My cholresterol went up 80 points, please hack numbers, Thanks

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 20, 2013 at 1:30 PM

I think I'm ok, but would you take a look at these and make any suggestions. I plan to eliminate my morning egg and substitute whey, but other than that I was planning to stick to my diet.

              8/15/2012 3/15/2013

Total Cholestrol 172 253 Triglyc 63 99 HDL 89 95 VLDL 13 20 LDL Calc 70 138 Chol/HDL 1.9 2.7 LDL/HDL 0.79 1.5 CRP ? 0.21


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on March 20, 2013
at 01:47 PM

I wouldn't bother with eliminating the egg. Dietary cholesterol generally has very little impact on serum levels. For more info than you would ever want, check out "The Straight Dope on Cholesterol" series of posts on Peter Attia's blog, The Eating Academy (summary posts on Mark's Daily Apple as well).

http://eatingacademy.com/nutrition/the-straight-dope-on-cholesterol-part-i http://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-straight-dope-on-cholesterol-10-things-you-need-to-know-part-2/

My cholesterol went up while I was on a Primal diet (~220 -> 300). I still am eating Primal, but I have made some modifications, which may or may not have caused my LDL to drop by 40 points (220 -> 180).

I added a Brazil nut and seaweed to my daily diet to ensure adequate selenium and iodine, based on information I read on Chris Kresser's blog and podcasts with Chris Masterjohn regarding the impact those two nutrients have on thyroid function. The point that Masterjohn made that when eating lots of cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, greens) extra iodine is needed to counteract the goitrogens in the crucifers seemed especially pertinent to me.

I also upped my starch and fruit intake based on the same principle: that eating too low carb can cause euthyroid sick syndrome in some people (inability to convert T4 to T3). http://chriskresser.com/chris-masterjohn-on-cholesterol-and-heart-disease-part-3 http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2011/08/carbohydrates-and-the-thyroid/ http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2011/03/answer-day-what-causes-high-ldl-on-low-carb-paleo/ http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2011/09/high-ldl-on-paleo-revisited-low-carb-the-thyroid/

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