Carnivore/Keto Dreams — No vitamin D?

Finally made it outside today.  That is a hot tub back there in the corner.   We got eight inches of snow probably and it drifts on our deck.  Had to shove the door  open to get my dog outside today.   I have a fellow who shovels thank heavens.  Not me.  Pulled a muscle in my neck the last time I did it.

So it was a good day to make broccoli cheese soup.  Pictures of mine tomorrow, I promise.

Observations on health:  Another two weeks and I will head off to Florida for a month–the biggest plus to that is I will get some sun exposure.  My body does not work right on vitamin D supplements and just about now, every February, I seem to melt down.  One more week and I’ll have my lipids and vitamin D and c-reactive protein, homocysteine levels repeated, so I will post a full health update soon.  I haven’t lost any more weight since returning to keto–I’ve gained a pound or so.

I was just reading Mark Sisson’s article on keto and cholesterol.  He acknowledges it has not been studied properly, but in the meantime if I am one of those whose cholesterol sky-rocketed, it’s worth addressing in the meantime.  I sure hope they study this fat issue and keto diet more carefully.  When all your other numbers come in line, no metabolic syndrome, but cholesterol goes up, it’s perplexing and not sure what to make of it.

But this weekend, I will visit my daughter, my son-in-law, and my grandson John Michael in Green Bay.  There appears finally to be a lull in the forecast and we are off Friday noon!

Broccoli cheese soup with bacon and green onions tonight.

Dreams:  I dreamed I was running or riding a horse in a figure-eight clover-leaf pattern and my father interrupted me for some reason.  Maybe because I looked like a nut.  Dream was totally crazy.

3 thoughts on “Carnivore/Keto Dreams — No vitamin D?

  1. Hi, I am on Carnivorous diet for pas two weeks. I have seen some improvements but am still dealing with some adjustment period symptoms. You mentioned that you will be tested for C-reactive protein and homocysteine. What are these supposed to reveal? I have heard about them in past…thank you so much for your response

    1. I’m sorry. Not sure if I saw this question! C-reactive protein and homocysteine are inflammation markers in the blood. My c-reactive protein is negligible which is great, homocysteine was borderline high, so they recommend a food type folate supplement. Both numbers are in line now. Otherwise, my diet has been great.

  2. Hi there. I definitely felt well on carnivore, and all my risk factors are great or improved EXCEPT my total cholesterol which went nearly to 400! So I added in a few vegetables and salad, cut back on butter in my coffee, a bit on red meat. Am taking Berberine (which lowers blood pressure and cholesterol) and and a homocysteine supplement with folate and NAC and some other B-vitamins. C-reactive protein and homocysteine are inflammation markers. My c-reactive protein was great, but homocysteine was borderline high. It is associated with cardio-vascular risk. So we will repeat cholesterol and inflammation markers. However, I was losing weight and fasting and that can raise cholesterol temporarily, too. Complicated stuff. It may be that good fats and all are not the same as most people who eat terrible, but as Mark Sisson says, until they actually study this properly, I am uncomfortable with a cholesterol level that high. I want it under 300 where it normally was. I won’t take statin drugs. Hope this helps. Oh, I AM 63 and for people 65 and over, people with LOWER cholesterol levels die earlier, but still 400 is a bit much for me until they study things.

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