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My Paleo f(x) presentation was on using fat-soluble vitamins to optimize sex hormones, but I also discussed the importance of body fat and carbohydrate intake for fertility and in this podcast I also discuss why using a low-carbohydrate diet to treat type 1 diabetes could negatively affect thyroid hormone and sex hormones.

Mastering Nutrition Episode 11: Paleo f(x) Grab Bag: Carbs, Sex Hormones, Type 1 Diabetes, and More

In this episode, I discuss some important insights from my Paleo f(x) talk and audience responses to it, including the potential dangers of treating type 1 diabetes with a low-carb diet, the importance of carbs and body fat for fertility and sex hormones, and why some people might have a great sex hormone profile on …

Sugar is the Ultimate Antioxidant and Insulin Will Make You Younger

No, I don’t mean that ironically. A little hyperbolic? A little, but not ironic. This is my new Examine.Com Research Digest Editorial about some underappreciated benefits of glucose and insulin. The Research Digest costs money, but as a member of my audience you can read my editorial and also get a sneak peak at the …

Undercarboxylated Osteocalcin: Marker of Vitamin K Deficiency, or Booster of Insulin Signaling and Testosterone?

New over at Mother Nature Obeyed: Undercarboxylated Osteocalcin: Marker of Vitamin K Deficiency, or Booster of Insulin Signaling and Testosterone? Enjoy! Update December 17, 2016: If you enjoyed this, I encourage you to check out The Ultimate Vitamin K2 Resource. It has easy-to-read practical advice, click-to-expand technical explanations, infographics that explain the science in a fun way, …

My Interview with Dr. Mercola On Cholesterol, Vitamin K, Insulin, Blood Lipids, CT Scans, Calcification, and Heart Disease

From a Christmas-celebrator to the rest of you, Merry Sixth Day of Christmas! I hope you’re all enjoying whatever you might be celebrating during the season of expanding daylight and just plain enjoying life. Dr. Mercola posted a video interview today that we had recorded a few weeks back, about cholesterol, vitamin K, insulin, blood …

We Really Can Make Glucose From Fatty Acids After All! O Textbook, How Thy Biochemistry Hast Deceived Me!

Biochemistry textbooks generally tell us that we can’t turn fatty acids into glucose.  For example, on page 634 of the 2006 and 2008 editions of Biochemistry by Berg, Tymoczko, and Stryer, we find the following: Animals Cannot Convert Fatty Acids to Glucose It is important to note that animals are unable to effect the net …