Thanks for the info.
This is more elevated than my LDL has normally been, but not that far from. I've normally had TC around 215 most my life and LDL about 140. About 6 months ago, I started 'trying' to be healthy and actually take fish oil pills like my doctor kept telling me to and went on a paleo-ish diet and started exercising regularly.
I was eating egg/veggie omelettes in the morning, usually fish and vegetables at lunch, and ate sushimi/sushi a lot (2-3x per week), had turkey/pork at home, and was juicing veggies everyday and eating raw sauerkraut. I ate quite a bit of fermented dairy too, mainly kefir, yogurt & cheese, and nuts. Also ate a bunch of fresh veggies every day. Replaced cooking w EVOO with coconut oil. I was thinking I was being healthy and lost 15lbs without trying. I wasn't tracking my diet, but I would guess it was about... 40% fat, 40% protein, 20% carbs.
I also went on a supplement routine at the same time... I was worried about oxidation, and this was what I found somewhere online was supposed to improve oxidized LDL numbers. No idea if this was a good plan or not, so if you guys have some feedback from experience, I'd appreciate it. The doctor just recommended fish oil, which wasn't a good plan either.
I started taking daily:
usana mega antioxidant 2x
usana chelated minerals 2x
usana proflavanol C100 x1
usana coquinone30 x1
usana hepasil DTX x2
usana fish oil 1000/mg x2
Then after about 6 months of that, my blood work looked like this. It's a different crazy expensive test at Boston Heart Labs and I think the Direct-LDL is actual as opposed to calculated.
Total Cholesterol: 287
Direct LDL-C: 217
In the same results I also found out that I was E3/E4 and after some research found my way here.
I took the test just after Christmas, and have been on my new vegan diet for about a week. So about a month went by between this test and the blood work I just posted.
I was planning on keeping my supplements the same except for 2 things:
* dropping the fish oil
* Adding 3000IU D3 (my multi has 1000 already) and doing sun therapy once per week. My vitamin D is at 20.
But since I just came up with this myself after reading, I'm a bit worried that I'm taking too many supplements that would end up hurting me? So if you guys have any feedback, I would very much appreciate it.
I'm tracking my diet on chronometer from this point forward and getting NMR panels once per month to help me learn. And I'll keep everything posted here too so that you guys can learn with me.