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Concerned about high LDL

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 27, 2012 at 3:48 AM

First time I've ever had it checked - pretty primal for the past 6+ months (on and off for 2+ years), 5'9 160lbs, very active (running, p90x, etc.), 35 years old.

Total - 343 Tri - 77 HDL - 54 Chol/HDL Ratio - 6.35 LDL - 274

I've heard total means mostly nothing, but that LDL and ratio is a little disconcerting. Thoughts?

Cca5e189095517bd5592fc459255a473

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on April 27, 2012
at 07:05 PM

Interesting. I've heard nuts are good for lowering LDL so I'm a little confused. I'll keep the dairy out and lower the egg consumption and get a thyroid/ANA test. Thanks.

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on April 27, 2012
at 06:44 PM

Er, I assume you're on Mino for acne. Unfortunately antibiotics like Mino are often linked to autoimmunity and gut permeability. So I'd sub yams/sweetpoes/white rice for white potatoes. Introduce some fish, decrease or cut out lara bars, nuts. Get your thyroid tested (TSH/FT3/T4/TPO/TG) and ANA tested.

3c6b4eed18dc57f746755b698426e7c8

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on April 27, 2012
at 06:33 PM

Yah, if you're not autoimmune, white potatoes should be ok. I'd cut out the eggs to 1 or 2 every other day and increase the potato portion.

Cca5e189095517bd5592fc459255a473

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on April 27, 2012
at 05:22 PM

Would you consider white potatoes safe starches? I exercise a lot and rely on these. Also - I've just added Vit D and Magnesium supplementation as well as Kelp + iodine. Any experience with these?

Cca5e189095517bd5592fc459255a473

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on April 27, 2012
at 04:39 PM

This is OP by the way - guess I have 2 accounts.

Cca5e189095517bd5592fc459255a473

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on April 27, 2012
at 04:38 PM

Typical day - I eat a lot of red meat (~50% Grass Fed), cheese some days, anywhere from 2-4 eggs per day, white or sweet potato per day, coconut oil, chicken, ham, pork, lara bars, pistachios, 77% and up dark choco, spinach, carrots. Also I've been on Minocycline for about a decade - not sure if that would affect me positively or negatively.

3c6b4eed18dc57f746755b698426e7c8

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on April 27, 2012
at 02:29 PM

The total here does mean something as it is high. So does LDL. HDL is low considering how high the TC is. You need to first explore possibile reasons for high TC & LDL via micronutrient deficiency, thyroid dysfunction, and ApoE allele. If you eat lots of cream or butter, I'd consider reducing it. Personally, if I'm back to normal weight, I'd do a carb-heavy PHD diet: i.e., replace dairy and heavy fats with safe starches (white rice, yams and sweet potatoes). About 30-40% carbs, that would crowd out heavy fats w/o increasing Trigs.

6371f0ae0c075ded1b8cd30aafd4bf16

on April 27, 2012
at 01:16 PM

I cut dairy and egg's and my level's went back to normal.

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on April 27, 2012
at 06:03 AM

Maybe list what you eat...

Cca5e189095517bd5592fc459255a473

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on April 27, 2012
at 04:45 AM

I should add - and I just thought about this - cheese tends to cause acne breakouts for me. Could the high LDL be due to this inflammation? Just taking a stab here.

Cca5e189095517bd5592fc459255a473

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on April 27, 2012
at 04:21 AM

Not really. A tablespoon of Kerry's 2-3 times a week is about it. I do eat cheese a few times a week. No other dairy.

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1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on April 27, 2012
at 03:53 AM

Your LDL is high. Are you eating a lot of butter and or cream?

Cca5e189095517bd5592fc459255a473

(10)

on April 27, 2012
at 04:21 AM

Not really. A tablespoon of Kerry's 2-3 times a week is about it. I do eat cheese a few times a week. No other dairy.

Cca5e189095517bd5592fc459255a473

(10)

on April 27, 2012
at 04:39 PM

This is OP by the way - guess I have 2 accounts.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on April 27, 2012
at 06:03 AM

Maybe list what you eat...

Cca5e189095517bd5592fc459255a473

(10)

on April 27, 2012
at 04:45 AM

I should add - and I just thought about this - cheese tends to cause acne breakouts for me. Could the high LDL be due to this inflammation? Just taking a stab here.

Cca5e189095517bd5592fc459255a473

(10)

on April 27, 2012
at 07:05 PM

Interesting. I've heard nuts are good for lowering LDL so I'm a little confused. I'll keep the dairy out and lower the egg consumption and get a thyroid/ANA test. Thanks.

Cca5e189095517bd5592fc459255a473

(10)

on April 27, 2012
at 04:38 PM

Typical day - I eat a lot of red meat (~50% Grass Fed), cheese some days, anywhere from 2-4 eggs per day, white or sweet potato per day, coconut oil, chicken, ham, pork, lara bars, pistachios, 77% and up dark choco, spinach, carrots. Also I've been on Minocycline for about a decade - not sure if that would affect me positively or negatively.

3c6b4eed18dc57f746755b698426e7c8

(5152)

on April 27, 2012
at 06:44 PM

Er, I assume you're on Mino for acne. Unfortunately antibiotics like Mino are often linked to autoimmunity and gut permeability. So I'd sub yams/sweetpoes/white rice for white potatoes. Introduce some fish, decrease or cut out lara bars, nuts. Get your thyroid tested (TSH/FT3/T4/TPO/TG) and ANA tested.

6371f0ae0c075ded1b8cd30aafd4bf16

on April 27, 2012
at 01:16 PM

I cut dairy and egg's and my level's went back to normal.

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