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by apod
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: New wearable sensors for non-invasive continuous IL6, cortisol, & glucose monitoring
Replies: 1
Views: 72

New wearable sensors for non-invasive continuous IL6, cortisol, & glucose monitoring

Pretty exciting new tech:

A new paradigm in sweat based wearable diagnostics biosensors using Room Temperature Ionic Liquids (RTILs):
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-02133-0
by apod
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: High-fat diet leads to same intestinal inflammation as a virus
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: High-fat diet leads to same intestinal inflammation as a virus

From mice to men? From Harrison: Rodent diet studies are limited in their generalizability. A slightly different way of thinking about this is that in mice, fat appears to be necessary to create a pro-inflammatory environment. In humans, sucrose appears to be necessary for a pro-inflammatory enviro...
by apod
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: High-fat diet leads to same intestinal inflammation as a virus
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: High-fat diet leads to same intestinal inflammation as a virus

Here's the "high fat" diet used in the study (Teklad, Harlan, catalog #TD88137): http://www.envigo.com/resources/data-sheets/88137.pdf It's ~43% carb, and 42% fat. The carbs are primarily white sugar with a bit of corn starch. The fat comes from "anhydrous milkfat" with 1.5g of c...
by apod
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Blood glucose levels
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Blood glucose levels

So I have been randomly testing my BG and when I first started eating LCHF my fasting BS was in the low 80's and would be mid to upper 90's after meal, 2-3 hours after. I also was using urine ketone test strips and was consistently in the moderate range 40 mg/dl. I don't have a blood ketone tester,...
by apod
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Designing an E4 Fasting trial...
Replies: 71
Views: 2792

Re: Designing an E4 Fasting trial...

George, thanks. I'm going to read all the FMD papers, and probably reread Mattson's work, now that one question I had has been solved: Is the experience of the FMD too unpleasant for me? Answer: not at all! Starting June 8, here are my calorie totals for each day. 325 is today. Wow, go G! Following...
by apod
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: The Social Hour
Topic: Collagen broth -- Easy electrolyte fix
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Collagen broth -- Easy electrolyte fix

I stumbled across a pretty awesome tea today -- I'm surprised I hadn't tried this sooner. My electrolytes were a little off today, having carbed it up a bit the past few days before going back into HFLC land with an inadvertently low-sodium breakfast. Knowing the feeling and easy solution, I threw s...
by apod
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: The Social Hour
Topic: Free oral biome scan (first 500!)
Replies: 9
Views: 867

Re: Free oral biome scan (first 500!)

apod, where are you in the SmartGut process? My husband and I got our free SmartGut kits this past week. It's a surprisingly slow process, it seems. I requested a test on April 30, had my sample taken and mailed back on May 11, and as of June 12, it's still listed as "Processing." This wo...
by apod
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Free Advance Review copy of The Alzheimer's Prevention Food Guide
Replies: 7
Views: 622

Re: Free Advance Review copy of The Alzheimer's Prevention Food Guide

Please enlighten me; Are you interpreting "favorite" to mean most efficient/necessary or most preferred? Since that quote is taken out of context I can't really speak to the author's statement. But glucose is absolutely the most preferred form of energy, considering if you have enough car...
by apod
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Potassium and Calcium
Replies: 8
Views: 334

Re: Potassium and Calcium

On cronometer, I can usually rack up a good 4,000 mg/d of potassium while eating very low carb if my calories are up ~2400kcal/d. There's not a ton of it in any one food, but it does all add up (particularly with avocado, tomato, squash, spinach, and salmon.) If I loosen my definition of low carb fr...
by apod
Sat May 27, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: The Social Hour
Topic: Vitamin K2 at night for muscle cramps?
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Vitamin K2 at night for muscle cramps?

I came across an interesting tidbit in Mercola's new book, Fat For Fuel. He recommends taking vitamin K2 at night rather than during the day for reducing muscle cramps on low-carb diets -- I'd love to find a published article that might back up this claim with some sort of proposed mechanism. I had ...

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