Rshircliff wrote:Could anyone help determine my relative vascular risk from my current NMR test? I'm thinking high risk.
LDL PARTICLE NUMBER 2212
SUM TOTAL LDL-C 169
SMALL LDL PARTICLE # 1057
LDL SIZE 21
LP-IR SCORE <25
A1C of 5.7
CRP of .7
The good news is both your HDL-C and HDL-P are high. Your LP-IR score is good. Your LDL size is large.
As Stavia says, working on A1C & fasting glucose would be appropriate. So here is what I've chosen to do with similar issues.
1) I follow Dr. Gundry's Matrix diet, with modifications for E4's. Basically all animal foods (including dairy) minimized with the exception of up to 4 omega 3 eggs/day, shell & white fish. Protein is adequate but not overdone. Saturated fat is minimized.
2) Using Gundry's list, look at Dr. Wahls' ideas for maximizing nutrient density. Her TED talk is inspiring http://terrywahls.com/minding-your-mitochondria-dr-terry-wahls-at-tedxiowacity/ http://terrywahls.com/
She does not pay attention to E4 status and her program may be too sat fat heavy.
Following this means:
a) eating real, not processed food
b) low carb, low saturated fat, adequate protein
c) maximizing nutrients
Is this optimal for E4's. I certainly don't know, but it should be helpful. Give this a try for a bit and retest and see if there are changes. Ideally you'd see A1C and fasting glucose drop as well as LDL-P.