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    I posted this on your original thread, but thought I'd repost here:

    I'm sure I read in Good Calories Bad Calories that LDL increases naturally for the first few months of a low carb diet, then falls after that. I finished reading the book a few weeks ago and now I've been skimming it, trying to find the reference to this. Does anyone else who's read GCBC remember coming across this?

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    Griff, no I don't have the LDL particle measures or VAP, but I have requested these today. Let's see if she responds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janky View Post
    What are the things he has you do Beef cake ? I'm asking b/c i have physical in two months.
    I am trying to find the exact list, but I remember 4g of fish oil a day and Red Yeast Rice, although I don't recall the amount. As far as diet, Low saturated fat, but 30% fat levels (with good fat, olive oil, etc. making up the bulk). He also said to exercise, but not the week of the blood draw. Not sure why, but I just followed his advice and it has worked. He stressed the two most important things were the 4g of fish oil a day and the 24 hour fast prior to the blood draw. He does the same thing for himself when he is upping his insurance, etc. He does have the benefit of being able to draw his own blood and have the labs done prior to going in for the insurance companies draw.
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    I get tested again in June so I will also have before and after results. It should be interesting!
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    I'm a little worried that she's concerned about the eggs. Anybody who has read any research should know that dietary cholesterol doesn't translate to serum cholesterol! It sounds like she is stuck in the past.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheapo View Post
    I look forward to seeing the "doping" protocol from your doctor. Mostly out of curiosity.
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    Yes, she seems to be concerned about the eggs. Since my cholesterol has gone up since going Primal and eating more eggs, she is primarily blaming them.

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    John: I doubt anyone providing advice on this have had open heart surgery like you have. Your earlier lipid profile, while it might not meet the scrutiny of forum members, is outstanding and what every cardiologist would want for their patient. I hope you get the VAP test and that it shows that your recent blood test is every bit as good as your earlier test or hopefully even better... but if the VAP test doesn't satisfy your cardiologist, you should heed your Dr. advice and follow your earlier diet protocol. We're all individuals and what might be good for 95% of the people may not be perfect for you since you've had open heart surgery all ready. I guess my point is that you shouldn't fire your doctor considering your past relationship with that doctor... and if you decide to go your own way on diet, your doctor may fire you as a patient.

    Thank you very much for posting your results and like everyone else I'm interested to see how it is resolved and wish you the best.

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    I second what some people said previously about it being the saturated fats that raise LDL. Until you know if it's pattern A or B it doesn't tell you a whole lot anyway. I thought I'd read that dietary cholesterol can raise your blood cholesterol sometimes but it shouldn't be all that much. GCBC also talks about cholesterol that is too low being associated more with overall mortality even if the incidence of heart disease is lower.

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