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May 25, 2016

: Episode 607- Nicole Recine joins Vinnie Tortorich on this Wednesday edition of the Celebrity Fitness Trainer Podcast to talk about false info regarding cholesterol levels and the effect of NSNG.



  • RN
  • Working to become a Nurse Practitioner
  • Certified Diabetes Educator
    • Both Type 1 and Type 2
    • Helps people adopt lifestyle that allows people to better control their diabetes
      • That lifestyle is mostly NSNG


  • Cholesterol is a fatty acid
  • Your body will make it if you do not consume it
  • It is that important
  • If you start NSNG, certain numbers may rise (LDLs) but others will drop, and that's a good thing!
  • Driving down cholesterol for no reason is not a good thing
  • Some people find 
  • Nicole recommends these tests for people:
    • lipoprotein test (MNR) [cardioIQ at Quest]
      • tells you particle size and particle number
        • pattern A vs pattern B
          • pattern B = small dense
          • You want pattern A = large and fluffy
    • HSCRP test and LPPLA test
      • tells you if there is inflammation present in your vascular system
      • cholesterol is only bad if it is in the wrong place
        • to get in the wrong place, there needs to be inflammation 
    • Fasting insulin
      • if this is elevated, then you are insulin resistant
      • (doesn't have to do with cholesterol, but is important)
  • Often, doctors cannot correctly read particle panels so make sure your Doc knows what (s)he is talking about
    • Nicole can interpret them!
      • Nicole takes phone calls
    • Westman is a good doctor