I found my lipid profile from a blood sample taken just before going strict paleo. Here it is compared with my present numbers from 2 days ago (2-1/2 year span):
TC = 188 / 372
TG = 89 / 74
HDL = 50 / 73
LDL = 120 / 284
Obviously there is an LDL clearance issue or receptor sensitivity problem.
Here's what I'm thinking, based on my last 24 hours of research:
Start taking a mineral supplement
Increase carbs to 100g-150g / reduce SF consumption (currently consume ~16 oz. cream/day)
Then, in 4 weeks, get a full thyroid panel with lipids. Maybe an ApoE test? $$?
I'm 42 years old with a psoriatic arthritis condition that has greatly improved since going paleo (prescribed bi-weekly injections—now bi-monthly, if that) No other meds. I am lean, I workout 2-3 times a week, sleep well, etc.
I have experienced nothing but improvements (mood, energy, ~5 lbs. subcut. fat loss, mild GIRD one, hypertension gone ) over the last 2-1/2 years...except for that damn LDL number.
What would you do if this was your situation?
Thanks for your input!