The Cholesterol Numbers are in


Here I am more than four months into following the paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP) wherein I have consistently eaten more meat and fats* than I have in my life. The numbers are in, and the only cholesterol number that has risen is HDL the “good” cholesterol (and along with it then, my total cholesterol). My LDL “bad” cholesterol and triglycerides are lower.

CholesterolComparison08JAN2015* “Good”, quality, grassfed and wild caught animal protein and quality fats: coconut, olive and avocado oils, animal fats

Note that cholesterol levels have never been a concern for me. I wanted to post these lab results because the question of cholesterol levels as they relate to an ancestral-type diet arises frequently in conversation. Keep in mind that this is a sample size of 1. Nothing I write on this blog should be considered medical advice.

Before I began the paleo AIP, I considered my diet healthy: I was gluten free yet still eating loads of oatmeal and homemade granola. Except for my daily indulgence of a piece of quality dark chocolate, I didn’t eat sweets. I avoided milk but ate cheese and organic yogurt. I never drank sodas. I enjoyed wine and spirits and organic tortilla chips with homemade salsa.


4 thoughts on “The Cholesterol Numbers are in

  1. David Shore

    Good to know. We’ve been trying to source our food from better quality sources and eat grass-fed beef too. Switched over to dairy kefir and am drinking a brand that is sourced from grass-fed and drinking whole milk version too.

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