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I love reading about your life and seeing the photos of you, MD and your family. With respect to the book cover I have chosen #5 because if I were browsing the book section looking for a book to buy the picture of the good wholesome food in a heart shape with a stethascope is a much more meaningful image than a picture of the authors. Celebrities often use pictures of themselves to market products [many of which I think have little or no substance to them] but with a book of this sort I think the content is the most important factor.

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Apr 28, 2023Liked by Michael Eades

I would have voted for #5 if it had a steak vs salmon. I am coming up on a year for the carnivore diet. I was in Houston to celebrate my mom's 96th birthday and stayed with my sister. For breakfast they served a big bowl of fruit with bagels or raisin toast and oat milk for your coffee. I went out and bought eggs, cream, goat cheese and butter. I know they thought I am bonkers but then that's what I think about them😉 They still believe in low fat is healthy. And my mother thinks I am clogging my arteries!

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Apr 28, 2023Liked by Michael Eades

Nice looking kid.

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I also chose #5 for the book cover, but would rather see a juicy ribeye than the salmon. With all the negative press on red meat and saturated fat, having a steak prominent on the cover would send a clear message that these foods are beneficial.

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I really liked #4 with your photos, maybe because I am even older. However, I can see an argument for #5. I was a little scientist at age 8, I find mathematics a good read and spent my life in science/tech, but I see the humanities (especially the study of other languages and literature from the past) as more important to keeping us in sane and connected communities. I have been appalled in the UK by the way music, languages and humanities has been downgraded in schools and universities. I think I have been piano playing for 75 years (still flexible joints due to low carb diet I think); what insights that has given me into past history. Harold Macmillan who became British PM had seen service in WW1 and read Latin texts to keep grounded over that period. Now most politicians seem to have been in law or finance so we get too much legislation.

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May 1, 2023Liked by Michael Eades

So to keep diabetes at bay, all I need to do is eat whole grain cookies with yogurt and follow with a big glass of apple juice. What could go wrong? Lol

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May 1, 2023Liked by Michael Eades

Sir...thanks for weighing in on the Metabolic Duo zoom Saturday. Your comments were like the calming stream in your Vivaldi post. Ivor and Gabor are great, but you are totally understandable. Appreciated the explanation on the evolutionary result of vegetarian tribal diets. Also enjoyed viewing you in person.....Nancy W

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Apr 30, 2023Liked by Michael Eades

I'm another fan of cover #5. As handsome as both of the Drs. Eades are, I dislike focusing on authors and prefer - as a reader and buyer - to see more about the content of a book. Merchandisers and advertisers usually recognize that images of food entice shoppers. I also like seeing the text about the benefits/info your book offers. All that says more to me about your expertise than your photos do. Are your designers trying to play to your ego? IMO, save the author photos for the back cover (dust jackets, anyone??). Personally, I like the lively white background too -- calls to mind fresh air and deep, healthy breathing!

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Apr 29, 2023Liked by Michael Eades

Regarding the Connected Class:

As an alumni, I received my spring election ballots for the Harvard University Board of Overseers and for the Harvard Alumni Association Board of Directors. Look at the nominations for these positions at https://elections.harvard.edu/

There is exactly one person who appears to be white male candidate out of 17 recommended candidates. Maybe he self-identifies as a different species.

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Apr 29, 2023Liked by Michael Eades

Your music choices keep paying dividends long after you post your wisdom! Keep 'em coming even if you don't go to Memphis.

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Regarding CGM. Could it been a compression low? I wear a Dexcom G6. I often get compression low alerts when my glucose falls below 55 in the middle of the night. I am putting pressure on my CGM with my sleeping position. Once I Shift my readings go back up. Dexcom reads every 5 minutes. I usually wear on my arm.

Sourdough comment. I think you need to wear for a month or more. I am not a diabetic. I’m Carnivore 4 months. My carb intake is Zero ( or near zero). But I get wonky CGM readings. I am learning stress, time of day, sleep, and more all greatly effect my CGM readings. I think you need to test several times, before you can gauge the true effects. At least that’s been my experience. Love my CGM, I’m learning a lot. It’s very individualized, and it’s helping me to learn when and how I can feel my best.

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Great read, as always. A couple of your sentences made me really laugh out loud. Regarding CGM, a couple of comments: one of the patients where I work wears the Freestyle Libre. Type 2 diabetic with a BTK amputation. Due to this, she needs to be transferred via a hoyer lift. The pressure on the sling of the hoyer can cause wonky readings we’ve determined. Whenever she has unusually high or unusually low readings, I double check with a finger stick and the results can vary + or - 30 points, which in my estimation, is huge. It can mean giving more insulin or holding it. I believe the Freestyle Libre packing insert allows for a 20% differentiation. My love for it however is the elimination of 4 finger sticks a day. I was also thrilled about your sourdough bread trials. I bake my own, and would hate to give it up. On another subject, loved your excerpts from Bari Weiss. I’ve read about Yeonmi Park before. She is courage personified.

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Robbie looks lovely, and really bright eyed. Maybe the birthday do was a bit overwhelming for the little chap.

For the book cover I chose #5, I liked the arrangement of food in the heart shape with the stethoscope across underneath. You could always have a photo of you and MD inside the cover or on the back of the book ?

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I am late to the poll but would vote for #5. It is by far the easiest cover to read. I couldn't read the fine print on the others.

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Dr Eades, I used the same CGM off and on for almost a year… payed for it myself to do experiments with food (FYI, Mexican was the worst by a long shot!). I had many bad sensors that would give anomalous readings. I would double check them with blood and although they were from different bodily sources (blood v. Interstitial tissue) the good ones tracked well. Most of the bad sensors would show really low readings first then go off a cliff, finally giving no results. I called and got several replaced but they admonished me for not checking the expiry date, they go bad in the box fairly quickly, IIRC 90 days.

I see the Freestyle Libre has a new version (I used v2) so perhaps they’ve fixed some of the failure issues. If they hadn’t been so unreliable I might have continued to experiment with them. But I did learn enough to be satisfied with the device as a useful tool to bring down HbA1c.

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