Happy Half Birthday to Truthology!

Monday, January 28, 2013 marks Truthology’s first half birthday!  With nearly 6500 views over the past 6 months, Truthology continues to grow and evolve.  Thank you very much for joining me on this journey!

During this half birthday celebration, I would like to make an important announcement pertaining to my own personal health.  As many of you are aware, I started this blog after losing 60 pounds (going from 250 to 190), nearly 25% of my body weight.  While I have loosened the screws somewhat recently (i.e. a little extra guac on my burrito, indulging in a few IPAs during NFL games, snacking on dark chocolate before bed, etc)…and I absolutely HAVE gained back a few pounds as a result (currently at 198-200), my overall health remains unchanged.

I just received my blood test results in the mail yesterday and I am very pleased to report that the elimination of saturated fats, highly processed foods and artificial ingredients from my diet have sustained my low cholesterol levels (total cholesterol was 124 mg/dL, “bad cholesterol” LDL was 76 mg/dL), blood sugar levels (glucose was 93 mg/dL) – plus my blood pressure is at optimal levels, I no longer suffer from acid reflux, no longer need to wear a CPAP “mask” for sleep apnea, this list goes on and on and on.

If you are the least bit interested in losing weight, improving your health or just living a better and longer life, please reach out and share your experiences with me.  I look forward to connecting with you!

Robert

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4 responses to “Happy Half Birthday to Truthology!

  1. Yeah! Happy Birthday Truthology.net, and great results from your blood work. Keep it going!

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  3. Kelsey

    What about your HDL cholesterol? I bet it is low. Its surprising that your blog is called “truthology” and you still believe in the lipid hypothesis…

    • Kelsey,

      Thanks for your feedback.

      You are correct, my HDL was in the 30s (just under the recommended level of 40-50). However, my HDL has always been somewhat low, regardless of my LDL level. As a result, I’m considering a daily regimen of Niacin (Vitamin B3).

      I named my blog “Truthology” because it represents my quest to discover the truth about the human diet. I do not profess to be an expert and my blog is not intended to provide others with nutritional or medical advice. I’m simply sharing my own personal experiences with the public.

      I do believe that lipids may be a risk factor in the development of heart disease. That’s not to say it is the only potential factor (obviously there is blood pressure, inflammation, lifestyle habits, etc), but I believe that the association exists and this hypothesis is pretty widely accepted.

      All of this aside, I think that the food I now eat makes me look and feel better, and that’s enough motivation for me to continue my pursuit.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Robert

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