A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep. Saul Bellow
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5’7″ 135-150 Lbs for most of my adult life. Weighed 144 lbs January 17, 2013. Cost a few thousand dollars my whole life on medical bills — mostly accidents, dental, and wart removal. That is total retail cost, not co-pay. Checkup from last fall below.
My blood pressure was 90/67 on 1/29/2012, a typical reading. Lower is better.
My HDL/ Cholesterol ratio is 1/2.9 or about one third, better than the ideal of 24%. Bigger is better.
My Triglyceride/HDL ratio is 57/194 or about one quarter, far below 2 that becomes worrisome. Lower is better.
The following two ratios are far better indicators of heart disease risk than total cholesterol alone: Your HDL/Cholesterol ratio— HDL percentage is a very potent heart disease risk factor. Just divide your HDL level by your cholesterol. This percentage should ideally be above 24 percent. Below 10 percent, it’s a significant indicator of risk for heart disease. Your Triglyceride/HDL ratios—Divide your triglycerides by your HDL level. This percentage should ideally be below 2. In my experience, high triglycerides specifically, and elevated cholesterol in general, is typically related to excessive consumption of grains and sugars. A high-fructose, high-grain carb diet contributes to insulin resistance, which will cause your liver to produce more cholesterol and more inflammatory LDL particles, raise your triglycerides, and increase your risk of metabolic syndrome. Dr. Sinatra agrees. In fact, he discusses the dangers of sugar in his book Sugar Shock, coauthored by Connie Bennett. “If you look at the most horrific inflammatory hormone, it’s insulin,” he says. “It causes inflammation of the basement membrane of the vessels… which is the endothelial cell membrane. Insulin is the most endothelial unfriendly component around. If you don’t want to get inflammation of your coronaries, or any blood vessels for that matter