Stop Worrying About High Cholesterol and LDL on a Ketogenic Diet

Stop Worrying About High Cholesterol and LDL on a Ketogenic Diet

Stop Worrying About High Cholesterol and LDL on a Ketogenic Diet

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all right so today we’re going to talk about what happens if you get your blood test back and your cholesterol is high or your LDL is high should you be concerned or not let’s discuss this topic and listen I do understand the concern because you have all this data out there telling you to stop consuming cholesterol and here you are on a ketogenic diet eating a ton of fat and all of a sudden your cholesterol is high and your doctor wants to put you on statins and maybe your family is like oh my gosh are you sure you should be doing that puts a lot of doubt in your mind so let me just cover some key facts about this so you are not concerned most people that do keto get a lower cholesterol level in a lower LDL other people are hyper responders to a higher fat diet so basically they’re gonna have a spike in cholesterol and a spike of LDL but realize that is temporary it’s not a long-term thing so there’s two things happening when you do keto number one you’re increasing more dietary fat that fat has to be digested it has to go through your body and that’s one reason why cholesterol will increase number two you’re getting more fat burning more fat released because your insulin is down because your carbs are lower now think about it your fat cell are made up of triglycerides and cholesterol that’s what’s in the fat cell well guess what when we burn this both of these have to be released right so you because you’re no longer running on glucose as much you’re running primarily on fat fuel well guess what these two are going to be released and they have to come out through the body okay so now let’s talk about total cholesterol not sure if you know this maybe you do maybe you don’t but cholesterol is made by your body your body makes 3,000 milligrams per day your liver produces most of it okay so if your body makes it is it really that bad so the reason why your body makes so much is this is a necessary substance that you need to make the membranes or outer coating or walls of your cells so the the cellular walls of your cells are made out of cholesterol cholesterol is needed to make hormones cholesterol is needed to make bile to help you digest cholesterol is needed to make vitamin D cholesterol is needed to repair the body so cholesterol is not just this thing that clogs up the arteries and causes a heart attack okay so that’s the purpose of cholesterol but then what is LDL okay low-density lipoprotein okay so LDL is not cholesterol it’s a protein LDL is a boat a cargo ship that carries cholesterol okay and triglycerides that’s what it is now LDL has a primary function I don’t know if you ever thought about it like why do we have LDL what’s the purpose of LDL it’d be a really good question to ask your doctor to see what he or she says because a lot of people don’t even know it LDL all they know is that LDL is bad okay bad cholesterol it’s not even cholesterol it’s a boat that carries cholesterol and triglycerides in vitamin E okay so LDL has a primary function of caring energy what’s the energy it’s the triglycerides because now your body is running off of fat this is the fuel source you’re no longer using glucose you’re using fat triglyceride is the main fuel source so LDL has to carry that energy now if your body is now running on fat fuel is it possible that you might need more boats to carry more of this around to the cells that’s what happens so LDL has a primary function of carrying energy and nutrients to the cell and it provides the triglycerides for energy now the cholesterol that is being carried with it on this little boat is there to repair anything that’s damaged in along for the ride so here we have this little boat that delivering the triglycerides to the cell cholesterol to the cells that need it and other functions too like destroying pathogens acting as an antioxidant supplying raw material for the cell membranes and the hormones and the bile and the vitamin D so it’s doing all those actions and then once it unloads all this cargo HDL comes from the vascular system and brings it back into the liver to recycle it so we have this great exchange of this LDL boat bringing things to the cell and then HDL taking what’s left and bringing it back to the liver to recycle that’s the simplicity of it so as LDL really bad and HDL really good now you they’re both good they both are necessary for this thing to happen now there’s another term I want to define it’s called remnant cholesterol what is that well most people think that when they get their cholesterol values back that their total cholesterol really is just LDL plus HDL that would give the total cholesterol but that’s not entirely true there’s something called remnant cholesterol which is basically taking the total cholesterol and – seeing the LDL and the HDL and then you get an amount that’s the extra cholesterol that doesn’t make up LDL and HDL and remnant cholesterol is one of the best predictors of heart disease way more important than LDL or HDL and it’s very easy to figure this out all you do is you take your total cholesterol – LDL and HDL and you get this number if the number is less than 17 that’s optimal if the number is between 18 to 23 it’s okay the number is between 23 to 29 that’s concerning if the number is over 30 there is a problem but you’re gonna have higher amounts of remnant cholesterol when your insulin is too high so you’re really only going to see higher numbers of remnant cholesterol when you’re consuming the wrong foods and your insulin is too high you’re doing keto your insulin is gonna go down and you’re gonna see remnant cholesterol very low so that’s one point the next point I want to talk about is that there are two different types of LDL called particles okay now if you’re concerned you can go to your doctor and get an advanced test it’s called n/m our lipid profile okay and what that will measure is the particle size of the LDL and there’s two patterns pattern a and pattern B pattern a is the buoyant big fluffy LDL particles okay that’s the large ones those are non concerning they’re floating around and they’re not going to create damage okay then you have the pattern B which are small dense type particles and those are the ones that are more likely to create plaquing and a clogged artery okay and of course you’re gonna see this when you have high insulin and you’re at a high refined carbohydrate diet when you keto you’ll see more of this so I just wanted to cover several points on why your cholesterol and LDL may spike temporarily when you do keto and it’s not just a simple answer you have to really understand the whole picture of what’s happening and really understand what cholesterol is and what LDL is in what it’s doing and I highly recommend that you watch all the videos that I have on cholesterol as well as the videos from a guy by the name of Dave Feldman which I put a link down below and he’ll give you additional data on the topic and also include a few links down below of some keto friendly cardiologists all right guys thanks for watching so if you want more knowledge on how to create a healthy body subscribe now and get daily notifications daily notifications that sounds weird well I’ll just remind you on a daily basis about that

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Dr. Berg discussed the cholesterol spike while doing Ketogenic Diet. Most people that do keto (ketogenic diet) get a lower cholesterol level and a lower LDL but other people have hyper responders to a higher fat diet and basically they are going to have a spike in cholesterol and LDL but it is temporary and not a long term effect.

Two Things Happened When You Do Ketogenic Diet
• Increasing more dietary fats
• More fat released

Cholesterol is made by the body and the body makes at least 3000mg per day. It is a necessary substance to make the outer walls of cell membranes and is also needed to make hormones, bile and vitamin D.

LDL (low density lipoprotein) – It a carrier of cholesterol, vitamin E and triglycerides. The primary function of LDL is carrying energy and nutrients to cells, provides triglycerides and cholesterol for repair.

Remnant cholesterol – taking the total cholesterol and minus the LDL and HDL. It is one of the best predictors of heart disease and way more important than LDL and HDL. If the remnant cholesterol value,
• Less than 17 is optimal
• Between 18 to 23 is okay
• Between 24 to 29 is concerning
• Greater than 30 is problem

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Dr. Berg, 52 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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