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Aug 11, 2016 · Want to control my cholesterol and triglycerides with food in Heart & Blood Health

Switching to 5-1 veggies – fruit, was hard for me because I enjoy fruit so much, however, I have always liked the flavors of veggies so it wasn’t extreme. But no matter what I try – bitter chocolate is not my thing and so once in a great while – I will crave and eat a piece (or two) of chocolate, but then it is over and done with for a few months! Way back, it was every day.
Thank you so much for all the book recommendations.

Aug 11, 2016 · Become a pro on the power of probiotics

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Aug 10, 2016 · Want to control my cholesterol and triglycerides with food in Heart & Blood Health

Thank you so much for your reply.
Here is the thing with eating – I love to cook. I prefer to cook and invite people to eat than eating out, so I know what goes into my meals. I also eat chicken often, twice a week, but otherwise I easily follow a more or less vegetarian diet with fish. I love the Mediterranean diet and use only olive oil when preparing food. I did eat tons of fruit and have only recently become acquainted with the hi-glycemic index. I could eat a half a melon at a time, or 2 peaches at a time. When I spoke to my Dr. this week she suggested I concentrate on eating the lower hi-glycemic fruits (under 50). I also love to read about food – food history, food and culture, etc. I will look into each of the websites you recommended – thanks so much.

Aug 10, 2016 · Supplements vs statins - which is more effective? in Heart & Blood Health

Thanks very much for your reply.
My triglycerides are fine and there was no change in those while using the Krill Oil. The doctor did put me on low doses of statins – all three (10mg), but again, the weakness in my muscles (not pain, or aches) was overwhelming. I did use CoQ10 with the second and third attempt, and also with the niacin.

Soluble fiber – would that be Beneful or something similar? I hadn’t heard the term plant stanols before and just looked it up – although I don’t eat (don’t like) butter or margarine, I like a lot of the nuts and other foods that contain it, so I will look into upping my intake of those. I do not know what is meant by lipophilic versus a hydrophilic?

I have stopped taking the Krill Oil. I like salmon and other cold water fish, so that is something to consider also.

Thanks, again John. Very interesting –

Aug 10, 2016 · Want to control my cholesterol and triglycerides with food in Heart & Blood Health

Hello Everyone –

I posted this recently in the supplements vs statins section, although I am not taking any supplements, or medication. Would love to hear if anyone else has had reactions with fish/Krill Oil.

Most of my life (I am 68) I had a normal cholesterol level around 195-200. A few years ago it shot up over a three year period to 360. At that time there was a lot of stress in my life, and I had also gained a lot of weight. My Dr prescribed a statin, which made my muscles turn to mush, leaving me with no energy.. We tried 3 different statins and even red yeast rice. I would take them for a week or two before my muscles seem to give out.
A year ago I went on a diet, took up yoga (I have always been active but changed from gym to yoga). Slowly my cholesterol went down (from 313 to 283) and I lost 18 lbs between August and April 2016. My bp has always been around 115/70, my triglycerides are normal, my HDL went up and my LDL, although still high, went down. My glucose was 102, also headed downwards.. All good signs.
I discussed taking fish oil with my doctor in April and she suggested Krill Oil. I added that to my diet for four months, from April – August, when my blood was retested. I also increased my exercise to include strength training, to tone while I was losing weight.
I was eager to see what had happened, because I had lost another 7 lbs and felt really good (an average of 2 lbs a month over a year). I expected the Krill oil to help lower my cholesterol more than my diet and exercise alone had done. Imagine my shock when I saw that my cholesterol had shot up to 313! My HDL had improved from 50 to 56 mg, however, my LDL had also gone up.
Today I spoke about it with my Dr. (whom I like and trust). We agreed I am eating very healthy, exercising enough and feel super. I said I would not take anything for 3 months, and continue to watch my weight (my goal is another 20 lbs, which will take awhile) but I will have my blood retested in November. However, I still want to know why my cholesterol shot up and I can’t find an answer – could it be the Krill Oil?

Aug 10, 2016 · Supplements vs statins - which is more effective? in Heart & Blood Health

Thanks, Colleen! And I would be glad for any ideas people would like to share.

Aug 5, 2016 · Supplements vs statins - which is more effective? in Heart & Blood Health

Hello –
Most of my life (I am 68) I had a normal cholesterol level around 195-200. A few years ago it shot up over a three year period to 360. At that time there was a lot of stress in my life, and I had also gained a lot of weight. My Dr prescribed a statin, which made my muscles turn to mush, leaving me with no energy.. We tried 3 different statins and even red yeast rice. I would take them for a week or two before my muscles seem to give out.
A year ago I went on a diet, took up yoga (I have always been active but changed from gym to yoga). Slowly my cholesterol went down (from 313 to 283) and I lost 18 lbs between August and April 2016. My bp has always been around 115/70, my triglycerides are normal, my HDL went up and my LDL, although still high, went down. My glucose was 102, also headed downwards.. All good signs.
I discussed taking fish oil with my doctor in April and she suggested Krill Oil. I added that to my diet for four months, from April – August, when my blood was retested. I also increased my exercise to include strength training, to tone while I was losing weight.
I was eager to see what had happened, because I had lost another 7 lbs and felt really good (an average of 2 lbs a month over a year). I expected the Krill oil to help lower my cholesterol more than my diet and exercise alone had done. Imagine my shock when I saw that my cholesterol had shot up to 313! My HDL had improved from 50 to 56 mg, however, my LDL had also gone up.
Today I spoke about it with my Dr. (whom I like and trust). We agreed I am eating very healthy, exercising enough and feel super. I said I would not take anything for 3 months, and continue to watch my weight (my goal is another 20 lbs, which will take awhile) but I will have my blood retested in November. However, I still want to know why my cholesterol shot up and I can’t find an answer – could it be the Krill Oil?