Cholesterol or ketones, can we have both?

I wanted to know the relationship between and what drives production of cholesterol versus ketones. The simple reason being that 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl Coa or HMG-Coa (HMG) is either reduced by HMG-Coa reductase (HMGr) into the pathway towards cholesterol or HMG-Coa lyase (HMGl) sets it on the pathway towards Acetoacetate. So 2 enzymes work on the sameContinue reading “Cholesterol or ketones, can we have both?”

Demand or supply

Conversion of protein to glucose Among the keto crowd we have people who go full carnivore.  Especially in the carnivore community they have posed that the conversion of protein to glucose (gluconeogenesis or GNG) is demand driven so excess amino acids (from the protein eaten) do not convert to glucose if there is no demandContinue reading “Demand or supply”

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”

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