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TEDxNashville 2012–Brain surgery without a scalpel: Nashville neurosurgeon Dr. Jack Kruse’s third experiment revealed

Nashville, Tenn.–In June of 2011, Dr. Jack Kruse began blogging about his findings as a neurosurgeon and formerly-obese American. After tearing the meniscus in his knee, he wasn’t satisfied with the prognosis from conventional medicine about his obese condition, experiencing the frustration of a debilitated patient firsthand. Determined to find a path back to health, he read over 5,000 articles in 18 months and set up three ground-breaking “thought experiments” to explore key neurological pathways affecting optimal health and longevity. Two were validated first using himself as the experimental subject, when he subsequently lost 77 lbs in three months and 133 lbs in a year, forever changing the way he treated his patients.

Dr. Kruse’s first experiment was the now-popular Leptin Rx Reset, a step-by-step process which leverages circadian biology to reset leptin sensitivity, the key to metabolism, optimal health and longevity. Within three months of the blog’s release, www.JackKruse.com was getting over 10,000 unique visitors a month and a thread was started on a popular forum about his Leptin Rx Reset that to date, has received over a million visitors and 21,000 comments.

In February 2012, Dr. Kruse revealed his second experiment, The Cold Thermogenesis Protocol which opens a metabolic trap door that forces epigenetic changes (key changes in our genes) to our DNA to support optimal health and longevity. Immediately, traffic to his blog surged to over 120,000 unique monthly visitors with more than 6,500 visitors in one day. A single recent post on Cold Thermogenesis garnered over a thousand comments, including numerous success stories worldwide. This enormous internet buzz preceded a huge splash at PaleoFX in Austin, Texas, where he was the opening keynote speaker in March.

Dr. Kruse’s life purpose is to educate and empower “the people” with key biomarkers for managing their own health, reversing disease, and creating optimal longevity. On Saturday, March 31, 2012 at TEDxNashville, he is going to reveal details of his ground-breaking third experiment, concluded on January 9, 2012. He will share what Michael Phelps, Lance Armstrong, sherpas, winter, circadian rhythms, chronic pain, leptin, and Ferrari engines all have in common — and how their collective wisdom can revolutionize healthcare in America from the outside in by empowering patients to reverse their diseases and change their lives for good without drugs, surgery or doctors.

TEDxNashville, in partnership with Tennessee Performing Arts Center, is in its third year. With 1,000 attendees, TEDxNashville is one of the largest TEDx’s in the world. For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Jeffrey Horne at TEDxNashville, jeffrey.horne@gmail.com or Misty Williams: 615-400-7538, misty@mystrategicmarketer.com or misty@jackkruse.com


About Dr. Jack Kruse

New York native Dr. Jack Kruse is a respected neurosurgeon from Nashville, TN and a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurologic Surgeons, and the Congress of Neurologic Surgeons, and Age Management Medicine Group. His ideas are a web 2.0 sensation, and his popular blog, www.JackKruse.com, gets over 120,000 unique worldwide visitors monthly from countries like Australia, Russia, and Zambia.


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  1. Misty Williams March 28, 2012 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    Just a note to blog readers:

    This weekend, Dr. Jack Kruse is going to be speaking at TEDxNashville. A special thanks to all those who went to the TEDxNashville facebook page (www.facebook.com/tedxnashville) to request that they bring Jack in for the event. The enthusiasm shown by those who, like me, have been empowered by Jack’s work really made a difference for the organizers of the event.

    When Jack told me what he was gonna reveal, I was blown away. This talk is gonna be huge, and I’m excited for the community to have a video to share with others to “paint the picture” and expose them to the life-changing experiments Jack has undertaken in an effort to help us all create optimal health and longevity.

    I’d love to stir up some buzz for Jack. If you could share this press release with anyone you know who is an influencer or “sneezer,” as Seth Godin would say, that would be so helpful. Media contacts (internet, television, local and national), talk radio hosts, bloggers, leaders in healthcare, alternative health practitioners (these people love Jack’s ideas, as they’re so aligned with many of their teachings), Paleo teachers / practitioners, personal trainers, and anyone else you can think of who can help expose others to Jack’s ideas need to see this press release!

    Thanks so much for your enthusiasm and support. We’re changing healthcare by the will of the people!

