Wednesday, August 15, 2012
I had my health screen last week, and the blood work was done up all nice and all.
My fasting glucose is at 89. *(I don't have the units to hand, but I suspect they are standard.) No real change from last April.
My cholesterol went down from 215 to 192 since April this year.
My HDL, LDL and triglycerides went down, too. Triglycerides are something like 54 I think, or maybe that was the old number. At any rate, my cholesterol/HDL level ratio is now 2.3 as opposed to the old 2.4. I must be doing someting right. I must have been doing it right even when the cholesterol level was 215. Prior to that, a couple years previous, my cholesterol level was 209, but my HDL was not nearly so strong as it is now, since when I switched to a mostly sort of Primal/Paleo diet. Of course, this is an experimental result reflecting a case study of ONE.
The interesting thing is that this time I decided to eat seafood the night before the latest blood test. (On purpose. I do eat a lot of seafood anyway, so it is not an attempt to pull a fast one.) What you eat the night before IS depicted in your cholesterol results, fasting or not. Or so it seems to me.
Was this an ideal blood profile? Well it turns out my RBC's (red blood cells) are either too large or too small; can't recall as the data is at work and I'm here at home. Will look into that.