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by 245 · July 05, 2014 at 07:16 PM

My health insurance gives a premium discount to customers who keep healthy. As a result of modern science, they define as healthy individual a total cholesterol level below 200, a limit which I have problems to meet since I started paleo. My... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · July 05, 2014 at 07:16 PM

From what I understand , if you eliminate saturated fat and replace it with PUFA for a few weeks your numbers will look good. You may trigger a lot of inflammation and be far worse off, but you numbers will look good to insurance buffoons.

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by 0 · June 19, 2014 at 08:38 PM

Hello!I can't understand what could be the culprit of too high triglycerides while having normal LDL.Here are the details:Total cholesterol: 255.6 mg/dLTriglycerides: 1188.7 (!!!) mg/dLHDL: 21.7 mg/dLLDL: 80 mg/dLVLDL: 153.9 mg/dLAt the same... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 18, 2014 at 08:35 PM

DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE:High trigs, low HDL, 3-4 bottles of wine a week? Fatty liver disease. See a doctor, PRONTO. You may be on the path to liver cirrhosis.

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by 129 · June 13, 2014 at 03:28 AM

Got blood taken today for a standard check up. Eat pretty strict paleo, LDL was high Doc said. I know high cholesterol isnt necessarily bad according to many people in the paleosphere. Can anyone tell me more about these results?Cholesterol 245... (more)

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CDone 0 · June 12, 2014 at 06:10 PM

it means that your doctor is using the Friedwald Formula to estimate your LDL. Before you take any specific action, I would advise you to seek out a VAP test to directly measure your LDL.For more info on cholesterol, start here:... (more)

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by 0 · June 06, 2014 at 10:15 AM

My story, my numbers....(this is a bit long, but any advice/resources are appreciated. This is all very confusing and frustrating. Every time I try to improve my health it gets worse!)My dad has FH. Triple bypass surgery at 30. Numerous... (more)

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raydawg 0 · June 06, 2014 at 10:15 AM

I really hate to say this, but if FH has been confirmed, and nothing else works, this condition is likely the only place where statins should be used. :( If you go this route, lots of Co-Q10 is required, the doctors won't normally tell you that... (more)

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by 2483 · June 05, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Hi. I am a 57 y.o. healthy male. I've been eating dairy free/gluten free for five years, autoimmune protocol Paleo for several months (to manage my psoriasis). Since my mid-30s my total cholesterol has ranged from 120 - 143. Below 120 is... (more)

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Rashed 0 · June 05, 2014 at 12:29 AM

TSH 3.2 is normal in conventional medicine, but it definitely indicates hypothyroidism.People can have major hypothyroid symptoms with this level of TSH.A really healthy person should have TSH close to zero. As far as i understand,Liver enzyme... (more)

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by 777 · April 26, 2014 at 03:11 PM

I noticed that in the last couple days i've developed little yellow patches symmetrically under each eye, i showed my mum and she told me it could be cholesterol, thinking she was just spouting the usual fat fear (i eat a high fat diet) i didn't... (more)

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by 0 · April 17, 2014 at 06:32 PM

When I got an insurance screen about two months ago and I had LDL of 299, but a still normal CHOL/LDL ratio. I eat a generally healthy diet with lots of protein and fruit/veggies and a very little dairy/processed foods. I do, however, eat... (more)

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thhq 0 · April 17, 2014 at 06:32 PM

I have heard that insurance companies will hammer you for high LDL and obesity, but never had it happen personally.. Unfortunately the only way I know that works to lower LDL significantly is statins. I never had any luck with the dietary... (more)

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by 0 · April 15, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Quick summary for those who don't want to read the whole thing: Dietary changes had an enormous impact on my blood cholesterol levels. As the majority opinion on the internet seems to be that dietary cholesterol has a limited, or even... (more)

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thhq 0 · April 11, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Just a few comments on an interesting experiment -The first test - call it the 80/20 - resulted in shifts similar to what I've seen posted here before. Lower trigs, higher LDL and higher HDL. -The second test - extreme Paleo - is the most... (more)

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by 0 · April 05, 2014 at 02:36 PM

I'm 27 and got my lab numbers back today. I have no other markers for cardiac disease besides cholesterol. Fasting glucose of 86. Here are the numbers Total Chol 225 HDL Chol 41 Triglycerides 77 LDL 169 Chol/HDLC Ratio... (more)

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paint94979 0 · April 05, 2014 at 02:36 PM

what foods do you eat? Quantity?

