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Old 02-27-2013, 12:33 PM
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Talking Cholesterol, Total - - 258 mg/dL

Always. It has been this way as long as I can remember. Sometimes a bit lower.



LDL Cholesterol Calc is 150 mg/dL (ref 0-99)

T. Chol/HDL Ratio 2.7 ratio units (ref 0.0-4.4)


I eat GOOD HEALTHY FATS ONLY - unprocessed, organic coconut oil, clean goat butters, first cold pressed olive oils, cods/salmons.

It's a sick joke. I might up my garlic a bit more and increase exercise. Maybe look into some herbal teas.

I am sure if a doctor had seen this he would say "don't touch coconut oils and here's a script for statins."

I think I am just someone that has high cholesterol?
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:02 AM
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LDL, at least to me, is more important than total cholesterol.
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:41 PM
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Well we got two schools of thought here.
One is the one we have all heard over and over, that basically says high cholesterol bad low good. The other one says if you’re in the mid 200’s you are doing just fine and you have nothing to worry about. This second one does have one serious drawback and that is it does not enable the drugs companies to sell tons of expensive pills. Thus for some reason it doesn’t get promoted quite as much.

I did a fair amount of research on this a few years back after my doctor decided my cholesterol was too high. Bottom line was by reducing your cholesterol levels to the “recommended” level does not improve your overall health or avoid heart problems. In fact if you get you cholesterol levels too low this is when you start seeing health problems.

The only thing you get from the cholesterol pills is exposure to all of their undesirable side effects.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:24 PM
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True. Barry Sears illustrated how lowering cholesterol did nothing for lowering the mortality rate.

Mine is high, but my 'ratio' is good. Whatever that means. Regardless, I ain't takin' no pills!
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Cholesterol levels can be inherited and run in families.

Just read a good article that cited research showing high cholesterol is not a sign of problems, just that if there is damage in the arteries it will cause a build-up of cholesterol in those areas (like a cholesterol scab) and that's when it is dangerous.

BUT, then it is important to make sure your diet is avoiding foods which cause an inflammatory effect in the body.
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I do not even worry about cholesterol. I worry much more about inflammatory foods.
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I think the problem with LDL is that it can under certain conditions damage the interior lining of the coronary arteries, by lodging there and oxidizing. This initiates an inflammatory response by your body. This inflammatory response is the first step in the blockages that eventually develop in cardiovascular disease. In this sense LDL is a potentially "inflammation-producing" substance, so you want to keep the level low by watching your diet.
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So, can/do statins repair this damage? Is there conclusive evidence that statins are doing anything - other than reducing a load of yeast somewhere that might be an issue?
Does it seem to you that doctors grab the script pads way too quickly? Is it something to do with liability? Patient sees doctor with blood tests, patient tells of concern *which the media/pharma helps to brew...doctor worried with law suit? Gives patient the drug everyone else is on today. Theory.

Our blood shows something to them that they claim can only be treated with toxic drugs?

I am more worried about a doctor with a script pad than I am of my numbers. (I didn't get the script for Lipitor filled in 06. It was given to me for turning 50)
http://foodmatters.tv/articles-1/5-w...-without-drugs

Then do this, instead:

http://www.thepracticalherbalist.com...rt-healer.html

They can't patent it (hawthorne) - so they won't tell you about it. Grrrr...
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Then do this, instead:

http://www.thepracticalherbalist.com...rt-healer.html

They can't patent it (hawthorne) - so they won't tell you about it. Grrrr...

Bookmarked in my 'Herbal' folder.

I have a HUGE Hawthorn in my backyard. My understanding is you can make tea out of the leaves as well.
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Hawthorn berries are widely used for heart problems and its medicinal value for blood and heart related illness is thought to be both effective and safer than other drugs with similar qualities. Hawthorne is used for irregular heart beat, to lessen the plaque build up in arteries and increase blood flow and oxygen in the blood to the heart and brain. It is known as a high blood pressure regulator.
It is also believed to encourage concentration and memory function as it improves circulation of blood and oxygen to the brain!
Hawthorn tea is prepared by steeping 1 – 2 teaspoons dried leaf and flower or 2 – 3 teaspoons of the dried crushed berry in 8 ounces of boiling water for 15 – 20 minutes. Hawthorne extract can also be added to other herbal teas for additional effects.

Dosage of Hawthorn Tea:
It is preferable to use a mixture of flowers and leaves. If berries are used it is better to decoct than diffuse. Use 2 teaspoons of herb per cup of boiling water. Infuse for 20mins. Drink 2-3 cups daily.
Tincture: (1:5) 50-100 drops 3 x daily in 45% alcohol, 1-2ml
Fluid Extract: (1:1) 10-20 drops 3 x daily in 25% alcohol, 0.5-1ml
Capsules: (min 325mg) 1-2 capsules 3-6 x daily. Or follow the instructions on any proprietary pack of Hawthorn being used.


http://www.oilsandplants.com/hawthorntea.htm


I read somewhere on a herbs site that you must wait until after May 1st to gather it. Bad luck to have Hawthorn in the house before that date.
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