Did you know that our low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (referred to as ‘bad cholesterol), is a molecule involved in detoxification of fat-soluble substances in the liver.

Fun right? 

The connection between gut inflammation, microbiome imbalances and cholesterol levels in the blood is complex.

That being said, we know that when gram negative bacteria from our gut produce an abundance of lipopolysaccharide (LPS), and this LPS slips through the gut barrier (being picked up in the bloodstream) our LDL cholesterol levels may rise.

This is in response to the increased toxic load coming from the gut.  

When this happens, seeing LDL cholesterol levels rise is actually a good sign that the body’s built-in defenses are responding to this inflammatory threat coming from the gut.  

So when your LDL comes back elevated…might be time to look a little deeper – as in a GUT Zoomer or other fantastic tests we offer… Instead of cutting out the fat that fuels our brain.

Have you been carnivore or even ketovore for a while now and want to properly interpret your lab results? I’m happy to help.