Juliegee wrote:Out of curiosity, why'd you stop the resveratrol?
Julie -- definitely happy about this. I bought a large bottle of resveratrol and never refilled when I ran out. I'd like to say that I had some definite plan, but it was more like "Hmm, one less pill to take. OK."
Kitano wrote:Richard, always good to have such a low oxidized LDL to counteract the lp(a) risk. How much EVOO do you consume? Nuts? The nuts and EVOO almost double my overall fat grams to 20, but the satiety and IR improve. We share the steady decaf green tea and olives, but I restarted reservatrol. Do you take tumeric instead of curcumin?
First, I tried to minimize adding concentrated fats to my diet. When I did add oils, I relied mostly on EVOO, so definitely <1 tablespoon/day was the norm. I enjoy some cashews and macadamia nuts but they were max an ounce per day. Avocados are daily for me between guacamole and a diary-free avocado/banana chocolate pudding. Part of my dietary change was completely eliminating dairy and eggs (in addition to already being gluten free x3 years) that was focused on treating eosinophilic esophagitis and ankylosing spondylitis. The result is one less avenue for concentrated sources of SFA and dietary cholesterol. While I mentioned turmeric, it is concentrated root extract (95%) with the most recent bottle including black pepper to slow the clearance.
Since it is so hard to make the Lp(a) budge and to do so required large amounts of SFA and niacin with way too much flushing and elevated morning BG, I'm going to settle on being really pleased with the very low oxLDL.
Anybody else get oxLDL tested?