  2. Jack March 28, 2012 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    @Misty Thanks to you and Michael Hart for making this happen.

  3. Eugenia March 28, 2012 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    Can’t wait doc! I wish you the best of luck with all this!

  4. ShuffleUp March 28, 2012 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    Will this be streamed anywhere or do we wait for a replay?

  5. KPCST March 28, 2012 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    The most important question is ” Will this be streamed live?” and if not, When will we be able to get it in print or recorded video?

  6. Werner March 28, 2012 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    I will drum up support here in Germany and tell my friends (doctors as well as other enthusiasts) to watch the video.

  7. CJ Halpert March 28, 2012 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    Thanks to all for making this happen AND for writing such a coherent and cogent post that reads effortlessly. Can’t wait to hear Dr. Kruse speak! Any chance we can LIKE this?

  8. David March 28, 2012 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    This is going to be a monumental event! The talk will be a medical milestone in demonstrating that everyone can and must take control of their own health and life.

  9. Resurgent March 28, 2012 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Way to go – Jack..!! Grok On.!!

  10. Patty Cakes March 28, 2012 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    The world is waiting…..

    Way to go doc on getting the word out! Can’t wait to see the video. You make my brain hurt and my body sing!

  11. JanSz March 28, 2012 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    Can’t wait to see the video.

  12. Alicia March 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    I am quite excited to see the video. The suspense has been almost painful!

  13. Susan March 28, 2012 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    Congratulation Jack! I know this is going to rock a lot of folk’s world, and maybe make them take a look at their dogma.

  14. Obee March 28, 2012 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    What is TEDx?

    • Jack March 28, 2012 at 9:23 pm - Reply

      @Obee google it.

  15. Toni March 28, 2012 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    Great news !!!!!!!!! 🙂

  16. Julie Mccarthy March 28, 2012 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    Is this Factor X?

    • Jack March 29, 2012 at 6:35 am - Reply

      @Julie McCarthy…….nope. It is the final experiment I used to try to disprove the Ancient Pathway exists in humans……..and when I found out for sure that it is present in all humans, I now use it daily in my practice to help people recover from certain neurologic conditions that every neurosurgeon sees daily in clinical practice.

  17. Terry F March 28, 2012 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    @ Misty I’m all signed up. Will we get to hear it live? Or will we have to find it on the site afterward? I want my daughter to access this and couldn’t find out how to let her know the time of the event or how to sign in. Thanks

  18. bodyscience March 29, 2012 at 1:35 am - Reply

    @Werner – where in Germany? Would love to get to know people in Germany following Dr.Jack’s ideas!! Let’s rock Germany!!

  19. Sherry March 29, 2012 at 7:04 am - Reply

    This is a huge coup and one I am very excited about. I’ve been waiting for years for someone to rock the medical establishment. Of course I didn’t know it would look like this. This is beyond exciting. This is monumental.

    • Jack March 29, 2012 at 7:35 am - Reply

      @Sherry……..change starts as ripple……..and it grows to a wave and it crashes into the rocks and forces change. Saturday begins that process for my profession. Everything they believe has to be questioned………..they just are unaware of it today.

  20. Mamagrok March 29, 2012 at 7:06 am - Reply

    I’m SO glad you have a marketer!! Just a note – I’d leave out the first sentence in the 4th paragraph. It’s redundant, and repeating the 120k & round-the-world stats (while incredibly impressive!) starts to sound desperate.

    Can’t WAIT for the Tedx info!!

    • Jack March 29, 2012 at 7:34 am - Reply

      @mamagrok Misty wrote it…….not me. So this is a writing thing you cant pin on me! LOL

  21. LinD March 29, 2012 at 7:27 am - Reply

    Looking forward to the rest of the story and for more people to hear it! I pray this is something the average Jo will be able to do on their own without a doctor, like you. “I now use it daily in my practice to help people recover from certain neurologic conditions that every neurosurgeon sees daily in clinical practice.” After all, we cannot even get our doctors to request the needed blood tests!

    • Jack March 29, 2012 at 7:33 am - Reply

      @LinD this experiment is not meant for others to do………but to show you how powerful the Ancient Pathway really is……..I would strongly suggest that you re read CT -6 over and over again……..It is the epistemologic cornerstone of all evolutionary medicine going forward……..and the next 100 yrs we need to test all humans who live in this pathway……..because it is where our species needs to live.

