While I was originally going to San Diego for the Low Carb USA conference, I ended up adding a couple more stops to the adventure…
Interview on The Peter Attia Drive podcast
As mentioned earlier, I guested on Attia’s podcast. It was a pleasure to meet Peter and his staff and we got to chat briefly before and after the podcast.
The recording itself ran to three and a half hours (!) and no, I won’t be revealing much from it. But there will be an upcoming blog post here where I relay his position on risk and his suggested tests for hyper-responders.
I do think the podcast will get lots of chatter after it is released and I’ll certainly have some additional thoughts to add as well. All in all, I considered this a very positive experience and look forward to sharing it with everyone.
If you haven’t already, I highly recommend Peter’s podcast which you can subscribe to here:
Two Documentary Interviews
I was also filmed for a couple interviews to some upcoming documentaries.
A fun fact to know and tell is that I actually went to film school almost twenty years ago. I wanted to feel out the possibility of writing and directing movies, and I was looking at going the independent film route. Ironically, I was doing far too well in writing code and building programs while watching these poor starving wouldbe filmmakers all around me which probably played a big part of why I headed further toward technology.
Naturally, I’ve been very aware of just how much things have changed since then, especially with large LED fill lights, surprisingly small 4k cameras, and of course, massive, super fast access SSD drives. The me of two decades ago is certainly very jealous!
One of the interviews I sat for is Vinnie Tortorich’s Fat Documentary. Here’s an excerpt from the campaign:
Vinnie Tortorich is a health and fitness expert who has spent almost 40 years showing people how to lose and keep off weight. His book, Fitness Confidential and podcast of the same name have helped and inspired people to reach their goals. He’s been a personal trainer to people from all walks of life for thirty-seven years and wants Fat: A Documentary to help change lives.
The film will be directed by Peter Pardini, director and producer of the acclaimed documentary Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago, which chronicled the storied history of classic rock group Chicago. It premiered to #1 ratings on CNN in January 2017 and was a #1 best seller on Amazon. It is currently on Netflix.
Needless to say, this is going to be a highly watched film in the low carb community.
Low Carb USA
For my presentation, I covered a lot of the core concept with the Lipid Energy Model and will soon have new material that streamlines it more as well.
The biggest thunderclap came with my reveal on the CIMT data to really drive home the key point on regression on the keto diet at super high levels of LDL-C and LDL-P — along with its unfortunate reversal following my Standard American Diet (SAD) experiment to gain weight. While I certainly am banking on the CIMT returning to regression following my going back to keto, I can say I’m happy to have caught the data to share with everyone else.
So the next time someone says they’re going to “take a break from my diet for the holidays,” be sure to show them my data!
Great Friends and New Connections
Did you record your BP when doing your weight gain experiment?
My body weight seems to affect my BP quite a bit. Even though Im in the normal BMI.
Yes I did — and yes it does! My BP was the *highest* when my weight was at it’s peak for this experiment. Now that said, BP usually follows insulin as well, so this could likewise be applicable to the hyperinsulinemia.
Regarding CIMT data: what is the margin of error on that test? I’m also curious if the increase as the end is transitive and would go back down over time on a higher carb diet (perhaps it’s simply due to a sudden change?).
Short answer: I don’t know. I tried to do a lot of research on it after getting my second CIMT score, but I found reports were very inconsistent and based on equipment that predated the one being used on me from my doctor’s office.
Tell you what, if I win the lotto, you’re gonna get a bunch of it…LOL
Ha! Thanks! I’ll just put it all into this research anyway.
Interesting that you have lower LDL-C and LDL-P when on the SAD diet but an increased CIMT. Maybe it’s because more cholesterol is used to patch the damaged arterial walls and less is being trafficked in the arteries themselves?
It’s kind of like when everyone is on vacation, you see a lot of people in the streets around town, but when vacation is over and they are back at work, all of them are back in their offices.
I wonder if an organic all natural food diet would have made a difference.
Hmm, no Peter Attia podcast with you yet. I have my doubts he’ll ever show it. His views on cholesterol are so different from yours. But we’ll see.