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I have had good results with Cholestoff a plant stanol supplement.


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3/28/16 7:14 A

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Way to go Chalice2000. That is fantastic!

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Great numbers CHALICE2000. Share the RX name when you can. Something to look in to.

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I have had high cholesterol for years, despite use of statins following bypass surgery five years ago. I react poorly to statins and my cardiologist proposed a newly approved drug (don't recall the name) that had to be injected. I chose not to use the new drug, but instead began eating a vegan diet last November. I have been religious about it, making sure that I eat foods fortified in B12, etc. to make sure my nutrients are fine.

This past week I got my lab results after four months. Chol. went from 211 to 126. Triglycerides went from 123 to 95. HDL stayed even. LDL went from 145 to 70. Non-HDL chol. went from 170 to 89. I was amazed and my cardiologist was delighted. I also lost 24 pounds from the point I began the vegan lifestyle.

I was inspired to make the change by a couple of books written by Terry Shintani, MD (The Eat More, Weigh Less Diet; The Good Carbohydrate Revolution). After five years of statin side effects (dosage of atorvastatin was 80mg) without consistent results, it is refreshing to have these new numbers (I still take 20mm of atorvastatin in the interest of full disclosure). I have a follow up meeting in six months at which time my cardiologist will consider discontinuing BP and Statin pills if my weight continues to decline with similar numbers.

One modification is now being attempted. I am adding more foods that are believed to elevate HDL.

I just thought I would mention this turn-around for those who may be struggling with their numbers. The books (esp. the second one) make the science behind the results very clear.

I love eating this way. Don't miss the meats or dairy and I am seldom hungry until the next mealtime because the fiber content of all those veges and fruits are very filling. I'm not suggesting that anyone do the same without talking to their doctor first. We are all different and your doctor can help you decide if this approach might be appropriate for you.

(As an aside, I've learned that all sorts of roasted veges are really tasty. I also now make a mean kale smoothie that I drink for breakfast several mornings each week. Who knew? I certainly didn't expect to like this way of eating before I chose to make the change.)

I should also add, I am not just eating veges and fruit. I am eating legumes, nuts and seeds, and whole grains too. My oil of preference is olive oil. I don't buy prepackaged foods, even if they are vegan as I cook all of my meals from whole ingredients. If I go out to eat or if someone brings food to a party that does not fit my lifestyle, I choose to participate by eating whatever is offered, knowing that the next meal at home will be vegan. I am not depriving myself; I am choosing to eat a certain way consistent with Dr. Shintani's recommendations, and don't sweat the occasional non-vegan experience (which he also condones).

Sorry for being long-winded. Just wanted to make things clear.

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I am not a believer in pills for most things. I am 62, only take a daily vitamin and vitamin C (when I remember). I try to eat things that lower cholesterol naturally. Eat a lot more fiber-rich foods (especially soluble fiber from foods like beans, oats, barley, and vegetables). I also eat red meat, make my oats into cookies and am maintaining my weight. I eat my beans in a salad, chili, hummus (I like black beans for hummus with lots of garlic). You can add whatever you like. I also puree a lot of spinach into meals. Give it a try. Good luck.

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My doctor told us (husband and l)that red yeast rice and garlic would help. We both take it, we will see later this year if it us helping me. Need to go in for my yearly check later this year.

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I think I saw an article about niacin not being as effect as it once was thought in lower cholesterol, but a lot of old truths are being reevaluated lately because of ALL the research being done. Seems you can find a study to prove almost anything now-a-days.

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Regarding taking niacin to lower cholesterol, my doctor says the current research does not support using it so I have agreed to take a statin I don't know yet what will be prescribed.

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I have been taking cymbalta for several years for fybromyalgia. I has helped me a great deal. The only side effect I has was slight nausea which was not a problem as soon as I started taking itcat night before bed. If I accidentally forget it one day I will have very lose stools and dizziness the next until I take it, then I am fine. I am told by health professionals it is something people can take or not at all because of side effects. It is not something a person should stop taking without proper medical supervision.

