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    Is this a GP or cardiologist that wants you on statins? If its just a GP then you might want to start looking for a cardiologist that understands nutrition and how to use it to prevent/fix coronary heart disease.

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    Gp, does a cardiologist have to be referred by the gp? Wouldn't I just get the same advice from them? Dr oz style?

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    I'm not sure about being referred it might depend on your health plan. Perhaps finding a new GP might be a better first step, if you don't trust that your GP is giving you good advice then what good are they? Bottom line, I wouldn't start statins unless all roads have been explored, real risk has been assessed, and the need was determined by a specialist. Some people do actually benefit from statins due to genetic issues.

    I'm in a similar boat as you. Age 36, high BP, weight was 290-310 (265ish now), and low HDL. Thankfully My trigs were low ~50 as was my LDL. My Dr. put me on atenolol for the BP, wanted me on niacin for the and told me to lose weight. I said no to the niacin, it makes me dizzy for a couple hours, and I'm trying to raise it through diet. As long as the weight is going down and the BP is managed she is happy for now.

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    It's good to hear your numbers were better. I really see the nurse practitioner rather than the dr. I've been going there since I was a kid. I'm sure that the whole office has the same guidelines though. And I think I'd be hard pressed to find a dr within 1 hour of me that thinks any different.


    I guess I was hoping for someone with similar numbers to chime in so I can get a since if my numbers will change for the better if I continue this life style change. Sitting here thinking I'm giving myself coronary heart disease is kinda adding some stress.

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    Another ?

    I'm wondering why my hdl is so low, bc I have eaten a lot of butter over the past 3 weeks. Sometimes close to a stick a day. Should I cut back on it since its not helping right now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chewy63 View Post
    My diet for three weeks has been pretty good.
    Grains= once a week at hu hot
    Starches= three to four sweet potatoes a week
    Cheats= 3 slices of pizza
    Walking=no
    Age=36

    Erin

    -3 weeks not enough time after diet change
    -if loosing weight the lipids will be out of wack until weight stabilises
    -you're not quite 'living primal'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chewy63 View Post
    Another ?

    I'm wondering why my hdl is so low, bc I have eaten a lot of butter over the past 3 weeks. Sometimes close to a stick a day. Should I cut back on it since its not helping right now?

    Erin
    As pretty much everyone has said, 3 weeks is not long enough. Primal is certainly not the cause of your current cholesterol numbers. Take a blood test again in 3-6 months, and see what direction all of the numbers are going in. You want to see TC, Trigs and LDL go down, and HDL go up.
    Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

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    Hello all,

    I just had my 3 month follow up lipid panel. Here's the numbers.

    Tc = 234
    Try's=225
    Hdl=40
    Ldl=149

    I'm down 30lbs to 270lbs.
    I've been eating primal but probably in the 200 carb range.

    What does everybody think? They obviously wanted to put me on a staton. I told them I wanted to continue with diet changes for now and they were fine with that and set another 3 month test.

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    Yay! Vast improvement if the numbers mattered. Also, expect bad numbers as long as you are losing weight. Wait until you've lost all your weight, then check again.


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    Improvement is good!

    Are you exercising? I think that's supposed to be good for Hdl.

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