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2/29/12 8:43 P

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That is very interesting. I eat oatmeal often, maybe I will try the green tea. I am not a tea drinker but I plan to drink more this spring. I have heard so many good thing about green tea.

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2/26/12 5:42 P

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I was drawn to this topic because for the past work week, I've had a half a cup of cooked old-fashioned oats with either a tablespoon of honey or brown sugar and unsweetened, frozen strawberries added to it...I also have been drinking 4.5 cups of green tea every morning. Even if it's not doing anything for my cholesterol, I feel calm, aware, and amazing! So it's doing *something* good for me. ;-)

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1/8/09 6:54 P

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Hi Mike, Welcome to the team..I love oatmeal, eat it every morning. I am due for blood work soon, am praying for good results. Good luck on your annual physical.
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Hi Mike. Welcome. Looks like you've got some good suggestions here.

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1/8/09 5:47 P

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Hi Mike. Yes 0 cereals are ok. I haven't seen changes but I am on meds. A few walnuts or almonds or pistachio, beans and ground flax seeds are good too. Mary :)

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1/8/09 4:48 P

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If oatmeal and green tea worked, I should be below 100 by now! LOL. Nonetheless, I will continue eat/drinking them, along with fish oil and as much fiber as I can stand. (not much) I don't like oatmeal, either, but I have started eating the packs with different flavors. I also eat Cheerios from time to time, to break the monotony. Lot's of fresh veggies, nuts, avocados (we need those MUFA's!) and olive oil. Cut waaaay back on the fatty meats and fried things. It takes time, too, so you may not see a big improvement right away. But hang in there, don't give up. You WILL get there.


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1/8/09 4:44 P

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Hi Mike,

I am a Green tea drinker (decaf) but I drink it for my weight control and the antitoxins. I didn't know it helped with the cholesterol too.

Unlike you I LOVE, LOVE oatmeal. Try putting a banana or raisins in it or a tad of brown sugar.

But I must admit I haven't notice a big change in my numbers I think it's a hereditary thing (thanks dad).

Good luck with the doctor.

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Mike,
Cheerios is every bit as good as it says it is. I have been doing it for a year now. I also took it upon myself to drink Promise Active, found in the dairy department at your local Grocery store. You can get a 4 pack or an 8 pack anywhere from 3.60 to 6.00....
I don't take Meds for Cholesterol YET, and don't plan too If I can, and I CAN keep it down. My triglycerides are high now, but I need to learn to exersize more. Wich I will.
Check with your Doctor before doing new things though. What works for one, MAY not work for another. I also take Fish oil tabs and garlic 1per day too. Ask the Drugist, these can help too. My last Doctor visit, my cholesterol came down on the LDL levels and the HDL, but I didn't want the HDL to come down. My LDL went from 144 down to 128. That was real good. Hope this helps.

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1/8/09 3:57 P

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Hi everyone...

I had my first every 200+ reading during my annual work-sponsored checkup last summer. I met with one of the health counselors at work who suggested a number of the typical dietary "solutions" for high cholesterol: green tea, oats, etc. I have incorporated tons of green tea (2-5 large mugs a day) into my diet, and I've pretty much normalized my breakfast, switching to Trader Joe's O's almost daily (rather than flitting between whatever semi-healthy cereals are on sale).

A couple of questions:
1. Since I despise oatmeal, is the O's cereal having a similar (even if less) effect?
2. Does anyone have experience with these specific dietary changes influencing their numbers?

I have my annual doctor's physical next week when I should find out what else I have to do...

Thanks,
Mike

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