n=1 & Proud! Four years of Bloods & Bio-Markers in one post..

Four years of LIHF Living. All my bloods & bio-markers in one post. Also, how to become part of the “n=1 Database”..

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Latest Bloods, Lipids & Bio-Markers

The results are just in and, as promised, here they all are together with a full breakdown of all parameters and their interpretation.. Age: 50 Gender: Male Ethnicity: White, Caucasian Height: 1.92 m Weight: 94.8 kg Waist circumference: 90 cm Blood pressure: 130/70 For comparison purposes, last year’s results may be found here.. Breakdown & Interpretation Lipoproteins A1 &…

Blood has been drawn!

Just back from the health centre where my fasting bloods were taken. As soon as I have the results, I will publish them right here on the blog.. My previous set of results are here. 

Metabolic Syndrome

What exactly is Metabolic Syndrome and why does it matter? The term Metabolic Syndrome is largely credited to Dr Gerald Reaven who initially termed it “syndrome X”, a collection of symptoms associated with insulin resistance that significantly increase your risk of acquiring cardiovascular disease. He was one of the first to note that low fat/ high carb diets should…

Measuring Ketones

In my previous post, I talked about measuring blood sugar. In this one I’ll talk about measuring ketones: how, when & why? Ketones are the body’s response to carbohydrate restriction, as the body moves into “fat burning” as its primary source of fuel. These can be measured by yourself at home using over-the-counter devices, obtainable…

Measuring your Blood Glucose

I have talked in this blog about both blood glucose & ketones, and the possibility of measuring these for yourself. In general, if you are otherwise healthy i.e. non-diabetic, and starting out with LCHF, there is no need to measure either. However, there may be times when you may want to measure, and when indeed it may be…