Cancer Diet: How Keto and the G/K Index Helped Us

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In this post I will share how a cancer diet of eating ketogenic and tracking progress using the glucose-ketone index helped my husband gain back a sense of control of his body and health. Our lives were turned upside down when my husband was diagnosed with cancer at the end of 2014. The future looked […]

Bristol Stool Chart – What Your Poop is Telling You…

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Heads Up Health allows you to track the Bristol Stool Chart to help you identify problematic foods, supplements, digestive health and other lifestyle stressors. While it may seem foreign or unusual to examine what comes out of your body, it’s pretty important for improving or maintaining your health. The amount of time your food travels through your body […]

Low-carb Lab Testing — Part 6 — Thyroid Panel

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Thyroid function is a hotly debated topic in the low-carb world. While most people typically experience fat loss, better energy levels, and improved overall vitality on a low-carb diet, in some individuals, measurements of thyroid-related hormones suggest that a low carbohydrate intake might be having adverse effects on the thyroid gland. Is it possible that […]

Low-carb Lab Testing – Part 5 – A Case Study

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We’ve covered a lot in our low-carb lab testing series so far. At this point, we felt it was time for a real-world case study to tie everything together. In this post we will take a look at my own experience ordering fasting glucose and fasting insulin tests, calculating my HOMA-IR score and tracking results in […]

Breast Cancer Screening

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Breast cancer occurs when the normal cells in the breast start growing rapidly and spreading locally.  If left untreated, these cells can travel to other parts of the body and continue to grow.  Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer and it is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in […]

Low-carb Lab Testing – Part 3 – HOMA-IR

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This is the third installment in a series of articles exploring lab tests for people following low-carb diets, and how this way of eating requires a slightly different perspective for interpreting the results compared to results from people eating more carbohydrates. In part 1, we covered tests for blood sugar (fasting glucose, hemoglobin A1c, and […]

Tracking Body Tape Measurements

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The Heads Up Health app has added new functionality to help you track body tape measurements. In addition to the standard body composition metrics such as weight, body fat percentage and BMI, Heads Up now has the ability to help you track and trend your body tape measurements. If you want to skip ahead and […]

Low-carb Lab Testing – Part 2 – Fasting Insulin Test


This is the second installment in a series of articles exploring pertinent lab tests for people following low-carb diets, and how a slightly different perspective is needed when interpreting the results compared to results from people following high-carb diets. In the previous post in this series, we looked at three measurements related to blood glucose: […]

Low-carb Lab Testing – Part 1 – Blood Sugar Tests


Welcome to part 1 of our series on low-carb lab testing, where we’ll look at common blood sugar test options and how to interpret and track your results. In these posts we’ll dig into the most common lab tests one will encounter on their low-carb journey. Our goal is to educate you on what these […]