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Old Thu, Apr-16-20, 17:39
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I would argue to HAVE THE SCAN done.
Three years ago I had a TIA, which plunked me into a hospital for 2 days,
where I underwent every test imaginable. A CAC scan wasnít included, but a
nurse suggested I get one, a freebie at this hospital. I thought 'free is good,
why not?'
I was sent home with a prescription for a ďstrongĒ statin, and they also
pushed a daily baby aspirin.
Apparently, because they were so fixated on my cholesterol, they failed to
identify my severe heart disease!
It took a five minute CT scan to discover my precarious situation, I had a
shocking, 'better write that Will', 4 digit score!

I immediately dove into researching just how I had gotten myself into such
a pickle, and how I might get the hell out.
I was a grain-a-holic vegetarian for 35 years, and I learned from the Fat
Emperor, that all those processed grains and sugars caused an ongoing train
wreck inside my arteries.
Now I eat nothing processed, Iím on a strict Ketogenic diet, which Iím
convinced is going to be my salvation.
So, I think the scan my have saved my bacon!, Bacon.... yes!, itís time to eat!

PS-
Another way to indirectly check your heart health, and avoid being zapped
with the scan, would be to have a blood test, including insulin. That could
also show you if you're heading for the rocks.

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Old Thu, Jul-09-20, 13:45
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Hello All,
I found this site through one of Ken's posts online.
I'm 44yo and just had a calcium score and I have 200 on my LAD
Also, I have a genetically high lp(a), I think around 400.
My cholesterol is around 200, trigs are low, bp is good, exercise is good.
I tried statins and they made me irritable. No go.
I've had a lot of gut issues and never been able to tolarate a plant based diet. I just feel horrible on it. I know that my gut likes keto, but I still fear making my CVD worse. Can you guys point me to any other success stories in reversing CVD that will help inspire me on this journey?
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Old Fri, Jul-10-20, 02:48
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Welcome, The Fat Emperor is the "king" of CAC reversal stories. Somewhere back in his thread is Ken's story and one from another support group member showing it is possible to reduce, not just stabilize the CAC score. Here are some of the blogs, podcasts etc on the topic: https://thefatemperor.com/?s=How+to+reduce+CAC+score

Ivor Cummins has this year been spending much time on data from Covid infections and economic impact of lockdowns but he still intersperses heart disease info. Episode 87 earlier this month. https://thefatemperor.com/ Search his blog, videos, podcasts.

Dr Nadir Ali in Texas is a prominent cardiac surgeon supportive of a LCHF diet and alternative measures of heart disease. https://youtu.be/qXtdp4BNyOg

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Old Fri, Jul-10-20, 12:31
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Welcome, The Fat Emperor is the "king" of CAC reversal stories. Somewhere back in his thread is Ken's story and one from another support group member showing it is possible to reduce, not just stabilize the CAC score. Here are some of the blogs, podcasts etc on the topic: https://thefatemperor.com/?s=How+to+reduce+CAC+score



Ivor Cummins has this year been spending much time on data from Covid infections and economic impact of lockdowns but he still intersperses heart disease info. Episode 87 earlier this month. https://thefatemperor.com/ Search his blog, videos, podcasts.

Dr Nadir Ali in Texas is a prominent cardiac surgeon supportive of a LCHF diet and alternative measures of heart disease. https://youtu.be/qXtdp4BNyOg




Thanks Janet.
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Old Mon, Jul-13-20, 16:47
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Thank you Janet for the links.

I found the Patrick Theut episode especially informative.

https://thefatemperor.com/want-to-r...w-podcast-ep21/
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A new success story about reversing CAC score.

Gregís doctors told him that heart disease was irreversible Ė he proved them wrong and reversed his coronary calcium score by 40% on keto



https://www.dietdoctor.com/gregs-do...e-by-40-on-keto
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Old Wed, Sep-16-20, 08:48
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Greg's story is remarkably similar to mine absent the heart attack. He became well versed in the concept of low carb first (key to success), and then adapted it based on his responses to the LC WOE. The reduced CAC score confirms what many of us suspect and a few have experienced (Ken) after embracing low carb/ keto as a way of life. Very encouraging to hear about reducing CAC, as there are some who claim it's impossible. Never give up or give in to doubt when we are still scratching the human nutrition surface. Our shared n=1 experiences mean everything. Good story.
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Old Wed, Sep-16-20, 09:47
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I'm wondering if I had mine done too young. I was 60 at the time and my score was zero, which is typical at that age. I wonder if I should get it redone later in life?
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Im hoping this is CAC info by dr berry.
https://youtu.be/uLxleetQgUA

Yes , correct link. He also adovates vlc or carnovore to get insulin DOWN to normal or low.

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Old Wed, Sep-16-20, 11:14
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I'm wondering if I had mine done too young. I was 60 at the time and my score was zero, which is typical at that age. I wonder if I should get it redone later in life?


Ivor has mentioned men in their 40s and 50s getting a CAC, I've not read anything about "too young". Rather, have heard about being "too old". See post #20. This is all dated information.
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Getting one "early" would seem prudent. The sooner you know, the sooner to take action.
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