January 12


122: Dave Feldman – Citizen Scientist Extraordinaire

January 12, 2023

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122: Dave Feldman - Citizen Scientist Extraordinaire

Dave Feldman

 Dave Feldman is an Senior Software Engineer turned Citizen Scientist. After seeing his cholesterol skyrocket on keto, he began obsessively researching lipidology and through a series of experiments have demonstrated unprecedented data which is now building toward the larger Lipid Energy Model. This concept is now being explored with collaborating researchers and may potentially help explain much of the phenomenon around high cholesterol on a low carb, ketogenic diet.

Dave’s Top Tips

  1. Get blood work more frequently.
  2. Try not to eat 3-4 hours before you go to sleep.
  3. Get good sleep.
  4. Be open about your own personal challenges.

Resources Mentioned


Dave’s YouTube video

Short-term hyper-caloric high-fat feeding on a ketogenic diet can lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol: the cholesterol drop experiment

Why We Sleep – Matthew Walker

Jackie’s New Year, New Body, New You 12 week programme


Quotes by Dave Feldman

“I identify the triad, which is the combination of three markers: the high LDL cholesterol; high HDL cholesterol and low triglycerides

“Even proposing the possibility that there’s a context in which this may not be the case is already hugely controversial.

I just thought it was only a matter of getting it to the right person and they would just take it from there.

“I am cautiously optimistic with regard to the risk as it associates with high LDL resulting from metabolic fat adaptation.

“Typically high HDL and low triglycerides associates with good metabolic health whatever diet you are on.

“I am thinking like an engineer, I am thinking about it from a systemic standpoint I am saying “Look forget about whether triglyceride rich lipoproteins are atherogenic. I think the state of existence where you are having trouble parking your triglycerides in your adipocytes is a systemic state of atherogenicity.

“If I had to pick a marker that I would probably look at in succession it would probably be insulin.

“I am glad that there is more and more of a focus on metabolism in general.

“I am still shocked that insulin isn’t a part of every major blood test or even basic blood test.

“Why weren’t we testing for insulin.

“I’ve got a bright light to throw on this, which is the low carb movement itself. The low carb movement is, in my opinion, maybe one of the biggest grassroots scientific movements of it’s time, maybe in human history.

“Part of metabolic health is understanding your metabolism. It is not trying to find these exact guidelines and getting focused on that. In fact that’s part of what got us into this mess.

Connect with Dave Feldman on social media

Twitter: https://twitter.com/realDaveFeldman

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeanMassHyperResponder/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realdavefeldman/

YouTube: https://youtube.com/davefeldmantv


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