Hi, guys. how are you? Today’s video is going to be a little different. I Wanted Let’s talk a little bit about my personal experience with cholesterol and statins Medication, I’m going to start right after that. Hey, guys, welcome to AD Quito. My name is Aaron. This is the channel where we talk about the ketogenic diet. I Do some that uses ketone food, talk a little bit about ketone science, and do some ketone Recipes. If this is your first time here, please consider subscribing, if No, be sure to click on the bell icon until you get notified whenever you download the new content.
So this is a video that has long been coming. I’ve wanted to do this video for a while. It’s about cholesterol, my personal opinion Experiment with cholesterol. So before you start, I want to make sure you understand that I’m not a doctor. I’m not a medical professional of any Good heart. I’m not trying to offer anyone any medical advice. This is just my own Experience with the world of high cholesterol and statin medications. And therefore I’m going to take you guys back some time, to about 2010 or so.
I went to order Routine blood work. I’m at this point, and I was around the age of 35, 36. And my cholesterol He returned very loud. About 300, my doctor was He put me on the medicine atorvastatin, 20 milligrams. More atorvastatin Commonly known as Lipitor. It’s cholesterol-lowering drugs are very common. So I listened to my doctor and went on this medicine. And you’re in it Briefly. Cholesterol numbers went down and my doctor was very happy. but me I felt like garbage. My joints hurt, I had a kind of brain fog, I didn’t So put two and two together.
I didn’t even think for a second that was Atorvastatin that has been giving me these side effects. I just achieved it Me getting older, getting creakier, maybe getting a bit more Oblivion, but in doing a little research, I found that this is very Common side effects of statin medication in General. So I stayed on medications, just because my doctor told me, I am I was scared to explode them, because I was afraid that if I had my cholesterol also got High, I would have a heart attack and die. So I started to exercise regularly, even While on statin medications.
I started running 5K races, and I actually built up My endurance to the point where I can run a marathon. I ran and finished 2012 Mohawk Hudson Marathon, and in training for this marathon, I felt terrible. I would run and go out for a long train run on weekends and come Back, need a day to recover. My body just hurts a lot and bummed me, Because I really enjoyed running. So I yo yoed with my little weight to While. After this marathon, I kind of started eating bad. I had a lot of, you Know and frozen pizza, just made bad choices. But my cholesterol kind of stayed in this normal range, because I’m still on And atorvastatin, then in early 2017, I kind of had enough yoing yo and I decided to start Ketone.
I found Ketone through a friend at work and tried it For some time, within a week, I was in love with it, because I felt amazing. Better than it was a long time ago. I didn’t really have much ketone flu, Maybe a few days, and then I think the fourth day after I started Kitoni, I can Remember waking up and feeling like something was different. He wasn’t hungry. She has a lot of energy. Became fat adapted.
So I decided to stay with her. I also decided to drop me a statin medicine. I stopped taking my own Cholesterol-lowering drugs in January, got some basic blood work done at the time. And then A few months later, when I went to see the doctor again, the work was done my blood Again, my numbers were up, which was what I expected. I expected my cholesterol Go up. And he’s worried, and actually not Know what to do. I told him that I felt better than in years. He wanted me to go back on starting meds. did not. she did not agree. Did not go Come back on them. He said, “Let’s give it a few months, And see how you’re doing then.
“A few more months passed, and I lost the grand total, From … From January to July around, you lost a pound, something fifty, which is what The excitement was about. At this time, when I got my fat one, I got something called And fat NMR. The NMR stands for nuclear magnetic resonance. And what that Whether it is unlike a regular fat pad, it measures not only your total Cholesterol but it actually breaks down your HDL, your LDL, and the number of Particles, particle size, particle consistency. It’s over More information, which gives you a much clearer picture of what is happening with Your fat. And every single sign on my NMR, outside my LDL, was shining. The best numbers have ever been. My triglycerides were super low, and my HDL was Even, all HDL ratios to total cholesterol look good. HDL-to- The triglycerides looked great. Number one who was still super high, Even higher, I had an LDL. It was near 300. My GP did not really know what Make it out, so he sent me to heart. And the heart ran Some tests on me. Echo did … no echocardiogram …
They basically listened to my heart, to test for anomalies. Everything was Cool there. They put me in a treadmill, a stress test, and I had a run. I remember I had fasted about that day and told them I was fasted and they didn’t think I would It goes on, and I ended up going for like 25 minutes. And every five minutes they Would increase the frequency and slope of the thing. So I ran like an idiot on it Something for a while, well did on it, then went for something that was very Excited to go for. The third test that I went before in the cardiologist’s office Calcium test was called scoring. The calcium test was scoring grandpa The test that I wanted to do, because no measurement of the marks may or may be It may not be an indicator of cardiovascular disease, such as cholesterol. Really Measures … It measures true heart disease in your life Arteries, in your heart, measures the actual calcium. And the way it’s come The log is that it starts at zero and goes all the way up to a thousand.
