High cholesterol meets ketosis: an update

A couple of years ago I started using the ketogenic diet to manage my blood sugar as a type 1 diabetic and to enhance my athletic performance. I wrote a series of blogs and an ebook to share that...

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Crowdfunding with Patreon: why it’s right for “Banting’s Ghost”

There are 5 days left to see if crowdfunding with Patreon will successfully launch the Banting's Ghost documentary project. My Patreon is at $391/month pledged by 29 backers. We need to reach...

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Insulin access before incremental advancement

I've always wondered how a cure for diabetes might have any hope of actually being delivered broadly enough to make an impact in the lives of those who need it most. Today there are thousands of...

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Banting’s Ghost: an insulin access documentary project

It might not work. These are some of the scariest words in the vocabulary of any creative and they are responsible for stifling the launch of countless projects that might have changed the world if...

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Here’s why I’m thankful for film this Thanksgiving

I returned home to wade through plenty of my own personal baggage that I encountered during my time at Standing Rock. It's been heavy and not at all comfortable witnessing this unfolding of events. I...

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Standing Rock: Examining my bias

As a photographer it's my job not just to re-create what I see in the world around me but to take some responsibility for my interpretation of it. This fact made the task of remaining unbiased while...

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I’m going to Standing Rock, ND–here’s why.

I'm not political but I'll give it a whirl for a moment. I don't rant incessantly about who is ruining the country or who should fix it. I'm pretty sure that's what voting is for--a place to...

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The Ugly Camera Challenge: minimalism in photography

It's nearly that time of year when all of our camera gear suddenly becomes too limited and obsolete--usually as a result of proximity to Black Friday sales. I've watched the #OptOutside initiative...

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Why I’m done dwelling on diabetes

Our identity is the first to suffer the complications of diabetes. It changes how we see ourselves--normalcy and belonging grow distant. Limitations germinate quietly like mold beneath the...

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Why I’m trying a modified Ketogenic diet

A little over a year ago I was bored. I was working in an office environment and not able to get out climbing. I wanted to try something to shake up my routine despite the obvious constraints. I...

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