The cause of atherosclerosis is unknown… or is it?

Medical establishment considers a causal role for cholesterol. There has been a great deal of effort put into lowering cholesterol without significant effect on curing and preventing the disease. How come the failure is so big? Is it really THE cause? I’m especially concerned because my LDL level is >300mg/dL It turns out that theContinue reading “The cause of atherosclerosis is unknown… or is it?”

Why are mice bad at ketogenesis?

Previously I collected different studies to see how the mice perform on ketogenesis. Despite having a diet that often consists of >90% fat they produce disappointingly low BHB levels. Without thinking much about it I just assumed they are bad at fat metabolism biased by thinking they are typical high carb eating animals so theyContinue reading “Why are mice bad at ketogenesis?”

The case for fat adaptation in endurance

– Pointing out the obvious – It is pretty obvious by now in sports is that if the body requires something then you need to give that in order to enhance performance. Be it vitamines, minerals, energy… whatever it needs to produce that wattage, make sure it doesn’t fall short to sustain the performance. ExceptContinue reading “The case for fat adaptation in endurance”

HyProCICO – The theory behind obesity

Why a theory behind obesity? Isn’t it just CICO? I’ll use a simple analogy. You find a little puddle of water so you start mopping it up but then it comes back so you do some more mopping. The puddle of water keeps coming back and bigger if you don’t do any mopping so peopleContinue reading “HyProCICO – The theory behind obesity”

Vitamin D and immune system

I won’t know until I have antigen testing done but I’m fairly sure I was infected with the SARS-COV-v2 aka COVID-19 at the starting of March. Last year I was also diagnosed with lymphoma. The connection between the 2 is that the lymphatic system is involved in the defense against infectious pathogens. If you haveContinue reading “Vitamin D and immune system”

Fructose, the really bad guy

I came across a couple of resources and started to appreciate how different fructose is from glucose. In the low carb community, carbohydrates are obviously avoided or at least high amounts of it as they are generally considered bad. I support this approach but when we zoom in on fructose we notice that it isContinue reading “Fructose, the really bad guy”

Prurigo Pigmentosa aka keto-rash

Prurigo Pigmentosa (PP) is a skin rash that can establish itself when people transition to a ketogenic diet. If you want to know how it looks like then you’ll find plenty of examples on Google. On our Reddit channel r/ketoscience we have published case reports and sometimes get people questioning about it. Obviously people whoContinue reading “Prurigo Pigmentosa aka keto-rash”

Hepatic Glucose Metabolism

After writing about the liver buffers I wanted to understand a bit more on the regulation of gluconeogenesis and buildup of the resulting glucose as glycogen in the liver. I have also written about protein being a supply-driven process with the mechanism intended to increase liver glycogen storage. In order for that supply-driven mechanism toContinue reading “Hepatic Glucose Metabolism”

Linking the hepatic glycogen buffer with protein protection

As a short recap of my article on the liver buffer, insulin causes the build-up of glycogen in the liver. When I looked into protein and fructose, I touched the topic of protein protection for the first time. With this article I wanted to go a bit deeper into this aspect and do this byContinue reading “Linking the hepatic glycogen buffer with protein protection”

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