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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Well, last night I finally figured out why my husband makes some of the choices he does, the brats and sausages from the gas station. He has low cholesterol level below 150 and I had told him that I read from either Dr. Furhman or Dr Esselstyn that if one's cholesterol level is below 150 they would most likely not have a heart attack. But they can have other problems.

We were at a gas station and he mentioned that he wanted to get a bite to eat and he was drooling over the sausages. I asked, "Drooling?" And he replied, "Yeah, drooling" I answered, "Think of what you are doing to your arteries." To which he replied, "With my blood work levels?"

So, apparently he thinks because he has low cholesterol levels he is immune to any health problems. He is 100 pounds overweight, has chronic pain, high blood pressure, but in his mind he is healthy because his cholesterol level is below 150.

His father also had low cholesterol level, but had several strokes and diabetes; all because his diet was the standard American Diet. It is so frustrating watching my husband go down that road. The only good thing is that I cook our meals and try to adhere to the whole food plant based style. Unfortunately, when I do not "cater" to him 100% and often he makes his own choices as to what to eat and he often choices meat of some type.

The only thing that is keeping me from blasting his choices is my inability to stop eating junk food. We are both suffering from the influence of the standard American Diet to some degree, we just are not eating at places like McDonald's, Taco Bell, etc.

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    I grew up with a stay at home mother who cooked almost all of my family meals!
    She packed my lunches, and mmade sure there was always breakfast food to eat. It wasn't always the most healthy choices... but I assure you, it was WAY BETTER then the alternative of going out for FAST FOOD!

    Now that we are ALL working a 9 to 5 job, no one has time to cook proper meals at home (or so they feel, since they are so burnt out at the end of their work day!) and we all end up going out and eating something fast (plus no clean up!)... and it is typically unhealthy. :(

    It's NOT just you.... we all deal with these social deamons!
    1724 days ago
  • DS9KIE
    I know how you feel
    1726 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    but had several strokes and diabetes;

    I'd be worried about the bun and not the sausage. Listen to the lectures of JASON FUNG M.D. on YouTube. He explains obesity. Also, Richard Bernstein M.D. on YouTube as he wrote THE DIABETES SOLUTION.
    1726 days ago
    Sometimes I wonder about this country...........sigh........... emoticon
    1726 days ago
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