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Posted: 10/16/2020 1:52:28 PM
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Hi, my name is Paul and I’m a confused new member!  Been following low carb and Wheat Belly before (fallen off the wagon over recent months but am climbing back on!).  I have read too much and spoken to too many doctors and now I do not know which blood tests are useful and which to ignore.

I have what my doctors in the UK described as familial combined hyperlipidemia.  I tried statins back in 2004 but they gave me very painful leg cramps so I stopped taking them.  I’ve been battling to keep this approach ever since.  I’m now not sure if my stance is logical or just shear bloody mindedness on my part.  I’ve had some success with dietary changes in the past but swapped around before finding low carb and haven’t really studied any effects scientifically.  I want to take a different approach now and try to be consistent to see what benefits might be forthcoming in the longer term.

Bob suggested putting what numbers I have on here but boy oh boy are they a confused mess!  I’m from the UK so my earlier figures are in centigrade.  I have tried to calculate useful pre-2017 figures after some quality time spent with my calculator.

Anyway; this is what I have so far.....  Like my figures, I am also a confused mess and don’t really know what I am after!  Some guidance for sure - on tests going forward as I am overdue a needle or two.  Undoctored the book is on it’s way to me as we speak so I shall do some digging over the weekend too.  

Date Cardiac CT Total Cholesterol Good - HDL Bad - LDL Triglycerides LDL/HDL Ratio A1c Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) Fasting Glucose Fasting Insulin AST ALT TSH Vit D
9-Feb-04 280 599
1-May-04 187 281
10-Nov-04 245 359
15-Dec-04 227 331
25-Jan-10 220 390
13-Apr-10 240 35 160 221 4.57
15-Feb-11 336 1257
22-May-12 274 34 726 -
7-Nov-13 298 35 709 -
28-Jan-14 255 42 157 585 3.74
24-Feb-15 263 44 154 328 3.50
4-Mar-17
5-Apr-18 317 25 294 1389 11.76 5.1 93 19 23 1.95 16
23-Apr-18 96 18 23
8-Aug-18 273 29 91 853 3.14 96 17 29
21-Aug-18 36
6-Sep-18 Zero
12-Sep-18 218 42 138 192 3.29
10-Oct-18 4.90% 10.2

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Sorry - first two posts had formatting issues.  Not sure how to delete those.  2nd two seem clearer.  Although still not clear.  That’s more an issue with the writer than the software.
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Can see some information in the ’sticky’ section above so will look through that too.  
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I’m going to go away and read the website and the book.  ’Salvation lies within’ as the warden on Shawshank Redemption would say.
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Thank you!  I will take a look.  
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Ok.  I’ll hold fire for a little while longer then.  It will be interesting to look at my glucose levels for now.  Thank you!
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