Just for the record after my numbers you’ll see the ranges like this (low – high) in parenthesis. My doctors say all is pretty much normal.
Total cholesterol was 201 she said.
Triglycerides 100 (anything under 150 is good)
LDL 142 (below 130 is better)
HDL 39 (40 – 60 is normal range)
TSH 1.319 (.340 – 5.600)
T3 1.30 (.87 – 1.78)
T4 10.10 (5.30 – 11.50)
My doctor said I could work on my cholesterol a bit and will. She said they were just a little high, but I don’t have high blood pressure, diabetes, and my CRP tests are very good (i.e., little to no inflammation). Besides that, there is much debate as to whether or not cholesterol is really a meaningful indicator at all. Just Google the Cholesterol Myth and more to see differing opinions. There are lots of little things I can do to bring my cholesterol in better line, but it’s not that bad really.
Basically, between Milk Thistle (which I stopped taken but am going to restart) and drinking my lemon water everyday these numbers should come down even more.