That's a great post, thanks for that. I agree with eating whole foods, avoiding bad oils and processed foods, I steer well clear of those.
Originally Posted by qqemokitty
Thanks for reply, like the look of the site you linked, will take a look.
Originally Posted by Neckhammer
I have also read that those with heart attacks etc. generally have low choesterol, but I have also read the exact opposite, hence my confusion and frustration!
I had an ultrasound on my arteries going up either side of my neck, they showed the left one to be a fair bit thickened than normal, it was 1.4mm in places, and up to 2mm in a small section. Reading here:
Intima-media thickness - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It states 'However, an IMT greater than 0.9-1mm is almost certainly are indicative of atherosclerosis and increased risk of cardiovascular disease' Hence my concern, and searching for a way to reverse this.
I wouldn't really be worried about my cholesterol numbers either if I had clean arteries.
Last edited by Beachgirl; 08-15-2013 at 08:47 PM.
Ah, I see why you are talking about now (re: furry carotids). I'm gonna take it your a non-smoker. Any signs of metabolic syndrome? Exercise?
More information required.
Where did you come from health wise?
Is there any trend in your Insulin/Glucose levels & have you checked Leptin levels?
Do you have any overt symptoms, how's your thyroid & metabolic rate?
How is the rest of your life health wise, stress exercise, daily movement?
Have you seen any improvements in the last three years?
Have you tried IF, this is another very valuable dietary tool, kind of like a halfway variation, where even though you may eat a good amount of carbs, your body still spends more time in the part-keto zone because of the fasting.
That's the United States dilemma...
Originally Posted by JonnyH
The corporations fund their own research which shows exactly what they want it to show, the government picks/funds certain research which shows exactly what they want it to show, they all claim it is "science", but everything contradicts everything else, leaving people confused. Meat is good, but meat also causes cancer? Fat is good but fat also causes heart attack? Salt is good or salt is bad? Doesn't make sense.
Since they are so confused they start saying "everything in moderation", which translated means "we don't have a clue".
Here are some books I would recommend you read before ever asking advice from Jack Kruse. He is a nutcase extraordinaire.
The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson
Perfect Health Diet by Paul Jaminet
Live Young Forever by Jack Lalanne
All of these guys say basically the same thing, in different ways: No processed foods, especially sugar, flour, and veg oils; Carb/Fat/Protein all user-dependant; There is no one-size-fits-all approach; Exercise for fitness, not weightloss; Eat for health and fat loss
Oh, and since you are mainly concerned about your arterial condition you may be interested in the "track your plaque" program with William Davis (cardiologist and author of Wheat Belly) here Track Your Plaque Heart Disease Prevention and Reversal Online
Hi, yeah never smoked, always exercised regularly, cycling mainly, bit of running, walking and weights once or twice a week. I’m slim, 5’9”, 137lbs.
Originally Posted by Neckhammer
No sign of metabolic syndrome, CRP always below 1.
Hi, always been healthy, no major ops or illnesses, I’m 46 now.
Originally Posted by Omni
My insulin and glucose levels have always been good, never had my Leptin checked, didn’t know you could!
My thyroid, apparently is ok, metabollic rate, not sure, I do suffer with the cold, but put that being down to being very lean.
As I said before, I have always exercised regularly, cycling mainly, bit of running, walking and weights once or twice a week.
In the last 3 years me health has slowly got worse if anything, I’ve had what seems like a constant sore throat, with bit of a chesty cough, like when your coming down with something, but it never progresses into anything. Had lots of checks with the docs, had chest x-ray, antibiotics etc. still there now.
I have tried IF, going from dinner at 5pm, and not eating to 9 or 10am the following day. Did feel ok on that, may start to do more of that.