  22. Cindy March 29, 2012 at 8:39 am - Reply

    Jack-Mark announced his book release on Sept 17th. Is this the book you co-authored?

    Any sense of when the video is on the web?

    Strong work Dr. Kruse!

    • Jack March 29, 2012 at 9:57 am - Reply

      @Cindy no that is Mark’s book. He and I are friends but I have decided to self publish the book.

  23. Fergal March 29, 2012 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Wonderful stuff Doc – all the very best of luck!

  24. Caroline Cooper March 29, 2012 at 10:32 am - Reply

    Good morning Dr Kruse,

    I am very happy to hear you will be speaking at TEDx. When will this video be ready to embed on websites? I would very much like to have it on eatkamloops.org with all of my other references to your work.

    I am very grateful you have released this information to the world. Many people would not have done so. Thank you. This information may hold the key to functional longevity and a sane habitation of our planet.


    • Jack March 29, 2012 at 10:36 am - Reply

      @Caroline I think so too……..not all agree with this however.

  25. Misty Williams March 29, 2012 at 11:08 am - Reply

    I’m not sure what MamaGrok is talking about … the visitor stats are only mentioned once in the release itself.

    Two more sleeps until the big day. 🙂 This does not live-stream … video will be available in about a month. Oh, the suspense!

  26. Michael March 29, 2012 at 11:13 am - Reply

    @Misty Here are two quotes from the release as shown in this blog post:

    “Immediately, traffic to his blog surged to over 120,000 unique monthly visitors with more than 6,500 visitors in one day.”
    “In less than a year, http://www.JackKruse.com receives over 120,000 unique worldwide visitors monthly and hundreds of thousands of monthly hits from countries like Australia, Russia, Finland,…”

  27. Paul N March 29, 2012 at 11:43 am - Reply

    Good news indeed, power to you, Dr K, and and can;t wait to see it.

    I do agree with Mamagrok that there does seem to be a bit too much emphasis in this blurb about internet traffic. If you include the “about Dr Jack Kruse” paragraph at the end, the 120,000 hits is mentioned three times. Not only that, but ten lines of the article, or 25% of its entire length, is dedicated to talking about how much traffic this blog gets. With that much emphasis it starts to sound like a pitch for the blog itself, rather than for Dr K’s actual achievements.

    What he has discovered is of great interest and importance whether this blog gets 120,000 hits or none at all. The whole idea is to make “real” achievements, (which he has), not “internet” achievements (which has has also done). The over emphasis on internet traffic, and under emphasis on actual health benefits, is out of balance with what Dr K is doing.

    I expect his writer/publicist will work that out soon enough.

    • Jack March 29, 2012 at 12:08 pm - Reply

      @Paul N It is a press release and not a blog? Misty created it for the press……..to use.

  28. Mamagrok March 29, 2012 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    I just think that reading the release + the “About” at the bottom, you get the 120,000 three times and the visitor locations two times, and it seems a bit much. (Especially since anyone who blogs knows that even a two-bit vacation blog can get visitors from Madagascar! Ask me how I know.)

    Dr. Kruse’s accomplishments – both medical & internet-related – are significant, and this particular repetition gives the impression of over-emphasizing more minor things instead of more important ones, like something a bit player would do.

    JMO – I’m brain foggy after all!

    • Jack March 29, 2012 at 3:22 pm - Reply

      @Mamagrok……I am laughing because Misty is not. She knows how I feel about technology and its not kind.

  29. Mike March 29, 2012 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    Jack, Good luck this weekend. I tried to get there, but an airline ticket was running over way too high. I just cant justify it. I do hope we get all the details and press release’s here.

    Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.

    – John Kenneth Galbraith

    • Jack March 29, 2012 at 3:24 pm - Reply

      @Mike that is an awesome quote and I agree with it.

  30. Conan March 29, 2012 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    Dear Jack,

    From an old baseball player, KNOCK THE COVER OFF IT!

    The Best Always

  31. v March 29, 2012 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    hi dr. k, could you explain why those blackberries kept you up? the mechanism i mean. i was feeling hot the other night and couldn’t get to sleep. i took 4 baby aspirin and went into such a deep sleep, my alarm clock didn’t wake me. could a baby aspirin before bed be therapeutic? i was trying to dig around for some info, and i read something about aspirin lowering cortisol.

