Exogenous ketones, HDACi, and cancer

Steve Kirsch Uncategorized

I have Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia, a fatal blood cancer that I’ve controlled with an HDAC inhibitor known as LBH-589 (Panobinostat trade name Farydak). There is evidence to suggest that people can get a similar HDAC-i effect with ketones. The idea is to keep ketones at > 1mM at least 12hr/day. You can do this two ways: 1) eating a ketogenic diet …

Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Steve Kirsch Uncategorized

It took them 35 years for the dietary advisory committee to finally admit dietary cholesterol is irrelevant. So because they finally got it right on this one point, does that mean we should accept at face value all their other conclusions? Of course not! We should be very skeptical. The truth is the report is a mess. It is self-contradictory …

What should the Dietary Guidelines for America be?

Steve Kirsch Uncategorized

In a nutshell, here’s what I think the DGA should be: Limit the amount of sugar/refined carbs you eat as much as possible (foods with high glycemic index) These cause the most damage and is likely the leading cause of the diabetes epidemic. Eat real foods as much as possible. These are foods that aren’t processed. 1.5gm/kg of lean body …

A better milk: cheaper, healthier

Steve Kirsch Uncategorized

The image says it all. LC-Foods product is vastly superior (and much lower cost). Milk is great. Use this for your protein, heavy cream for your fat, add a bit of cocoa and Stevia put a bit of whipped cream on top to add some more fat and you have the perfect drink that tastes fantastic!

No link between saturated fat and heart disease

Steve Kirsch Uncategorized

People have been looking for a link between saturated fat and heart disease for decades and it simply doesn’t exist. But people think it must exist because they think the AHA has been telling them the truth all these years (they haven’t been;¬† although they do have members on the advisory committee who know the truth, the old timers simply …

USDA mandate will make our kids even fatter

Steve Kirsch Uncategorized

Here are the facts about milk, obesity, and kids. This is the most relevant, biggest study done on milk and kids: Last year, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine looked at 10,700 children and found that those who drank skim and one percent milk¬†were much more likely to be overweight and obese than those who drank 2 …

Sumo wrestler study clearly shows if you want to get fat, eat a higher % of carbs

Steve Kirsch Uncategorized

In 1976 a University of Tokyo collaboration published an article called “Some Factors Related to Obesity in the Japanese Sumo Wrestler,” which is certainly the most comprehensive analysis of the sumo diet, body composition, and health in the English medical literature. Basically the wrestlers were divided into an upper group of the best wrestlers, and a lower group. The results …

Lancets are not as uniform or harmless as you might think

Steve Kirsch Uncategorized

I received this note from a friend of mine at Genteel: One area of trouble we are having is just what you eluded to on how much variability lances can have right out of the same box, and the difference between brands is all over the map! During the Genteel design process we got all the specifications, including tolerance for …