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BeBarb149, I took Niacin for about 4 months before I had a reaction to it. Took a shower, that only made it worst, then a shower in cool water, no help. Ended up in ER, that is where I found out about Niacin. The nurse told me it is the best for Cholesterol if you can stand the itching. I couldn't and never took again. They did give a shot to help with the itching, bottom line there is nothing for the itching, it just has to wear itself out. That was about 10 years ago. Still will not take it.

Wishing you better results with Niacin.

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Hope you've read up on niacin. The side effects are uncomfortable. Slow niacin is better but still the itching and heat can get to the point of being distracting.

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My cholesterol has been a challenge for over a year now. I have been following a heart healthy cholesterol lowering diet fro all that time, walking aerobically most days, and taking 4800 units of fish oil in two doses every day. My total Cholesterol is still 209, my LDL is 120. emoticon I have asked to be put on Niacin to see if that will work. I await a call from the doctor for the prescribed amount. I am reluctant to start a statin if I can do this a more natural way.

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I agree he should see a doctor, but he feels that is the reason he is in this problem. Not exactly true, but I will keep trying. I think the side effects will drive him to the doctor. Very horrible. Thanks for your help.

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I never have taken it. But do know someone who has. She told me it was horrible and she begged her doctor to be taken off of it. I was told it was as bad to go off of it as it was to take it, although I'm not sure exactly the process that was used. She gained at least 50+ pounds in the couple years she was on it. BEBARB is correct about seeing a doctor. Sounds like some serious medicine.

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I never took it but I just read up about it. Oh my. The article in ProHealth says that the manufacturer says to taper off but that the doses available don't allow for that. From the sounds of it, it's best if he goes to see his doctor soonest. To quote the article: Some doctors have tried switching patients to a different antidepressant that is easier to taper off of and then treating other symptoms with appropriate medications (like antiemetic's, antihistamines, etc.) through the withdrawal process.


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I am trying to help a friend come off Cymbalta. What a horror show!!! Very painful. Charlie horses, dizziness, headaches and spins, stomach cramps and liver problems. He is starting evening primrose today for eczema, a side effect of Cymbalta. I am trying to talk him into milk thistle for his liver. Not much on natural remedies or any pain medication. If anyone has any suggestions to help, I would appreciate it. Thanks a lot.

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You should be able to review your fiber intake and SparkPeople's healthy range for daily fiber on your nutrition tracker. If it's not showing up you can add it to what you track. I know you can get too much fiber and when you do your nutrition can suffer because your digestive track doesn't have time to digest properly, but that takes quite a bit of fiber. Best to look the healthy range up at the WebMD or Mayo Clinic sites.

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I try to eat vegetarian at least two to three times a week. My problem is how much fiber are can you have. People say the more fiber the lower your cholesterol. Is this true?

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Ok, thanks! I never thought about healthy eating as being, such as vegan or vegetarian as being a problem with weight.

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I mean eggless and milk less (vegan). In other words, being a vegan doesn't necessarily mean not eating empty calories. I've know both vegetarians and vegan who had a hard time keeping their weight under control.

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By plant based, do you mean raw?

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Make sure you get enough protein and omega-3s. And be careful. I can make a totally plant based chocolate cake with icing and candied sweet potatoes that I shouldn't be eating. ;-)

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Joel Fuhrman, Phd "Eat to Live" believes that most of all American diseases like heart disease, obesity, migraines, cancer, diabetes, etc. can be eliminated if everyone would eat a plant-based diet. I've decided to give it a shot. I'm going to give it an year and see how it goes. If it doesn't help at least I don't think it will hurt.

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I do what I call natural gardening. I do not use pesticides or heavy fertilizers. I buy manure but have no idea if it is organic or not.

