'm a 26 year old breastfeeding Female (only including the breastfeedin thing because I have a question about the Vitamin D levels)
- Glucose: 65
- Bun: 12
- Creatinine: 0.6
- Bun/Creatinine ratio: 20.0
- Calcium: 9.8
- Sodium 140
- Potassium: 4.2
- Chloride: 101
Carbon Dioxide: 21
- Cholesterol: 203
- Triglyceride: 75
- Chol/HDL : 4.8
- LDL : 146
HDL : 42
- Vitamin B12: 1405
- Ferritin: 50
- Cardio CRP: 11.5
- eGFR: >60
- TSH: 2.03
- Magnesium RBC: 6.3
- Vitamin D: 65.1
OK so my question is: My doc is fine with any LDL lower than 160 (he's WAPF/paleo friendly) but he thinks my HDL is too low. Wants me to eat a lot more fish. He is fairly confident my HDL will go up as I continue to lose weight. I eat sardines a couple times a week. I know there's some controversy on these boards about HDL levels. What say you?
Also, I know Vitamin D3 at 65.1 is healthy but Doctor says he wants me to stop taking D3 supplements now and just stick to the amount I get from my Cod liver oil and the sunshine since it's summer now. Given that I'm breastfeeding should I cut out the D3? I was taking 5000iu. Should I instead just lower it?
Is there anything else on my panel that anyone has to comment on? I've been paleo for about 4-5 months now and was WAPF for about 2 months before that.
Another interesting find. We did an allergy test and I have a moderate allergy to Egg whites and Cow milk. Ughhh so I guess everyone telling me to cut the dairy was right. I'm really mad about the egg white, though. I eat eggs every single day. Hopefully it'll help with some of my skin issues I've been having when I cut them. sigh...
asked byAshley_Roze_ (10904)
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on June 03, 2011
at 12:33 AM
Interesting chapter on how LDL gets (mis)calculated and is not measured. You will see here how it's possible that when someone who's HDL improves and Triglycerides drop will somehow magically "raise" their LDL http://www.drjamescarlson.com/content.aspx?idx=42
And some info on why eating more dietary cholesterol is not bad: http://www.drjamescarlson.com/content.aspx?idx=39
on June 02, 2011
at 11:08 PM
your cardiac CRP is off the charts high. Not good at all. That is a panic value in office. And your HDL is pretty low. Your vitamin D is not high. I shoot for 70-100 and in a breast feeding women it really can be higher because you will be passing a ton on to the child. I bet your level caves if you stop taking it. I think you need some tweeking for sure.
on June 03, 2011
at 06:51 PM
Your TSH is a little on the high side. I would have further testing on your thyroid. Free T4, Free T3 , antibodies, and Reverse T3. Now getting a doctor to do this testing when your TSH is only 2.03 will be next to impossible but this is probably the cause of your inflamation. You might want to supplement selenium, idodine and zinc to see if they help your thyroid. Also remain grain free so as not to set of antibodies.
on June 02, 2011
at 10:38 PM
Afaik, fish/fish oil doesn't raise HDL but it will bring down your TG.
What's going on with your CRP though?
Seems worth keeping D levels around 50. I'd cut out the CLO and retest in 3 months. Be sure to have another source for the vitamin A you won't be getting in CLO (liver every week or two will do the trick).
Since you're cutting out eggs, be sure to up the seafood (selenium) and bone marrow (lecithin).
What kind of allergy test? Please say skinprick:)