Lipidology with Dave :: Code with Isaac. Plus, are "mainstream" and "keto" actually getting along?
First, on the health science front: about five years ago I noticed my LDL cholesterol spiked when fasting and/or going on ketogenic diets. I wasn’t alone. Google searching around brought me to cholesterolcode.com where Dave Feldman (@DaveKeto) and his team were running a series of N=1 experiments to help the low-carb community understand what’s going on.
Well, in this week’s episode of Ventures, Dave was kind enough to sit down with me and answer a ton of questions:
^^ Check it out. (Thanks, Dave.)
Interestingly, yesterday I noticed that Peter Attia released a podcast episode on lipidology as well with Tom Dayspring (lipid expert). I expected there to be a ton of disagreement between these two episodes, but - actually - I was surprised by the nuanced agreement and harmony. It feels like there is (finally) a healthy conversation and concordance happening between key “mainstream” and “keto” leaders around the topics of heart disease and lipidology.
In short, both sides understand that damaged vessel walls are a bad thing, that LDL particles containing cholesterol get past those damaged walls and contribute to atherosclerosis (i.e. plaque formation in artery walls), and - importantly - in some patients with high LDL-C, lipid-lowering drugs may not be necessary.
This is a really big deal.
Millions of people out there are combating (or trying to prevent) type II diabetes with low-carb diets. If all they are doing is trading one disease for another, that’s a problem. As it turns out, there does appear to be a healthy path forward. I’d encourage you to have a discussion with your doctor based on your learnings from these episodes.
Learn to code as an entrepreneur :: a 34min intro screencast for Windows users
Thanks for all the responses to my request last week for folks interested in participating in a screencast to set up their local machines for software development. I’m excited to release a video today with 14yr-old Issac as we walk through setting up his Windows machine.
I’ll release the Mac version soon. You can see the steps in the meantime here. Let me know any/all feedback as you work through it.