I've been doing Paleo for 2 months and have blood work scheduled later this week. I'm afraid of how high my cholesterol will be, and wonder what others here have experienced. I've looked through this forum pretty carefully for discussion of... (more)
Hey all - I recently got some labs done. In April 2010 my Cholesterol was Total 226 - HDL 103, LDL 117 Just this past week, my results came back Total 273 - HDL 99, LDL 174 Any cause for concern there? I am 28yrs old, Male, very athletic.... (more)
I have been doing Paleo for 3 months now. Avoiding all grains, dairy and legumes. I feel great and look even better - in fact I lost 35 pounds in 3 months... I get consistent energy all day and can even skip meals without even noticing. When I... (more)
Hi, I was diagnosed as Type 2 diabete on Sept.10th 2010, then went on Paleo since Sept.16th, 2010. The lipids on Sept.10th 2010 (normal American diet, with lots of carbs): Total: 231 HDL: 43 Trig: 372 LDL: 114 (calculated I believe) Fasting... (more)
I have followed a paleo diet for the last few months, and I also try to keep my total cholesterol below 200, and in particular my ldl level low. I avoid egg yolks and look for the lean parts in cow meat. I have noticed, though, that several... (more)
After telling my mom that I frequently eat 5-7 eggs for breakfast, she expressed worry about my cholesterol. I told her I think the conventional wisdom is wrong in this regard, but I realized I don't really know the story on this. What is the... (more)
I got the same response when I told my cousins that I eat 5 eggs for breakfast, and bacon. they told me I am making myself even more fat, and I need to eat less, in which I told them that I have already lost 14 lbs, and they can kiss my ass.
I've been reading Robb Wolf, PaNu, Whole HEalth Source, Heart Scan Blog, etc. for a long time. They are great resources but VERY intimidating and complicated for a newbie. I've managed to absorb a lot over time but can't remember which articles... (more)
I started paleo about 3 years ago. I'm in my late 20's and am fairy active w/ 12% body fat. I've been even more paleo in the last year (rendering my own pastured pork fat for lard, eating lots of coconut fat instead of olive oil), eating lots of... (more)
...and changes before and after paleo, if possible. Are you concerned or satisfied with your results? Here's mine. I don't have LDL-C, small dense, etc, but if you have them, post them too! -->Total cholesterol- 271 [normal 110-199] -->LDL-... (more)
Hi All, I am 24 and have VERY HIGH HDL, VERY HIGH LDL (all large particle size),and super low Trigs (27). Seems to be that this "abnormal" cholesterol is more and more common among the paleo crowd. I actually got my cholesterol checked along... (more)
My lipid panel before adopting a paleo-style diet: HDL 40.6 LDL 110 Tryglicerides 39 After my two-months paleo: HDL 65.6 LDL 318 Tryglicerides 68 Now, I know that LDL isn't the most precise indicator of CVD... (more)
I just received my lipid panel. I didn't get any info from the doc because he wanted me to pay for another visit and I refused. I think the numbers look pretty good but I don't know what some of it means. The name on the paper says "Lipid panel... (more)
Hi Guys, I remember reading somewhere (or hearing on Paleolithic Solutions Podcast) that the blood cholesterol/lipids/hdl/ldl/etc markers are similar in hunter gatherers, newborn babies, and then possibly other primates and even other mammals. Of... (more)
I was flipping through a book, "The Fat Resistance Diet", which definitely is not Paleo, but I noticed he said to not eat eggs scrambled because the cholesterol will be oxidized and therefore unhealthy. I had never heard this before but I would... (more)
I'm twenty one years old, lean and six months paleo. After a blood test which yielded: Total Cholesterol - 250 Triglycerides - 53 HDL - 62 LDL - 174 My GP prescribed Crestor and advised that I would have to take it to reduce my cholesterol. She... (more)
I am a 24-year old female, 101 lb (46kg), 5'3" (1.60m), been paleo (mainly meat fish eggs dairy, very high fat, low/moderate carbs) for over 1 year. I've just had a routine blood test, which included the following result: Total cholesterol 550... (more)
It is well known that a Paleo diet improves your triglyceride levels. However, can triglycerides get too low? How low is too low, and what does it mean when it is too low?
It is well known that a Paleo diet improves your HDL levels. However, can HDL get too high? According to Wikipedia, the reference range upper limit for HDL is 80 mg/dL for males, 86 for mg/dL, but we know that Paleo folks frequently have HDL... (more)
Just got my results back and my doctor is giving me the serious 'we've got to get this under control' speach..... I'm 50 and 64kg (BMI of 21) and came to paleo with digestive issues about 3 years ago, starting with SCD and eventually settling on... (more)
Does anyone know a good clear website for breaking down how to make sense of an NMR profile? I'm asking this here as the ancestral health community generally has a better approach to what really matters rather than taking what conventional... (more)
I've gained weight this year and my cholestoral went way up, not just the triglycerides. It seems that many of the Paleo recipes use a lot of eggs. Any suggestions?
Three months after going paleo, more than two years ago, my cholesterol started rising - particularly the LDL level with triglycerides remaining low and HDL varying but generally being nice and high. I have a cholesterol meter and check my levels... (more)