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by 30 · April 24, 2014 at 04:10 PM

I have had blood work done and got the following. I was really surprised at my LDL number. I had a finger prick cholesterol test at work and got Total cholesterol of 4.6. The following day I got bloods done at a medical centre to validate... (more)

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thyroiditis 0 · March 25, 2014 at 01:21 AM

You have lots of preconceptions about cholesterol and conventional medicine. First, your doc is not a dumbass. Throw away that finger-prick trinket. Focus on the serum results delivered by the lab. You try to save money by buying a piece... (more)

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by 383 · March 19, 2014 at 12:23 PM

My wife got a call from her Doctor after yearly checkup labwork saying that she needs to come in for an Ultrasound. When we asked why she said she can't say over the phone how much liver damage there may be but they need to check. When I... (more)

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CDone 0 · March 18, 2014 at 02:06 AM

Not a doctor -- but only two things I can think are looking for fatty liver or a tumor. I find it wholly unacceptable that the doctor cannot do a better job of communicating. I would ask the doctor for a copy of your patient files and see... (more)

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by 777 · March 08, 2014 at 07:36 PM

I recently read that fat boosts testosterone, i'm wondering is it true? If so, how to best take advantage of this effect? I know when i drink a lot of olive oil, like over 50g in one go i get that 'pumped up' feeling in my muscles about... (more)

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raydawg 0 · March 07, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Well, yeah, cholesterol is the building block of hormones. But it's not like if you eat a ton of fat, all of it will become hormones. Like anything else, it's a tightly controlled process - it's only when you're very low fat and consume only... (more)

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by 777 · May 27, 2014 at 03:08 PM

I've recently started eating a lot of Clarified Butter/Ghee as i tried some that was lurking in my cupboard for over a year and the energy it gave me is the best i've had from any fat, almost instant like coconut oil but it tastes better and... (more)

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EnglishRose 0 · May 27, 2014 at 12:10 PM

I've never tried it. On the basis that what is in nature is best them eating the fat off the side of a piece of steak is going to better for you than anything processed even butter.

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by 0 · March 01, 2014 at 01:33 PM

I am just getting into nutrition but I eat a lot of cholesterol and fatty foods. chicken skins... eggs everyday... animal fat... and I found this. What do you think? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQWAHnlpAWw (more)

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raydawg 0 · March 01, 2014 at 01:33 PM

Yup, we've been lied to. "Conventional Wisdom" is notorious for this, mostly driven by big pharma's desire to sell more statins and even get municipalities to add them to the water. I'm not sure I agree with the whole video since we make... (more)

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by 0 · February 17, 2014 at 11:54 AM

so I've been paleo for a year and just completed a Whole30. My cholesterol has gone up from 196 to 210...LDL from 119 to 143! HELP!

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tawnas 0 · February 17, 2014 at 10:57 AM

I do have hypothyroid controlled with Tirosint.

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by 0 · February 02, 2014 at 04:36 PM

-Glucose- Fasting Glucose: ~85 HbA1C: 5.1-5.6 (depends on lab) -Regular Lipid Test- TC: 240 HDL: 95 LDL Calculated:130 TG: 75 -Specifics- Apolipoprotein A1: 220 (94-176) Apolipoprotein... (more)

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theriteofway 0 · February 02, 2014 at 04:36 PM

What about the Lp(a)? I've read some sources that say it should be below 10 and some sources that say it should be below 30. The sources that say below 30 point to the fact that the statistical inflection point in CVD risk occurs at or after 30.... (more)

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by 0 · January 15, 2014 at 08:39 PM

I have just been prescribed Roaccutane/ Accutane treatment for my hormone related acne. The doctor recommends I lower my intake of high cholesterol foods whilst on the drug. She gave me a leaflet titled 'Cholesterol Lowering Advice' which... (more)

