More labs, with current (or most recent) results in RED.
This lipid panel was run in October, 4 months ago. My diet was largely unchanged – well, until last week – for at least 6 months, so I’d say this is pretty likely to represent my current state of health. Doc also ran Vitamin D and TSH last week. TSH isn’t bad. Woo hoo! Vitamin D is low despite supplementing between 2000 and 5000 IU daily for the last 5 years. Huh. Interesting. Maybe I need some sun.
Starch Solution Update (Day 6)
Yesterday I said something I’d like to retract. I said this diet is not easy to follow, but actually that’s not true. It’s actually quite easy. I love eating starches and the diet guidelines say to eat until satisfied – no counting anything. I expect it’ll be harder when I try to eat out or at someone’s house. It’s basically a low-fat vegan diet.
From the McDougall website: The McDougall Program Basics
- A diet of plant foods, including whole grains and whole-grain products (such as pasta, tortillas, and whole-grain bread), and a wide assortment of vegetables and fruit.
- Plenty of spices and usually small amounts of sugar and salt to enhance the flavor of food.
- Exercise as simple as a daily walk.
- The exclusion of animal foods, including red meat, poultry, dairy products, eggs, and fish – all of which provide toxic levels of fat, cholesterol, protein and, very often, infectious agents and harmful chemicals.
- The exclusion of all oils including olive oil, safflower oil, and corn oil. Oils are nothing more than liquid fats that increase obesity, which in turn, depresses immune function and contributes to the most common chronic diseases.