My last CRP was .68.
My boyfriend's CRP came back at 3.68 - and he lives for fruit and vegetables, eats apples and leafy greens like they are candy, occasionally eats junk food, doesn't avoid foods with pesticides and chemicals, and doesn't take any supplements. Just an observation..
Here's a study that shows taking a multivitamin reduces crp: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14693322
plus other sources for lowering crp mention CoQ10, dark chocolate and Vitamin C.
I don't consume all of these to specifically lower CRP ( I was surprised as anyone that mine was so low) but evidentially they seem to work for me. Hope this helps.
Just curious: when are you having the palpitations?
Thanks. I eat very clean, similar to you. Organic veg, grass-fed meats, pastured pork/chicken/eggs, etc. Only use stevia. I don't eat any fake food or junk food at all.
I've been getting palpitations only when under exertion. Like if I lift something heavy, or try to increase treadmill, and can't do elliptical at all. Otherwise, I'm doing okay. I'm very out of shape right now as I haven't been exercising regularly.
Also, I have a severe periodontal infection that will be treated very soon. Doc thinks that perhaps the CRP number might have something to do with the infection, but he's not sure.
I would agree with the Doc.. maybe before you make changes, get a crp test when no infections are present.
I asked about timing on heart palpitations because they are a symptom of reactive hypoglycemia.. I used to get them in the middle of the night when my blood sugar went too low. just a thought.
Hope your periodontal issues heal quickly!