Brad’s Inflammation Blood Test Numbers – Don’t Conflate Inflammation and ROS!

So I do everything wrong, kind of on purpose. I eat white flour and dairy. I combine starch, protein and saturated fat. I drink black coffee and/or red wine all day long. MANY/MOST OF MY MEALS ARE DEEP FRIED. My sleep habits are haphazard at best. This is the time of year when they are …

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Kirsten’s TCD Post

Kirsten Mortenson, a novelist, posted a nice writeup of her experience with TCD after almost a year. Here’s a preview. Read the full post at kirstenmortensen.com. She also has some pretty good looking novels for sale!

Podcasts!

I’ve had a busy summer of recording podcasts! There are hours of me blathering on now. 😉 I’ll list them here starting with the most recent. Low Carb MD. Listen to Brad join obesity clinic doctors on Low Carb MD. They talk about the theories behind The Croissant Diet with a doctor who is in a clinic working with people …

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Katie’s Story

Katie is doing a textbook version of TCD. I love her story, it’s honest and real. She also shares in the joy of realization that if you choose the right fats, food becomes something to be enjoyed again! Here is her story, verbatim as she sent it to me. I’m Katie, a 6 foot tall, …

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James’ Story

James posted his success with TCD on Reddit. I reached out to see if he wanted to share and he obliged. James is doing TCD to the tee: using starches to absorb highly saturated fats. He has experienced many of the same benefits I originally described in Introducing The Croissant Diet: increased satiation, increased energy, …

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Butter May Lower LPS Mediated Inflammation Compared to Olive Oil

While recording a podcast with Ben Greenfield, I was discussing how the French, Tibetan yak herders and early American farmers all had a diet combining saturated fat (butter) with starch yet appeared to stay lean and healthy. Ben then suggested that there were studies showing that combining saturated fat with starch increases LPS. LPS is …

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Fat Bomb Fries

It’s not by chance that I’m publishing this on July 23rd, 2020, 30 years to the day after McDonald’s announced they were switching from beef tallow to vegetable oil for their french fries. Here’s the thing though: I found a way to double the beef fat content of french fries! I suspect that most readers …

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The Feasting Mimicking Diet

When I initially published The Croissant Diet (TCD) some said that it wasn’t “very scientific”. Some suggested I should “provide more data”. There were many questions about the “best way to us the information I had provided to help someone ‘lose weight’”. Possibly I was just “some kind of freak”. Maybe I was actually just …

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When Life Gives You Pig Heads, Use Them To Boost Your Antioxidant System

I help my friend Devon with catering. He has a pig farm and does pig roasts/weddings, etc. He asked me the other day, “Is there any thing I can do with these pig heads?” “YES!” “You can make jowl bacon from the jowls and the rest can be made into headcheese.” Headcheese, or souse, is …

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Oxidative Balance: A Simple Regulatory Loop

For the background material on understanding this post, start with Hydrogen Peroxide Flips The Switch. In most cells, most of the time, it is ideal to be in a state of oxidative balance. The simplest measure for this is the percentage of a small molecule called glutathione, sometimes referred to as the body’s “master antioxidant”, …

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