On today's podcast episode, we'll help a podcast listener understand what their cholesterol numbers mean.
We were given permission from Jon, a member of Belly Burnin' Nation, to cover his lipid panels and cholesterol results on the podcast.
Since we mostly advocate a higher fat type of diet, the most common question we receive is about cholesterol.
Get ready for more geekin' out and nerdin' out about cholesterol.
--- Total cholesterol of 186. We recommend increasing it to over 200 for ultimate mind, body and hormone health.
--- LDL cholesterol of 120. We have no concerns, but would recommend a deeper inflammation test and LDL particle size test.
--- HDL cholesterol of 50. We recommend increasing it as much as possible and taking a deeper look at the HDL particle size.
--- Triglycerides of 78. This is pretty good for being a craft beer drinker.
--- Glucose of 77. This is pretty good when you have LDL and total cholesterol slightly elevated.
--- Triglycerides to HDL ratio 1.56. As long as you keep it below 2.0 all is good.
--- HDL to total cholesterol ratio 27%. As long as you keep it above 24% all is good.
--- Total cholesterol to HDL ratio 3.72. As long as you keep it below 5.0 all is good.
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