Cholesterol testing

Cholesterol testing that your doctor does not do …. but should!

Extensive Cholesterol Testing in Australia

  • Find out why the standard cholesterol testing tells you very little about your risk for a heart attack
  • High cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease and many people with normal cholesterol levels have heart attacks
  • Small LDL particle size combined with inflammation is a risk factor for heart disease, this is a bio-marker very rarely tested by your GP
  • High sensitive C reactive protein is a test that can warn you of underlying chronic inflammation, even if you feel ok
  • Statin medications do not reduce the risk of heart disease for most people, and can have serious side effects
  • A diet high in fat does not cause heart disease
  • A diet high in processed foods that contain refined carbohydrates and vegetable oils like soy bean oil and canola oil promote inflammation and cardiovascular disease

    How to Order a Cholesterol Test

    • The extensive cholesterol test from Planet Naturopath can be done by anyone in Australia, other options are available in the U.K and North America.
    • The test kits are mailed to you and the blood is drawn at your local pathology, and then sent back to the Functional Pathology lab for analysis
    • The results are emailed to you and includes a consultation via Skype or phone to explain the results in detail, with a plan on how to improve any bio-markers that need improving
    • Contact tests@planetnaturopath for more information or to order a test
    LDL Sub-Fractions are part of the extensive cholesterol test

    LDL Sub-Fractions are part of the extensive cholesterol test

    About the Author Michael

    Michael is head consultant at Planet Naturopath - Functional Medicine and Nutrition Solutions. He is a registered naturopath with the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) and works with clients from all over the world via video or phone consultations. He is a degree qualified naturopath from the Endeavour College of Natural Medicine in Australia with 18 years of experience. He uses advanced testing methods, nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, and lifestyle advice to help you stay healthy. He is a Kalish Method-trained practitioner that keeps updating his education with Chris Kresser. Michael completed Dr. Terry Wahls practitioner training program, a 12-month program with ongoing training that helps understand the underlying cause and treatment of MS and autoimmune conditions. He keeps up to date with the latest research into health and natural medicine through the Metabolic Fitness Pro course with Dr. Bryan Walsh.

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    Cynthia says July 15, 2015

    Hi Michael,

    First, thank you so much for your instructional videos. While I am not a doctor, and definitely refer my clients to functional medicine practitioners, it’s good to know what I’m looking at when they bring their tests back to me. Especially if they are only seeing a GP.

    I’m wondering though….is it because I am in the US that the numbers aren’t the same as we look at? The client results that I am looking at now, have total Cholesterol at 206, with a range of 100-199 for instance. Much different from your numbers. Am I missing a way to convert to a different measuring system?

    Thank you so much,

      michael says July 16, 2015

      Hi Cynthia

      That’s a great question, yes in the U.S you have a different system of measuring cholesterol but you can easily find an online free conversion tool if you just google Cholesterol conversion. I have used this when consulting with U.S clients, for example total cholesterol of 206 would be the equivalant of 5.3 here

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