Hi all! I just got retested for cholesterol since my numbers were a bit high in January when I had my complete physical. My numbers are below--should I be worried? My LDL went up over 50 points. My doctor's initial reaction was to put me on a statin, but I expressed my concerns and she said I could wait 6 months and get tested again, so I've at least avoided that for now.
I did a Whole 30 in April and have tried to stick to it pretty much since then, although I've added cheese back in (but going to cut it back out after these test results) and I know I eat too much sugar (gosh darn it). I also eat a lot of eggs--at least two a day, although I do mostly get pastured eggs. Anyway, I have family history of high cholesterol, but I'm only 29 and otherwise pretty healthy. I haven't lost a lot of weight recently, mabye 5-7 pounds total since I did the Whole 30 (started out at 5'7", 124 pounds or so, I think I just have leaned out since changing my diet). After doing some research, I think I'm going to work to eat more organ meats and fish and perhaps add in a multivitamin to make sure I'm getting enough selenium and copper. Does anyone have any other good advice for me?
Thanks so much!
Editing to add that I'm considering having a complete thyroid test, primarily to check for my rT3 numbers since the regular tests didn't show anything unusual but I am zonked all the time, have cold hands and feet constantly, and research shows there may be a link between high rT3 and high LDL. Anyone have any experience with this?