Monthly Archives: December 2010

I lost 37 lbs with a fingerstick

Jack needed to lose weight. At 5 ft 7 inches, he weighed in at 273 lbs, putting his BMI at a sobering 42.8. (A BMI of 30 or above is classified as “obese.”) In addition to lipoprotein(a), Jack had an … Continue reading

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The two kinds of small LDL

You won’t find this in any publication nor description (at least ones that I’ve come across) about the ubiquitous small LDL particles. It’s an observation I’ve made having obtained thousands of advanced lipoprotein panels of the sort that break lipoproteins … Continue reading

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Don’t forget the pumpkin in the wheat-free pumpkin bread

Ooops! Anyone who receives this blog via RSS feed may have received the Wheat-free pumpkin bread recipe in which I failed to list the pumpkin in the list of ingredients. Here’s the recipe with all the ingredients. Change your life … Continue reading

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Wheat-free pumpkin bread

Try this recipe for a wheat-free, gluten-free yet healthy “bread.” Unlike many gluten-free foods that send blood sugar skyward, this will not. Ingredients:2 cups ground almond meal (Buy it from Trader Joe’s–70% cheaper than other grocery stores.)1/2 cup ground flaxseed1/2 … Continue reading

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Vitamin D: Deficiency vs optimum level

Dr. James Dowd of the Vitamin D Cure posted his insightful comments regarding the Institute of Medicine’s inane evaluation of vitamin D. Dr. Dowd hits a bullseye with this remark: The IOM is focusing on deficiency when it should be … Continue reading

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Slow Burn works

I have been impressed with the results I’ve been obtaining with Fred Hahn’s Slow Burn strength training technique. Because I have limited time to hang around the gym, any technique that provides outsized results in a limited amount of time, … Continue reading

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Do your part to save on healthcare costs

While many of the factors that drive the relentless increase in health care costs are beyond individual control, you are still able to exert personal influence over costs. Just as in political elections, your one vote alone may not count; … Continue reading

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Fish oil: What’s the difference?

Ultra-purified, pharmaceutical grade, molecularly distilled. Over-the-counter vs. prescription. Gelcap, liquid, emulsion. There’s a mind-boggling variety of choices in fish oil today. A visit to any health food store, or any “big box” store for that matter, will yield at least … Continue reading

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Wheat-free pie crust

I’ve been working on wheat-free yet healthy recipes these past two months. You can buy wheat-free, gluten-free foods at the store, of course. But the majority of these products are unhealthy because cornstarch, rice starch, potato starch, or tapioca starch are commonly … Continue reading

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To B or not to B

Apoprotein B (apo B) is the principle protein that resides in LDL particles along with other proteins, phospholipids, triglycerides, and, of course, cholesterol. There’s a curious thing about apo B. Just like one child per family in China or one … Continue reading

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