Category Archives: Lipids

Tom Naughton’s Diet, Health, and the Wisdom of Crowds: Brilliant

Tom Naughton, filmmaker of Fat Head fame, gave this presentation at Springfield College in Massachusetts. I don’t believe that I have ever heard these concepts of the wisdom of crowds, combined with a brief history of nutritional “science” gone wrong, … Continue reading

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A grain eater’s cholesterol panel

Much of the $23 billion spent each and every year on statin drugs is really targeting the treatment of “high cholesterol” created by consuming grains. It doesn’t initially seem this way, as people (including most of my colleagues) focus on … Continue reading

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High triglycerides: Wheat elimination or gemfibrozil?

April posted this question about high triglycerides. High triglycerides are very confusing to many people, often even ignored by many of my colleagues. Because she got such lousy advice from her doctor and because the solutions are really SO simple, … Continue reading

Posted in Lipids, Triglycerides | 42 Comments

Allen kicks his cholesterol panel in the butt!

Take a look at what Wheat Belly Blog reader Allen posted about his cholesterol testing: Just wanted to report that I had my first blood test since starting Wheat Belly back in July, 2012. I just got a note from … Continue reading

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Cholesterol belly

Kate posted these “before” and “after” values for her cholesterol panel, i.e., values from before her wheat elimination, then values after elimination. Her experience helps illustrate a number of important issues that surround lipid/cholesterol testing. I thought it would be … Continue reading

Posted in Cholesterol, Lipids, Small LDL particles | 124 Comments