Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Anyone else notice low Hemoglobin after eating LCHF for a few months??...

My hair brush is also always full of hair which is beginning to worry me.

Headaches are worse... way worse...of course I do have a brain tumor/injury.

A friend recommended a new web site with information about Optimal Protein. I have been studying it..

I saw a post today on a different  diabetic site from a man who has low Hemoglobin and was wondering if  it was common on a LCHF diet...Warning bells went off.

I never thought LCHF could be the cause of this.

I have gone to give blood twice and been found to have too low of hemoglobin. That never has happened to me ever. I am very tired after work and come home exhausted.  That never used to happen either.

Ive gained two inches around my waist in spite of working out and giving this my best efforts .


 I do believe that the N=1 experiment here needs to change up a bit and my macros need to change. Fat needs to go down and protein up... After all it is my very own N=1 experiment.    6 months was a good try.

The experiment continues...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Not paddle boarding at this time. Too Cold....but if the wind dies down, and I have a day off,,,,......

I am getting back to keeping the monster asleep. It's vital now.

I took a major detour for a few months.  We took a wonderful vacation in Hawaii last winter. I sustained a head injury while hiking in the rain forest of Kuai.   I began to have chronic headaches after we came home.  I almost got T-Boned a few times while driving. I just did not see the car coming on my left side.
 It was not easy to focus. I was forgetting things.  So my doctor sent me for an MRI. I've had 4 so far. A thumb print sized tumor showed up near the back of the left frontal lobe.
There are many days, I feel blessed just to wake up.  And I do feel blessed.  Things could be worse. So far the tumor appears to not be growing.  It just aggravates me.  Causes pain.   More lately.   I usually wake up about 3 am with a headache.  The doctor  and radiologist have ruled out everything except Brain injury and cancer. Ive been to Chicago to Northwestern for MRI's.  I've also had MRI here in LaPorte. None of them have given me any idea of care. None. I would not take meds anyway. Its not like I am deficient in a pain med.....

I paddle boarded anyway all summer. I forced myself to go out every day I could with a headache. I did not weed my gardens. Luckily there is so much mulch and perennials do not need much care. I could not tell. I have not quilted.

So the keto diet has become very important to me.  My  new neurologist said the Keto diet is hogwash.  I've been studying up on it for a few weeks. There are conflicting views on how to stay healthy on a leto diet. More fat or more protein. I started out on the more fat and gained more fat....
Not exactly the results I was looking for. I gave it a good try. I struggled with allergies many high fat foods. Avocado makes me sneeze. Cream gave me eczema.  Coconut oil seems to be ok.

Optimal Keto  was a Facebook site referred to me by a friend. I've spent this week searching the results of others in the group. I am ready to start....anew.