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by 10919 · about 5 hours ago

I'm a 26 year old breastfeeding Female (only including the breastfeedin thing because I have a question about the Vitamin D levels) Glucose: 65 Bun: 12 Creatinine: 0.6 Bun/Creatinine ratio: 20.0 Calcium: 9.8 Sodium 140 Potassium:... (more)

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by 1974 · about 5 hours ago

Hi all, My fiance got his lab work back today and I am shocked at the results. He is a relatively healthy 27 year old.. 5'10 180lbs. His diet could be better but it isnt horrible... not completly paleo but not anything like your average... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · April 18, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Before I went Paleo I had a fairly decent diet (relatively speaking), I ate lots of veggies, not much starch, I ate bread and gluten-based stuff but not that much (maybe 6-8 servings per week). My main form of exercise was running, I didn't do... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 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 2626 · about 5 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 20 · about 5 hours ago

I recently had blood work done and it seems like the ratios are alright, but the overall cholesterol is a little high and I noticed that the HDL is high as well. Does cardio exercise tend to increase HDL levels? Total: 209 Triglyceride: 89 HDL:... (more)

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Kevin_38 0 · July 01, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Yes. My HDL went up considerably after adopting a cardio routine.

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by 2506 · about 5 hours ago

For those suffering with cholesterol issues I can only heartily recommend the Paleo diet, and specifically consuming plenty of coconut oil, butter (ghee), and keeping a lid on carbohydrates. ==== Background (June 2012) In June last year I was on... (more)

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Michael_1 0 · May 23, 2013 at 4:37 PM

I think I'd ditch the protein supplement. What's in the vegan protein supplement -- soy protein? There are all sorts of issues with that. Besides, you already eat plenty of protein. You could replace that with a bit more ghee or coconut oil,... (more)

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by 39841 · about 5 hours ago

Back in March of 2011, I got a lipid panel run after eating a diet loaded with butter and cream and at or less than 100g of carbs per day for 6 months or so. Pretty standard "paleo/primal" or "perfect health" diet, right? My lipids were as... (more)

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lisa_55 0 · March 22, 2013 at 7:56 PM

this is really interesting, travis. and in my opinion it isolates the potential flaw of this diet, or at least the flaw in how people interpret (or potentially misinterpret) this diet. i think the whole point of eating this way is to not fear... (more)

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by 20 · about 6 hours ago

Hi all, Ive been at 95% paleo for about 4 weeks now. I'm getting pretty used to it! Ive also been doing Gluten Free at the same time. The 5% is the sugar in my morning coffee ;) Anyways, now that Ive been eating more clean Ive noticed that my... (more)

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Kelly_9 0 · February 11, 2013 at 6:35 PM

First of all, a total Cholesterol of 202 isn't "high" and might be in the optimal range, according to some folks (take a look at Perfect Health Diet for one example). Second, four weeks is not a long time to resolve issues, so you may have more... (more)

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by 15 · about 6 hours ago

I'm trying to lower my Total Cholesterol/HDL ratio. First, before you accuse me of being un-paleo and buying into the lipid hypothesis, note that I???m just trying to bring my numbers in line with what Robb Wolf suggested in the podcast... (more)

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Lazza 0 · January 14, 2013 at 9:26 PM

BodyHacker, I don't have the same cholesterol profile as you and so I really don't know if your plan will work. But I have suggestions... 1) I personally don't like that you have factored in some cheating that would prevent you from going 100%... (more)

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by 253 · about 6 hours ago

I've been on a low-carb, paelo-style diet since June. Since then, I've lost 65 pounds. And I've seen significant improvements in mood, energy, ability to exercise, etc., and I've seen a number of chronic problems improve or disappear: acid... (more)

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Lazza 0 · December 02, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Gosh, I'd like to know the answer as well. My HDL is typically in the 30s. One time, about 20 years ago, it was 42 but that was when I was doing hard cardio workouts. The last time I checked it was 34, and this was after being on a paleo diet... (more)

