First blood work since being vegetarian
Don't have it yet, but last week I got my bloods done, and I just got a call from my doctor's surgery. They want to see me. My last blood work was two years ago, and I didn't even get a phone call.
I got cholesterol, thyroid (just TSH), and Ferritin checked. I'm anticipating that my cholesterol has gone up from the already "high" figure it was when I was veggie (6.2 / 239.75. LDL- 3 / 116, HDL:3.2 / 123), and that my doc wants to give me a lecture about cutting down on fat and animal products (he's vegetarian).
However, I suspect I have thyroid issues. If my LDL has gone up it may be a marker of that.
We've got free health care here, and my doc thinks understanding medicine is only for the chosen ones. Asking him to give me a full thyroid panel will be like drawing blood (from a stone).
Any suggestions on what can I say to convince him? Should I talk about the LDL-thyroid link? Should I play dumb (I'm good at that )?
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat