My wellness visit will be here soon and my doctor doesn’t discourage Keto, but I can tell he has a lot of concern about my LDL. I already know he is going to call LDL “bad” and say it puts me at a higher risk for CVD. Am I understanding this before I present my argument?
LDL can be different sizes. The small ones are more likely to oxidize and stay in your system up to 5 days. The large fluffy ones, which I have, are not harmful and hang around for 2 days. The reason LDL is always present in clogged arteries is because it was there to patch up damage caused by inflammation. The damage can be caused by diabetes. If you get rid of the diabetes and other inflammatory causes, LDL isn’t a problem.
I want him to know I’m trying to get to the root of problems, not take a pill for the symptoms. I’m not sure how he can argue with my excellent weight, drop in A1C, no more diabetes, and low inflammation (low WBC count). Please correct me if I’ve got the crude description of LDL wrong.