I never use anything with the herbs. Most have more medicinal qualities if left to grow with tough conditions. I plant thyme (for lungs) in the boulevard. Grass won't grow there, clay and rock, but the thyme thrives, smells good when cut or walked on and I try to harvest and dry before it flowers. Can be grown well in pots, too.

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In the 60s, Iwas very much into organic gardebing. Did not want my children to consume additives. But I wish I had paid more attention to healing foods

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No Problem. My grandmother was instrumental in convincing me the benefits of good food, vitamins and natural healing, in the 60's

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Thanks for the wisdom

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cider vinegar is good for lots of things. Check out the book "Vinegar, garlic and Onions". Fabulous short read with great recipes

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I've heard of cider vinegar being used for acid reflux but have never tried it. My father mixed a spoonful of baking soda in a glass of water and drink it for heartburn.

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I have that apple cider vinegar is good for a lot of things.
I should try it for the arthritis in my knees


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apple cider vinegar is good for cholestrol and for arthitis. My daughter has been drinking it for over ten years for her arthitis with good results, no pil side effects. Her cholestrol is good, too.

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I love a sprinkle of cinnamon on my coffee. I recently read that apple cider vinegar can raise good cholesterol. Don't know how much or if it really works though. My Daddy's cardiologist told us years ago that walking is good for raising it. He (doctor) would not let his little girl eat sugar and he always took the stairs at the hospital. He also told us where to go for natural foods.

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I like ginger too. I use it in cooking a lot.. How much honey and cinnamon should be used. Now I just sprinkle the cinnamon on my coffee. Just decided to add honey and cinnamom to my oatmeal

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The health benefits of honey and cinnamon are doubled when taken together. I am not fond of cinnamon, but I try to comvine the 2. I prefer ginger for circulation.

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I ove honey in tea. A tiny bit. Not so fond of it in coffee

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Lol. I can understand that problem. Honey is soooo good in everything.

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I've never tried cinnamon in coffee although I remember seeing it at Starbucks when I use to go there. I'll have to give it a try. The problem with honey is that once it's in my cupboard it tends to be used on/in a lot of different things that are almost as good, and certainly lower calorie, without it. Plus I think of bread and honey when I see the jar sitting on the shelve and right now I'm trying to do without bread.

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I will try that. Always drink my coffee black but would loe to get off statins

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cinnamon and honey together work better than cinnamon alone. I don't remember why, but I remember they do.

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Add cinnamon to my morning coffee. Don't really know if it works but doesn't hurt

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Thanks for the info. I really could use an anti-inflammatory that won't damage my kidneys further.

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Turmeric is fantastic! When I was trying to extend my husband's life, I included it in everything. It was most palatable in soup for him. My husband passed 3 years ago from an infection he got in the hospital. I still eat a lot of turmeric in lots of things. There are lots of sites that will tell you the amounts you need. I started off with 1/2 tsp in 4 quarts of soup and gradually added more until we got it to where we liked the taste. You can not over due turmeric, so make it to taste. Good luck!


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Thanks. That's an interesting list. Wish the article gave some indication of amounts needed for these foods to be effective. I should be trying the turmeric since I can't use NSAIDs and I have some arthritis pain.

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21 Foods That Naturally Unclog Arteries www.naturallivingideas.com/21-foods-
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I am putting molasses(blackstrap) local honey, cinnamon ,cloves, dry mustard, for baking tomorrow. I have a half a dozen cranberries and orange peal.

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cinnamon and honey are really good for you

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Cinnamon is good for cholesterol . So is greape fruit but not with statins.

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warm, with a touch of cinnamon. lol

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apple cider sounds good

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my daughter just drinks apple cider vinegar for arthritis

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interesting

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7/9/14 5:07 P

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This is in reference to the posting by GUMBYGIRLTOO of the info from the Cleveland Clinic:
I was just (formally) diagnosed with high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. Just went to the dietician today and though she had some good advice she seems to think that white sugar/white flour are just fine but I disagree. I think this info that you posted is good with the exception of couscous which does not make any sense as that is just a form of pasta made with white flour. Did they maybe mean quinoa? which is what I am now substituting for couscous.