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samc 0 · January 15, 2014 at 08:39 PM

Conventional medical advice is being given by your doctor. As Paleo followers we generally don't believe 99% of what they say. I'd stick with Paleo if it was me. I do find a lot of contradictions in your post but since you don't want to hear... (more)

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by 0 · January 09, 2014 at 02:29 AM

Hi all, I am a paleo newbie who is trying to conquer constipation, elevated cholesterol (, and eliminate problems with anxiety. Fortunately, my weight is good, but I could stand to add some muscle :>) From the research I have done on... (more)

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by 2611 · December 27, 2013 at 02:09 PM

I am helping coordinate a health testing event at which we're doing free cholesterol measurements for visitors. The problem is, those cholesterol test strips are *expensive*. We can probably afford to measure HDL, LDL, *or* total cholesterol,... (more)

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thhq 0 · December 06, 2013 at 03:37 AM

This predictor for CV health shows a strong positive effect from raising HDL and a weak negative effect from raising TC. http://cvdrisk.nhlbi.nih.gov/calculator.asp In tweaking this model I found that the negative effect of LDL in raising... (more)

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by 353 · February 21, 2014 at 06:12 PM

Extract from a paper: An intuitive explanation for why high cholesterol at an early age might be correlated with Alzheimer's risk has to do with apoE-4. People with that allele are known to have high cholesterol early in life [39], and I... (more)

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Chris_B 0 · February 21, 2014 at 06:12 PM

I have actually thought of the same thing. Could the increase risk of Alzheimer's be due to lowering of the cholesterol through statins and dietary means? There is no corelation between high cholesterol and Alzheimer's but there is one with low... (more)

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by 0 · November 25, 2013 at 01:09 AM

I've had a facebook argument with an 811 today(The worst kind of vegan), and said that a good fatty cut of a grass fed steak contains little to none Omega 6(referred to as O6 from this point onwards. Respectively, omega 3 is referred to as O3)... (more)

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daz 0 · November 24, 2013 at 11:29 PM

that table is from cronometer.com, you can make it say what ever you want

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by 0 · November 24, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Hi everyone, I adopted a Paleo diet a while back and experimented with it for 2-3 months. It was basically lean meats, veges, fish oil and occasionally nuts. This gave me the following blood results (all measurements in mmol/l)... (more)

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juiop 0 · November 24, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Thanks for the responses guys! I started increasing saturated fats thanks to sources of Chris Kresser & Gaps Diet. But I now later read in another article of Chris Kressers that total cholesterol & LDL levels this high indicate a... (more)

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by 0 · November 19, 2013 at 03:17 AM

I'm a 50-year-old mom of 5. I have Type I diabetes (39 years), Grave's disease (29 years), and celiac disease (3 years). I've been fanatically gluten free since my celiac diagnosis, and began a quest to find out how to stop all this autoimmune... (more)

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O_Siodhachain 0 · November 19, 2013 at 01:13 AM

@bcdriver Perimenopause is certainly an issue, but my usual theory (though, who knows, I may be wrong) Paleo should help regulate your system so its less destructive. You've been doing this for a year, it may not be a bad idea to go to... (more)

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by 982 · November 05, 2013 at 10:14 AM

I'm currently averaging a little over a gram a day of cholesterol. Is there a limit I should watch for? (the US Dept of Health & Human Services recommends under 300mg a day.)

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JenJen 0 · November 05, 2013 at 10:12 AM

I guess you are asking because you are concerned about heart health and also your cholesterol levels. It is my understanding that no definite correlation between dietary cholesterol and cholesterol levels in the body has been fully... (more)

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by 0 · March 24, 2014 at 03:41 PM

Hi everyone, I would greatly appreciate help on this topic as it is very personal and important to me. My father has HCM and has a mild build up of calcified plaques (Although the last scan was 8 years ago, he's going to re-test). He is... (more)

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Breefolk 0 · March 24, 2014 at 03:41 PM

Look into l-carnitine supplements. There are several case studies using this supplement along with dietary changes and there has been great improvement in patients with HCM.