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  • LDL and coconut - testing my body!

    Alright, so the last time I had my blood drawn my LDL was really high.

    Chol - 315
    Glucose -83
    Trigs - 60
    HDLD - 83
    LDLD - 190
    Calculated LDL - 220

    That's after many months of regularly using coconut oil to cook, and using eggs to sop it into my belly.


    Now I'm going to replace the coconut oil with tallow for the next few months (Three? Maybe six? Or both!) and have it drawn again. I won't be changing anything else about my eating, just my primary cooking fat. Could be awhile, hang tight!

    That LDL just seems goofy high, even if the ratio IS within normal limits! I keep seeing people with 1 to 1 HDL/LDL and close. I know toying with these numbers isn't that critical. But my health insurance has begun to track my lipid numbers already. It's only a matter of time before I have to pay a higher rate for having "bad" numbers...
    Crohn's, doing SCD

  • #2
    In my opinion, coconut oil = refined industrial crap that should be kept to a minimum if hardly used at all.

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    • #3
      You'd be surprised how quickly your lipid panel can change. Mine changed drastically within 3 week time frames. One was cutting out things like coconut oil. Getting another NMR done in 2 weeks which is 2 months from my last.

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      • #4
        Why is coconut oil bad? Everything I have read says to use that for cooking. If we shouldn't use coconut oil, then what is a suitable replacement?

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        • #5
          Oh lawdy. Now coconut oil is bad? I disagree.

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          • #6
            It's not the coconut oil it's the saturated fat.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by rory535 View Post
              It's not the coconut oil it's the saturated fat.
              You think saturated fat is bad?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by oceangrl View Post
                You think saturated fat is bad?

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                When it doubles your LDL and potentially puts your LDL-P count around 2000, then yes I believe that saturated fat may be a problem for certain individuals.

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                • #9
                  My daughter made cupcakes with coconut oil three days ago (special occasion-the oldest was leaving for college). We had no other oil in the house besides olive oil. They were the best cupcakes I have ever eaten. Just sayin'.
                  As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.

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                  • #10
                    Personally I think beef tallow tastes way WAY better than coconut oil. It will be interested to see what it does to your blood results though. Good luck with your experiment.
                    Annie Ups the Ante
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                    • #11
                      Many on low carb forums used to claim it raised their LDL significantly compared to other fats. You should switch to Macadamia nut oil, it's probably the best and safest, it also has a high smoke point and fairly long shelf life. I only use coconut milk and in small quantities. 220 is a very high LDL. It's basically guaranteed your LDL-p would be very high as well.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Forgotmylastusername View Post
                        Many on low carb forums used to claim it raised their LDL significantly compared to other fats. You should switch to Macadamia nut oil, it's probably the best and safest, it also has a high smoke point and fairly long shelf life. I only use coconut milk and in small quantities. 220 is a very high LDL. It's basically guaranteed your LDL-p would be very high as well.
                        Really? At my last test, my calculated LDL-C was 4.7 mmol/L but ApoB was 1.15 g/L. ApoB/ApoA1 ratio was 0.54, indicating a low risk for CVD (see INTERHEART trial).

                        What is the basis of your claim for Macadamia oil being "probably the best and safest"?
                        Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

                        Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by oceangrl View Post
                          You think saturated fat is bad?

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                          You caught yourself a troll!!! Real it in nice and easy so you don't loose it!

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                          • #14
                            And to Knife.... are you doing dairy? I've actually seen the biggest changes in cholesterol revolve around including and excluding dairy. That one little thing really seems to make the biggest difference.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
                              You caught yourself a troll!!! Real it in nice and easy so you don't loose it!
                              So excited..I think it's my first one. No..wait..second one.

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