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High Cholesterol Eat
↑ed cholesterol (in blood); a specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on planet, part of every animal cell membrane, enables membrane flexibility, cells to change shape, animals to move. Look it up ("cholesterol molecule" works best) on Google & images. Additionally Hi-Fat & Chol foods ↓es measured LDL particles & carbohydrate foods ↑LDL ↓HDL ...Read more
Fiber and Stanols: 1. Plant stanol margarines (take control or benechol) can lower bad cholesterol by up to 15% if 2-3 tablespoons are eaten each day. There are low fat versions. 2. Soluble fiber products that contain psyllium (metamucil) can lower cholesterol by 5-10% if you take 10 grams or more per day of psyllium. 3. Some soy products like tofu and soy nuts and milk may slightly lower cholesterol. ...Read more
Genes: Much of pop and government claims about diet in general and its effects on cholesterol are at best overstatements. A great number of factors contribute both to overall atherosclerosis risk and to cholesterol level, and the one that you can do nothing about is your genes. I trust you're already a fitness guy as well; it's perhaps time to repeat the labs and/or talk about medication. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Everytime i stand up i feel lightheaded & everything goes black. I have high cholesterol & i eat alot but i dont nessesarily eat healthy?
Carbs are doing it: Avoid grains, lentils, potatoes, milk products. Eat plenty of healthy fat such as butter, olive oil, coconut oil, avocados. Read these short articles: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started/ https://www.kaushikmd.com/an-avocado-a-day/ Exercise won't cut it. Your current diet isn't helping you either. So, do the complete opposite of your current diet if it resembles food pyramid's make ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: Most fat free cheeses have very little or no cholesterol. Look at the nutritional label and it will include cholesterol content. If 0 or close to 0, then you should be able to enjoy the cheese. If you have high blood pressure, kidney disease, heart disease, you may want to pay attention to the sodium content as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take warfarin and have been diagnosed with high cholesterol, what can eat to lower cholesterol and will not interact with warfarin?
Eat good foods: The ideal diet to lower cholesterol is a vegetarian diet. You don't have to be a vegetarian but your diet should be heavy on fruits and vegetables, light on meat. Fish is good. Carbs are okay. Your warfarin dose will be adjusted to your diet, not the other way round. The key to warfarin is to try to eat relatively consistently and to be aware which foods have a lot of vit k. (google this). ...Read more
History of high cholesterol (like sibs). Eat light, little meat. Gp stopped Zetia (ezetimibe) and prescribed red yeast. Is that ok for active, sharp 95yo woman?
My opinion: There is a paucity of data to support taking red yeast although lowering cholesterol is a reported use. The real question is whether a 95 yo woman should be on anything for cholesterol. Imo, if you have hx of heart attack, stent or bypass, it's reasonable to stabilize plaque. If not, i wouldn't use it. (ie there's no indication for primary prevention in this age group). ...Read more
History of high cholesterol (like sibs). Eat light, little meat. Doc stopped zetia (ezetimibe)? And prescribed red yeast. Is that ok for active, sharp 95yo woman?
My opinion: There is a paucity of data to support taking red yeast although lowering cholesterol is a reported use. The real question is whether a 95 yo woman should be on anything for cholesterol. Imo, if you have hx of heart attack, stent or bypass, it's reasonable to stabilize plaque. If not, i wouldn't use it. (ie there's no indication for primary prevention in this age group). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
VeryLowCarb, Hi Fat: See the last question i just answered. Specifically high natural, not processed, fats & only moderate protein + minimize body fat. Also study: "how the government makes you fat", "stossel debunking food myths" (on foxbusiness.Com), "what makes us fat", fatchance.Html, eatingacademy.Com, nusi.Org, & the people involved in these research efforts, etc. Also study youtube: "big fat lies". ...Read more
Nutrition: Try nutritional approaches. Consider eating oatmeal, bran, apples, oranges, pears, bananas, grapefruit, hazelnuts, avocado, brewer's yeast, royal jelly, saffron, tumeric, honey (buckwheat), alfalfa sprouts, celery, beets, eggplant, garlic, onion, chili peppers, legumes, dandelion root & jerusalem artichoke. Avoid deep fried foods & whole eggs. ...Read more
Low-carb: Avoid grains, lentils, potatoes, milk products. Eat plenty of healthy fat such as butter, olive oil, coconut oil, avocados, eggs, some flesh food. For more, read these short articles: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started/ https://www.kaushikmd.com/breakfast-ideas/ This lifestyle helps avoid medications and revert diabetes, high cholesterol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have high cholesterol but don't eat meat or dairy and exercise daily, I have sugar everyday. Could this cause cholesterol problems and is honey ok..
Need for assessment: How high is the cholesterol? What risk factors do you have for heart disease? You should discuss having a complete lipid profile, in fasting state, with your doctor. Given other health issues you listed, it would be prudent to consult your doctor for a proper evaluation. Honey is sugar too. Visit this site for more info. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/educational/hearttruth/lower-risk/risk-factors.htm. ...Read more
Carbs: The easiest way to reduce high cholestero is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potato based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance. Low carb food items such as flesh foods, eggs, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. For more, go to: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer