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Does Eating More Fat Lower Your Cholesterol?

Could eating way more fat consistently lower your cholesterol?

If you are interested in ambitious self testing, tons of fancy graphs and some surprise conclusions check out @DaveKeto‘s blog at Like this:


To summarize Dave’s findings it seems like even if an LCHF diet can result in higher average cholesterol values in the long term, the shorter-term effect is the opposite.

So, whenever Dave eats a higher amount of fat, his total and LDL cholesterol values go down during the next few days. And when he eats less fat his cholesterol goes up. The same thing happens for his sister.

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Crohn’s Disease Successfully Treated With the Paleolithic Ketogenic Diet

Crohn’s disease is a relatively common inflammatory disease of the intestines. It’s usually a lifelong disease of unknown cause, and it’s mainly treated by drugs that suppress the immune system, like cortisone. These drugs do not treat the cause of the disease, and thus they can’t cure it.

It’s likely that the cause of the disease is something in the environment, and being a disease of the intestines it would make a lot of sense if the cause was something in our food.

I’ve heard many cases where people started a strict low-carb diet, or a Paleo diet, and vastly improved the symptoms of their Crohn’s disease or, even more commonly, the similar disease ulcerative colitis.

Another case

A new case report was just published, about a 14-years-old boy with severe Crohn’s disease. Conventional drug therapy was not very successful. Together with his parents he decided to try a paleolithic ketogenic diet that mainly consisted of “animal fat, meat, offal and eggs”. Continue Reading →


“My Doctor Was Astounded, Repeating “I Don’t Believe It!” Over and Over”

AutioPam had fought “a losing battle” against her weight for 30 years, and she was on medication for type 2 diabetes. Then she tried LCHF – and everything changed.

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Is High Cholesterol Dangerous on a Low-Carb Diet?

4.6 out of 5 stars5 star74%4 star11%3 star11%2 star0%1 star1%51 ratings4,890 viewsIs high cholesterol dangerous on a low-carb diet? For some people, the “bad” LDL cholesterol goes up, while other aspects improve (like the “good” HDL cholesterol). So, both good and bad changes at the same time.

What does that mean? How should situations like that be handled?

Here’s my interview with the fantastic Dr. Sarah Hallberg, from the recent Low Carb Vail conference. She can explain what’s known about this topic better than just about anyone.

About the interview

Table of contents:

  0:20  Cholesterol and low carb
  1:05  We know that triglycerides go down and HDL up
  2:20  LDL goes up for some people
  6:05  High LDL – statins for people with pre-existing heart disease
10:40  Intermittent fasting


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Dominic D’Agostino and Ivor Cummins Talk Ketogenic Diets and Cancer

Can ketogenic diets be effective in treating cancer? Here’s an interesting new interview from the recent Low Carb USA conference. Ivor Cummins interviews one of the leading researchers of ketogenic diets: Dominic D’Agostino.

Well worth watching, like the earlier interviews by Cummins.


A Quick Guide to Ketogenic Diets

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Why an Orthopedic Surgeon Recommends an LCHF Diet

Why are some people obese and some people thin, despite eating the same things? That’s what orthopedic surgeon Christopher Gorczynski asked himself when a couple walked in to his clinic one day, and the wife was heavy while the husband was thin. Despite the fact that they ate the same foods!

After some research, including reading The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz, Dr. Gorczynski realized that the weight loss advice that he was giving his patients – eat less, exercise more – simply didn’t work. Instead, he tried an LCHF diet on himself, and 25 pounds (11 kg) melted off. He also lost his hypertension and his migraine headaches!

YourorthoMD: Dr. Gorczynski’s Recommended Diet

It’s great to read that more and more medical professionals are starting to realize that the advice that has been given to patients for decades not only is outdated, but also completely wrong.

Is your doctor recommending an LCHF diet yet?

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“With Our Story, We Hope To Inspire People to Take the First Step and Try It”

Photo: Ylva-Li Niggemann

Photo: Ylva-Li Niggemann

This is an amazing story about mental health and how a low-carb diet can have a positive impact in unexpected ways, way beyond weight loss.

Åsa’s family suffered from problems of depression, anxiety, ADD and autism. After getting her family started on low-carb, things started changing: Continue Reading →


Absence of Periods on Low Carb with IF


Can a low-carb diet combined with intermittent fasting result in an abscence of periods? And if so, what do you do?

Get the answer to this and other questions – could dairy be a problem in PCOS? – in this week’s Q&A with the fertility specialist Dr. Fox: Continue Reading →


How Obesity Can Protect From Disease


Obesity is not widely considered a protective mechanism. Quite the opposite. It’s usually considered one of the causal factors of the metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance.

I think obesity is a marker of disease, but ultimately it serves to protect the body from the effects of hyperinsulinemia. Let me explain.

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100 Pounds Gone Without Calorie Counting

4.6 out of 5 stars5 star78%4 star10%3 star7%2 star2%1 star1%70 ratings2,223 viewsStephanie Dodier had a life-changing experience when she suffered a panic attack at the age of 34. She decided to make drastic changes in her life, and lost 100 pounds in a year – without calorie counting.

In this brave interview, Stephanie Dodier shares her low-carb and weight loss journey. Watch a segment from it above (transcript). The full 24-minute interview is available on our member site:

100 Pounds Gone Without Calorie Counting – Stephanie Dodier

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