The liver buffer(s)

One of the things I noticed in studying metabolism and the overall functioning of the body, is how important the liver is. A lot of what we do and a lot of what we measure is influenced by the liver and its buffers. Understanding these buffers in conjunction with these measurements may help us aContinue reading “The liver buffer(s)”

Low ketone levels so I utilize them better?

One of the pervasive thoughts in the keto community is that when they measure lower levels of ketones, the longer they are on the ketogenic diet, that this is caused by a better utilization of the ketones in the body. This is an effect noticed over several months or even years. But is this true?Continue reading “Low ketone levels so I utilize them better?”

Rodents on KD

There are quite a number of papers studying ketosis in rodents to measure outcomes. I just thought it would be a neat exercise to make an inventory of these studies and look at their properties such as feeding ad libitum, type of fat in the diet, level of ketosis reached etc.. to see if weContinue reading “Rodents on KD”

Ketogenesis and blood glucose

It is explained everywhere that the creation of ketones (ketogenesis) is done by the liver, converting fat in ketone bodies such as beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB). Yet when measuring ketones, after being on the ketogenic diet for a longer period, people struggle with this concept when they measure low ketones. People who have been on a ketogenicContinue reading “Ketogenesis and blood glucose”

Ketones and oxygen

If you have read my previous work regarding oxygen and carbon dioxide (CO2) you probably would expect, as I did, that on keto your oxygen saturation in the blood would be huncky dory. But it was not as expected to be 98% or 99%. Instead it is hovering around 96%. Yes there is a certainContinue reading “Ketones and oxygen”

Longevity (1)

I am almost finished with the book “Lifespan: Why we age – and why we don’t have to” from David Sinclair. In this book he explains the result of his research in a very readable way, avoiding much of the scientific language so that it is accessible to everybody. While reading the book, I recognizedContinue reading “Longevity (1)”

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