here is the simple blood work I just got back.
Started paleo jan 2011 - had blood work done in March 2011 after I had already lost 20lbs
Now total weight loss 70 lbs, female, 37
dr says Vitamin D is still low - I am taking 10,000 IUs a day - guess I should try another brand?
how does it look otherwise? I get kind of confused about blood work from a paleo perspective,..whether it should be going up or down or if even matters at all :-)
That's a typical pattern when you do Paleo:
But those are overall, pretty good numbers: HDL at 38% of your TC. Trigs / HDL under 1. When your Trigs are 50, the LDL particle size would tend to be large and bouncy, rather than small and atherogenic.
But this is only based on your lipids. You could still have CVD risks based on inflammation or other independent risk factors. You might want to measure inflammation cytokines or other markers of CVD risk like IL-6, CRP, Ferritin, Fibrinogen, LP(a), blood pressure, etc. Your lipid #s tell only half the story. The rest is well-hidden and tucked away unless you probe with your forensic magnifying lens.
for my 6 month follow up
looks like I got my Vit D up to wear it should be. I have been taking Sam's club 10,000 IUs daily plus Vit K
Only thing that has change in last 6 months is I have included regular exercise 3 days a week. I havent really lost much more weight but have gained muscle.