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High Triglycerides-ideas?


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#1 Cruiser Bob

 
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Posted 23 March 2007 - 04:18 PM

Ok, I'm asking for some ideas here. First - I bet it is an erroneous lab test. That said, I just got Ige/Iga results and they only show Asparagus & clams (fantastic since 10 years ago there were over 50 items on the not-to-eat list). I also just got all my blood work done. Thyroid is fine. HDL/LDL inconclusive due to Triglyceride level of 425. Iron is fine too.

So the Doc's office said the Triglycerides are high, cut out simple sugars. Yes, that's it.

My diet: gluten-free, dairy/egg/nightshade/chocolate/whateverelse is fun - free. I don't use sugar except rarely. I do eat a lot of white rice (sugar) and I do enjoy my 1-3 glasses of wine at night (sugar).

My weight has been stable for over 2 years at 160+-, thus I'm not fat or obese. I don't excersize as much as I should, but I am active, 45yo. I do have low energy - at least in my opinion and RLS/insomnia. gluten-free/DF/EggF for seven years now. Nightshade free (well almost) for over 3 yrs. It sucks - but it's all relative -as such, I'm grateful I only have these relatively minor issues.

From what I'm reading, I need to cut red meat, alchohol, sugar and add grains. Well, I'd be lucky to maintain a weight of 145 if I did that, plus I'd be grumpy. Grains/fiber/vegi's - the ones we can do - still come out looking just about as whole as they went in.

So what I am thinking (assuming blood test is accurate) is that meat/simple sugars are what my body is capable of readily absorbing (thus the high trigl. count) and that my body simply is transporting from one end to the other - all the brown rice, wild rice, brocolli stumps, lettuce, Lydias grainless granola, etc. Thus the blood test results are telling me important information, but this information is 99% different than my Internest is reading.

I think the test (again, assuming it is accurate) is reflecting malabsorbtion issues, not a high sugar/fat diet.

I think a Juicer is on the horizon :)

Any and all ideas would be appreciated, this is my first time back with the traditional medical community in over ten years and I'd like to help them (internest & neurologist) be competent doctors in working with me on my body/food allergy/sleep issues.

Bob
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Posted 23 March 2007 - 04:35 PM

Well, in horses and people that's usually a sign of insulin resistance, IOW the sugar is pulled out of the blood less effectively because the tissue has become resistant to the action of insulin. This is usually caused by foods with high glycemic indexes, such as white rice , as opposed to brown, rice, and any other simple starches and sugars. Dates have a very high glycemic index too for example. You may be an easy keeper, as we call horses who seem to put on weight simply by looking at food and those individuals also tend to be more sensitive to sugars, IOW do not tolerate them very well, except in very low quantities. Perhaps this is what is going on with you. The liver will convert the excess sugar in your bloodstream into triglycerides to help the body out. Those triglycerides are then stores in certain areas of the body, such as the abdomen.
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