. Do you have a transcript we can access or is it possible to add CC to the you tube video? Thank you!

    1. Dave

      I don’t… but I may be doing a reprisal of that presentation for the coming Ketofest. If I do, I’ll see if I can work up a text for it as well.

  2. Chris

    Hi Dave, thanks for your work. I’ve enjoyed your twitter feed and will be perusing your site here. I tweeted you about a patient of mine who has familial hypergyceridemia with Trg in the thousands. Currently Crestor and Tricor for this. he is motivated and now has a recent dx of DMT2 with a hgb A1C of 6.7. He is seeking dietary intervention. I’ve been a proponent of low carb high fat diets for many of my DMT2 patients and am having success coaching this, but had some pause in this gentleman given his Trg. He is reticent to start metformin and anxious to intervene w diet. I already started talking to him about LCHF. I am new to LCHF and as a intervention. While high Trg has not been implicated in mortality, non-alcoholic pancreatitis can be a serious complication and high saturated fat diet can be concerning for this. I’ve seen anecdotes about LCHF lowering Trg but would like to see some data on this. Thanks. Chris PA-C

    1. Dave

      Hi Chris–

      – I’m not as familiar with hypergyceridemia — do you mean hyper*tri*glyceridemia? (I’m assuming this due to your mention of the TG in the 1000s) Also, you prefixed with “familial” — if genetic, what is the family history with this disease?

      – Certainly, I’d be very concerned about high TG, and yes, low carb is extremely effective in most cases of bringing it down. I’ve likewise seen many labs (some within my own family) where there were high TGs while using statins, even if having lower LDL.

      – The higher TG in combination with higher glucose is even more troublesome as my guess is there is a very high abundance of energy parked in his system. Does the patient have a lot of visceral fat? There’s a decent chance he already has fatty liver and may be hyperinsulinemic.

      – It’s extremely encouraging he is seeking dietary intervention as I definitely think this should be the first choice.

  3. Kaiden

    I have two sets of test results. I did the protocol backwards (5000 calories first, then 500 calories). They weren’t NMR. They do contain some other numbers I found interesting. The high-day test did come back with elevated BUN. Is this common (i.e. because of the high amount of protein)? Either way, I’ll ask my doctor to rerun the test after a week of fasting.

    1. Dave

      Hi Kaiden-

      That’s interesting. But it’s hard to speculate without seeing the labs. Can you post the numbers?

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