Gillyp wrote:A warm welcome to the community, SoCalGuy. Thank you for taking the time to share your story with us. I'm so pleased to hear that you are following Dr. Gundry's protocol and that it's working very well for you. Any time we make changes it can be a "work in progress" and it takes both persistence and self-regulation to follow through. You obviously have plenty of both.
I agree and also found the forum interview thread with Tom Dayspring to be very helpful. Having asked about lowering LDL naturally, I'm sure you'll get lots of responses from the community sharing what has worked to lower their LDL-P. Personally I found that adding in more foods high in soluble fiber and phytosterols, and increasing my physical activity, helped lower my LDL. I try to make sure that at every meal I have plenty of colorful vegetables. Everyone is different so you may have to try a few things to see what impact certain changes have on your LDL levels.
To help you use your time on the site more efficiently I just want to make sure you're aware of both the Primer (viewtopic.php?f=33&t=1418) and the Wiki Page (https://www.apoe4.info/wiki/%22How-To%2 ... fo_website). I also find the search feature very helpful when I'm looking for information on a particular topic. Please keep posting and let us know if you are successful in naturally lowering your LDL. Again, welcome to our community.
Gillyp wrote:All fruits and vegetables contain some soluble fiber so using a selection of more colorful vegetables will likely help. Gundry does indeed suggest staying away from legumes, squash, nightshades and fruit that is out of season. If you don't tolerate legumes then I would certainly listen to your body - it always knows best. Brussels sprouts, avocado's, flaxseeds are some of my personal favorites for soluble fiber.
Fasting does help some people lower LDL's, as well as having many other benefits. I have not personally completed a FMD. I'm not sure I have your self discipline to do so! I'm very impressed with all of the research that you have done and the fact that you are willing to try different things to improve your health. I'm also very interested to hear what you find works for you.
Thanks for sharing your good news, SoCalGuy!SoCalGuy wrote:So I've violated the Gundry protocol in a few ways; the good news is the results have been worth the deviation. Long story short is I've gone moderate fat (primarily monounsatured), low protein and moderately high carbohydrate intake. I am also taking 5mg of Crestor. My LDL-P has dropped by 25% and I am no longer in the high/danger range for LDL-P. Unfortunately my doctor neglected to measure Apo B this time around so I didn't get any idea of how much Crestor/diet impacted Apo B.
The reason I made these decisions is right now I am more concerned with CVD than AD. I am willing to play the long game with AD although I am being very good about only eating quality, fibrous carbs. I can also say my blood glucose and inflammation markers indicate I am not currently at much risk for insulin resistance...
petoeketo wrote:Hi socal guy. (I'm in LA actually).
I have a 1950 LDL-P eating LHCF and found comfort in Davis Feldman's research. Browse cholesterolcode.com
Certainly this is a contentious topic but LDL-P, according to Feldman is not the most relevant metric to focus on. It, like LDL-C can be manipulated easily by adjusting your fat intake.
I've also done a few FMDs. It's had good results for me but don't expect fasting to improve your LDL-P.
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