Here's another 'clueless' cardiologist - Dr. Kim Williams, President of American College of Cardiology - recommending a plant-based diet for his heart patients and also used it himself to reduce his cholesterol:
Originally Posted by NewOldGuy
----->CardioBuzz: Vegan Diet, Healthy Heart?
And then there's also another one: Dr. Neal Barnard who uses a plant based diet to reverse diabetes in his patients.
The OP's cholesterol is going up on primal and his glucose (I'm guessing fasting glucose) is going up, indicating insulin resistance. We know this is NOT unexpected on primal (even Mark discussed it recently). Instead of listening to random folks on the internet who want to justify bad lab results, why not listen to those Drs who show that you can reduce your risk of further heart attacks by just ditching the animal products and oils?
Try it for several months, re-check your labs or scans and see what happens. OR cross fingers and keep doing the same thing and hope for the best. Seems like a no-brainer to me.
Last edited by KimLean125byMar15; 08-02-2015 at 11:05 AM.
Starting Wt - 151 lbs, 32% Body Fat (Dec 2014) * Initial Goal - 125 lbs (reached-Sept 2015)
Current Wt - 118 lbs, 17% Body Fat (Mar 2016) * Final Goal - 118 lbs (Mar 2016-Done!)
Macros - 75%Carbs/15%Protein/10%Fat * 95% Plant-Based Diet (since June 2015)