  32. Momere March 29, 2012 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    Ain’t the internet wonderful! Can’t wait to hear the rest! Three cheers for the technology! This could not have happen even 10 years ago.

  33. Christy March 29, 2012 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    Wow! Congrats!

    waaaaaaaay cool Dr. Kruse! and that PR is a perfect synopsis!

    Knock ’em dead on the 31st …..

    oh wait, it’s longevity we’re after here 😉

  34. LinD March 29, 2012 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    @Jack – BIG Thanks for your tip in reply #24. I understand now that the third experiment is to show “how powerful the Ancient Pathway really is……” To repeat your important message: “…I would strongly suggest that you re read CT -6 over and over again……..It is the epistemologic cornerstone of all evolutionary medicine going forward……..and the next 100 yrs we need to test all humans who live in this pathway……..because it is where our species needs to live.” Off to re-read CT-6 as suggested.

  35. Kevin Zero March 29, 2012 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    @Jack – You are a good man. Congratulations to you. You have become the compilation of the many good choices that you made but that all began with your mother’s wise guidance. I thank our Creator for both of you. Hat tip to you both, Jack!

    • Jack March 30, 2012 at 1:38 am - Reply

      @Kevin Thanks for the kind words….

  36. Krusing_to_Optimal_in_CA March 29, 2012 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    I cannot wait for this. I totally stumbled into this blog and forum at the exact right time. Off to also re-read CT-6. Although, I would say we might *still* need our docs (after they are properly educated) to hack our hormone and labs… there are way too many variables with leaky gut, adrenal fatigue, AI issues, etc, for me to want to go it alone. Dr K, how can I hire you to hack my labs!! I know I am not the only one. I will take the message to my doc (she is open) but I need to get well on my way to optimal I think before she will climb on board. Is there going to be a for-pay place in your website for subscribers to get their labs hacked…??

    • Jack March 30, 2012 at 1:40 am - Reply

      @Krusing As i said at Paleo fx this is a gaping hole in modern healthcare that we have to fill. There ae huge regulatory hurdles that we have to be mindful of…….just give us sometime to figure it out. The solution is coming soon enough

  37. Cavemam March 29, 2012 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    In defense of the press release – MamaG and others, I was in marketing/pr for about 20 yrs, so I feel compelled to address. Press releases follow an industry standard format, and you often have full info at the top, and a paragraph at the bottom that identifies the organization (or person) with their copy or blurb that can be used for credits.

    Media outlets know to look above the pr contacts for certain info and below for certain info.

    It’s a functional thing meant to be “picked up” by media.

    So top is info, bottom is credit for Doc.

  38. Ruby March 30, 2012 at 8:40 am - Reply

    Dr. Jack, I know this is not an optimal place to post this but not sure where… Just got some bad news from MRI – tore my meniscus and ACL skiing. Need to decide on surgery. For me, it’s the last resort. For my ortho, it is the first resort. I hope I can prove him wrong. Please advise a fellow meniscally-challenged sufferer – besides dietary protein and fat-loading and exercising, what else can I do? Thank you again and again. Can’t thank you enough.

    • Jack March 30, 2012 at 8:49 am - Reply

      @Ruby I think you will need it fixed to regain stability……but make sure you ice it above and below the knee joint……and tell the ortho doc you want a Cayenne Medical ACL repair……that give you the most stability of any ACL repair and most NFL players are opting for it because of the advantages……but many ortho’s do not offer it yet……if they dont find one who does. The surgery give more stability right away, and this shortens recovery. Use a lot of pre op and post op CT with the correct paleo diet……seafood laden paleo diet and add krill oil to your supplements. The more you do right the better out come your surgeon gets. Most of them do not know this yet…….but they will shortly.

  39. Marsha March 30, 2012 at 9:29 am - Reply

    Fantastic – imagine all of us who can’t attend in the audience, cheering you on!

    Will you be blogging on your TedX address after the event, or does this need to stay under wraps until the video release, ala Factor X?

    • Jack March 30, 2012 at 11:15 am - Reply

      @Marsha I have no decided about that as yet….

