Lipoproteins . . . zero! 27. July 2011 William Davis (23) With the recent refinements in our approach to correction of the lipoprotein abnormalities that lead to coronary plaque and heart disease risk, I have been witnessing more and more people achieve:Small LDL particles 0 nmol/LLipoprotein(a) 0 nmol/LFor instance, Ted, a 58-year old man I saw in the office today started with:Small LDL 1673 nmol/LLipoprotein(a) 219 nmol/LIn other words, both small LDL particles and lipoprotein(a) are being knocked down to zero values. Incidentally, the combination of lipoprotein(a) with small LDL is among the most atherogenic (atherosclerotic plaque-causing) patterns known. Despite his athletic, slender build and avoidance of unhealthy habits, Ted's heart scan score was 922--very high. So Ted followed the diet I advocate, i.e., wheat elimination followed by elimination of cornstarch, oats, and sugars; high-dose fish oil (total daily EPA + DHA of 6000 mg/day); vitamin D supplementation sufficient to achieve a 25-hydroxy vitamin D level of 60-70 ng/ml; iodine supplementation; and thyroid normalization which, in Ted's case, required supplementation with the T3 thyroid hormone, liothyronine, at a small dose. The result:Small LDL particles 0 nmol/LLipoprotein(a) 0 nmol/LNot everybody, of course, is achieving these incredible--and previously impossible--results. But the numbers are growing. Ted is the third person to achieve zeroes all around, in fact, over the past 10 days. Heart disease prevention is getting better and more powerful every day. And it ain't all about Lipitor and low-fat.