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Hack My Blood Test Results.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 11, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Waiting for the shoe to drop from my doc regarding my latest blood work, so I'm open to suggestions from this very wise community. When I'm Paleo, I'm hard core and do quite well. But when I fall off the cave wall, my food intake is pretty awful. Here's what I learned today after a 12-hour fast:

Total Cholesterol: 255 HDL: 93 TRG: 49 LDL: 152 Non-HDL: 162 TC / HDL: 2.7 Glucose: 84

My next blood test will be in October. What should I do between now and then to make a difference? Any and all suggestions will be entertained.

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on August 11, 2011
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HS CRP AND VIT D too......

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on August 11, 2011
at 09:19 PM

Statins???? NO FREAKING WAY!

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on August 11, 2011
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lower your carbs a bit and your glucose number will look better Get a fasting insulin level and a hbA1c to really see how your doing for AGE ALE production......your lipid panel tells me your gut is doing its job and so is your liver. To fine tune it....you could add thryoid and sex steroid panels and if they are sub optimal your HDL will go higher and your immune system will get even better.

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on August 11, 2011
at 07:28 PM

Looks like a pretty good lipid panel. An intelligent doctor would say, "well, your TC is high, but your HDL is excellent and your TGs are very low, so we should just retest in a year"

A terrible doctor would mention statins.

If you, for whatever reason, want to lower LDL, decrease butter and cream consumption. 259 is a good total though.

Good luck.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on August 11, 2011
at 09:19 PM

lower your carbs a bit and your glucose number will look better Get a fasting insulin level and a hbA1c to really see how your doing for AGE ALE production......your lipid panel tells me your gut is doing its job and so is your liver. To fine tune it....you could add thryoid and sex steroid panels and if they are sub optimal your HDL will go higher and your immune system will get even better.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on August 11, 2011
at 09:20 PM

HS CRP AND VIT D too......

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on August 11, 2011
at 09:19 PM

Statins???? NO FREAKING WAY!

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on August 11, 2011
at 07:46 PM

If you're concerned about the LDL number (and from my own research, I don't think you should be), then do a VAP test. It's likely that your LDL is Pattern A, that is, large and fluffy, which is harmless. I believe that this tends to be the case when LDL and HDL are high and Trigs are low. And, your HDL is definitely very high (which is good). The VAP test, which is directly measured and doesn't require fasting, will give you tons of info about your lipid profile, including Lp(a) and Apoliproproteins (the ratio of which is much more accurate and important in estimating cardiac risk according to some studies).

For what it's worth, my scores are pretty close to yours, my Lp(a) is relatively low (which is good, and welcome, since it seems to be genetic and not controllable), and my Apo B/A1 ratio is low, which is also good. I do believe that saturated fat tends to increase both LDL and HDL (with LDL being large and fluffy) while not increasing trigs, which in my estimation is a positive overall, so I'm certainly not going to stop eating it just because my non-specific LDL score is a little high according to conventional wisdom.

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on August 11, 2011
at 07:28 PM

IMO those numbers are just fine. Your HDL's are wonderful, the ratio b/w HDL/LDL is great, and your fasted blood glucose is spot on. My question to you is why would you want to make these numbers look different? Do you have a specific health concern? Performance/health goal in mind? If you want further specific testing done that would give you more insight about what's going on under the hood I would suggest getting a AA/omega-3 ratio, C-reative protein, vitamin D, and LDL particle size tests done. They all cost a bit more $$ but are all valuable bio-markers of health(perhaps more valuable than a typical blood panel).

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on August 11, 2011
at 07:04 PM

I've done science experiments on myself to look at both blood glucose and cholesterol. My cholesterol experiments have been a dismal failure, especially one where I jacked my fiber up for a month before the test (my LDL went up). Except for the LDL all your numbers look good, especially the sky high HDL. If it was me I'd cut out all butterfat for a month before the test to see what happens. For me that's a lot of cheese and butter.

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