Thoughts on General Practitioners?
I feel like I know what the answer might be, but what are people's thoughts on doctors (i.e. general practitioners)?
I am 27, 6'2", 175 lbs. My doctor has said I have high cholesterol. From what I have learned on here I am not too concerned (look at my numbers and diet though, maybe I should be??), but I think it is a sad state when I need to trust the internet over someone who has spent multiple years in medical school. What do they do in medical school? Where does the brainwashing take place? Is it government funding for med students? Flawed studies influenced by the sugar industry? These are serious questions. I honestly have no idea. My doctor has told me to reduce red meat in my diet.
Any thoughts on my numbers, diet, exercise below?
I know this simple test means little....
Tot. Chol: 296
VLDL Chol. Cal: 9
T. Chol/HDL Ratio: 3.1
General Weekly Diet:
5 lbs. grassfed ground beef. Is this too much??
1 lb. Wild Salmon
EV Olive Oil
White Rice (Probably 100-150 carbs per day if I am training for something)
Typically fast 12-14 hours. Not sure if this is long enough to do anything, but it helps me have better focus in the mornings
Exercise: 1 hour per day. Swimming. Most days are high intensity.