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. If you manage this site and have a question about why the site is not available, please contact us directly. Gone are the days of strict diets, forbidden foods, and trips down the sugar-free food aisle.
Take a good hard look at your plates — the foods you choose and the portions you eat. Jiaogulan has been studied in a randomized controlled trial in type 2 diabetic patients.It would have a potential as a hypoglycemic treatment to reduce blood glucose. Safflower is used to treat symptoms of high blood pressure, diabetes, cystic fibrosis or fatty acid deficiency and as an anti-coagulant. Pennywort can help protect immune system.It might treat congestive heart failure,high blood pressure, and urinary tract infections. Lingzhi mushroom, there is the research found that Lingzhi has the same function as insulin.
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.
According to American Diabetes Association nutrition recommendations: To eat well with diabetes simply means applying the basic principles of healthful eating. There is a published journal suggested that cooking safflower oil can improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels.


Taking Lingzhi not only cans insulin deficiency by supplements but it also makes the pancreas regain its original function.
The most important thing you can do for your health is to lose weight—but you don’t have to lose all your extra pounds to start reaping the benefits. For lunch and dinner, do you fill half your plate with vegetables, a quarter with starch or grain, and the remaining quarter with a lean protein source? It does not have any side effects like injections do and may helps in lower blood sugar level.
While eating right is important, you don’t have to give up sweets entirely or resign yourself to a lifetime of bland “health food”.
Experts say that losing just 5% to 10% of your total weight can help you lower your blood sugar considerably, as well as lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Get and keep your blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure in the healthy target zones.
Based on your ratings, set a few goals to tweak your eating habits and choose easy-to-conquer goals first. There are the studies shown that this herb has benefits in preventing and healing leg cramps, blood clots, phlebitis, and decrease the appearance of varicose veins. With these tips, you can still enjoy your favorite foods and take pleasure from your meals without feeling hungry or deprived.



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