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  • Should I worry about my TC?

    I keep hearing that TC is meaningless but yet I am told that I should eat more food with cholesterol in order to increase my TC. Here are my numbers. Can someone tell me whether I should worry about these numers?

    TC 130
    HDL 62
    TRIGLYCERIDES 65
    LDL 55
    NON-HDL CHOLESTEROL 68

  • #2
    I'd say yes and no.

    No, if your cholesterol is within relatively normal ranges, don't worry about it. However, primal eating and living as advocated by Mark seems to point to slightly different "normal and healthy" ranges than CW would tell you. Tends to be higher.

    Yes if you are at the extremes, that is, extremely high, or even MORE dangerous, extremely low. But again, these numbers are changed a bit from the CW wisdom because primal seems to advocate higher overall levels as being healthy and safe.
    "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Drumroll View Post
      I'd say yes and no.

      No, if your cholesterol is within relatively normal ranges, don't worry about it. However, primal eating and living as advocated by Mark seems to point to slightly different "normal and healthy" ranges than CW would tell you. Tends to be higher.

      Yes if you are at the extremes, that is, extremely high, or even MORE dangerous, extremely low. But again, these numbers are changed a bit from the CW wisdom because primal seems to advocate higher overall levels as being healthy and safe.
      Would you say that my numbers are within relatively normal ranges not according to CW?

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      • #4
        I'd definitely say you are on the low end of the spectrum. But no doctor who is indoctrinated to the CW way of nutrition would ever raise an alarm because they would not know otherwise. To such a doctor, you numbers would be great!

        Just remember, Mark and others have pointed to studies that show that women with cholesterol levels over 200 seem to live longer lives. It's ok if you choose not to follow this advice, because that's all it was ever intended to be. It is not some God-given primal law.

        I would say that over 275 is definitely a high number to worry about. But it gets trickier when trying to determine a healthy "low-range" number.

        Just remember the term "advice" and determine for yourself where your stance/goals are.
        "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Drumroll View Post
          I'd definitely say you are on the low end of the spectrum. But no doctor who is indoctrinated to the CW way of nutrition would ever raise an alarm because they would not know otherwise. To such a doctor, you numbers would be great!

          Just remember, Mark and others have pointed to studies that show that women with cholesterol levels over 200 seem to live longer lives. It's ok if you choose not to follow this advice, because that's all it was ever intended to be. It is not some God-given primal law.

          I would say that over 275 is definitely a high number to worry about. But it gets trickier when trying to determine a healthy "low-range" number.

          Just remember the term "advice" and determine for yourself where your stance/goals are.
          Thank you for your advice. I am not having any health issues so I am going to just conclude that my numbers are fine. I am going to look for these studies, would you happen to have any links handy?

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          • #6
            Mark Hyman, MD: Why Women Should Stop Their Cholesterol-Lowering Medication

            Pay particular attention to the middle section where then author talks about how low cholesterol levels might be bad for women.
            "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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            • #7
              http://www.westonaprice.org/cardiova...gh-cholesterol

              A general article on the benefits of having a higher cholesterol level.
              "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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              • #8
                High Cholesterol Causes Heart Disease?* Truth Revealed!

                It's a little alarmist, yes, but the information is solid.
                "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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                • #9
                  Your tiglicerides are way to high...you may die tomorrow.

                  Joking but it would be nice to see your HDL higher than your triglicerides.

                  Was LDL measured or calculated?
                  Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
                  PS
                  Don't forget to play!

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                  • #10
                    If you're young and don't have any other risk factors for heart disease, I wouldn't worry about it much. If you're curious about your risk of atherosclerosis, you could get an NMR for a precise LDL particle count. The general consensus seems to be that under 1000 is where you want to be.

                    Ignore the fear mongering about low cholesterol. Epidemiology doesn't prove anything, even if it agrees with us.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Drumroll View Post
                      Mark Hyman, MD: Why Women Should Stop Their Cholesterol-Lowering Medication

                      Pay particular attention to the middle section where then author talks about how low cholesterol levels might be bad for women.
                      I am not on statins. He says that there is a lower risk of heart disease in older people. I don't fall into that category.
                      This whole article questions statins, which doesn't apply to me.
                      Thanks for the link though.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Drumroll View Post
                        http://www.westonaprice.org/cardiova...gh-cholesterol

                        A general article on the benefits of having a higher cholesterol level.
                        THis one doesn't open

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Dirlot View Post
                          Your tiglicerides are way to high...you may die tomorrow.

                          Joking but it would be nice to see your HDL higher than your triglicerides.

                          Was LDL measured or calculated?

                          Don't know

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Drumroll View Post
                            High Cholesterol Causes Heart Disease?* Truth Revealed!

                            It's a little alarmist, yes, but the information is solid.
                            I need to read this again as it is hard to follow with all the references not taking you to the source directly but I will study this again.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Timthetaco View Post
                              If you're young and don't have any other risk factors for heart disease, I wouldn't worry about it much. If you're curious about your risk of atherosclerosis, you could get an NMR for a precise LDL particle count. The general consensus seems to be that under 1000 is where you want to be.

                              Ignore the fear mongering about low cholesterol. Epidemiology doesn't prove anything, even if it agrees with us.
                              Thank you very much! I am young and do not have any risk factors for heart disease. I might ask for LDL count at some point just out of curiosity.

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