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  1. Hi All! At CR IX, several of the excellent talks discussed the advantages of a high ketotic diet. In a chat that I had with Dr. Seyfried, he indicated that those of us on a CRON diet most likely were on a high ketotic diet -- so that our body cells were being nourished by burning circulating keytones, rather than glucose -- since our blood glucose levels were too low (which, in his talk, he indicated probably helps protect against cancers -- since typical cancer cells have disfunctional mitochondria, and are therefore unable to use keytones for fuel -- but require glucose). So, I asked my Nephrologist (who writes the orders for my bloodwork) to add a test for serum keytones. Here is the result: Beta hydroxybutyrate 0.32 mmol/L 0.02 - 0.27 mmol/L So, as this keytone is higher than reference -- as it should be, if one is on a ketotic diet. A different matter: My IGF1 measures slightly lower than it did the last time that I tested it (about 6 months ago), but IGFBP3 is also slightly down. Here are the numbers: Insulin-Like GF-1 118 ng/mL 36 - 215 ng/mL IGF Binding Protein 3 2850.00 ng/mL 2698 - 5688 ng/mL I'd appreciate some comments on the IGF1 / IGFBP3 numbers. (I suspect that my IGF1 is still higher than it should be, and my IGFBP3 possibly lower than it should be.) (Commentary by Al Pater and others would be much appreciated.) -- Saul
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