highly sensitive CRP here. I'm a lab geek!
My CRP went from
Overweight 70 pounds 6.8 mg/L
Medifast, 2.8 mg/L
Paleo Template 0.8 mg/L
Normal range is <3.0 mg/L
I can wear red, pink or any color of shirt on heart awareness day. I can send Valentine's Day cards to many, but I know one of the best ways to decrease my risk for cardiovascular events is to keep eating foods that are low inflammatory, get enough rest, and manage stress.
No little conversation hearts, no pound of See's Candy, and no little cinnamon red hots. I gave those up for weight maintenance and to dial in my best health. I like my clear mind, low inflammation. It's the best Valentine I've given myself.
Flowers left over from my 1 year maintenance celebration are nice, too!! My body doesn't know that it is Valentine's Day, but I'll bet my heart - physical and emotional appreciate my new normal.
Happy Valentine's Day. Keep it low inflammatory. Your heart will thank you!