Category: Experiments

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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#KetoAF Experiment Results – Trialing High Fat Carnivore

#KetoAF Talk of the Town on Twitter Around March of this year I began to hear the term “#KetoAF” being used on Twitter. Not just from one person, but from several. The people using the hashtag weren’t using it to mean “very keto” or to exclaim that something was keto in a cool way. Instead, …

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Conferences, Blood Test Drive, and the Coming Book

UPDATE: I just found out Fat, a Documentary dropped today. I’ll have a separate post on it shortly after I return home from shooting in LA. Ketofest The last two weekends Siobhan and I were at Ketofest and Low Carb USA San Diego respectively. We both gave presentations at Ketofest and as usual, enjoyed the …

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Guest Post – Troubleshooting Health Issues as a Carnivore

My name is Josh Blackburn. I’ve struggled with obesity since childhood, developed bipolar disorder in my early teens, and my gut health began to deteriorate after high school. Throughout my life I’ve employed a myriad of strategies to try and combat these issues, but battling them through exercise and caloric restriction left me fatter and …

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The Oxidized LDL Experiment

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For quite a while I’ve been wanting to test a theory I’ve had regarding the blood test for oxidized LDL (oxLDL). The test has some research behind it suggesting a correlation with heart disease, which makes sense given this association of oxLDL in the artery walls and atherogenesis. There’s an assumption that oxLDL will track …

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