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.
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 unique, laid back style of the conference. It truly is a very unique event they put on and we look forward to it every year.
Low Carb San Diego
In San Diego we organized and executed a “blood testing drive”. To the best of my knowledge, it is the first of its kind. In effect, people could sign up for $249 and get a list of tests, many of which we are interested in and not commonly offered by conventional doctors. The complete list: C-Peptide, CBC, Comp. Metabolic Panel (14), C-Reactive Protein, Free Fatty Acids (NEFA), Ferritin, GGT, Glucagon, Hemoglobin A1c, Insulin, Lipid Panel, Lipoprotein (a).
The process of setting it up properly and being legally compliant was a lot of work, not just with the myriad of medical supplies, but having bonded/insured phlebotomists, etc. Scheduling and turnaround also required some juggling given we also wanted to gather glucose and ketones from the folks at Keto Mojo, along with acetone readings from our friends at KETOSCAN.
(Full disclosure, both Keto Mojo and KETOSCAN have provided product/service support, but we are neither compensated nor have any agreements with these or any company of any kind)
Some of you may know, some of you may not – I’m writing a book and (knock on wood) am most of the way done. It tells the behind-the-scenes story from my initial shock in 2015 from elevated cholesterol up to the incredible revelations this year (such as with NHANES and many recent experiments). It’s meant for the lay person and introduces the lipid energy model in a slower, easier read.
Thus, I’ll be drawing down activity a bit more here and on social media as I put a bit more focus on completing this book – hopefully locking the manuscript this fall. Needless to say, I’m extremely excited to finally have this done and I hope you’ll all enjoy it.
Regardless, let’s hope my process doesn’t go like this…