By Matt Stone One of the biggest health wars being fought in the world today is against the rise of what is considered “worsening” blood lipid profiles. The major risk factors associated with heart disease and diabetes are high blood pressure, high levels of inflammatory markers like CRP, low HDL “good cholesterol,” high LDL “bad cholesterol,” high triglycerides, and high blood glucose levels. Note – these are all just risk factors. They don’t necessarily cause these diseases, but point to an increased statistical likelihood of having heart disease or diabetes. You can have perfect blood lipids and still drop dead of a heart attack. And the “experts” can’t even agree on what an ideal blood lipid profile is. The general public, uninformed and simple-minded, still think that what matters most… Read more »
Posts Tagged: lower triglycerides
Having high levels of triglycerides appears to be one of the leading risk factors for heart disease. An even better indicator is looking at a ratio of triglycerides to HDL cholesterol. A ratio of 3:1 or higher tells us far more about a person’s risk of developing heart disease than any other diagnostic lab value. The higher the triglycerides, the higher the value, and the higher the statistical chance of getting heart disease. The causes of high triglycerides is a short list made up mostly of fructose, as well as fructose, and also fructose. Okay, and alcohol too. No one likes oversimplified theories. They seem suspect. But if you want the truth on how to lower triglycerides, you’re just going to have to accept the simplicity of the correct answer…. Read more »
Here are a couple of fresh new videos about Triglycerides – little fat molecules that hang out in our blood, tissues, and liver. The first is an ode to what you can do to lower your triglyceride levels if that is an issue, and what metabolic effects can be expected if you do (reduced leptin and insulin resistance and a corresponding decrease in the appetite to metabolism ratio, increased energy levels, and so on). The gist, for you video haters out there, would be to: 1) Increase the starch to simple sugar ratio in the diet – particularly fructose found in soft drinks and juices 2) Reduce alcohol consumption 3) Increase fiber intake (unrefined starches instead of refined starches) 4) Decrease the omega 6 to omega 3 ratio in your diet… Read more »
Here’s a follow-up podcast on the topic of the week – the basal body temperature and its importance in preventing everything from bacterial infection to degenerative diseases, healing wounds, improving the health and strength of hair, skin, and nails, improving white blood cell counts, lowering cholesterol, lowering triglycerides, burning fat more efficiently, and more.