Berberine on low carb

I’ve recently came across 2 cases of people who reported elevated glucose and insulin on a low carb diet. Naturally that is alarming because if there is one thing that low carb does well for you, it is to keep glucose and insulin low. It started with a person who recently came to the r/ketoscienceContinue reading “Berberine on low carb”

Oxidized LDL

When looking at the risk calculators for cardiovascular disease, your risk of coronary atherosclerosis is calculated based on several factors. Today we already see that LDL alone doesn’t create much of a risk when using the industry top ranked tools. It looks like science has moved on while medical care and general public is stillContinue reading “Oxidized LDL”

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”

Longevity (3)

Continuing on the information that David Sinclair provides in his book, we’ll have a look here at the 3 pathways he mentioned. Sirtuins, AMPK and mTOR and how these are influenced with a ketogenic diet. mTOR According to his book, mTOR should be kept at low activity. Whenever mTOR is stimulated then the repair mechanismsContinue reading “Longevity (3)”

CO2 and nutrition

The different fuel types that are available for our body need to be converted into acetyl-Coa to enter into the citric acid cycle and are processed equally. But the processes to turn glucose and fatty acids (and ketones) into acetyl-Coa are different. One of these differences is that glucose produces carbon dioxide (CO2) while doingContinue reading “CO2 and nutrition”

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