Pooka, thank you very much for your reply, I'll definitely check those podcasts out when I get home as I'm eager to know more about the condition.
Buffdv, I've been Primal for about two months now and I already feel a lot better since ditching the grains (I used to eat a LOT of brown rice). I wasn't following a completely SAD diet pre-Paleo because I've had problems digesting wheat, gluten and dairy for years but I did used to eat a lot of gluten-free alternative foods that were embarrassingly high in sugar. Since going Paleo, my stomach has been so much better and I don't crave the foods I wasn't allowed to eat in the first place.
JudyCr, thanks for your support, it is a bit of a downer to find out about something like this but hopefully I'll have more tests done when I go to see the lipid specialist I've been referred to. I'm going to stay as Paleo as I possibly can and maybe just use olive oil sparingly when I make omelette or fried eggs.
Female, 5'3", 22. Living Primally since April 2012.