Guys, I wanted to share my mother's blood tests. She has been primal for months now and she's feeling great.
She had high cholesterol before transitioning from a SAD-ish diet.
Here are her new results:
HDL: 79 mg/dL
LDL: 179 mg/dL
VLDL: 14 mg/dL
Trig: 70 mg/dL
Total: 272 (LDL + HDL + [Trigs/5])
Total Lipids: 530
Oxidized LDL, antibodies: 16.8 UE/mL (indicator of arteroeschlerosis, plaque and other vascular issues)
< 20 UE/mL= NEGATIVE
20-25 UE/mL= INDETERMEDIATE
> 25 UE/mL= POSITIVE)
Now, if my understanding of the results is correct, her Trig/HDL ratio seems pretty bad.
But then, the Oxidized LDL, antibodies tests are negative.
I have seen her weekly cooking menus and the food seems almost completely primal except for the eventual mozzarella in caprese salads, some legumes such as string beans, and dairy in the form of heavy cream.
So whats the deal with her Trig/HDL ratio then?
Maybe most of the meat they are eating is not grass-fed. Trying to come up with further advice to help her lower that ratio. Any ideas?