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by 1200 · about 6 hours ago

For the last ten years, I've had HDL ranging between 15 and 40 mg/dl, but usually averaging around 30-32 mg/dl. The Paleo diet has done nothing to increase it including low carb and regular carb options. Doctors have told me it's likely genetic.... (more)

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borofergie 0 · November 28, 2012 at 10:15 PM

I'm a T2 diabetic. For the last 9 months, I've been religiously eating less than 20g of carbohydrate a day (2C:18P:80F), which has delivered me an awesome HbA1c of 4.9% (down from 10.6% at diagnosis), and 60lbs of weight loss (over 15... (more)

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by 538 · about 6 hours ago

GMO tomatoe link Please read. Looking forward to the responses. Don't worry about it being a nightshade, for the purposes of my question just imaginge its spinach, or broccolli or something you'd eat without worry. (more)

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miked_2 0 · November 06, 2012 at 7:17 PM

GMO isn't scary by itself. Lots of people are trying to make GMO be a scary thing: from the envrionuts who go around dressed in HASMAT suits protesting all the way to reasonable bloggers. This is yet another area where context matters: why is... (more)

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

I have been following paleo pretty strongly for the past 10 months. I got my blood work back today. I am a 27yr old Male, active CrossFitter. My typical diet consists of around 4 eggs per days, lots of spinach, chicken, roast beef, a half... (more)

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Elunah 0 · October 22, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Looks good to me. HDL/Total and Trig/HDL are both nominal. Cholesterol concentration isn't a great predictor, anyway. If you're actually concerned about LDL, get an Apolipoprotein B test or a LDL-P test. LDL particle count is one of the best... (more)

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by 836 · about 6 hours ago

Hey I recently got some bloodwork done. Just turned 25. Total cholesterol was above 11mmol/l LDL cholesterol was above 9mmol/l HDL was 1.41 mmol/L Triglycerides were 1.06 mmol/L Background: for the past 2-3 weeks I've been dieting with a fairly... (more)

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TomInTexas 0 · September 19, 2012 at 1:44 AM

Your cholesterol is very high. That't elevated enough that I doubt its entirely your diet. A few things that I'm pretty sure it isnt: Its not a result of your dietary transition, as CD suggested. "...during caloric restriction could be part of... (more)

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by 6709 · about 6 hours ago

My previous 505TC 450LDL thread: http://paleohacks.com/questions/86169/hack-my-ridiculous-blood-work-450-ldl-updated#axzz1vXU3Wy9t My new results are in: TC: 204 HDL: 61 LDL: 130 TRIG: 63 Im happy with this, what do you think? I stopped eating... (more)

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Roberto 0 · May 22, 2012 at 8:38 AM

This are very good results! I don't agree at all with people that say that very high cholesterol is good. I think being in the low 200s is good, being at 300 or more is definitely bad. Cholesterol is not the cause of mortality but it's a sign of... (more)

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by 860 · about 6 hours ago

Summary: BUN/TSH seem high, HDL seems low. I'm a healthy, athletic 23 year old male. Current pictures here and here. 6', 195 lbs. Between 8 and 10% body fat I'd guess. Details: Both of my parents are on Synthroid, but AFAIK I don't exhibit any... (more)

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stoic 0 · February 05, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Hi. You're looking fit. Can't give medical advice on the Internet, but labs look fine. Keep an eye on the blood pressure over time, you've probably got the hypertension gene. HDL is good. BUN is high because you eat a huge amount of protein. A TSH... (more)

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by 10 · about 6 hours ago

What does Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and Triglycerides mean? Please define these terms and what they actually mean for a persons health. What factors influence Cholesterol? What factors influence HDL? What factors influence LDL? What factors... (more)

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Mash 0 · February 02, 2012 at 12:08 PM

http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com by Chris Masterjohn might be a good place to start.

