I frequently get emails from fairly new paleo / primal / low-carb practitioners worried about their newly obtained lipid panel that supposedly shows a degradation, particularly in the form of elevated total C, and/or elevated LDL.
Often, these emails read something like this:
"I've eliminated grains, legumes, processed sugars, vegetable oils, processed food of all kinds, and starchy vegetables like potatoes while adding more vegetables of varied kinds, more berries and less sweet fruits, more eggs, some nuts & seeds, free range eggs, grassfed beef and other meats, lots of fish & seafood, more butter and other natural fats.
I've lost 25 pounds, I feel great, I sleep wonderfully, my blood pressure is way down and I have been able to drop meds for seasonal allergies…"
Now, given the above, realize that there are tons of doctors who will berate, caution, cajole their patients for these behavioral changes, simply on the basis of a lab number — and in particular — totally disregarding the patient's own feelings of enhanced health and well being.
So, I need to put together a single static page that can be frequently updated as more and more resources come out about the great cholesterol con. Of course, I'll be listing all my past posts on the topic, and I am aware of a number of posts from other bloggers — and some of you have already sent me lots of stuff (Thanks, Ricardo C.).
However, I know there's a lot out there so can I ask fr a bit of help? Please drop in the comments or email me your favorites: books, websites, blogs, specific articles or posts, studies, anecdotes, or whatever you think might be of value. I'll compile.