When are High HDL and low triglycerides indicative of problems on a Paleo/WAPF style diet?
I recently asked my doctor for a lipid profile. I started a more WAPF way of eating just around the time of my last lipid profile (life insurance requested) about 3.5 years ago. My HDL and triglyercides were in the fifties back then (all organic foods, not particularly high or low fat, freely ate grains).
My most recent results were HDL 92 and Triglyercides 36. I would be happy (my family has a history of heart disease and diabetes), but I just saw that high HDL may be indicative of an issue if there is inflammation or infection. I only have basic bloodwork, but my CBC, thyroid, iron, and metabolic panels are in the normal ranges. I am 5'6" and 125 pounds and my fasting glucose was 78. I am really trying to do what I can to avoid the family legacies.
If I do not have an issue to worry about, then what factors likely increased the HDL? I consume pastured meats, primarily ruminant, some raw pastured dairy (mostly higher fat items), coconut oil daily while trying to limit o6. I also eat a ton of organic veggies, keep gluten free/low grain (but moderate carb). Thanks!
asked byTania (15)
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on May 06, 2012
at 03:52 AM
"HDL may promote fungal infections" from http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?p=4066 If you have none stick with the answer above.