Keto chia seed scones

Need a nutrient-dense treat to go with your afternoon tea? This recipe will not disappoint! The recipe makes 12 scones, with each one having 4 net carbs and loads of fiber and thiamine. The full skinny on the micronutrients can be found here. Ingredients 2 cups sunflower seeds1/2 cup chia seeds2 tablespoons coconut flour1/3 cup … Continue reading Keto chia seed scones

My trip to Stanford Cardiology for high cholesterol (and ME/CFS)

Seeing a new specialist can be a bit dicey when you have ME/CFS. Most doctors are not very knowledgeable about the disease and if they are let's just say it is not in the way we might hope. I have learned the hard way to keep expectations as neutral as possible. Many who read my … Continue reading My trip to Stanford Cardiology for high cholesterol (and ME/CFS)

Keto and ME/CFS (part IV): Beyond basic cholesterol testing

Many people are shocked to see their LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) shoot up after starting a low-carb/high-fat (LCHF) diet. If you are in this boat some additional testing may be needed to understand why this is happening and what to do about it. Most people will be given a statin and not think about it any … Continue reading Keto and ME/CFS (part IV): Beyond basic cholesterol testing

Keto and ME/CFS (Part III): lipid models and the lean mass hyper-responders (LMHR)

Many people who go on the ketogenic diet see incredible health gains only to discover their LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) has skyrocketed. Rightly so, many people resist giving up their low-carb lifestyle due to its many benefits. A deep distrust of doctors and pharmaceutical companies, not to mention decades of farcical advice on nutrition, leads people … Continue reading Keto and ME/CFS (Part III): lipid models and the lean mass hyper-responders (LMHR)

My life as an ecologist

As you have probably guessed, I do not write about ecology much anymore, despite devoting 30 years of my life to the subject. I am toying with a few new ideas to write about, but for now, I wanted to share some of my past work in case you are wondering who I was as … Continue reading My life as an ecologist