Some notes on cholesterol hacking.
I did a last minute Vitality test last week. Cholesterol score under 5 again.
DHL: 1.51 (last test 1.21)
LDL 2.2 mmol/L (last test 2.95) Under 2.6 is considered good it seems.
I did a one week hack of: macadamia oil, brazil nuts, high dose vit-c + lysine, niacin (the real deal, not that no-flush bs), aspirin and some collagen. I don’t claim to understand the science or which of these really have the most impact. I suspect a diet high in mono-unsaturated fat causes the liver to down regulate LDL.
If you have the time, go nerd out here: https://cholesterolcode.com/
This guy seems to 1/2 his score in 5 days – which proves diet is a major part of the story.
Peter Attia podcasts on this topic are also great (if you can follow half of what’s going on).
Obviously a one week hack is not a healthy lifestyle. This is just a collection of things I’ve found which improve the test results. These hacks seem to move HDL up and LDL down.
I should probably buy myself one of those small testing devices to experiment more.