Cholesterol Bloodwork After 1 year Carnivore (And Podcast with Robb Wolf)

Here you guys go! I’m not going to delve into the results here quite yet (I will when I get my vitamin/ micronutrients test back. BUT, you can listen to Robb Wolf’s podcast where we discuss these results HERE.)

These were done in December, a year after a high fat, all beef diet.

Basically, I’m all good. Except for my Vitamin D levels but that’s not because of the diet. That’s most likely a side effect of whatever the underlying problem here is.

One year eating approximately 75% of my calories from beef fat and my cholesterol is normal.

*(My BUN is high because I was most likely dehydrated. Creatinine is normal so no problems with my kidneys according to the specialists who gave me a run down of the panel. They were surprised I’m in such good shape after the diet.)

11 thoughts on “Cholesterol Bloodwork After 1 year Carnivore (And Podcast with Robb Wolf)

  1. Your Vitamin D deficiency is partly due to your diet, because muscle meat contains none.
    I had the same issue and fixed it with liver once a week.
    If you don’t want to do that, get some good dehydrated beef liver or brain capsules, open the gelatin shell and put the powder on your prepared meal before eating it.
    Helps with nutrient absorption and you don’t taste the organ meat. Sun exposure makes barely any difference to counter dietary deficiencies.

      • Just got to listen to the podcast. You mentioned that after these results, they recommended you start eating 1 pound of liver (0,45 kg) per week to take care of the deficiency, and that you haven’t done that before, which was my point.

        That you’ve been deficient as a kid is unfortunate, but not the issue here since regardless of what “underlying issues” there might be, if you don’t take in enough vit d, there’s nothing for your body to restore it’s levels with either way (happens a lot on omnivorous diets as well).
        My point is that nutrient density is the unique selling point of a carnivore diet and as important, if not more, as it’s ability to remove inflammatory foods from your diet. It deserves much more attention.
        That being said, I’m glad you were advised and willing to try incorporating organ meats into your diet,
        hope you’ll see great benefits from it and get the word out there about it.

        If anyone else would like to get a better insight into the exact vitamin, mineral content etc. of their food, this database provides comprehensive lists of different types of foods, the current link listing the vitamin content of 0,45 kg (1pound) of raw beef liver:
        In order to look up more meats, google the german word for it an put it in the search bar 🙂

      • I’ve been 100% carnivore for 15 years and never experienced any deficiency whatsoever. Meat and fat supplies everything. I’m in excellent health…200lb robust male

        • Never listen to doctors regarding health and never get anything tested. All numbers regarding levels of this vitamin, that vitamin, cholesterol etc are arbitrary….made up. Just eat animal fat and protein, never touch plants and your body will do the rest. Trust it and trust nothing else. There is after all only one truth.

  2. Have you ever tried cod liver oil ? I know a lot of them have fractionated vegetable oil in them I didn’t feel right after taking that kind but you can get pure cod liver oil, I felt really good since ive been taking it and I would say my skin looks a lot healthier. I think it has a lot to do with low vit d. I would definitely say my health always seems to get worse in Autumn/winter

  3. You should fix your vitamin D deficient. Just take vitamin D supplements this is the easiest way. In my opinion, a good supply for a healthy person is between 40 and 60 ng/mL 25-OH-vitamin D3. A person with autoimmune issues may needs higher vitamin D levels (see below – Coimbra). In Germany where I live and which is on the same latitude as Canada, an adult usually needs an oral extra dose of 4,000 to 7,000 IU vitamin D daily to reach 40 to 60 ng/mL. A good vitamin D supply improves the function of the immune system. At the same time, it increases the antigen tolerance, reduces chronic inflammation and improves the defense against germs.

    Especially the combination of higher antigen tolerance and reduces chronic inflammation shows good results in autoimmune diseases. Take a look at the work of Cicero Galli Coimbra. For example, this study: Finamor DC, et al., A pilot study assessing the effect of prolonged administration of high daily doses of vitamin D on the clinical course of vitiligo and psoriasis. Dermatoendocrinol. 2013;5:222–34. doi:10.4161/derm.24808. PMID:24494059. Coimbra believes that most autoimmune diseases are caused by disorders in the vitamin D metabolism. He uses a special high dose vitamin D therapy 40,000 up to 200,000 IU/day for the treatment of autoimmune diseases

    Maybe vitamin D can also help you with your Lyme disease. Because vitamin D takes a central role in the regulation and activation of immune cells and several pathogenic bacteria interfere with this process by forming substances that block the vitamin D receptors. The blockage of the vitamin D receptor protects the pathogens from being destroyed by the immune system. The Lyme disease bacteria (Borrelia burgdorferi) but also tuberculosis bacteria and leprosy bacteria use this mechanism. In the case of tuberculosis, high doses of vitamin D are able to remove the receptor blockade in which the vitamin D metabolites push the bacterial substances out of the receptor binding. In the following, the immune system is reactivated and attacks the tuberculosis bacteria. Indeed, one treatment against tuberculosis was sun bathing before antibiotics were available. But in leprosy, the bond to the receptors seems to be so strong that even high doses of vitamin D do not remove the blockade. Unfortunately, I have no information about what it is like with Lyme disease.

    By the way, do you use fish oil? Or have you ever tested your fatty acid profile of the red blood cell membrane? I ask because my situation has significantly improved after taking 3 g/day long-chain omega 3 fatty acids in the form of 12 mL/day fish oil for 4 months. (long chain Omega 3 = eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) + docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)) My muscle aches are gone, my depression and especially my anxiety have improved. According to the experts who work together with a German provider of a fatty acid profile test, a low arachidonic acid eicosapentaenoic acid ratio in the red blood cell membrane of 1:1 to 2.5:1 reduces inflammatory processes.

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