CPT-1A – P479L Mutation in Inuit: Acknowledge It’s No Basis For A Ketogenic Diet; Recommend a “Ketogenic” Diet Anyway

Here’s the backdrop. A post by Peter at Hyperlipid. And then, A Second Post. Many comments on both threads, including Dr. Mike Eades participating in the second one. TL;DR: from what I gather of Peter’s posts: Inuit not in ketosis. It’s just a high fat diet. Let’s look into this. First, Duck and I put together a series……...


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Life Gets In The Way Sometimes

Sometimes I just need a break from blogging, engaging much in comments, or keeping up with other related stuff—like emails. So here’s just a quick review, encouraging you—if that’s what it is—to get away from the screen and keyboards and do some living. First, I was up at my rental cabin all of last week….…...


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What I’m Up To

Rigorously running down stuff Woo posted about what Peter posted about. Not fucking actually. Actually, I’ve read none of it. Not a word (in amusement, I’m going 100% third hand so far). What I and Duck have done is of record. It’s pristine, and from what I’ve read of that third hand, Even Peter didn’t……...


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Is A High Fat Ketogenic Diet For Everyone? Obviously Not

Here’s Kati, in commnets: I was eating a lower fat low glycemic south beach style diet and dropped to my very happy adult weight, then eventually found ketosis. Gained 40+ lbs in a couple years and could not figure out for the life of me why my eyes were always dry to the point of……...


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Revisiting the Changing Paleo Landscape in Real Food Starches, Resistant Starch, and “Nutritional” Ketosis

A few days back I somewhat reluctantly called out Nora Gedgaudas for what, in my judgement, is a resistance to various revelations that have come to pass over the last few years and been widely adopted in the general Paleoish community: Juxtaposition: Dallas & Melissa Hartwig vs. Nora Gedgaudas. Since I’m very busy with a complex……...


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To Reiterate, Just In Case You Missed It: No Elevated Ketone Levels in the Inuit

Sorry Low Carb dieters: the Inuit just aren’t that into you Since this post the other day and subsequent exchanging of some emails and comments here & there with those I’d generally consider advocates of very low carb dieting—to include those advocating near perpetual states of ketosis—I’ve been met with surprise bordering on disbelief that indeed no,……...


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Down the Rabbit Hole: When Phytate Becomes a Nutrient

Morpheus What I outline below I found almost humorous. Really, I laughed out loud when I read it. One of the most sacred tenets of paleo is that of phytate, or phytic acid. It’s a Very. Bad. Thing. Primarily found in higher concentrations in cereal grains, it binds to important minerals in our food, such……...


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Helicopter Moms & Dads: Watch this and then go dunk your heads in cold water

I guess the parents of these lean, marvelous looking, exuberant Siberian kid-animals didn’t get the memo that what kids need now is 24/7 hovering, being kept indoors, and fed packaged junk food. Playing in the snow…in swim trunks That’s their everyday ritual at this school, for 18 years now. The temperature ranges from -10 to……...


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A Simple and Modest Suicide Meal, The Vegan Menace, Pain and Redemption

Want a dose of insanity? Probably not, but if you’re feeling masochistic today (and since you eat meat, well, there you go right there — masochistic and suicidal all in one) go read through the comments here. Mind you, I do this only under the strict warning that doing so could be hazardous to your……...


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Losing 5 Pounds in a Day

I actually gave you a hint in the title of my previous post, Cold, Wet, Hungry, and Running For Your Life. Also, this is not the first time, and since I wrote fairly extensively on it before, I'm going to cover what I did differently and what I did on ocassions when this didn't work. In a nutshell, it's the cold water, again. However, the gym has in the last few months managed to keep the water at a steady 40 degrees rather than the 50 it used to be. Let me tell you: huge difference and it took quite a while to adapt to spending minutes at that temperature. So, the fast began around 1:30 PM, after a pretty big breakfast and lunch. To the left is self explanatory. To the right is leftover sauerkraut, which was Alexander Valley fresh sauerkraut (not caned), which is simply awesome, even uncooked. I had made this in the crock pot a couple of days earlier, with about 3 pounds of pork sparerib, an onion, and lots of caraway seeds. All the pork was gone, but not all the kraut and broth, so I used it with some uncured, gluten free polish sausage....


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A Bit of a Roundup in Fitness

The diet experiment went OK last week, though if anyone has been checking my FitDay data, I haven't updated since Thursday (but I will). Add to that, we had a going-away party Friday night, another one at friends' on Saturday night, and then there was the Father's day festivities at mom's yesterday. Mom does low carb, and after the previous two nights of overindulgence I was off the alcohol, so it was about one for three. And now both Bea and I -- with her off school for the summer -- are back on Lyle's program. I really hate it. It's just too low in fat. But I'll stick with it until we head down to SoCal on the 2nd of July. Then I plan to resume a bit lower fat version of Paleo / EvFit. Principally, I'll forego nuts and cheese until I get the last couple dozen pounds of fat off. Maintenance will be a cinch. Hey, I already love eating this way and even when pounds were coming off excruciatingly slow, I never gained anything more than the typical fluctuations of a pound or two, which is probably digestive and water retention. By the way, I had...


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