Category: Cholesterol

#EVOOvsButter Trials and Tribulations

Although involving a lot of unpleasantness, the last three days have been interesting, to say the least. To explain why, we should start from the beginning… Inspiration for the EVOOvsButter Experiment Before this experiment, there have been a number of others that used a ketogenic meal replacement mix with different sources of fat. These were …

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil vs Butter Experiment v1.1 – Design

[Update 2020-08-14: After some issues over the second day (see social media discussion), I’m changing the design and restarting the experiment with lower overall dosage of both the EVOO and butter arms. The schedule is likewise pushed back exactly one week. All changes reflected below…] The original version of this experiment was unfortunately paused due …

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#EVOOvsButter Pause, LMHR Study Update, Energy Model Paper

EVOOvsButter Experiment Paused The Extra Virgin Olive Oil vs Butter Experiment had to be aborted. I was feeling a number of symptoms I assume to be related to electrolyte issues on Day 2 and some further issues on Day 4 and 5 that may or may not be electrolyte related. I may detail the symptoms …

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil vs Butter Experiment – Design

As I often say, I believe looking at LDL cholesterol levels alone is like reading the last chapter in a long book… you need to know all the elements in the story before that point to get an idea of how it ended up there. Certainly I’ve been focused on the energy model and how …

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Philippa’s Hypothesis – Thyroid Dysfunction May Explain LMHR Phenotype

In this interview, Dave talks to Philippa about her hypothesis that the Lean Mass Hyper-responder phenotype may be described by an underlying thyroid dysfunction. They deep dive into the idea to discuss the relevant research, and compare it to Dave’s lipid energy model. 0:00 Intro and brief overview of Lean Mass Hyper-responders Site mentioned: Lean …

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