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Paleo and lipid panels

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 28, 2013 at 5:48 PM

The weight I lost and have kept off for over a year now, 35 lbs. I'm 51 years old, male and moderately active. Last year, my Dr put me on Zocor 10mg for my cholesterol, actually it was in Oct 2011. I had my hernia surgery that November and laying on the sofa with my google tv keyboard I was searching the web and learned about Paleo. I started immediately, by the end of Dec of 2011 I had already lost 10 lbs --- All WITHOUT exercise! Diet only, afterall I was recovering from hernia surgery and not allowed to lift over 10 lbs.

At my checkup I told my doc I quit taking the Zocor, this was just two months after I started it and one month on Paleo. She ran my blood work and was surprised to see my LDL (bad stuff?) remained about the same, the HDL (good stuff?) improved dramatically and my triglycerides (really the bad stuff!) improved to what she said was equivalent to a 25 year old athlete! Seriously? Yep seriously. She said, fine I agree with you, you don't need Zocor (by the way my Blood Pressure has improved greatly also, she had been warning me that'd I'd have to go on that back in Oct as well but I told her I could fix that on my own & I did!).

Fast forward to October 2012, she was amazed to see that not only had most of my numbers remained in good standing, my HDL & Triglycerides improved even more.

I'm telling you this because I have been paying special attention to eating a low carb / high fat & protein diet. Low carb meaning: no sweets, bread, potato, pasta, artificial sweeteners, prepackaged foods, juices, etc... I get all of my carbs from veggies and a little fruit here and there.

Today I just got the results of my latest blood test. More improvement in HDL & Triglycerides. Also, dealing with an autoimmune disorder, my thyroid TSH, Free T3 & Free T4, THYG & TPO all improved dramatically.

I'm just trying to share with you my happy results to help motivate you to try and stick with this. It's not a get thin quick program, it's a long-term lifestyle improvement program. Go for it!!

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on October 29, 2013
at 04:20 AM

Sorry but a bunch of folks will tell you that you must exercise to lose weight. Low carb can't possibly be good for you. Congratulations for being a great example of why some of us love Paleo !!!!!

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on October 29, 2013
at 02:35 AM

Update: Oct 2013, lipid panels improved by another 20 points. Triglycerides have remained very good and Thyroid number improved yet again. Paleo is the answer for me!

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on April 11, 2013
at 10:19 PM

I agree, having a single "post your lipid numbers!" thread would be nice.

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on March 29, 2013
at 03:50 PM

None taken! Thanks for your story.My #'s did the the same thing that why I asked.

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on March 28, 2013
at 09:27 PM

And to try auto-immune protocols of Robb Wolf & Diane Sanfillipo and see Thyroid numbers so much improved.

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on March 28, 2013
at 09:24 PM

No disrespect JimRed, I'm not going to post my cholesterol numbers because every-time I see someone who does I see comments all over the place positive and negative and then arguments abound. Let me put it this way My LDL stayed basically the same which she was at first concerned about while my HDL went up significantly and my Triglycerides which I will post went from 189 in 2011 to 79 then 66 in 2012 and now 51 today 3/25/2013. To have a prescription writing prone internist say that she is very happy with these numbers is enough to make me proud of my over 1 year on Paleo....

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on March 28, 2013
at 08:23 PM

Good job!,what are your #'s ?

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on March 28, 2013
at 07:07 PM

Please don't close this as "Not a question"...great to hear these stories

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on March 28, 2013
at 09:03 PM

there should be a section on this site where people can post these kinda things without worrying about whether its a question or not. Good goin Cutbert :) !

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on April 11, 2013
at 10:19 PM

I agree, having a single "post your lipid numbers!" thread would be nice.

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on June 01, 2013
at 02:54 PM

Sounds like a success story. Never really understood why so many people have health problems and had to take medication until I saw what they ate. Combining a poor diet with a heap of sugar and starch which both turn into mainly glucose in the body could have something to do with it.

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on March 28, 2013
at 06:17 PM

I love hearing stories like these! Congratulations on your success! Now if only I could convince my parents...especially my mom who has triglycerides near 400.

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on March 28, 2013
at 06:08 PM

Good job!! You hit the nail on the head when you said it's not a "get thin quick" program. In my experience, worrying about weight is not the main thing about this lifestyle. It's long term health. The slimming down is secondary to all the other improvements to your health. I could get slimmer faster if I starved myself, but who knows how bad that would be on me long term. Eat well, move well. Just like we were designed to do.

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on March 28, 2013
at 09:27 PM

And to try auto-immune protocols of Robb Wolf & Diane Sanfillipo and see Thyroid numbers so much improved.

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