Congrats on the results, Stavia! It's nice to see positive results from all that work.
I have to offer a bit of caution relying only on the TG/HDL as a marker of particle size. Here's my last NMR (July):
TG = 76
HDL = 80
Yep, a ratio less than 1. So what's the problem?
My NMR also showed LDL-P jumped from 1147 to 1599 and LDL small size jumped from 93 to 522.
Inflammatory markers all low, insulin at 2, and HbA1c at 5.3 (unchanged from last test), so not looking like insulin resistant.
So, it was definitely a WTF moment.
After consultation with my doc, he's not overly worried (seems to lean towards high LDL isn't necessarily a bad thing if inflammation is low) but we're looking at changes that happened between last year's test and this one.
Last year I dropped my estrogen amounts because I wasn't metabolizing right, dialed back aerobic exercise and weight training (damn RA) and dropped Vitamin D from 10,000 to 2500 (I was well over 90 at last test). So, we've reupped the estrogen (and I'm working on the healing my ancient stress pathways to rebalance my hormonal systems per my Last, Best Cure post) and I'm working out on the elliptical a little harder and back to more weight reps to hopefully to beat those small particles into remission. I'm not upping Vitamin D since I'm happy with my last result at 50. Gonna retest in 6 months.
I think we all need to understand that our APOE4 friends might throw us discordant results from time-to-time, so more data might just be better in understanding what is going on underneath the hood so to speak, so we can fine-tune.
We also know that weight loss can skew results, too. So, maybe look to an NMR when your weight stabilizes?