  40. TheKid March 30, 2012 at 11:03 am - Reply

    @Jack- Best of luck at Ted. I have a question regarding the future:

    If you are correct, then I would assume that the Leptin Rx + CT + Factor X would change many of the current treatment protocols for diseases. We already understand the power it has for anything that is linked to inflammation, but I am wondering about trauma.

    At present, and based on your reply to @Ruby (#50), I assume that you believe there are some bells that can’t be unrung. And I assume trauma is one of them. Am I correct?

    But in the future, I am wondering just how curative and correcitve your protocols can be for trauma. Or would they be part and parcel of say stem cell therapy that would be augmented by CT?

    I myself have a torn labrum in my should along with calcification. Could we one day see some non-invasive way to “set” the shoulder and then inject stem cells and then apply CT for a time?

    What says you?

    • Jack March 30, 2012 at 11:22 am - Reply

      @The kid……in my book I cover a very serious trauma case that is well known……..CT saved his life. At paleo fx I spoke about a case where CT helped save a spinal cord. Trauma is helped bigtime by CT.

  41. Anna March 30, 2012 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    I’d like to relay huge thanks to the researcher who got you started on this journey by giving you the books and papers to digest. We are all benefitting from that.

  42. Evo Mama March 30, 2012 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    @Anna – I was thinking about her today, too (after Dr K. shared the link to the BAT study she initially gave him), and having such gratitude that she had the courage, vision, and wisdom to share these gifts with Dr. K, and letting him run with them.

  43. v March 30, 2012 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Evo Mama- could you copy /paste that link here? I don’t see it.

  44. v March 30, 2012 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    hi dr. k, could you explain why those blackberries kept you up? the mechanism i mean. i was feeling hot the other night (from either hormone fluctuations, carbs, or a combination) and couldn’t get to sleep. i took 4 baby aspirin and went into such a deep sleep, my alarm clock didn’t wake me. what did the aspirin do? why should women take hormones to control hot flashes when simple baby aspirin works wonders?

    • Jack March 30, 2012 at 9:37 pm - Reply

      @V blackberries are not growing now so the carb load was too high for my metabolism.

  45. Kiera Huybers March 31, 2012 at 12:51 am - Reply

    I hope you’re getting a great night’s sleep. Good luck for tomorrow Jack. Can’t wait to see the ripple effect.

  46. Kiera Huybers March 31, 2012 at 12:53 am - Reply

    That’s interesting. I’ve lost my username.

  47. Glamazon March 31, 2012 at 7:15 am - Reply

    I would like to add that if someone cardiac arrests in the field after he/she is brought into the hospital they are put in hypothermia protocol in ICU for several days. It is standard treatment and is recommended by the American Heart Association. Here is a protocol that is used by the University of Chicago. http://erc.uchicago.edu/html/overviewmission/hypothermiaprotocols.html It’s pretty precise because it is actually a standardized physician order form with labs and treatment parameters.

  48. Werner March 31, 2012 at 7:58 am - Reply

    I am near Frankfurt and yes, I’d also like to contact people in Germany who think this approach will be revolutionary.
    You can contact me at: tlu28(at)t-online.de

  49. v March 31, 2012 at 8:22 am - Reply

    you’re not giving email to anyone, right?

  50. Monte March 31, 2012 at 9:11 am - Reply


    That’s core temperature though right?

  51. Susan Carlson March 31, 2012 at 10:37 am - Reply

    @ monte…yes…. either thru esophageal sensor or one that is on the foley tube. The foley is the name for the tube that comes out of the urethra to empty urine so if the sensor is high enough on the foley it will measure core body temp by the temp of the urine before it comes out of the body. Years ago as a nurse I used to place ice bags on the back of the neck and in the arm pits and groin to bring down high temps.

  52. Susan Carlson March 31, 2012 at 10:40 am - Reply

    But this is all done in a hospital, usually in an ICU where you all your vital signs are constantly monitored so don’t do this at home.

  53. Doug March 31, 2012 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    If you are taking any votes, Im for a you putting out some type of blog after TED…..if you dont, some in attendence will try to summarize for you in other blogs and im sure it wont do you justice.
    Cant wait for video…it will be perfect way to intro family & friends.

  54. Jeanne Briggs March 31, 2012 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    Dr K, thank you for allowing us to hear you at TEDx.
    I’m still shaking my head. I knew your pix looked different at Paleo FX, but now I know “the rest of the story”….WoW…

  55. Joselyn Schutz March 31, 2012 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    Tedx … wow … you’re a special kind of nut! Thanks for sacrificing yourself for the common good.

