Grain Free since 2009, WP from 2005
~100% primal (because anything less makes me very sick)
Goal: hike across Sweden with my grandchildren when I retire in a few years
I am sorry you had to have your thyroid removed... it sucks to be dependent on a doctor. I am worried about that too since there is a family history of thyroid problems in my case.
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29: Dr. Thomas Dayspring | Cholesterol Testing: What Matters Most?
Posted on 10/01/2012 by Jimmy Moore • 0 Comments
AIR DATE: October 4, 2012 at 7PM ET
FEATURED EXPERT: Dr. Thomas Dayspring
FEATURED TOPIC: “Cholesterol Testing: What Matters Most?”
This week we’re very excited to bring to you one of the world’s leading lipidologists and experts on just about everything you could ever want to know about cholesterol numbers named Dr. Thomas Dayspring from LecturePad.org. He’s the Director of Cardiovascular Education at the Foundation for Health Improvement and Technology in Richmond, Virginia and is one of the most requested speakers in the United States with expertise on atherothrombosis, lipoprotein and vascular biology, advanced lipoprotein testing and more. Dr. Dayspring has given over 4000 lectures in all 50 states educating medical professionals and the lay public alike.
Many of you first heard him in Episode 585 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” podcast and afterwards had lots of questions for Dr. Dayspring about cholesterol. That’s why we decided to bring him back on ATLCX to take on the topic “Cholesterol Testing: What Matters Most?” so you can speak directly with him about your burning questions on your cholesterol concerns. This is a golden opportunity to get clarification on any issues regarding cholesterol testing that concern you.
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Annlee, thanks for the link to The Eating Academy and his series on cholesterol. Very detailed, complex, but very informative. I have been wading through this info for the last two days, and then I discovered that one of the four expert doctors that Peter referrenced, is the Doctor Dayspring who is on tonight's podcast. PERFECT TIMING! I submitted a question, but I'm not sure if it will be used on tonight's show.
I just listened to podcast #585 with Dr Dayspring. I have read and listened to many experts talk about CVD risk markers. Most agree that LDL-P is important but they always seem uncertain about LDL-P size. In this forum, I see many posts wher people say large, fluffy LDL's are benign. Dr Dayspring adamantly, emphatically and unequivocally says LDL size is UNIMPORTANT. He says large, fluffy LDL's are just as dangerous as small, dense LDL's if you have too many of them. I want to learn more about Dr Dayspring but he certainly comes across as very credible. His discussion about trigs being the main culprit, especially in IR people like myself was fascinating.
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He did cover my question, which was the one about losing 45 pounds and whether this could impact my cholesterol levels as fats were released from adipocites. He felt that was possible but did sound concerned about my high LDL count and recommended I retest soon using test for APO-B and also NMR.
I was very concerned that he said Triglycerides should be under 100 and actually, really should be 70 or less. Mine is still 122 and I only eat 40-50 grams of carbs per day! What could be wrong with me. I have now done an about face on putting off the second test and will go for the second test but I will insist on at least the APO-B test and probably the NMR also.