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post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-29-2018, 09:51 AM
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Re: My Dr. says I have high cholesterol. Lose some weight and make an appt in 3 mont

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HDL = 117
LDL = 112

I'm 58 with a bmi of 27.
Is the HDL correct??

Mine is not good and I work out frequently and eat well, Dr told me diet can only change it by +/- 10% and i am so high other than medication not much to do but wait until I am 40.

HDL 42
LDL 170

I did a lot of research though and it is just one risk factor and low cholesterol is actually more unhealthy. A better indicator of heart attack/stroke is supposed to be c-reactive protein to check for levels of inflammation in body.

I take Turmeric and garlic daily, Turmeric is actually great for health even joint pain and arthritis.


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Any advice here. I already take medicine for my cancer. I don't want to have to deal with a second set of drugs.

Any new habits I should take up to lose this wieght? Any food that's better for warding off high cholesterol? And so on.....
I also got the talk from the doctor about high cholesterol. The best thing I did to drop the high cholesterol reading was eating low fat and exercise. Specifically no more bacon, sausage and other fatty meats. I have some every now and then but not like before I was told. I was eating it every day. I now walk a mile just about daily. I did this for 3 months and had a recheck. I was cleared of high cholesterol.

Sorry to have to hear this on top of meds you are taking for cancer.

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Yes to lower cholesterol, but there is no need to lower cholesterol, it is a con. But then you are prone to being conned so...

But just so you can't accuse me of your standard tactic of just making stuff up to suit my beliefs:

Have we been conned about cholesterol? | Daily Mail Online
Don't trust too much what most daily papers say, they change their minds all the time about medical issues. IF you listened to what the daily mail said you would never do anything eat anything or drink anything. I can remember several articles in that paper on statins that said completely different things over the last few years, ranging from 'they are a miracle drug' to 'they aren't helpful' , to 'only a few need to take them' to 'all people over a certain age would benefit form taking them'

My husband is a scientist with 25 years work in healthcare. He also researches diseases and reads widely on the subject. Before he started taking statins he read widely on that subject as well. He is fine with taking them.
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I also got the talk from the doctor about high cholesterol. The best thing I did to drop the high cholesterol reading was eating low fat and exercise. Specifically no more bacon, sausage and other fatty meats. I have some every now and then but not like before I was told. I was eating it every day. I now walk a mile just about daily. I did this for 3 months and had a recheck. I was cleared of high cholesterol.

Sorry to have to hear this on top of meds you are taking for cancer.
Its really great if you can do that by exercise and diet alone. Good that it worked out. For us that didn't work, we both eat very healthily, we don't have bacon or sausages or any fatty meats at all. My husband does 7km rowing or one hours cycling daily as well as walking the dog for 45 mins each morning. I walk the dog daily and row every other day and also do a few light weights on the day I don't row, and with arthritis I cant do much more than that. For our ages, 60 and 61 that is a fair amount of exercise compared to most of our age.
Sometimes these things are hereditary my husbands father had similar issues.
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Its really great if you can do that by exercise and diet alone. Good that it worked out. For us that didn't work, we both eat very healthily, we don't have bacon or sausages or any fatty meats at all. My husband does 7km rowing or one hours cycling daily as well as walking the dog for 45 mins each morning. I walk the dog daily and row every other day and also do a few light weights on the day I don't row, and with arthritis I cant do much more than that. For our ages, 60 and 61 that is a fair amount of exercise compared to most of our age.
Sometimes these things are hereditary my husbands father had similar issues.
Some medical issues are hereditary for sure!

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Ground flax meal sprinkled over your cereal, salad, etc. Eat REAL butter, not margarine. If you wonder why, fry two eggs, one in margarine in one pan, the other in butter in an separate pan. Then try rinse out both pans in water only. The butter pan will be clean, the margarine pan will have a sticky film that won't come off.

Drink whole milk, you will feel fuller longer. Drink a glass of metimucil a day. The Physillium fiber will draw the cholesterol out. Learned that trick from my GP years ago.

I've worked in health system administrations. Doctors get comped on the amount & type of drugs prescribed.

Eat natural. Salads, fresh meats, nuts, berries. Cut way back on processed foods & keep up the exercise.
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Thanks everyone for all your input.


I'm going to low carb it, try to lose some weight. And then go see the GP. I stepped up my barre classes. I think I get better results from that than straight cardio.
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@NextTimeAround, once you get into good habits and maintain them, your brain will look at them as the new norm. You'll get cravings (we all do) but I'd recommend a calorie counting app, because you become really aware of calories in and out.
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I saw these OTC pills in the vitamin department on sale at Costco. anyone have experience with Nature Made's CholestOff plus or similar non prescription products?
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Re: My Dr. says I have high cholesterol. Lose some weight and make an appt in 3 mont

Dr. told me to go on South Beach Diet to lower my cholesterol. It was written by a Dr. for the purpose of lowering cholesterol in his patients.

It was easy, delicious, and not only did my cholesterol go down, but I lost 10 lbs. I was only on it for 2 weeks. If I had to lower cholesterol more and lose more weight, I would have just done the stricter first phase longer.

Cutting out all carbs and eating good meats and veggies are the basis for South Beach. You need "good" oils in your diet, and they will actually help lower the bad cholesterol.

South Beach type eating can become a lifestyle and then the weight is easy to keep off once it is gone.

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I saw these OTC pills in the vitamin department on sale at Costco. anyone have experience with Nature Made's CholestOff plus or similar non prescription products?
my father has tried pretty much every pill throughout his life for cholesterol and weight. none of them made much of a difference.

nettle tea seemed to help, however. he is a lot more energetic and his blood sugar is more stable when he drinks nettle tea.

all that said, nothing has helped as much as changing his diet. cutting out carbs and such. the latest thing i have been trying to get him onto is microgreens. very easy to grow, and they are very good for you. i grow my own. it ends up being about 1.25 per pound. if i were to buy them, it would be about 40 dollars a pound.

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Re: My Dr. says I have high cholesterol. Lose some weight and make an appt in 3 mont

Carbs cause cholesterol buildup. Period. Everything we were taught about fats when we were young is wrong.

Fats WITH carbs can be bad. Bad fats can be bad. But the right fats can be incredible for you.

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