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Raw Vegan to Paleo: a two year cholesterol journey

Answered on October 20, 2014
Created October 09, 2014 at 2:58 AM

Hey all Here is a more comprhensive verision of a question i asked a few days ago. I just got my most recent Cholesterol tests and I am concerned. 

October 2014 (18 months paleo):

Total: 350

HDL: 91

LDL: 258

TRI: 80

Here are my past numbers

April 2014 (9 months paleo):

Total: 294

HDL: 91

LDL: 186

TRI: 83

June 2013 (3 month paleo)

Total: 316

HDL: 104

LDL: 204

TRI: 39

Feb 2012 (6 months raw vegan)

Total: 192

HDL: 63

LDL: 122

TRI: 33

 

Me: Male 27 years 6'2" 152 lbs

Lifestyle: Active bike commuter, weights a couple times a week, work on my feet.

Sleep: 7-8 hrs

Diet: Paleo, do not drink or smoke, cheat meals are nothing more substatial than some corn tortillas or a bit of dark chocolate. lowish carb (under 150 grams, all from potatoes sweet potatoes, some fruit

 

Whew! this reads like the worst okcupid profile ever drafted. I was happy with my april numbers and would like to get back to em. I thinking of cutting out eggs for a month (i was eating 3-5 p/day), any suggestion/ experiecnes would be a great help thanks.

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on October 09, 2014
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heavy cream in coffee, whey protien (one serving p/day

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on October 09, 2014
at 12:16 PM

Dairy? 

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on October 20, 2014
at 06:25 AM

Don't forget about the delicious and bargain priced canned fish options like: smoked clams, smoked oysters, trout, tuna and mackerel.

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on October 10, 2014
at 03:02 AM

Cut the butter and eggs back, switch from red meat to fish for protein. Wait 3 months to see what happens.

Your HDL is phenomenal. Because of that your TC/HDL ratio has increased only slightly despite the rise in LDL, and it's an extremely good ratio, well below 5.

http://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/updates/update0205c.shtml

See if dietary wonking the fat and protein can pull the LDL down to 200.

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on October 10, 2014
at 09:41 PM

I hot smoked some pork sirloin roasts this week. They were the cheapest boneless cuts available. They're a lot leaner than shoulder and ribs, and turn out dryer and chewier. But to get LDL down meats like this might help. 

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on October 10, 2014
at 02:48 PM

cant afford the 'more fish' part but i work at farmers markets so, ill opt for some leaner cuts o pork n beef. Thanks

 

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on October 09, 2014
at 02:48 PM

Have you had your thyroid tested?  This happened to me and was found that going low carb put my thyroid (TSH) into hybernation mode and well documented here. http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2011/09/high-ldl-on-paleo-revisited-low-carb-the-thyroid/

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on October 09, 2014
at 03:54 PM

Had thyriod checked all numbers are fine

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on October 09, 2014
at 03:41 PM

150 grams of carbs a day is not low carb. 

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