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traineo Newbie
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Apr 7, 2012
Posted: April 12, 2012
I think the main bit of info you may be missing is that cholesterol is converted into the hormone cortisol. Cortisol helps your body deal with stress.
traineo Guru
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Jul 11, 2007
Posted: May 08, 2012
Where did I recently read that your liver is renewed every 35 days - ? Is that like getting a new upgrade for your phone? Still drinking my water and lemon. Thinking twice about popping in the ibuprofen - but, I guess that one's not hard on your liver.

I'll be interested in your next tests, Scott. Will you be able to tell if your liver is less fat?
traineo Team
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Dec 13, 2007
Posted: May 08, 2012
I hope ibprophen isn't bad for the liver because mine would be about dead at this point in my life if that's true. I don't take it now, but before I got pregnant, that was a go-to for me.
traineo Guru
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Jul 11, 2007
Posted: May 09, 2012
No, I understand it's OK for the liver. It might be hard on the gut if used too much. Tylenol apparently is the hard one on the liver. I have a problem with my elbow since laying floor about one month ago. Apparently it's the nerve on the outside of the joint. I can extend my arm now all the way, though it hurts at the furthest extension. I haven't done any upper body work to speak of for a month at least. Sorry - nothing to do with this thread. Just an ibuprofen issue.
traineo Team
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Jan 3, 2008
Posted: May 09, 2012
Scott, have you posted somewhere the breakdown of your total cholesterol level? Like, triglycerides, HDL, LDL, etc?
traineo Team
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Posted: May 09, 2012
This is my bloodwork. @ 180 I was heavily medicated and eating crap and on my way up to my heaviest. @ 150 I was on the way down, but was experimenting with the P90X diet (heavy heavy protein, 200+ g/day). I think if I had been tested with my normal diet, my cholesterol would have easily been lower.

When I was tested in 2005 my total cholesterol was 140 and my triglycerides were in the single digits - 4 I believe. I was eating my normal 40/30/30 ratios and was lighter. Being a healthy weight really helps to lower cholesterol.

traineo Team
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Posted: May 09, 2012
I've only had this done once in Oct. 08. I was still in the 180's at this time but had significantly cleaned up my diet.

Total Cholesterol: 149
Triglycerides: 121
HDL: 69
LDL: 56
VLDL: 24
traineo Guru
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Dec 27, 2010
Posted: May 11, 2012
you got me thinking about blood letting

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