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by SoCalGuy
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: I guess I'll be taking a statin
Replies: 40
Views: 1323

Re: I guess I'll be taking a statin

I agree completely on taking a coronary artery calcium scan. Overall your basic cholesterol numbers don't look bad at all. If your CAC score is zero then you have no plaque build up at all and I would resist taking a statin. There are some other things you can look at but a CAC is easy, cheap and gi...
by SoCalGuy
Fri May 31, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: confused about Gundry diet
Replies: 21
Views: 1591

Re: confused about Gundry diet

He has also been a proponent of consuming a liter of olive oil per week but that didn't work for me given my APOE 3/4 status. So his recipes may not work particularly well for people who have trouble with high amounts of fat. SoCalGuy, Just saw this post and am confused about what you mean by this....
by SoCalGuy
Wed May 22, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: confused about Gundry diet
Replies: 21
Views: 1591

Re: confused about Gundry diet

My big focus was Apo B What is your APO B / Apo A-1 ratio? Ratios are typically more telling than an absolute number. I've been a Dr Gundry patient for a few years now, following his dietary advice. My Apo B level in isolation has always been on the high side, but he's never been concerned with tha...
by SoCalGuy
Wed May 22, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: confused about Gundry diet
Replies: 21
Views: 1591

Re: confused about Gundry diet

He has also been a proponent of consuming a liter of olive oil per week but that didn't work for me given my APOE 3/4 status. So his recipes may not work particularly well for people who have trouble with high amounts of fat. Was the reflected in your blood panels? Gundry himself recommends APOE4s ...
by SoCalGuy
Wed May 01, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: confused about Gundry diet
Replies: 21
Views: 1591

Re: confused about Gundry diet

I'm reading Gundry's new book, the Longevity Paradox and getting more and more confused. In the first half of the book he makes a good case about animal protein and saturated fat being harmful, but the recipes are heavy on cheese and coconut milk with no substitutions listed. He spends time talking...
by SoCalGuy
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Help understanding my lipid profile and statin choices?
Replies: 22
Views: 1463

Re: Help understanding my lipid profile and statin choices?

New Lipid Profile. I ordered the cheapest NMR profile from Walkinlab, just got results. Which are bad. Attia and Dayspring say that LDL-P is the essential measure. Or Apo B, not measured in this test. TC is 243, high for me (10-year average 186) HDL-C is 38 (10-year average 31) LDL-P is high at 228...
by SoCalGuy
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Howdy - Just getting started
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Re: Howdy - Just getting started

The fasting part is so interesting to me. Back when I regularly ate whole grain cereal and milk (Wheat Chex or Shredded Wheat) for breakfast, I'd crash about 10:30 am and be desperate to eat anything and everything. Now that I am lowish carb, waiting until noon or 1 for my first meal is a non-issue...
by SoCalGuy
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Coffee?
Replies: 16
Views: 1418

Re: Coffee?

How many of you are Coffee drinkers? I wonder not a big fan of hot drinks any other suggestions to get the benefits of coffee consumption? Thanks, Friends. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321406.php I love coffee. I actually switched to decaf so I can drink more. :D I'd think some form of...
by SoCalGuy
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Help understanding my lipid profile and statin choices?
Replies: 22
Views: 1463

Re: Help understanding my lipid profile and statin choices?

SoCalGuy, I was teaching myself the various lipid components and studying the cholesterol medications and came to understand that my TC and my LDL are pretty good, but HDL and TG are not. As you pointed out, fibrates are good at raising HDL and lowering TG, and I will bring that up with the doc. An...
by SoCalGuy
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Help understanding my lipid profile and statin choices?
Replies: 22
Views: 1463

Re: Help understanding my lipid profile and statin choices?

I’m looking for authoritative documentation of Dr. Bredesen’s advice not to lower total cholesterol below 150. I’ve read the wiki entry on lipids several times. I need evidence for my cardiologist. I’m 69 year old male, APOE 4/4, controlled hypertension, controlled T2D (H1Bac always 5.7), eating lo...

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