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by 379 · about 6 hours ago

Hey y???all. I got my lipid test results recently, and I???m wondering how common it is for someone???s HDL-C to be higher than triglycerides. My HDL-C is 83, and my triglycerides are 28. I keep looking again because it seems like there???s no way... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · January 17, 2012 at 4:53 PM

This is how it's supposed to be! My last check in 2010 was trigs = 40 and HDL = 63. Check out Chris Kresser's blogpost called "5 reasons not to worry about your cholesterol numbers." My favourite quote from the post (which I've posted... (more)

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by 6709 · about 6 hours ago

35 Years old, male, Paleo for 1 year+, no health problems. 185 LBS at 5'9", aprox 10-11% bodyfat. Had Gall Bladder removed in 2005. Current medications: Ambien5-10mg Other Medical Issues: Seborrheic Dermatitis (controlled with Selson Blue). Low... (more)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · December 29, 2011 at 11:04 PM

Bill, You are producing LDL at too high of a rate and not clearing them. I would get off creatine, reduce dairy fat, and add low to medium resistance exercise to your weight training regimen. Personally, I added 3x per week jogging and still... (more)

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by 248 · about 6 hours ago

Is the total cholesterol the sum total cholesterol or is it total non-HDL cholesterol (only including LDL+VLDL)?

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MasterB 0 · September 25, 2011 at 3:35 AM

You shouldn't worry about total cholesterol at all, if your trigs are down adn your HDL is high enough, everything is fine. Relax

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by 277 · about 6 hours ago

So after a physical in April, I drastically revised diet/added in exercise (those numbers were kinda scary!) Took advantage of a 3 month medical exercise program at the gym 'prescribed' by my doctor, just had 3-month outtake interview last night.... (more)

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Daniel_Kirsner 0 · September 25, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Alcohol, green tea, niacin, dark chocolate and several other substances increase HDL. Google "How to Triple Your HDL" by Jonathan Carey and feel free to contact him. This was one of the more interesting poster presentations at AHS'11.

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by 346 · about 6 hours ago

I started Paleo January 2011. This is a comparison of my lipids panel from Sep 2010 (pre-paleo) and Sep 2011 (9 months paleo). I told my doctor that I've switched to Paleo and am eating more fats and requested a VAP test since I knew my... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · September 14, 2011 at 6:45 PM

Looks like you eat a low fructose, high coconut oil diet. Your HDL was quite good before paleo and your TGs weren't that bad. I would say that your current panel is ideal and that you should continue to do what you're doing. If we take stock in... (more)

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by 15 · about 6 hours ago

I adopted the Paleo diet 10 months ago at age 60 because of a total cholesterol of about 280. I use some grass fed and some factory beef but am pretty good about it. I eat a ton of nuts, esp cashews and almonds and I eat a ton of spinach. I... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · August 25, 2011 at 9:57 PM

(grassfed) butter and coconut oil seem to be the two most popular and tasty ways to raise your HDL. And great job on the low triglycerides! also, from Dr. K's latest blog http://jackkruse.com/the-sunshine-of-your-life/ When you optimize... (more)

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by 5 · about 6 hours ago

I had some biometric test run and my HDL was pretty low (19). mt TC/HDL ratio was 9.5. What can I do to significantly raise my HDL? Thanks

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The_Quilt 0 · August 11, 2011 at 7:32 PM

Eat a boat load of MCT (coconut oil), focus on gut health....increase probiotics big time. Take Vit K2 20 mgs a day, vit D optimized, eat pastured butter too. Make sure testosterone and thyroid are optimal......then you will be... (more)

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by 16131 · about 6 hours ago

It seems like we Paleo Hackers have a penchant for flashing our blood test numbers once in a while to get some sane input. So, here I go: I won't list every number (unless someone wants/ needs to see them) but I am interested in the relationship... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · June 30, 2011 at 10:27 PM

A vitamin D level of 46 seems fine to me. People recommending supplementing vitamin D to very high blood levels are really just speculating based on no good real evidence. For the HDL level, this is just a suggestion based on my, non-expert, skim... (more)

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