Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and Other Glucose Related Diseases

I met a lovely Spanish speaking bar tender this evening. She commented on my matching shirt and FitBit band, at which point I explained that it tracked steps I take each day and how many times I woke up in the night. At which, she commented that she did not sleep well due to Fibromyalgia.
She was sipping on Red Bull, one of my frequently consumed beverages in years past. Perhaps it was the late nights working late at one of Chicago's highly Zagat rated bars that caused her chronic fatigue (and pain?). Perhaps it was a diet high in carbohydrates, resulting in elevated glucose levels, as is common in America. This would explain how someone physically fit could have the complications of glucose without the outward issues I have been dealing with.

I passed her one of my Biohackineering cards, explaining that her symptoms might be alleviated by some Bulletproof Coffee in the morning, a low carbohydrate meal plan, and the addition of a Magnesium supplements to help her sleep.

When she said she was already taking a Magnesium and Calcium supplement for sleep (Natural Calm?) I knew I was speaking with a fledgling Biohacker.
I hope she takes the time to read my blog, and wish her the best in her battle with Chronic fatigue.

Stay well engineered,

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Simple Math

I apologize for the math so early in the day, but this is vitally important.

The American Diabetes Association states that "normal" fasting blood glucose (sugar) level is less than 100 mg/dL. I would argue that "normal" means "average" and the average American is overweight and on the road to diabetes or other blood sugar related disorders. But for the sake of simple math, let's say that the ideal blood glucose is 100 mg/dL (1.0g/L).

According to Google, a 180lb man has approximately 5.5L of blood.

Therefore a 180lb man would ideally have 5.5g of sugar in his blood.

According to Google, 1 tsp of refined sugar* has 16 Calories @ 4.2g

Therefore, a 180lb man would only need 1.3 tsp of glucose to live.

Check the label of anything at your grocery store, it likely has 5 to 50 times that per serving.

How many carbohydrates (complex sugar) is in your beer or glass of wine?

I will address eating too much protein in my next post, but for now replace your sugar calories (including fruit) with grass-fed butter, healthy fats including the fat that accompanies grass-fed and pastured animals. Get your glucose from slow absorbing carbohydrates that accompany leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, intensely colored vegetables and 85% or darker chocolate.

Stay well engineered,


*Refined sugar is technically glucose+fructose. The bond is easily broken by the liver, releasing the glucose into the blood stream, but fructose needs to be processed by the liver. There seems to be some debate on whether fructose can become glucose, or if persons with metabolic syndrome immediately produce triglycerides from fructose. So, technically, a 180lb man might need to  consume 2.6 tsp of refined sugar to achieve a blood sugar of 100mg/dL but this is still not very much sugar which is the point of this post.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These statements or products referenced are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Monday, September 1, 2014


August was a great month for Biohacking. Jimmy Moore's Keto Clarity book was released. Dave Asprey's The Bulletproof Diet Book was available for pre-sale. My weight continued to drop (-47 lbs) and my mental clarity and focus were steadily increasing. A number of coworkers have begun to ask asked about my secret, and at the close of August, five of my coworkers have tried "Bulletproof Coffee", of which two are regular consumers of it. With a little luck I hopefully convinced one of the employees at Whole Foods to try Bulletproof Coffee, after she commented about my purchasing the "best butter ever". This weekend was pretty relaxing end to the month of August and I am looking forward to another great month of Biohacking.

Stay well engineered,