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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

I've gained weight this year and my cholestoral went way up, not just the triglycerides. It seems that many of the Paleo recipes use a lot of eggs. Any suggestions?

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Janknitz 0 · February 17, 2014 at 4:00 AM

If your trigs have gone up it means you're eating more carbs that you should. Trigs are directly related to carb intake and have a much higher correlation to CV disease than total or LDL cholesterol. It's not eggs that are your problem. Dial... (more)

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by 1523 · about 4 hours ago

Three months after going paleo, more than two years ago, my cholesterol started rising - particularly the LDL level with triglycerides remaining low and HDL varying but generally being nice and high. I have a cholesterol meter and check my levels... (more)

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MarcPH 0 · May 25, 2012 at 3:52 PM

After much searching I believe I've found the reason/science behind my results - I've now had 5 similar results with LDL being consistently 30% or greater below my levels over the past two years. The following explanation comes from P186-187 of... (more)

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by 670 · about 4 hours ago

Fascinating how two people can get such radically different results! Today's lipid panels for your perusal. First, let's recap what the numbers "should be": HDL: 60 or higher LDL: 60 or lower Triglycerides: 60 or lower And the ratios between... (more)

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Ed 0 · February 25, 2010 at 12:25 AM

If your triglycerides are still 223 after 9 months of low-carbing, you may have a large genetic component in your lipid profile. You don't give your age, but values this high are unusual in young adults, which would further suggest genetic... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

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 8:35 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 · about 4 hours ago

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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CD 0 · June 12, 2014 at 6:10 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 2506 · about 4 hours ago

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 0 · about 4 hours ago

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 6:32 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 30 · about 4 hours ago

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 1:21 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 787 · about 4 hours ago

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 787 · about 4 hours ago

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 · about 4 hours ago

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 1:33 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 · about 4 hours ago

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 · about 4 hours ago

-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 4:36 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 · about 4 hours ago

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 8:39 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 2626 · about 4 hours ago

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 3:37 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 · about 4 hours ago

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 6:12 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 · about 4 hours ago

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 1005 · about 4 hours ago

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 · about 4 hours ago

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 3:41 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.

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Been Paleo for about 2 years now, but this is my first post on here. I've dug and dug and can't find any solutions to what I'm experiencing so I'm hoping this awesome community can help. I consider myself a good paleo follower, practicing... (more)

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Bukowski 0 · October 25, 2013 at 5:50 PM

5 grams of salt/day? That is pretty low, if you say paleo diets need more salt. Paleo or not you can safely eat up to 15 grams/day. Or forget all that damaging salt phobia alltogether and just salt to taste. Also there's no evidence... (more)

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by 69 · about 4 hours ago

Thoughts, opinions, reactions to Paleo author/blogger Jimmy Moore and his provocative new book?

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glib 0 · September 01, 2013 at 2:08 AM

I have not read the book, but here are some uncontroversial facts: 1) in the last 60 years cholesterol consumption (per person) has decreased in the US. Heart attacks have increased. 2) Nation-by-nation studies by the WHO show that the lowest... (more)

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by 1336 · about 4 hours ago

I'm currently reading Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic by Dr. Peter Green. In it he states: "Patients with active celiac disease tend to have low cholesterol levels because they are not properly absorbing cholesterol in the intestine." That... (more)

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Sataran 0 · August 18, 2013 at 3:37 AM

I can understand such peoples' lipids going back up to normal levels gradually as their villus atrophy heals and you get your villi back but why would they skyrocket to FH levels? The reason for that usually has to do with FT3 getting low or... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Upon a recent visit to my internist, I was a bit surprised that my numbers were not really improving. The last three months (summer), my diet hasn't been really all that tight due to vacations, lake trips, bbq's, cookouts, etc., but I've been... (more)

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Keerthy 0 · August 29, 2013 at 12:32 AM

Did you have any specific concern with your blook work? Lipid panel looks good to me. You definitely have larger more buoyant LDL, so don't worry about high ldl or high total cholesterol. Keep aiming to increase your HDL with exercise and high... (more)

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by 126 · about 4 hours ago

Any changes that I should consider? I went paleo shortly after the first blood work came back.

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paint94979 0 · August 14, 2013 at 4:27 PM

"Paleo" is a very broad term... Give us a break down of your diet

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http://www.lecturepad.org/index.php/commentaries-and-opinions/1193-commentary-regarding-the-angioplasty-and-stent-of-president-george-w-bush Dr Thomas Dayspring - "dietary cholesterol plays almost no role in atherosclerosis ??? that the problem... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · August 09, 2013 at 9:05 PM

He is correct that dietary cholesterol plays a very small, if any, role in atherosclerosis. Many of the other foods that you eat play a much bigger part, such as pro- inflammatory seed oils and chemically made transfats. As to the dietary need... (more)

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