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Paleo for reversing atherosclerosis?

Commented on June 03, 2014
Created May 15, 2014 at 10:45 AM

I recently developed little yellow patches under each eye which are xanthelasma (deposits of cholesterol) so I did a cholesterol test the other day, it was only a 'total cholesterol' self-test but it was high. My dad also had sky high cholesterol & tryglicerides when he died of a heart attack aged 60.

How should I change my diet accordingly in line with paleo to reverse this accumulation of cholesterol which if coming out under my eyes is probably filling my arteries aswell?

I eat low carb (upto 50g net carbs) and have switched my fats from lard/ghee to olive oil/avocado oil/coconut oil, i snack on coconut, avocado & raw veggies during the day, most nights I eat veggies saut??ed in 5 tbspn olive oil with seafood.

Appreciate any advice on this

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on June 03, 2014
at 06:26 PM

Thanks for the advice, it doesn't look like i can use those sites outside of the US but seeing as i have xanthelasma and am quite young/in a high risk group my doctor should allow me the tests that i need. I already supplement D3, Mg, started with C & Lysine today and will also get some K2. I'm also experimenting with upping carbs as i notice the xanthelasmas seem to diminish the morning after having some.

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on June 03, 2014
at 06:12 PM

Ditto on the notifications, once you turn them off, they don't turn back on. :( I would say don't supplement with calcium, and get enough D3, magnesium and especially K2. As for tests, you could do a genetic test via 23andMe or Ancestry.com and run that through promethease, but I'm sure you already know the answer from the other symptoms. You could also google Dr. Davis and Heartscan. His page is here: http://www.trackyourplaque.com/

A heart scan is an x-ray that checks for plaque in arteries. You'll need to research his site and web posts for more, as I'm not familiar with it all.

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

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on June 02, 2014
at 02:17 PM

I'm going to the docs soon, are there any other checks you'd advise? After some research it seems that most people with Xanthelasma have low HDL and are ApoE3/4. I'm obviously going to get full cholesterol breakdown inc LDL particle size, a food sensitivity test, determine my ApoE...

It seems quite a pickle to be ApoE3/4 especially as im showing warning signs of atherosclerosis, I can't tolerate high carb & feel good doing keto so If im ApoE3/4 i guess I have to do strict keto/high fat but low cholesterol (seafood & coconut oil)

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on May 23, 2014
at 12:26 PM

Doing some research it seems people with xanthelasma pretty much all have low HDL levels

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2717981

I wonder whether my increase of carbs has led to my cholesterol levels getting out of wack as I started having 100g of carbs per day (ice cream at first but now white potatoes) and a few weeks later the yellow patches appeared, I'd been low carb for over a year so don't think that caused the xanthelasma. Having a search around it seems quite a few people get lowered HDL and/or raised triglycerides when reintroducing carbs.

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

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on May 22, 2014
at 07:51 PM

I definitely feel at my healthiest after some decent exercise, always a good reminder cheers ;)

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on May 22, 2014
at 07:50 PM

I only just saw these comments as i turned off notifications, thanks for the advice, i do need to get to the docs soon, i wiki'd familial homocystinuria and the first 4/5 symptoms damn near described me, i don't fully have knock knees but my legs do curve in considerably. Hopefully my doc will let me test for these things.

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on May 15, 2014
at 08:25 PM

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on May 15, 2014
at 08:13 PM

Get yourself checked out for familial homocystinuria - if you have it,

B6, B12, folate are critical.

Next, see which APOe your DNA codes for. These will help guide your actions.

Also see:

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/12/47 I don't know how true this is, but an AI protocol may help.

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

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on May 22, 2014
at 07:50 PM

I only just saw these comments as i turned off notifications, thanks for the advice, i do need to get to the docs soon, i wiki'd familial homocystinuria and the first 4/5 symptoms damn near described me, i don't fully have knock knees but my legs do curve in considerably. Hopefully my doc will let me test for these things.

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

(777)

on June 02, 2014
at 02:17 PM

I'm going to the docs soon, are there any other checks you'd advise? After some research it seems that most people with Xanthelasma have low HDL and are ApoE3/4. I'm obviously going to get full cholesterol breakdown inc LDL particle size, a food sensitivity test, determine my ApoE...

It seems quite a pickle to be ApoE3/4 especially as im showing warning signs of atherosclerosis, I can't tolerate high carb & feel good doing keto so If im ApoE3/4 i guess I have to do strict keto/high fat but low cholesterol (seafood & coconut oil)

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