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What’s the best and most affordable diet for a hungry teenage boy? | Masterjohn Q&A Files #283

Short Answer: A half a gram to a gram of protein per pound of bodyweight, no more than 20-40 grams of that from protein powder, and whole foods supplying the targets for vitamins and minerals, erring on the side of overshooting them. Lentils and other legumes as primary carb foods and supply a portion of …

Why would MCV be elevated if MMA and FIGlu are normal? | Masterjohn Q&A Files #282

Short Answer: If the cause is nutritional, FIGlu cannot rule out folate deficiency as a cause because it reflects tetrahydrofolate rather than methylene-THF. So, increasing the dose of folate or switching from methylfolate to folinic acid could be tried. Otherwise the most likely  nutritional solution would be copper. Watch the video or listen to the …

How to further explore slightly high coronary calcium and Lp(a) and borderline high LDL-P? | Masterjohn Q&A Files #281

Short answer: If inflammatory markers are low and Lp(a) is proportionally more elevated than LDL-P, then blood lipids probably account for part of the calcification, while factors impacting LDL oxidation come next and those impacting calcification directly come after that. For the latter two, the oxidative stress and calcium sections of the Cheat Sheet should …

Is blackstrap molasses toxic because of AGEs? | Masterjohn Q&A Files #280

Short answer: The science behind dietary AGEs being bad for us is very poor-quality. While food that is treated to excessively high heat, such as fried food, should not be the major portion of our diet, dietary tables of AGEs in foods are not accurate and dietary AGEs are probably not a major source of …

Why can the sodium-potassium pump work backwards? | Masterjohn Q&A Files #279

Short answer: The second law of thermodynamics means that concentrations of specific chemicals or positive or negative charges will always “want” to disperse and randomly mix in their environment, making concentrations of ions such as sodium or potassium a form of potential energy. While the pump normally uses energy from ATP to invest into creating …

What can I take to improve my memory? | Masterjohn Q&A Files #278

Short answer: Alpha-GPC, ginkgo biloba, lion’s mane, and a comprehensive analysis of your nutrient status as outlined in Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet to see if anything is missing. Watch the video or listen to the podcast with the links below. You can obtain a full transcript of the episode by signing up …

If you have high ferritin, are there any downsides to blood donation? | Masterjohn Q&A Files #277

Short answer: Apart from well known acute risks such as fainting, hypoglycemia, or dehydration from a blood donation, there isn’t anything to worry about except making sure you don’t become deficient in iron. Watch the video or listen to the podcast with the links below. You can obtain a full transcript of the episode by …

What type and how much psyllium to lower LDL-cholesterol? | Masterjohn Q&A Files #276

Short answer: 15 grams of psyllium husk should lower LDL-C over 6 weeks, and you may be able to get away with cutting the dose down to 5-10 grams if using a fine powder. Watch the video or listen to the podcast with the links below. You can obtain a full transcript of the episode …

What is the most sustainable way to implement carb cycling? | Masterjohn Q&A Files #275

Short answer: When trying to stop the early progression of insulin resistance, it is best to use a combination of strength, power and muscle building, fat loss, and high-intensity exercise in 20-second to one-minute bouts; to institute a rhythmic fasting-feeding cycle; and not to use berberine or metformin unless absolutely needed. One good way to …

Do fat and carbs differ in how much energy they yield? | Masterjohn Q&A Files #274

Short Answer: By weight they do, and per molecule they do, but the calorie yield per ATP yielded and vice versa are essentially the same. Watch the video or listen to the podcast with the links below. You can obtain a full transcript of the episode by signing up for the Masterpass at https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/q&a Please …