Bombed Cholesterol Test (=444) And Developed Sluggish Thyroid
People, please help me understand! I am shocked by my blood test results that I got today. I realize that I am not the first person on this site to get whacky blood work results but my numbers are really crazy. Total Cholesterol went up to 444 from 269 since June 2011 and up from 193 in 2008 (when I ate bread every day). Also, my thyroid has become sluggish. TSH went up from 1.43 to 2.84. A1C test shows 5.3 which is not ideal either.
One bright spot was that Vitamin D was 81 ng/ml.
I am 31, female and weigh 144lbs. Lost 10 pounds since the beginning of December. Don't have a history of high cholesterol in the family.
I did rapid fat loss per David's regiment for 3 weeks from Jan 1 this year and then ate normal BP with IF for 3 weeks before doing this blood test. I have been eating lots of liver, beef and butter and cod liver oil and staying away from inflammatory foods. Don't eat sugar besides a few pieces of chocolate. No fruit. Eat primarily grass-fed beef and fish.
My doctor says that my liver function is fine and that I should retest in 3 months again. He suggested taking digestive enzyme bromelain, iodine, selenium, probiotics and prebiotics.
Could stress and/or rapid fat loss have increased my cholesterol and gotten thyroid out of whack so much?