Background info: I have Lupus which has been in remission for about 1 year now, pretty much since I went Paleo. I CrossFit 5 times a week and I feel great. I have been sleeping a bit less (6 hs) than I should for the past month because I am under... (more)
Wouldn't hurt to dial back the workouts a little bit, take vitamins, and make sure you don't have fat malabsorption. It very well could be the medication. make sure you consult your physician about your concern with that.
Is anyone going to actually take this guys advice on cholesterol? The same man who has nightmarish cholesterol which indicates high risk by anyone's standards? http://www.amazon.com/Cholesterol-Clarity-What-Wrong-Numbers/dp/1936608383 (more)
For those suffering with cholesterol issues I can only heartily recommend the Paleo diet, and specifically consuming plenty of coconut oil, butter (ghee), and keeping a lid on carbohydrates. ==== Background (June 2012) In June last year I was on... (more)
Hi Guys, I've had a terrible time getting my doctor to call me back regarding my results from my physical a month ago. The office lady was able to tell me my cholesterol number was 265 HDL:89 / LDL: 176. She said everything else was normal I... (more)
It's been a year since I saw my doctor and I've had another cholesterol test. She is very concerned about the results, which show elevated levels. According to a "risk assessment", I have a 15% chance of cardiovascular event in the next five... (more)
We are a mostly paleo/primal family. Probably 85%-90%. My two year old loves protein of any source and fruit. Still working on the veggies and healthy fats. He does love bacon. We can't afford pastured bacon but we try to buy the best we can at... (more)
In Robb Wolf???s podcast number 151 Chris Kresser says that in a minority of people dietary saturated fat pushes up blood LDL cholesterol but that in the majority of people this is only temporary. So, he says, in the majority of people starting a... (more)
I'm using myfitnesspal as a tool to help me track my food intake. Im in ketosis and adjusted my goals (per keto calculator) to 20g carb, 40g fat and 70g protein. 11/39/50 The rest of the calculations are automatic on the application. I keep going... (more)
I wondered whether 300mg was the correct cholesterol figure. I'm wondering whether the daily intake should be 3000mg and they've got it wrong.
Possible Duplicate: new NYT article on red meat http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=red-meat-clogs-arteries-bacteria Lean steak is low in fat and cholesterol and high in protein ??? qualities normally considered healthy. But... (more)
If you read Peter Attia's Straight dope on cholesterol he seems to think the LDL particle number is the number one risk factor for athrosclerosis. Whether you choose to believe that is another story. I know people tend to pick and choose what... (more)
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=197131 Effect of a High-Fat Ketogenic Diet on Plasma Levels of Lipids, Lipoproteins, and Apolipoproteins in Children Context Little prospective long-term information is available on the effect... (more)
Hi. I have been predominantly on a Low Carb High PROTEIN diet for the past 2 years (with the once or twice cheat meals per week having beer, pasta, pizza, etc). I also started 5:2 intermittent fasting since Jan 2013. I had 2 Lipograms while on... (more)
I'm a 26 year old female, 5'6 113 pounds. I switched from ULC GAPs to PHD with starches in September 2012. Current symptoms include: -Ammenorrhea (1 year of no period) -food sensitivities (FODMAPs, histamines) symptoms of leaky gut, fatigue and... (more)
My doctor and I had a disagreement (again). But that's okay. I kind of trust Paleohackers more. I will put a bounty on this question, I just don't know how. I think I have to wait before awarding best answer or something like that. Anyway, I got... (more)
So one argument that vegans bring up when saying (dietary) cholesterol is bad is that people who have familial hypocholesterolemia, a familial condition of low cholesterol have an average life span that is 7 to 9 years longer than an average... (more)
Evolution doesn't select for longevity, it selects for reproductive fitness. Familial hypocholesterolemia (and hypercholesterolemia for that matter) don't affect reproductive fitness.
Just got my numbers in, everything seems off anyone got suggestions. i will say for two weeks before the test I was not very good with my eating, gained some weight. I'm thinking I will go clean for a month then retest but here are the numbers I... (more)
I wanted to ask this question later, after I get my test results back, but I am too nervous and I would like somebody to calm me down :) I called the nurse and she said some blood work came back, but they are waiting for the rest of it. She told... (more)
Just had a nasty gallstone attack last night, ended up in the ER and stayed overnight. Kept getting pressured by the surgeons to remove the gallbladder, ended up refusing. It seems rapid weight loss precipitates gallstone attacks, why would that... (more)
OK, there are always innumerable questions on PH about hacking blood test lipid values, all, I assume, posed with the expectation that improving blood lipids will improve health or mortality. There are data like this... (more)
First of all, I am 28 years old, 83kgs, fit, lift weights, do karate, sleep well, rest lots, have a hungry apetite to improve my life even though I already consider it to be pretty sweet. So I went and got my first ever blood test (fasted) after... (more)
Hi all, Ive been at 95% paleo for about 4 weeks now. I'm getting pretty used to it! Ive also been doing Gluten Free at the same time. The 5% is the sugar in my morning coffee ;) Anyways, now that Ive been eating more clean Ive noticed that my... (more)
Can anyone tell me how to convert/interpret Apo B test results. My test result was 2.0, but it doesn't say what the units are. I've been searching the web and found a conversion between g/L and mg/dl, which converts my number to 2000, but I... (more)
I just had an NMR test done for a "no doubt about it" lipid profile. I'm looking for a Doc who can read the test results and give me an honest to goodness assessment of where I stand. Results should be in by Tuesday, 25 January. My "regular"... (more)
I am prepping for boot camp, and I've been using whole goat milk powder as a source of protein (among with goat whey, and animal proteins in general). I then came across a research claiming that dry milk has "oxidized cholesterol" which is bad for... (more)
From my reading, oxidized cholesterol levels in milk powders measured during the last decade or two have been quite low, we're talking a couple of micrograms per gram at most. Nothing I would personally worry too much about.