  56. Lauren March 31, 2012 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    Great TedX talk Dr K. Thank you for the ongoing, mind-bending inspiration!

    • Jack March 31, 2012 at 9:21 pm - Reply

      @Lauren I am just pushing where the science is leading me…….

  57. v March 31, 2012 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    i liked watching you talk after the blog because your energy and good health were more evident in video than in photos i’ve seen of you.

  58. Conan March 31, 2012 at 8:46 pm - Reply


    Do you think CT can rid the body of mycotoxins? I read Dave Asprey thinks they are the real cause of neolithic diseases today.

    The Best

    • Jack March 31, 2012 at 9:12 pm - Reply

      @Conan yes I do……

  59. Krusing_to_Optimal_in_CA March 31, 2012 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    @Jack re any regulatory hurdles associated with your website getting any subscribers-only section where you assist with medical advice…. to the extent that those hurdles have to do with Information Security and HIPAA for the website (to secure patient info), and PCI compliance (for taking credit cards), I’d like to offer my services/products gratis to your cause. The company I own is an info security reseller and expert infosec service provider and I can’t think of a better cause to champion. I think you have my email address in the comment (not displayed) so let me know if we can help you in any way…!!

    • Jack April 1, 2012 at 8:54 am - Reply

      @Shari Thanks for the offer. I will see if Ashley or Rob are interested in this. Thanks again.

  60. ChiroLisa April 1, 2012 at 12:57 am - Reply

    I saw about 5 minutes of tedx when it cut out and I could not tune back in. About tore my hair out. So how do folks like me hear it now? Congrats and mega kudos! Now I am determined to read CT6repeatedly until I own it and then I am going to start using it with my patients. I can imagine fantastic results.

    • Jack April 1, 2012 at 9:00 am - Reply

      @Lisa I think someone on my webforum has a husband who is trying to clean it up and post it in an other form……so you can hear it. I think it will take 3 weeks for the official TED video to hit the internet.

  61. Anna April 1, 2012 at 8:06 am - Reply

    v, if you listen to this podcast I think the researcher from Amgen is mentioned.

  62. Conan April 1, 2012 at 9:09 am - Reply

    I think I figured out FACTOR X. Only problem is, I wish I lived on the coast of a cold water Ocean.

    The Best

  63. Conan April 1, 2012 at 9:10 am - Reply

    Or Lake.

  64. Joe Brancaleone April 1, 2012 at 9:13 am - Reply

    I happened to be chillin in an ice bath while watching that live feed ; ). I wasn’t sure if my hearing went bad on some of those crazy details. Truly stunned at the extent you went to test a hypothesis, Dr Kruse. How did you keep your cortisol in check, going in with the sort of ominous anticipation I could only imagine

    • Jack April 1, 2012 at 9:49 am - Reply

      @Joe I detail that whole ordeal in big time detail in the book……but lets just say pre op I tested my cortisol and it was OK……post op I did not test it but I tracked my symptoms and I lay them all out. Richard Nikoley of Free the Animal Called me during this amazing day and I told him to keep this quiet until my book came out and he agreed too. But now that I let the cat out of the bag at TED I think if he feels to compelled to speak about the phone call…….he can. I could barely talk to him because I was packed in 120 pounds of ice. I also spoke to Dave Asprey the night before the epic bio hack and told him parts of the hack without telling him what I was getting ready to prove. I told Mark Sisson and Keving Cottrell that I was having surgery to repair a torn rectus muscle (a lie) because I did not know if the last experiment would work……..All of them can confirm these things……..I had a very deep plan. And What i found has changed my understanding of biology from January 9th 2012 and on. This is what made Paleo fx really cool for me…….Kevin Cottrell and his wife were the only two people there who knew what lengths I went too……when they came to see me two weeks before Paleo fx and I dropped this and Factor X in their lap they were just like………WOW. Kevin and wife were so moved that when they got home to Austin they both immediately tested their labs and they both found out what I said was in fact true………so it made his understanding and moderating in Austin even more spot on. Many of the people at Austin on panel had no clue where I was coming from because they had no idea what I had done and what I had already found out to be true……….Its not in the medical textbooks yet but within the next ten years you watch what happens……..because I am giving this to people to test for themselves in in two short months the results post here and on my forum…….well, they are beginning to speak loudly all by themselves. And that my friend is how “shift happens”. I had to put a Dean Dwyer saying here.

