In episode 25, Insulin Resistance Isn’t All About Carbs and Insulin, I explained why an individual cell would “decide” to stop taking up energy. Here in episode 26, I explain tissue-level energy overload, focusing on adipose tissue and liver. At adipose tissue, the problem with fatness isn’t the amount of fat. It’s that we’ve reached […]
This episode is part personal story, part practical how-to guide, and part insight. The insight I want to emphasize here is one that I think is far too often overlooked: sometimes we shouldn’t be trying to lose weight because the time isn’t right. But if the time is wrong, how can we know? And once […]
Nick Horowski interviewed me about inflammation, sleep, and my personal health journey for his podcast, BareNaked Health. Here is the interview: Resolving Inflammation, Vitamin K2, and Great Sleep with Dr. Chris Masterjohn Enjoy!
Did you know that adding MCT oil to your pasta is more ketogenic than restricting your carbohydrates to ten percent of calories? Many people think of carbohydrate and insulin as central to ketogenesis, but the direct biochemical event that initiates ketone formation is actually the oversupply of acetyl groups to the TCA cycle during conditions […]
In this episode, I give my take on a recent masters thesis paper by Rachel Gregory from James Madison University, which reports a study where just under 30 members of Rocktown CrossFit and Sports Performance were randomized to do CrossFit for six weeks with a normal diet or a low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet. The ketogenic diet […]
In this episode, I tell the story of my own battle with eczema. I begin by describing my extraordinary recovery from extreme eczema using the right probiotic. I then describe how a more recent relapse led me to discover the incredible importance of mitigating soap exposure when gut-related approaches don’t seem to work. Listen on […]