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6/22/14 6:08 P

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I use 2 tsp apple cider vinegar, 2 teaspoons cherry concentrate, 8 ounces of water three times a day, this helps the arthritis pain, I also use real-time pain relief ointment from Amazon. I have a friend who sells the ointment also

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6/5/14 1:05 P

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Really great suggestions !

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Be really careful with Niacin too. It has some weird side effects.

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5/20/14 5:13 P

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Thank you so much. I sure do appreciate your taking the time to share this with me.

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5/20/14 11:15 A

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www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management
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www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART03028/High-C
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There are more lists - just do a search for "list of natural remedies for high cholesterol" or "alternative therapies for high cholesterol".

Be aware that red rice yeast is a statin but without the benefit of exact dosage and lab test to make sure your liver isn't being compromised, and niacin can eventually damage your liver, too. Better to use those under a doctor's supervision.

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5/19/14 6:21 P

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I wish there were a comprehensive list of all the possible natural remedies for controlling cholesterol. Does anyone know of such a list?

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I used it with my statin (Zocor at the time). The hot flashes and the itching were too much for me even using the slow release kind. If your using it on your own you need to start with a small dose and build up gradually and be careful not to go over what your body can handle. Read up on when it is toxic and the side effects on WebMD or some such site before starting. And do talk to your doctor.

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Has anyone had any success with niacin as a way to control cholesterol?

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Trader Joe's doesn't leave a fishy taste.

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I take Nordic Naturals, the liquid not the gel caps. It doesn't leave me with a fishy aftertaste or burps.

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I've tried fish oil & it bothers me. What brand is the most gentle?

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I purchased Kirkland Omega 3 fish oil 1200 mg enteric coated pills and now I rarely get leg cramps....

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Quinine water helped me, but I wouldn't keep it up if it's caused by the statins. Give it time but if the leg cramps continue, have a good chat with your doc about the statins.

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They say, that 2 months ago I was up to 249, for which I have never tested that high, and now after 2 months on Statins,, down to 184..However; one day prior to the test taken that it showed I was 249, I took one at home I fasted for 14hours , and it said 184 at home.. the Doctor just said " Now you don't want to be taking your own cholesterol tests... thats it emoticon

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They have me on them and I keep getting leg pain, and horrible cramps.. He just says to take quinine water.. LadyDG ( shrugs)

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I can't take them either. My hair fell out. But I've been off statins for several years now and trying to control the cholesterol with diet and exercise. Hanging in there. But, guess what, my hair's been falling out again - major since April. Been tested for thyroid. Going to see my dermatologist this week. So frustrating.

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I cannot take statins. Anyone else have this problem?

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You're definitely headed in the right direction. Keep up the good work. I don't get tested again until November.

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I will eventually get there. My next test now is 6 months out and my doc isn't going to put me on Lipitor since I keep trending in the right direction.
9-24-2013 (fasting)
Total Cholesterol - 184
Triglyceride- 137
HDL - 37
LDL - 120
TC/HDL - 5

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Good luck!

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Well my test is this Tuesday - keeping my fingers crossed! But I think its going to be good because I did a test at work (didn't fast though - so wish I had remembered) and it was 165 for the total. My triglycerides were high - but triglycerides numbers are impacted by not fasting. I hope this is real - I will find out.
12-6-2012 (fasting)
Total Cholesterol - 243
Triglyceride- 316
HDL - 36
LDL - 144
TC/HDL - 6.8

6-25-2013 (fasting)
Total Cholesterol - 217
Triglyceride- 176
HDL - 35
LDL - 146
TC/HDL - 6.2

9-20-2013 (not fasting)
Total Cholesterol - 165
Triglyceride- 276
HDL - 37
LDL - 73
TC/HDL - 4.5

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