I'm on Paleo for over 3 months now, and my triglycerides are at 175, while cholesterol is at 205. I eat all kinds of meat/fish, eggs/bacon for breakfast, offal occasionally, allowed veggies, some nuts & local raw honey, I cook with coconut oil, olive oil in salads, and I also have some goat-only lactose-free cheese/yoghurt occasionally. Also a piece of fruit daily. So how come my numbers are so high?
Update: It occurred to me that these numbers are probably actually going down as I get healthier, not up. They're still high just because I'm not on 100% health yet (I spent 10 years with IBS/malabsorbtion/fatty-liver).
UPDATE, 20th June 2012: New blood test:
And that's after 9 months of Paleo, 2 of them in the ketogenic state. What's going on? Why are my triglycerides so high? Please note that I fasted 6 hours before that test (I didn't eat more than 5 gr of net carbs btw).
asked byEugenia (11697)
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on December 30, 2011
at 11:10 PM
I don't know too terribly much about anything, so don't take me as anyone with any real knowledge...... but, I found that zero fruit intake plus ample fish oils really moved my triglycerides down dramatically. Oh, and I also started exercising very, very intensely, but I wouldn't recommend that unless your body can handle it. (I started running 400 meter sprints at 100% effort, which is an absolute killer!)
I saw pretty big changes in something like 4-6 weeks.
on January 03, 2012
at 02:10 PM
Whats your waking temp? after eating??
Sounds like a hypothyroid problem imo.
on June 21, 2012
at 02:26 AM
10-12 hours of fasting, not 6 hours.
on January 03, 2012
at 12:37 PM
I've faced the same high TG myself (http://paleohacks.com/questions/83913/high-ldl-tryglicerides-and-uric-acid).
I think one reason could be this "local raw honey". I sometimes, for breakfast, had full fat greek yogurt with raw honey. I'm right now avoiding honey to test if my TG go down.
Also, the dairy could be a problem.
How much honey do you eat?