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Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: December 10, 2013, 01:58:28 am »
Hope all is well, Lex.

Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: January 18, 2010, 05:09:04 am »
I believe the A1c will indeed be lower, Lex. When do you get it done?

Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: January 16, 2010, 01:20:08 am »
boy oh boy.  Thanks for the technical info, and my pupils shrunk to near zero, and most of my scrotum and penis retracted completely into my abdomen in sympathetic pain

LOL! Same here. I've passed one stone a few years ago, I don't wish that on anyone.

Lex, how have your BG readings been? Still seeing an improvement with the higher fat/lower protein mix?

Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: September 23, 2009, 02:10:25 am »
Lex, good to see Dr Harris' evaluation of your bone tests, and that they are outstanding. I'll also watch with interest your test with the lower protein.

Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: March 24, 2009, 03:37:53 am »
Yes, Charles and his followers have made it clear that my ideas and real world experience are not welcome.  I post very little to his forum and what posts I do make, I make sure they tow the party line.

Lex, I hate that. I've seen some instances of very rigid thinking over there, and a resistance to thinking that doesn't fall into line, at times.

Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: January 23, 2009, 09:49:34 pm »
Hmm, got a lot of reading to do to catch up here! Hope all is well, Lex  :)

Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: September 08, 2008, 09:08:26 am »
It also appears that my body has, over time, reduced its ability to produce sufficient insulin to handle these carb infusions.  I'm now wondering if my body regulates BG only by controlling how much is created via GNG, and no longer creates insulin at all?  Wish I could think of a way to test this idea.


Good evening, Lex. Fascinating experiment! About the insulin, there are simple blood tests that would tell you your insulin levels. I could be wrong, but I think the only time a person would not make any insulin would be if they were Type 1.

And yes, Mary was right, it seems!  :D

Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: August 28, 2008, 10:01:12 am »
I have seen no personal attacks or hostility towards anyone in any of your remarks, Lex.  Debating ideas is the most worthwhile course of action we can take, imho.  If we continue to assume, then we rob ourselves of the chance to LEARN.  Keep doing what you are doing.  I feel that we have a very intelligent group here, and hopefully strong words in support of ideas are not going to result in hurt feelings.
I agree with Satya on this, Lex.  :)

Off Topic / Re: New Theme and Banner
« on: August 23, 2008, 06:07:49 pm »
It looks great, Craig  ;D

Journals / Re: Kristelle's Journal
« on: August 18, 2008, 02:24:18 am »
Looking forward to your thoughts on diet and nutrition, Kristelle :)

Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: August 18, 2008, 01:53:20 am »
Lex wrote:

Mary and Kata have done remarkable work and you can follow along on their Yahoo forum at:

Fascinating stuff there! What are your views on their methods, Lex?

Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: August 17, 2008, 09:52:51 am »
I have no idea what the conversion rate is.  However, my BG meter tells me that the more protein I eat at a meal the higher BG rises.  This is keeping total calories the same - just changing the ratio of fat to protein.  To me this is direct evidence that some portion of all the protein I eat is converted to BG. 


From a woman named Susan on the Active Low Carbers forum:

Both Gary Scheiner "Think Like a Pancreas" and John Walsh "Using Insulin" caution against too much protein and often cite a 48% figure. I have to bolus a lot of insulin for a 12 once steak, about 3 times as much for 2 eggs and bacon which are higher in fat. Most type 1s are restricting their protein for the same reason. If protein were not converted to insulin by a substantial amount, there would be no protein bolus of 1 unit per 1.5 ounces. My carb bolus is 1 unit per 15 carbs. 12 ounce steak = 8 units, according to Bernstein's formula, but more like 6 for me. A half cup of oatmeal (dry) = 45 carbs and 3 units.

Type 2s don't think about the amount of insulin it takes to cover protein because they don't track their insulin usage.

I wished we could devour as much protein as we liked, but the more I read, the more it seems to suggest this isn't the case.

Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: August 09, 2008, 06:29:08 am »

BP seems to have stabilized over the long term and now varies in a narrow range between 90/60 and 110/70.  What surprises me most is that 5 minutes or so after jogging it has returned to this narrow range which to me is remarkable. 

Thanks for the welcome, Lex. Your BP & heart rate numbers indicates that you have a very strong and healthy heart, good going on that  :)

Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: August 04, 2008, 06:28:02 pm »
Hang in there, Lex.

Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: August 02, 2008, 05:57:20 pm »
Sorry, I should have welcomed you! Welcome Daryl!
I'm glad you find this as fascinating as I do!

Thanks, Craig  ;D  It's like watching a scientist at work, on one of my favorite subjects.

Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: August 02, 2008, 10:54:58 am »
I hope I didn't kill the journal  ???

Hot Topics / Cooked meat and health
« on: July 30, 2008, 07:35:37 pm »
First, let me say that in the short time I've been reading this site, I've really enjoyed it. Some very knowledgable folks here.

Also, I'll state that I DO think that eating a raw diet is almost certainly the healthiest way of eating we have availible to us; but, being the way I am, I truly doubt that I'd ever "go raw". It's that "dietary socialisation" that the Bear talks about, I suppose  :D

Anyway, my question: how healthy do you all see a carnivorous diet with cooked meat would be? A fellow named Charles at Jimmy Moore's site is following such, and seems to enjoy excellent health, and he makes a good argument that one will still reap much benefit from a non-raw zero carb diet.

Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: July 30, 2008, 07:17:29 pm »
I thought I read once that the ICE MAN, they found a few years back had a sack of seeds on him. I could be wrong.

That was Tommy Chong, I think.  :o

Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: July 30, 2008, 11:21:23 am »
I just noticed that this is the second most popular thread having 529 unique views - second only to a much older thread.
Not many people are posting in it but they sure are reading it!
I'm one of the "lurkers"  ;D I'm finding this absolutely fascinating!

Lex, thank you for charting all of this.

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