Apr 16

The Next Chapter

Something amazing has happened.

For the first time in two and a half years, I won’t be running a deficit with this research. In other words, funding from individuals has now reached a point where I won’t need to draw from my savings next month. I should be able to cover my expenses — including the lab tests for the current experiments.

And it’s all thanks to YOU!

I was pretty adamant about being “only funded by individuals” and keeping the research from ever needing money from product placement or affiliates on the site or really anything that could impact the integrity of the data. And that’s exactly what you made happen, Patreon and donations, large and small.

I am truly humbled this day has come and I can’t thank you all enough for your direct support of this research. Truly, it wouldn’t be possible without you.

Welcome the Amazing Siobhan – Full Time!

Siobhan has taken the extraordinary step of leaving her job to work for CholesterolCode.com and this research full time. She’ll not only be helping to advance the research and spread this critical knowledge, she’ll be key to the coming lab testing service we want to have in the future.

I can’t emphasize just how much I’ve come to rely on Siobhan for her tenacity in researching the many papers around cholesterol and particularly her focus on its involvement with the immune response. She’ll be able to provide us more of her wonderful articles on this and many other topics around lipids as well.


As I’ve been emphasizing for several months now, I’ve had a long-standing agreement with the Mrs for our 10 year anniversary that we’d take two weeks off. Exactly what we’re doing is still being determined, but the key is she’ll be off from work and alas, I’ll be drawing down on the research and social media (how will I survive?).

Needless to say, I won’t be very present online for the next couple weeks until the beginning of May. As a result, Siobhan will be handling comments on the website to make up for the absence. If there are any questions she can answer while I’m away, she will do her best to answer them.

The Current Weight Gain Experiment

Obviously, I’ll be likewise gaining weight through the vacation period as intended, which shouldn’t be hard to do. Then I’ll be immediately testing on my return and — provided I gained the goal weight — returning to keto and trying to test my lipids while maintaining it. More on that later.

Next Steps

In the meantime, I’ll have a rare moment to ruminate on the Big Picture during the Hiatus. Certainly hitting this financial milestone allows for a better assessment of what is possible and how best to make it happen.

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Eileen Janeke

Wow! Congratulations Dave! Your contributions to the research will impact the lives of us all. I shudder to think of you piling on the pounds and will watch developments with interest! Welcome Siobhan, thank you for the sterling legwork you do for us!

Siobhan Huggins

Thank you! I’m glad to be able to help Dave out in an official capacity – and dedicate a lot more time to it!