My Cholesterol is Up Again?

A few days ago, I decided to get another blood test.  The results are in.  Most numbers are the same.  But two numbers stick out like an ugly Christmas sweater in June: LDL and total cholesterol.  They went up!  But why?  I don’t really know why.  But I have a few theories: High-Intensity workout? I lifted …

7 Nutrition Myths I Once Thought Were True

Sometimes I feel as though I’ve entered a bizarro world of nutrition.  Much like Superman’s Bizarro World or The Bizarro Jerry episode of Seinfeld, everything seems to run counter to what I once believed.  Fat is good, whole grains are bad, and calories don’t matter. Here are seven nutrition myths I once thought were true: …

Cheating Death with a Cheat Meal or Two

Is it okay to have a cheat meal when you’re trying to eat more fat?  Sure!  My wife and I have plenty! We went to Horseshoe Donuts last weekend and ordered us up one glazed and one old-fashioned.  It’s quite the awesome hole-in-the-wall serving up fresh baked sugary carbs – donuts, coffee, and more donuts. …

My Cholesterol Numbers After a Year of Butter

In part 1, I went over where my cholesterol numbers were last year and why I wanted to improve them.  In part 2, I talked about what I ate to lower my cholesterol; things like butter, coconut oil, veggies, and meat.  What did this high-fat low-carb diet actually do to me? The New Doctor (PA) Flashback …

What I Ate This Year To Lower My Cholesterol (Besides Butter)

If you read part 1, you know that I was diagnosed with high cholesterol last year.  After changing doctors and doing some research, I realized despite the ugly numbers, my overall risk for cardio vascular disease was low.  But, I still wanted my numbers to look better, so I decided to start eating more fat. …