  65. Susan Carlson April 1, 2012 at 11:30 am - Reply

    Thanks for putting it all on the line. This is where the rubber meets the road. Hopefully, some day, the health industry will catch on.

    • Jack April 1, 2012 at 11:38 am - Reply

      @Susan…….they no longer have to. you now have the power to force creative destruction upon them. My job is to make starfish………who change the world. What I did on January 9th 2012 is the fuel to the fire that creative destruction

  66. ChiroLisa April 1, 2012 at 11:37 am - Reply

    I am going absolutely crazy here cuz I did not get to hear the entire broadcast–only the first 5 minutes before it just cut out. So, Jack, who ever that wonderful husband of forum member is, BLESS HIS SOUL. Do let us know when and how we can listen to his version, cuz you KNOW there are lots of us waiting….

    I figured Kevin Cottrell was in the know just by the way he moderated PaleoFx. He did a very good job of giving you lots of leeway and holding the space open for you while trying to allow for others’ presentations and points of view. Kevin Cottrell is just excellent at organizing this community of people. (It reminds me of trying to organize the chiropractic position as there are many points of view Chiro 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and on and on.) Infighting does not serve, but open mindedness to new research and ideas is the path!

    • Jack April 1, 2012 at 12:07 pm - Reply

      @Lisa check your PM on FB

  67. Jake April 1, 2012 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Dr.K. I am the one who smashed my index finger unloading a new piece of farm equipment (bone fracture and 7 stitches). I followed your advice and immediately iced my wrist and forearm (I kept the ice on all night and as much during the days as possible). Within an hour of icing when I touched my forearm I could feel the nerve pulse all the way to the tip of my finger. Today (Sunday — happened Thursday) I removed the bandage to wash and replace. I couldn’t believe how good it looked. No swelling or black & blue. (Though I’m sure I’ll lose my nail). And I’ve had very little pain. Took one vicodin the first afternoon which helped me sleep and ice (and listen to your past interviews). Amazing stuff. Listening to your TEDX talk, I can’t imagine what you did though. Crazy & brave.

    But thank you very, very much for your prompt repsonse. I am very grateful.

    • Jack April 1, 2012 at 2:18 pm - Reply

      @Jake awesome stuff…….but my TED talk showed you why what I told you would work…….this is how the first evolutionary directed human experiment can help the world……small bit by bit……pay it forward.

  68. LisaAPB April 1, 2012 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    @Jake, I had a dog bite that crunched my pointer finger. I know it broke the bone because I broke many a finger bone in my younger years playing ball. I also burned my forearm taking something out of the oven, which I’ve done numerous times before as well. My first instinct was lots of ice. Both of these healed phenomenally quickly!

  69. JedEye April 1, 2012 at 10:35 pm - Reply

    I am still shaking my head in disbelief after watching your TED talk… three hours later.

    This N=1 study could have become N-1 study.

    Wow. Just wow.

  70. Jacob Kiakahi April 2, 2012 at 10:04 am - Reply

    For some reasons I am having trouble getting registered on the forum to post there. Could someone who has the link for the TED talk please email it to me at kiakahi at comcast dot net? Thank you!

  71. Darleen April 2, 2012 at 11:41 am - Reply

    I am still pondering all you had to say in this speech. And I’m wondering … what if I immerse my poor achey hands in cold water (like the face dunking)? hmmmmm.

    Off to test.

  72. Owl April 2, 2012 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    I’m wondering how you so easily gained 25lb in 2 months. You’ve been leptin sensitive for years, it should have been hard for you. You should have burned it off as heat, right? I think it should have taken way longer than that to become that leptin resistant again.

    • Jack April 2, 2012 at 2:27 pm - Reply

      @owl Lots of grains, especially wheat, oatmeal with rancid PUFA’s from an Indian grocery. I also loaded up on lots of nightshades, potatoes, and dairy. Grains and the oil change made the biggest difference. I did not CT during this time at all. I also spent two weeks on a cruise in Novemeber. That made it real easy. I ate at the wrong times of the day and drank a lot of juices and coke.

