My doctor said it was all fine, but I'm interested in your thoughts.
Cholesterol 3.94 mmol/L (152.5 mg/dL)
Triglyceride 0.40 mmol/L (35.44 mg/dL)
HDL Cholesterol 1.70 mmol/L (66 mg/dL)
LDL Cholesterol 2.06 mmol/L (80 mg/dL)
25 Hydroxyvitamin D - 126.3 nmol/L (50 ng/mol)
TSH - 1.61 mlU/L
Fasting Glucose 4.5 mmol/L (82 mg/dL)
B12 612 pmol/L
Iron 13 umol/L
My lymphocytes were slightly low.
Creatinine 55 umol/L (low?)
The above is just some of what I had tested. I'm Canadian but I've done my best with unit conversions. Please ask if any other tests would help.
Diet is pretty much flesh, tubers and fruit. Raw carrots and sauerkraut too. Lately I've cut out added fats like butter, cheese and coconut and replaced them mainly with meat and potatoes.
Lots of walking (5miles/day) and weights (3x/week). Sleep 8 hours. Age 19, male.
Sure "folks with higher total cholesterol live longer", as Dexter notes, but that's on a mass group basis. When looking at an individual, I guarantee you that most other folks with a 152 TC have their HDL and trigs reversed from what you have. Your HDL is double your trigs. Your LDL does seem a bit low, but that's more speculative than conclusive anyway. I'd wager a fair sum that your LDL is large bouyant pattern A with 35 trigs and 66 HDL.
And 50 VitD is totally fine. Anything above that is also mostly speculative. It took full sun exposure 3-5 times per week consistently for several hot socal summer months (April to Sept) for my VitD to go from 44 to 58. If my body needed that much sun exposure in one of the best climates on earth to get to 58, then using supps to reach 80-100 cannot be a blanket recommendation for everyone.
What I am saying is... your numbers look great nick.
Your diet resembles that of actual HGs, and your lipid panel resembles everything I've seen from blood draws of HGs. Your pool of lipoproteins is small enough that the oxidative stress you encounter is insufficient to lead to oxidized LDL/TGs that could invade arterial linings and lead to foam cells/plaques/ruptures/heart attacks/death. Evolutionarily consistent diet with an evolutionarily consistent lipid panel, as far as I can tell. Something tells me that the epidemiological benefits of high TC is only relevant alongside the shitty inflammatory diets of the populations studied. Perhaps 300TC for someone in one of these studies is what it takes to bring their HDL up to your level. If someone tells you that humans require butter/cream and the subsequent increase in LDL in order to thrive, feel free to punch them right in the face. If someone produces a lipid panel from a wild human with 300TC, I'll change my tune, but I've never seen any wild animal with TC that high.
My only slight concern would be TSH above 1.0, which may be the result of a selenium/iodide deficiency. If you've been supplementing for a little while, it's possible that it's on it's way toward correcting, but it'd be hard to know without a previous draw. Something to keep in mind, anyway, since those deficiencies are extremely easy to have, even on an evolutionarily appropriate diet.
As an aside, I think your results go beyond diet and are representative of your active lifestyle (which also happens to match that observed in HGs - i.e. the Hadza have been shown to walk about 5 miles a day) as well. No, coconut is not needed in order to elevate HDL or be a healthy human.
Just know that folks with higher total cholesterol numbers...225-300mg/dl have longer longevity than those with a number like yours. Your HDL could be higher.It's fine but higher the better. Your LDL needs to be broken down into particle size with a NMR or VAP test. A preponderance of large Pattern A large bouyant particles is what you want since those do not foster cardio vascular disease...regardless of the total LDL number. Your Triglycerides are excellent.
Using more coconut oil and animal fats in your diet will raise your HDL and it will raise your total and will move your LDL particle size to more large bouyant and your Triglcerides will rise a little, but nothing adverse.
Your Vit D3 could be higher. Dr K on this board likes his patients to be at 70 to 100ng/ml for excellent immune boosting properties.
I will be picking mine up tomorrow and I am also Canadian, so I can't wait to compare without doing conversions like you did. Thanks for posting. edit:
Mine for comparison:
Cholesterol 3.94 mmol/L (152.5 mg/dL) - 5.9
Triglyceride 0.40 mmol/L (35.44 mg/dL)- 2.0
HDL Cholesterol 1.70 mmol/L (66 mg/dL) - 1.2
LDL Cholesterol 2.06 mmol/L (80 mg/dL) - 3.8 (calculated)
TSH - 1.61 mlU/L - 0.55
Fasting Glucose 4.5 mmol/L (82 mg/dL) - 5.7
Iron 13 umol/L - Ferritin 92 ug/L
My lymphocytes were slightly low. - 1.8 x10*9/L
Creatinine 55 umol/L (low?) - 76
These are my #'s after a few holiday weeks of less than primal living. Still not too bad i guess' although I am concerned about my fasting glucose as I tend to be fairly low carb.
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