Zero Being zero risk, there is zero calcium in the arteries and heart. A is “Dear God, how are you still alive?” So there’s a very wide range there, and My score came back to 14. So I was hoping to scratch, but 14 is still pretty Good, all things in mind. I was very happy, but my heart wanted Put me back on station. She refused. So I stayed on Ketone and stayed outside Statins me, fell another 10 pounds. So by the time of November of 2017 Rolled around, I had lost a total of 65 pounds, I went again, was Some more blood work done.
I had an NMR profile done. Similar figures came again: Shine across the board. Really, really wonderful numbers, except that pesky LDL. The GP sent me to me … and referred me to a low-carb doctor. The thing that I am Not even known existed here in Albany, in the Albany area. But I went to see This man today. He knew what Ketone was. He knew what Were low carbohydrates. He knew what it meant to be fat adapted. You answered a lot of He had questions with answers that I don’t think he expected to hear. Because I had kind of … I’ve been doing this for 11 months. I kind of learned a lot Of things, read on some things, and know what I was doing. We …
We had good Talk about ketone and low carb. However, his whole thing is using ketone’s People move to the Mediterranean diet. He has a lot of success People get on the Mediterranean diet, which are more … less fat, and protein. And you know, he gave me a line that I fear, that I know I will Probably hear, is that, “You know Ketone is great because when you’re just starting out But as far as maintenance and it’s not really something that can get maintained Long term.
“And I know this to be false, so we talked a little bit about my LDL, and How, you know though my calcium score was good, and it wasn’t zero. even in Although all my numbers look good, it is LDL, though my Weight is what it was when I was 21 years old and suggested that I get … eat Less marble cuts per year than meat, he suggested I cut my saturated fat. When He told him that I had butter in my coffee, he looked at me as if I had two heads. I’m doing a lot of reading about the fat system. I’ve been watching a lot of Videos about fat and cholesterol, this will be linked right here, but there A video by a man named Dave Feldman who is not a doctor, not a medical professional. he is an engineer. And he has come into his cholesterol, which is similar For mine – is what you call an excessive response to the ketone diet. His LDL shot Even when Ketone started. And he’s an engineer, and he came to the problem from An engineer’s perspective, basically gave himself …
The work may draw blood all Today because I think a month, or two months, keep track of what he eats on this track Of time, I found some amazing and amazing results, basically concluded That the fat bio system SO and for change, that to base anything on like The system of change is Crazy Town. So I’ll link it here again. Must be Check out Dave Feldman. There are a couple offers That just kind of blew my mind on YouTube.
And so that’s where I am these days. I continue ketone. I’m in maintenance. I’m not going back in Statins, despite the stresses of each medical Professional in my life to go back on them, I’m not going to forth. Both for Personal reasons, the reasons that I said before – they … I had some issues With them, some side effects, some pains, some foggy headedness, that I Do not want to experience again, but also, an … institutional reason for the n Come back on them.
Statins are now the number one drug in drug history. The Criteria for placing a person on statins have become less, less and less Time has gone, I feel like it’s mostly about money. So while staying My LDL number can be lowered, and I don’t feel like this LDL number was lower Benefit me in any great way. That’s what my … was my experience with Cholesterol and statins. I appreciate if you’ve listened to me Stroll for these last 15 minutes or so. I know that’s not really that kind of Video that I usually do, but I really wanted to talk about it. I’ve had some … I feel very strongly about it. This is my place, so … so let me know if any of You guys had similar experiences. I know that in general, cholesterol does not go So when you start ketone, the type does not matter what, just based on the fact that you are Use fat for energy.
Fat is filled throughout the body more. Cholesterol will show that even in the blood, Regardless. But let me know. Let me know what your experience was with this Things. I would love to hear from you and would love to chat about it. This is something I am Really need to talk about, I hope someone benefits, or hopefully someone Can identify with it. That’s going to wrap it up for this week, so … so thank You to watch, please consider subscribing if you haven’t already. I hope you have a wonderful day, I will see you next time. .
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