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LINDAM.1
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Beans rice chicken



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I ate chicken tenders and chicken wings for dinner. emoticon



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12/31/13 2:31 A

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I ate mostly salad and a teaspoon of chicken. Made beans and rice and put a can of chicken and made two dinners with it. I put 1/4 C yogurt in tuna with a teaspoon of mayo . Oatmeal often.



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12/30/13 10:00 A

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I'm going to eat oatmeal & biscuit for breakfast & drink hot tea. I need to lower my cholesterol. My doctor told me to exercise & watch what I eat. My doctor doesn't put me on cholesterol medication; because My Cholesterol is always just a little on the high side.
Let me know what foods are good to lower my cholesterol. Thanks and good luck to everyone.



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12/22/13 9:39 P

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I had a piece of grapefruit the other day. I weighted at least 6 hours for my daily pills. I love grapefruit drugs interaction made me not have any for years finally one slice was not going to kill me .

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12/22/13 9:32 P

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Oatmeal with plum in it.



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12/22/13 10:49 A

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Digestion starts in the mouth and can usually absorb enough calories as long as stuff makes it through the stomach and part of the intestine. Keep in mind that your body needs cholesterol to function and will make it's own cholesterol constantly. Whether cholesterol from our diet is actually affecting cholesterol levels in our blood is still being discussed in the scientific community. There may not be nearly as much of a connection as previously thought.
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With my shortened digestive system, absorption is already poor. I should have thought of that. Odd that I didn't lose weight while I was taking it, though.

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful thorns have roses. -- Alphonse Karr


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Metamucil is pure psyllium fiber. Getting too much fiber can interfere with absorption of micronutrients in the gut, both minerals and vitamins, so too much is not a great idea.
Birgit

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Is anybody using Metamucil to reduce their cholesterol? I decided to try it, but after taking it a few weeks I was pale and the skin on my fingers began to crack. I am taking statins, too, so I'm wondering if maybe I lowered my cholesterol too much. Any ideas?

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful thorns have roses. -- Alphonse Karr


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I know you said foods didn't help but here's a message from John Hopkins that I got today.
By the way I'm SO glad you stopped taking statins....I think they're going to find because of new studies that they should ban statins. They do more harm than good from studies I've researced and their are much safer ways to lower your cholesterol! Just found this forum today, Dec 21,2013 and I'm finding it helpful and supportive.

Johns Hopkins Health Alert
Reducing cholesterol with plant sterols & stanols. Plant sterols & stanols, plant compounds that are structurally similar to cholesterol, partially block absorption of cholesterol from the small intestine. They lower levels of LDL cholesterol without adversely affecting high-density lipoprotein (HDL or "good") cholesterol levels.

Reducing cholesterol with soluble fiber. The American Heart Association recommends that people who are unsuccessful in lowering their cholesterol through lifestyle changes boost their intake of soluble fiber to 25 grams each day. Good sources of soluble fiber include legumes such as peas & beans; cereal grains such as oats & barley & vegetables and fruits such as carrots, apples & dried plums (prunes).

Reducing cholesterol with unsalted nuts. Although nuts are high in fat, the fats are predominantly monounsaturated & polyunsaturated, which are known to decrease LDL cholesterol levels. A study published in Archives of Internal Medicine found that eating a daily helping of nuts -- about 2.4 ounces -- can use a shot glass to measure -- resulted in an average 5.1 percent reduction in total cholesterol concentration, a 7.4 percent reduction in LDL cholesterol and an 8.3 percent reduction in the ratio of LDL to HDL levels. Many types of nuts have been shown to help lower LDL cholesterol levels, including almonds, walnuts, peanuts, pecans, macadamias and pistachios. Eat the raw unsalted and not the roasted unsalted almonds.

Posted in Heart Health on December 20, 2013



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one slice of turkey and one piece of bread with salad covering it. with more lettus on top.



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Are there any CholestOff that is easy to swallow? I find those horse pills really hard to swallow, much more difficult than most other supplements.


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I use Cholest-Off and it has lowered my cholesterol with no side effects. My mother also did it as she couldn't take prescriptions as they made her joints hurt. Dr. told her it was fine to take it.



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oatmeal



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hi..your liver is prolly affected by statins...stop statins for a month..I hear fish oil supplement is a great source for lowering cholesterol..will try it. I have familial high cholesterol, so even diet doesnt help cos my liver just produces a lot of cholesterol...I started with 8 and now am down on 6. I have stopped statins few weeks back after a year. It was affecting me mentally. I was going foggy and my mental clarity was down. I was depressed, my hair was falling in bulk and i was hungry all the time. all the best



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I can't get mine under control with diet alone. I've tried for years. Now my liver function tests are coming up bad and the doctor can't tell me whether or not it's from the statins. The report on the nutrition tracker tells you how much cholesterol you've consumed each day. That can help when planning meals. Fish or Krill oil, chia seed and flax oil will help with getting the good cholesterol up and the triglycerides down. Losing weight helps with the bad cholesterol sometimes. The library has many books on cholesterol and the web is full of articles. I always start with the Mayo clinic, WebMD, the NIH, and About when researching medical problems. They are pretty center-of-the-road so I don't end up getting upset by extremists. There's always been a question about whether statins are worth the price in money and in side effects, so the only thing you can do is read a lot and make up your own mind.

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful thorns have roses. -- Alphonse Karr


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OH Please use this website there are articles on most everything/
FOODS TO LOWER CHOLESTEROL.
Exercise to lower cholesterol
Supplements that lower cholesterol
Any of those will give you even more ideas.
I and my DH did not want to do statins right now we are using Krill oil capsules and I take niacin. I could not use fish oil, many do. I use the none flush niacin and it has lowered the triglycerides I hope it gets to the normal mark I told my Dr I am off diabetes meds, blood pressure meds and cholesterol but those sneaky triglycerides let me down so I am seeing her soon and hope I am there. Walking and exercise also help get your good cholesterol up.
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Karen,
there are different types of cholesterol and some you want to lower and others you want as high as possible.
I highly recommend the book "The great cholesterol myth". You can read about it here:
www.amazon.com/The-Great-Cholesterol-Myth-
Disease/dp/1592335217


This book is a great resource for me. It also talks about which supplements are helpful. Make sure you read the whole thing because implementing part of the plan can backfire, esp. mixing high-carb and high-fat foods.
Best wishes,
Birgit

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Hi, all...I need to lower my cholesterol and have no clue what is good to eat and what to stay away from! Help!! Can anyone recommend a book or website to help me? Thanks! Karen


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