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When can high cholesterol be bad if eating clean and paleo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 13, 2011 at 3:44 AM

Hi Everyone,

I posted this reply several months ago in which I share my blood test results. http://paleohacks.com/questions/25542/i-think-my-cholesterol-level-caused-a-heart-attack-for-my-doctor/25564#25564

I have been noticing on this site that my cholesterol is much higher than most folks on paleo. At what point should I start being concerned instead of brushing if off? My trigs are low, but does that really mean everything is all right?

Thanks!

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on October 13, 2011
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I would be concerned about your LDL. You could be ApoE E4, as are 25% of the population, if your LDL skyrocketed upon starting Paleo. Ur doing VLC, so once you removed carbs, your LDL goes up (though mostly large types). But even these large ones can be atherogenic. U may have to consume lean meats and avoid SaFA (i.e., you can pit out all u want on macadamia nuts, but go easy on bacon and eggs).

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on October 13, 2011
at 05:48 PM

Oh, obviously the questions and suggestions that Namby already pointed out are a good start...

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...."someone has to get paid to do this job PROPERLY", the tough part is getting to a doctor for the PROPERLY part. Really have to look around for this. Most will just look at the cholesterol numbers and provide you with some lovely prescriptions. To be honest I actually believe most are best served with the answers they receive here with limited info gathered vs. the script you get with limited info gathered from a majority of offices. So I say HACK AWAY...even if your just guessing, give the OP some INFO!

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on October 13, 2011
at 04:03 AM

You need to put your cholesterol numbers in perspective. Did you follow up w/a VAP test? It's not so much for the particle size as for some other risk factors. What are your inflmmation markers (CRP, ferritin, Il-6, etc.), liver enzymes, thyroid measures (TSH, T3/4), BG control (A1c), WBC, etc.? And what are your risk factors (smoking status, family history of CVD, other diseases, BP, whether your exercise, what kind of job you hold, stress, etc.) That's why someone has to get paid to do this job properly.

You can't ask these questions in a vacuum. I would be concerned but how concerned will depend the details you provide.

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on October 13, 2011
at 05:48 PM

Oh, obviously the questions and suggestions that Namby already pointed out are a good start...

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on October 13, 2011
at 05:46 PM

...."someone has to get paid to do this job PROPERLY", the tough part is getting to a doctor for the PROPERLY part. Really have to look around for this. Most will just look at the cholesterol numbers and provide you with some lovely prescriptions. To be honest I actually believe most are best served with the answers they receive here with limited info gathered vs. the script you get with limited info gathered from a majority of offices. So I say HACK AWAY...even if your just guessing, give the OP some INFO!

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