This site has been uncharacteristically lacking in posts the last month and a half, mainly due to a large number developments behind the scenes. Here we’ll be providing a summary of what’s been happening:
New Heights for Own Your Labs
- This was in large part due to our new video and website overhaul. We’re actually quite pleased with the functional updates especially, as we wanted better searching and selecting compared to our original version.
- While we’re quite ecstatic for the extraordinary increase, it has certainly required a bit more bandwidth on our part, particularly for Siobhan, who heads up operations for OYL. This now has her working significantly longer than she was before and thus we’re doing some back office reshuffling on resources to make OYL a much more central role to her responsibilities.
Lean Mass Hyper-responder Study IRB
Myself, I’m still very much engaged in working toward completing the IRB process for the LMHR study.
I’ll concede, it’s some of the most intensive collaboration and detail deliberation I’ve experienced in a long time. Quite a bit of work is being injected in getting the foundation of this study properly set forth.
- Many, many rules. While I can’t discuss these things openly until the IRB is approved, I’ll just say there are a number of different expected procedures and processes in both setup and execution of the study that certainly exceeded my original expectations.
- And the documents… to say we’ve had many documents to write and revise (and revise again, and again) would be an understatement. There’s just a lot of work that is required in getting this set for its launch.
All that said, I feel quite blessed to have such a strong team to work with in making this happen. Many thanks to Spencer Nadolsky, Tommy Wood, and our partner center (which we hope to announce soon).
Siobhan and Lipedema
One recent and personal development is the possibility Siobhan may be diagnosed with Lipedema. This hasn’t been a confirmed diagnosis yet, but she’ll be seeing a specialist this coming week to find out with greater certainty.
The origin of this being a possibility was actually due to her recent #EpicFast experiment. In posting pictures at the end of the experiment, many familiar with Lipedema reached out to her on the topic given her weight loss distribution was very characteristic of the condition.
Unsurprisingly, Siobhan has ramped up her research for this topic and has already begun making headway on better understanding the condition. To be sure, she starts off with several advantages given her background already in lipids, inflammation, and of course, her extensive wealth of prior bloodwork throughout her metabolic transformation. Many (like myself) are predicting bring a lot of new innovation to understanding this important and prominent disease.
Presentations, for Limited Engagement Only
I decided early in the year to keep presentations at a minimum. I had already turned down a few offers simply because I had too much on my plate with the IRB. But I went ahead and did four over the last two weekends. They all had a few subtle differences, but shared much of the same material. I’ll concede this was a bit more exhausting than I was expecting given the existing work load, but it was nice to unload some of our latest advancements for the Lipid Energy Model.
The videos won’t be posted for a while, but we’ll add them to an article here when they are.