I got lots of new stuff tested this time.
For those who have been following my journey, there won't be much need to review. For those who haven't, this is the 3rd update of an "unknown part" series.
Here is Part 1
Here is Part 2
And now for Part 3...
I had to fight HARD for this stuff. I got VAP, testosterone, cortisol, and full thyroid info.
Also, they have referred me to a cardiologist to get several more tests done, including ApoE phenotype.
I will list the basic changes I've made since last VAP, but keep in mind that with so many changes in so many different directions, it's hard to tell what contributed and to what degree, but the bottom line is... this formula represents the changes, for better or for worse... so this is where PaleoHacking comes into play!!
Basic changes: added 5000mcg K2-MK4, 200mg chelated Mg, 200mcg yeast selenium, added a milk thistle and dandelion supp that includes 75mg of turmeric, no coconut oil, big reduction in tuber starch, virtually eliminated cream/butter/ghee/cheese (so a major reduction in sat fats from dairy). added bananas back in about a month ago, more dark chocolate 85%, switched cooking oils to mac nut oil and avocado oil, huge reduction in egg consumption (from about 12-18 per week to more like 4-6 per week). Also began walking and/or jogging mostly fasted 3-4 times per week.
I am of the belief that the huge reduction in dairy sat fats combined with more activity from fast walking/jogging has had the most profound impact. I think my caloric intake from sat fat was too much for ONLY weight lifting. I think the added supps might come in second place.
Overall, I see some REALLY nice improvements and some other bits of good news!!
Trigs went from 224 to 102.
VLDL sank from 69 all the way back down to 29
CRP Cardiac tanked from .52 to .10
CRP Quant went from .7 to .3
TSH went from 1.88 to 1.54
Remnant Lipo went from 65 to 48
TC dropped from 265 to 232, even including a 5 point gain in HDL.
VLDL small remnant went from 36 to 19
apoB100 went from 142 to 121
A HUGE shift from pattern B to pattern A LDL across the board
A couple things that aren't too awful but something to keep an eye on:
Lp(a) went from 8 to 10
VitD 25-hydroxy went from 58.8 to 45.8 (but that's normal when transitioning from summer to winter)
HDL remains stubborn at 40
So... while I am quite happy with some of these numbers, I do not feel that I'm totally out of the woods yet. But I still believe that I can find a great balance within the general "Paleo" diet framework. The quest continues!
Am I headed in the right direction? Please let me know if you can identify anything, especially with respect to Testosterone and Cortisol, as they look pretty middle of the road to me.
(The data is a bit blurry because they had to fax it to me, so my sincere apologies for the eye strain but at least the info is still visible.)