Many people in the healthcare field are starting to promote higher ranges of total cholesterol as ideal - like around 250-270. I believe Ron Rosedale, Ray Peat and Stephanie Seneff are all on the same page about this. While I am not qualified to address whether your numbers look good or not, I am in favor of promoting my new found appreciation for cholesterol - both the so called "good" and "bad" kinds.
Here are some notes I took from Stephanie Seneff's interview on Jimmy Moore's podcast. She has looked at the damage done by statin drugs which lower cholesterol. She postulates that it is this lowering of cholesterol that causes many varied health problems.
DEFICIENCY IS THE #1 PROBLEM IN
AMERICA TODAY. She says the foods that
are richest in cholesterol are the
very ones we need to be eating more
of. She is a huge proponent of a low
carb, high cholesterol/fat diet.
Eggs, shellfish organs are all very
good sources of cholesterol. She makes
a distinction that it's not just fat
that is good, it's the cholesterol as
well. She says that her research has
led her to believe that cholesterol is
the reason why the traditional people
in Weston Price's book were so
healthy. The statin industry is to
blame for our belief that cholesterol
She says that statins are involved in
causing Alzheimer's, heart failure,
kidney failure and sepsis. These
conditions are found in people who
have very low LDL. People with high LDL
do much better in recovering from
these conditions. Low LDL is not
necessarily beneficial. SHe does
not think ANYONE should EVER take a
statin. She collected data on
statin drug reviews compared to other
drugs and they looked at word
frequencies to uncover correlations.
As a result she correlates ALS,
parkinson's, mobility problems, heart
failure, memory problems and muscle
problems with statins.
And from her blog
"To optimize the quality of your life,
increase your life expectancy, and
avoid heart disease, my advice is
simple: spend significant time
outdoors; eat healthy,
foods like eggs, liver, and oysters;
eat fermented foods like yogurt and
sour cream; eat foods rich in sulfur
like onions and garlic. And finally,
say "no, thank-you" to your doctor
when he recommends statin therapy.