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Need some suggestions for helping me lower my cholesterol.  My bad cholesterol is high 20 above what it should be and my good cholesterol is to low about the same.  Thanks

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      Brimstone1968 wrote Mar 22, 2011
    • Eva and Annie thanks a million the information was very helpful.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Mar 22, 2011
    • Niacin is suppose to help too. But you should check with your Dr before doing a niacin therapy. Also you need to look at the side effects (mostly good and includes your 1st question on here) before taking it.

      My Dr more or less said the same things as the Eva and Annie.




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      Cathie Beck wrote Mar 22, 2011
    • Yep, add fiber is what I have to say too, besides cut the saturated fats. And go for Omega 3’s, increase your good for you fats, the polyunsaturated and monounsaturated. I’m not positive, but think that cutting sugars helps also with lowering cholestrol since it lowers blood sugar levels. (... some vague memory of reading that in connection with diabetes?)  

      Annie, I don’t think the cinnamon sold at the grocery store is the “real thing“, but it can hopefully be found at the health food/herb stores where they’d know the difference.  

      Cathie




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      Tuliplady wrote Mar 22, 2011
    • My dad swears by taking a quarter cup of ground flax seed every morning.  Must be working for him.  He had a quadruple bypass over six years ago, takes no medication, just his flax seed and he’s getting by pretty well.




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      Rose Nino wrote Mar 23, 2011
    • These are all great! Brimstone keep us posted on how you are doing. heartheart




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      Cathie Beck wrote Mar 23, 2011
    • Tulip, I use flax seeds too but I heard we have to grind them up for our body to utilize their good Omega 3 oils, so that’s what I do. The oil is available as well, but I prefer to buy the organic flax seeds and grind them, and the oil costs more (we‘re paying for them being processed).  

      Cathie




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      Kyah wrote Mar 27, 2011
    • I take CO-Q10 daily as well as make sure there are cooked or raw green vegetables and salad in my lunch and dinner meals every day. I have high cholesterol, three years ago my doctor read my results to me and she made me laugh. "Your good cholesterol is very, very good. Your bad cholesterol is ... wow ... Wow ... WOW!!!! " She whipped out her prescription pad and said, "Prepare to be on medication for the rest of your life." I said, "Oh helll no." So I changed my diet (dropped fried foods & soda, pushed pistachios, salmon, cranberry juice and avocados to the top of my list, threw out all cooking oil but extra light extra virgin olive oil), started an exercise regimen and the next year I knocked about 60 points off that bad cholesterol and upped my triglycerides while I was at it. She still wants me on medication (that's how high it is). I'm still refusing.  

      I haven’t had my blood test this year yet, I have a feeling it’s through the roof because I started eating red meat and shrimp more. But it’s a hereditary thing; almost all of my father’s side of the family kicked off from something heart related. She had me on Lipitor and after a week I stopped taking it because I felt so weak, couldn’t power walk and even walking up 4 flights of stairs was hard. As soon as I stopped taking it, I was fine. Remember when you go on a high fiber diet, you have to up your fluid intake. I still eat things I shouldn’t like mayonnaise, cheese and Stouffer’s entrees, but not as often and not as much as I used to.




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