  73. Owl April 2, 2012 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    Wow, I can imagine the digestive distress you must have been in after that drastic change!

    • Jack April 2, 2012 at 3:44 pm - Reply

      @Owl lots of bowel gas……and bloating. I also got a rash on my legs from the grains. Some faded stretch marks got a lot more red too.

  74. Lerner2 April 5, 2012 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    Hi, Jack. I really like the approach of self experimentation. How did you document your experiment? Will you be posting medical records and/or a statement from the surgeon? Do you have video – as for example was done in Wim Hof’s endotoxin-IV experiment? Did you get suppuration? How did you obtain the MRSA?
    Oh, and can you (or anybody) confirm that this transcript is mostly accurate:
    (It begins by saying, “thanks to Mamagrok over at Dr K`s forum for the stenography”)

    • Jack April 5, 2012 at 4:41 pm - Reply

      @Lerner2 My medical record documents the event. No, I wont be posting the record because the event itself is not really newsworthy to me. What was news worthy was how this information was used to help humans after the experiment proved succusseful. That did occur very quickly on January 27th and I do have a video from that patient. I have other video’s on patients too that I have used this on since for serious pain issues all with remarkable success too. That was the point of the third experiment after all to document that the Ancient Pathway is active in the human nervous system when we activate it. I have pictures of my pre op and post op situation that I am providing to some reporters who have asked for them. The transcript is unnecessary as the video will be out soon enough from TED. No suppuration at all and no pre op or post antibiotics were given or taken. My wife and daughter witnessed the entire post op course until I returned to work.

  75. JR April 7, 2012 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    patiently squirming in my chair to hear Dr. K’s TED talk
    2 more weeks

  76. Paul N April 8, 2012 at 12:26 am - Reply

    Jack said “I also spent two weeks on a cruise in Novemeber. That made it real easy. I ate at the wrong times of the day and drank a lot of juices and coke.”


    These cruises are floating health disasters for seniors.

    Jack, did you do blood tests before and after this relapse to the SAD? Just wondering if the time period was long enough to see deterioration.

    I have seen reports of testing done on grass fed cattle that are finished on grains. In less than six months all the Omega 3’s are gone and some of the cows start showing signs of diabetes! Probably the cows would get lots of other health problems if we didn;t eat them first. The modern dairy cows do get lots of health problems and typically are kept for five years max as their milk production decreases and health and vet costs increase. Old school way (grass fed and seasonal) they could go for 20. Sounds just like people really…

    Looking forward to the TEDx talk.

    • Jack April 8, 2012 at 7:50 am - Reply

      @PaulN only think I remember distinctly testing for was my FBG. Why? I detail it in the book but I was looking for a cheap easy way to see when I made myself acutely LR by losing control of the liver enzyme PEPCK. My FBG went from 79 to over 110 in two months. The more PUFA’s I ate the worse it got fast. When I added safe starches it got even worse. I think the PUFA damage is the initiator and the carbs later on were the gasoline. I also made sure to use a lot of late night technology to destroy my sleep……..it was easy to to do…….but not fun. It went against everything I believe. I also learned something else in this biohack I have not yet written about. Its much harder now to lose the weight than it was in 2006-08. I think it is because I trashed myself so fast……and it cratered my hormone response. I wish I had of had the foresight to check my hormone panels in this bio hack.

  77. Paul N April 9, 2012 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    Thanks Jack,

    Amazing really, the closer you got to the SAD, the worse your FBG (and probably everything else) got…
    Wonder if it would have done anything to your telomeres in that time?

    A friend of mine who is overweight, middle aged has an inflamed knee problem. Had surgery a few years ago (on ligaments IIRC), but still gives trouble – sounds a bit similar to your situation 6 years ago? Is about to be put on Warfarin, probably for life. You had recommended some alternative that allowed the patient to still take Vit K, but that most docs had never heard of it.
    I presume a low carb, grain free, low PUFA, etc diet would help here, as would the cold treatment?

    • Jack April 9, 2012 at 3:45 pm - Reply

      @paulN I felt like shit fo rtwo months…….and I still don’t feel quite right yet. I knew this would wreck me a bit…….but the weight is almost all gone. Still have two inches on the waist to go. CTing myself a lot to get it off now.

  78. Jack April 28, 2012 at 2:57 pm - Reply

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