The real story is that the number, size, and density of cholesterol particles in your blood (LDL-P and HDL-P) are far better predictors of heart disease risk.
The best way to measure your heart disease risk through LDL cholesterol is to measure the number of LDL particles in your blood, or LDL-P, which you never get checked unless you have a fancy test called a lipid nuclear magnetic resonance test – or NMR test for short.
You can look at particle size.  As a general rule (this is NOT always the case, however), the larger the LDL particles, for a given LDL-C, the fewer the particles (which is what we want). Below is graph of my overall change in changes in HDL-C, LDL-C, and TG, along with the ratio of my TG to HDL-C, based on the “standard” cholesterol panel. As I stated above, a better marker of risk with respect to LDL is particle number, LDL-P – the fewer particles, the better; and you can estimate this by measuring particle size, or through concentration of ApoB. Unfortunately, I only started doing regular VAP testing about a year ago, over one year into my “experiment” of progressive carbohydrate restriction.  Hence, I can’t show my progress as longitudinally with VAP as I can with standard cholesterol testing. Below is figure showing the change in my VAP panel over a seven month period, between January and July 2011.
Keep in mind how my diet changed between January and July – I reduced carbohydrate intake from approximately 150 grams per day of “good” carbs to less than 50 grams per day.  I also increased, dramatically, my intake of fat, including saturated fats. Despite the amount of time I’ve expended on explaining all of these nuances of “cholesterol” numbers, I am not entirely convinced that I am healthier today because my cholesterol numbers are better.  I wonder if I’m healthier today because of something else, and that whatever else is making me healthier is also correcting my cholesterol problem?
If I had to guess what is really making me healthier today, besides being less fat, I believe it is the combination of how sensitive I’ve become to insulin and how much less inflammation I have in my body, especially in and around my arteries. As I mentioned above, findings #1, 2, and 4 are almost universal in folks who abandon carbohydrates, while finding #3 is somewhat variable.


Which of these is most important?  This is an obvious and important question, but one I don’t really know the answer to (nor does anyone else, for that matter).  If I had to guess, I believe observation #4 is the most important because insulin resistance is the underpinning of metabolic syndrome. People have said things to me like, “Well it’s great that you’ve reduced your risk of all diseases associated with metabolic syndrome, but wouldn’t it be funny if you got hit by a car tomorrow!”  All kidding aside, this misses the point.
Diabetes blood sugar levels chart: what is a normal blood, Keep in mind that the blood glucose level before a meal for a non diabetic person and a person with prediabetes may be very similar. Blood sugar – wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. Blood glucose levels : testing and normal range, A blood glucose test measures the amount of a type of sugar, called glucose, in your blood.
Blood glucose monitoring – wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Blood glucose monitoring is a way of testing the concentration of glucose in the blood (glycemia). When your blood sugar is too high or too low, Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to keep your blood sugar in the range your doctor has advised, it can be too high or too low. Home « blood sugar basics, Make your next conversation with your diabetes healthcare team count by asking these quick questions about blood sugar!. Diabetes, blurred vision, and high blood sugar levels, Blurred vision can also be a symptom of more serious eye problems. Well, there are two: what can I actually measure that predicts my risk of heart disease, and how does diet affect these these things I can measure? Basically it’s a test to measure how much insulin a person needs to keep their glucose level constant, despite the addition of glucose.  The less insulin one requires, the more insulin sensitive one is.


However, I now have a secret weapon to conquer my fear of salad. I love red onions, and I love garlic.
So the two together created a delicious flavor explosion in my mouth that I just have to share..
Determined to overcome my salad challenged attitude, I began looking at various recipes on the web for chopped salads, and using several as a guide (to which I added my own twist of course) I came up with this great tasting blend of fresh corn, black beans, olives, peppers and avocado. But rest assured that this delicious looking AND TASTING vegan hamburger recipe will have you happy and feeling great about your cruelty free choice.
Instead, you can join the party with something just as tasty, happy in your stance of cruelty free food choices.
And though most vegan cheeses aren’t QUITE the same as cow or goat milk based cheeses, there are many commercial brands and some home made versions which definitely fill the void. The sender was raving about the fabulousness of this mac and cheese, which I have to admit got my attention. The part I didn’t like was burning my oven for two hours to cook four patties of wheat meat. We were surprised that such a modestly priced mix passed our taste test for vegans and omnis with flying color and a five-star rating.



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