Perfectly normal level of iron (13.3), and the doc said it was some of the best lipid results he's ever seen. He said had he not known about my diet, he would have gotten them re-checked because they're so unusual. In his words, they were equivalent to a 9-year-old vegetarian. The doctor had also never seen LDL and HDL at the same levels before (both were 42). I'm very fortunate to have a progressive doctor who only practices for fun--thus, he receives no kickbacks and doesn't prescribe unnecessary tests or meds.
Score one for the vegans!
I'm getting my vitamin and mineral levels checked in the subsequent weeks. My family wanted them reviewed on account of my "very odd" diet... will keep everyone posted!
Good to hear! can't wait to see the rest of the results. God bless
Actually, I eat very few greens. I have yet to figure out how to make them hygienic here in India, so I'd say I eat a salad once a week when I go somewhere like a hotel/fancy restaurant for lunch.
I have some anti - pesticide product made from fruit soap that can be found in Nepal and Nepal.
That is Nepal and India.
This is amazing. Thanks for sharing!
Good for you! Also, its awesome that you found such an open-minded doctor :)
I am really interested in the results of your vitamin and mineral levels. I am new to this but I track my daily intake on fitday.com and according to the site I am getting plently of nutrients so I just wonder if the body is absorbing them. Thanks for the post.
I don't mean you any disrespect, but an HDL of 42 is LOW for a woman. As a woman your HDL should be above 50, and ideally everyone's HDL should be over 60. I'd be curious as to whether your triglycerides were also out of the normal range, which is less than 150. These are the 2 most important blood lipid factors for heart disease risk; low HDL and high triglycerides.
This is scaring, but I read about it before. I checked my homocysteine the other day. It was 6.5. The paper with the results reads that the range is between 5 and 12, but I found on a web site that is ranges between 2.2 and 12. Does anyone knows anything about it.
The main reason I checked my homocysteine is that last year in May my B12 was below 150! Very law. I have been supplementing since then, but MORE IMPORTANTLY I transitioned from cooked began and occasionally high fat raw to LFRV - the diet that does not disable bacteria to perfom. (Well, we have had a severe winter during which I had lentils and oatmeal a couple of times :((( )
google 'vegan blood tests' and you will see heaps of mine online.
Here is a member's blood lipids posted just recently. His HDL is okay at 57, but over 60 is better. He has elevated triglycerides at 168, normal is under 150. His VLDL is also high at 34, it should be under 30. Is his doctor wrong? Should he get it re-tested? I don't doubt that your lipids look great but this woman and this man both have sub-optimal lipid profiles, it's right there in black and white.