Archives for: December 2004, 04
I got my cholesterol results back after 11 months of being a good O nonnie. There were some improvements to report. My cholesterol wasn't high and stayed about the same. My HDL went up 10 points, triglycerides down 18 points, LDL down 8 points, VLDL down 4 points, all those changes are significant and good.
before: 103 after:85
HDL (good cholesterol)
before: 46 after: 56
LDL (bad cholesterol)
before: 94 after: 86
VLDL (very bad cholesterol?)
before: 21 after: 17
The changes were most dramatic 5 years ago when I first gave up wheat, but coming back into compliance, giving up dairy and corn, and getting into the non-secretor diet have done plenty of good things too.
Oh, more good news: I'm not allergic to lamb! At least not to good lamb. I threw out my old rosemary, and won't be buying grocery store lamb again, but I do fine with grassfed lamb. My aunt was worried we wouldn't like the flavor of the lamb if it wasn't fattened on grain, but it's wonderful! I got a whole lamb, my mom got a lamb and a goat (kid), and we just love the results. It seems that free-range meats taste more like what they are. If you like turkey, you'll love free-range turkey; if you like beef you'll love free-range beef, and so on.
On the celiac front, my siblings are being tested, the first results were from my brother, who had a positive...so he's beginning his gluten-freedom. It's not easy news, but it does change your life and health for the better. My son would be in a downward health spiral if I hadn't figured out he had it, he had stopped growing and wasn't digesting what little food he ate. Now he eats more and I'm sure he's growing.