Demystifying Lab Reports with Kim Howerton


Have you ever gotten the results from a lab test and had no clue how to decipher what you were actually seeing? My good friend Kim Howerton co-wrote a book with Dr. Ken Berry entitled Common Sense Labs on how to understand what you're seeing when you read a lab report. Kim has had an amazing keto journey and she has a wealth of knowledge in the space. It was a pleasure to discuss her new book and the writing process.


What you'll hear:


  • What Kim has been up to and all the awesome work she has been putting out (2:33)
  • The importance of creating the habit of working out early in life (4:38)
  • Protein consumption and muscle loss (7:57)
  • Why Kim and Ken wrote their book and what it helps with (11:32)
  • The basics of the book and how to use it (12:26)
  • Her writing workflow (13:34)
  • Labs that she recommends getting done before a competition prep or for overall health (18:29)
  • The disagreement in mainstream medicine over cholesterol numbers and the ongoing research needed (21:26)
  • The problem with the perfect cholesterol number (27:13)
  • Doctors are overworked and most are doing the best they can (27:57)
  • Making dietary tweaks on keto to lower LDL (31:32)
  • The importance of looking at all the variable when you're focusing on cholesterol (34:55)
  • High HDL levels (38:57)
  • Lean mass hyper responder (41:15)
  • Frequent competitions and how they affect your blood levels (44:27)
  • Building a strong health foundation (47:15)
  • Glucose monitors and why they're not recommended for certain people (49:31)
  • Physiological insulin resistance or adaptive glucose sparing (56:04)
  • Kim's cookbook based on favorite holiday foods (1:05:33)
  • Cooking oils (1:08:44)


Where to learn more from Kim and purchase her books:



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