This Week in Low Carb News: The Science of Sleep and Crisco Makes You Fat

Every week I come across a bunch of articles I want to tweet about and comment on and every week I run out of time to do it.  This is my attempt to clear out the open tabs on my browser by putting them all in one place.  Enjoy!

The Science of Sleep – Loved this AMA about the science of sleep.  Some great info here.

New Wearable Sensor Detects Stress Hormone in Sweat – Can we detect Cortisol from the skin?  Seems so and I can’t wait to see how this is used.

Vegetable Oils Lead to Insulin Resistance – A new study was released that suggested a high fat ketogenic diet led to increased insulin resistance.  Of course when you look into it, the high fat the mice were fed was Crisco.

Meet the Anarchists Making Their Own Medicine – Fantastic article about Four Thieves Vinegar making medicines and distributing them to the masses.  Awesome group!

Gheeing America – Ghee parties?  I have never heard of this but I’m such a huge fan that I’d love to do it.  Anyone around the DFW Metroplex having a Ghee party?

Keto diet protects optic nerve in glaucoma mouse model – SIGNIFICANCE STATEMENT “We show axons in glaucomatous optic nerve are energy depleted and exhibit chronic metabolic stress. Underlying the metabolic stress are low levels of glucose and monocarboxylate transporters that compromise axon metabolism by limiting substrate availability. Axonal metabolic decline was reversed by upregulating monocarboxylate transporters as a result of placing the animals on a ketogenic diet. ”  Why it’s almost like the Ketogenic Diet can fix anything.

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