More lipoproteins zero!

A few posts back, I talked about how more people are showing us zero lipoprotein(a) and zero small LDL. That was about 4 weeks ago. By then, I had seen 3 people with zero values on both.

Well, it's now up to 9 people: 9 people who have achieved zero lipoprotein(a) and zero small LDL. These are people who started with typical lipoprotein(a) values of 150-300 nmol/L and small LDL values of 1000-2000 nmol/L, both substantial.

I still don't know how many people or what percentage can expect to show such extravagant results. But the sharp increase over a relatively brief period of time is extremely encouraging!

Comments (18) -

  • Jana Miller

    8/25/2011 11:59:38 PM |

    Okay that is Can't wait to read your book.

  • Jean

    8/26/2011 3:42:13 AM |

    Wow, just wow.
    I hope you are able to 1. Track these folks to see how they do over time, and if making these changes affects their outcomes and 2. You'll be able to publish the TYP information so that more 'open' cardiologists, etc, can see what you do works.
    This country is involved in the biggest dietary trial in the history of the world, outside of famine and deliberate starvation of populations. Probably no other group of people has been subjected to malnutrition while being overfed. That our food supply has been so adulterated with no testing is beyond amazing to me.
    I read your blog regularly and encourage others to do so, but many are still listening to their doctors and are fearful.
    It's not going to happen overnight, but i wonder if there isn't a selection process going on here.

  • Dr. William Davis

    8/26/2011 11:29:25 AM |

    Hi, Jean--
    Hmmm. Interesting notion. Evolution in action.

    Rather than weeding out the weak by infection and predators, the weak will succumb to Kelloggs, Nabisco, and "healthy whole grains."

  • Matt

    8/26/2011 6:14:15 PM |

    When you say small LDL is zero, are you refering to both LDL4 and LDL3 on the VAP? Or just LDL4?

  • Amanda

    8/29/2011 4:07:27 AM |

    Where do I find out how to do this? my husband has a current lipoprotein a of 213 nmol/L and want to lower them STAT

  • Dr. William Davis

    8/29/2011 12:07:57 PM |

    Hi, Amanda--

    We use high-dose fish oil and thyroid normalization, specifically T3, to start, followed by hormonal manipulation, niacin, and dietary changes. I invite you to join our discussions on how to do this on the website, the website that this blog accompanies.

  • Johnt

    8/30/2011 3:43:57 PM |

    I’ve been on a daily D3 regimen now for some 2 years (4000-8000 iu), taking an occasional 1 week break. Things were fine (no apparent side effects) until recently when I started to experience strange chest sensations, especially at bedtime and upon rising in the morning. My heart felt stressed, accompanied with a slight dizziness. I also had this weak feeling of pain in my chest very occasionally during the day. One morning I had fairly strong chest pain sensations on my left side, and I decided to go to the hospital. The chest pain subsided fairly quickly, and following an extensive checkup with EKG and blood tests. it turned out that there was nothing wrong with my heart according to the doctors. However one doctor pointed out that my D3 intake was fairly high and that that chest pains like mine are sometimes one of the symptoms of D3 toxicity and suggested I suspend D3 supplements for a time on the off chance this may be the source of my problem.

  • Dr. William Davis

    8/30/2011 6:28:54 PM |

    Hi, John --

    I think you got some bad advice. This is highly unlikely.

    It would be like saying "Your chest pain is from your suntan."

  • Jack Kronk

    8/30/2011 9:48:04 PM |

    Very interesting John. I have been very open around this community about battling what sounds like the identical type of chest feeling. "My heart felt stressed" is a great description for what I have felt. For me, it comes and goes, and is often more pronounced between meals, even hours after eating. Also, I have noticed that the feeling is completely absent after a good weight lifting session and I'm not sure what to make of that. We should keep in touch somewhow incase on of us discovers something and wants to share it with the other.

    -Jack Kronk

  • Rachel Formolo

    8/31/2011 12:50:58 AM |

    I'm a wife of a patient of Dr.Davis, also on 8000 VD/day.  I, too, notice every so often a definite heart beat.  At one of those times I was just slightly dizzy.  It's of a nature that I definitely notice it.  It comes and goes, with no particular rhythm and I can't relate it to anything I'm doing...except I'm thinking maybe stress?  I'm in very good physical health.  I don't think there is really anything wrong with me and no new stressors.   I find it puzzling.

  • Dr. William Davis

    8/31/2011 12:56:58 AM |

    Hi, Jack--

    This leads to an off-topic idea, but I have been using the HeartMath program for such emotional/ stress effects with good--no, great--results.

  • Jack Kronk

    8/31/2011 8:37:25 PM |

    Do you believe this program could be potentially helpful in my case? What does it entail and how might I find out more info about it?

    Thanks Doc.


  • Dr. William Davis

    9/2/2011 2:27:02 AM |

    Sorry, Jack, hard to say without knowing more. But, speaking generally, I can tell you that the information we provide here and in the Track Your Plaque program, in my view, makes conventional heart health and nutrition advice look like kindergarten play time.

  • Dr. William Davis

    9/2/2011 2:59:52 AM |

    Two more people with zero Lp(a) today alone!

  • Emilie

    12/12/2011 2:57:13 AM |

    On November 16 or 17, 2011, there was an article on msnbc.msn which warned that too much vitamin D has been found to cause atrial fibrillation, a dangerous abnormal heart rhythm.  Doctors found that this side effect occurred typically in people whose blood levels of vitamin D had reached more than 100 ng/dl.  It is hoped, they said, that the atrial fibrillation is reversable once the vitamin D is stopped and the blood level of the vitamin declines.

  • marty lowery

    3/14/2012 2:58:34 AM |

    Doc Davis, I had an NMR lipid profile in February of 2012. my scores were fair, however, did not get LP(a) score? thought this test provided ldl sub-classes. did i mis-read the test? should i get the VAP test next? my scores were: ldl-p count, 1130, small ldl-p 101, hdl-c 75, trigs., 35, ldl size 21.7, TC 209. i am 7 years out from 5x by-pass, 3 failed, 2 minor MI, one stent. i am a  56 year  old male, never any weight issues(160#). my current doctors think my cholesterol is too high. i am on a small dose of crestor (10mg). any thoughts.

  • Gene K

    3/15/2012 4:37:08 PM |

    Lp(a) is a separate test, it is not part of NMR.

  • Dr. William Davis

    3/16/2012 12:33:49 AM |

    Yes, Lp(a) must be specified on NMR.

    On VAP, it is part of the standard panel.