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What Is The Best Diet For Triglicerides And Cholesterol In The Blood
Low saturated fat: The best diet for lowering triglycerides and cholesterol is to maintain a diet that is low in saturated fats (primarily fats from red meat, dairy, chicken skin, lard, etc.), high in fiber (whole grain, vegetables, etc.), low in simple carbohydrates (sugar, starches, "white" foods like rice, pasta, etc.), and low or moderate alcohol consumption. Follow up with your doctor to monitor your progress. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
are crucially important, energy-dense, poorly-water-soluble molecules made of 3 fat molecules attached to a glycerol backbone. They are made by all animals, including humans http://goo.gl/H7mItd, mostly in the liver, as a way of storing energy & transported within fat carrying proteins (lipoproteins). Production & storage ↑es on sugar/carbohydrate LFHC foods driving ↑ LDL-P & ...Read more
Change Lifestyle: All three are tied to poor lifestyle choices in people at risk. If you start eating healthy, excersicing and therfore loosing weight allof them will improve. What more natural than that? ...Read more
Liver enzymes: Sgpt/sgot (ast/alt) are liver enzymes which become elevated when liver cells are damaged. Non trending elevations up to about 3 times upper limit of normal - are fairly nonspecific. Above that level there is most certainly something amiss with the liver which needs focussed investigation extremely high levels - in the thousands - are generally associated with severe toxicity or viral hepatitis. ...Read more
Diet and exercise.: While medicine might be needed for these, your first, best step is a healthy diet and good, porposeful exercise to get your body moving and to clear these up. Triglycerides are high due mainly to a diet high in fatty foods, like cheese and pastry, while uric acid can be high from protein intake and less hydration or genetically. If diet and exercise don't work, then see your dr. For meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Foods: Jerusalem artichokes and dandelion root tea contain inulin. They help to increase good (HDL) cholesterol & to lower total cholesterol levels. Try nutritional approaches. Consider 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. ...Read more
Low Sugar/Carb & ↓Wt: Ancel keys promoted animal fat as causing cv disease in the 1950s based on theory & cherry-picked data. The more his ideas were adopted, the more obesity, diabetes mellitus & cv disease rates have dramatically increased. So be careful; see: nusi.Org. Also check actual lipoprotein values (not cholesterol): LDL always in nmol/l, best <700, HDL in µmol/l, best large-hdl >10: far better indicators. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The ideal diet: = gvb = grains/veg/beans (+ fruit nuts, and seeds) at the 90 + % level. This is what fits with our anatomy and physiology. But of the fats, nuts/seeds are some better with small organic extra virgin oiive & sesame oils or krill oil (likely better than distilled fish oil). I say take supplements only 4-5 days/week so that the body does not become adapted to them & they become ineffective. www.thepm. ...Read more
HDL: That is what it does :o) good luck. ...Read more
Atherosclerosis: A cholesterol-rich diet, and according to some a diet rich in saturated fats, is a minor risk factor toward atherosclerosis (heart attack, sudden death, stroke). It's nothing compared to heredity, smoking, lack of exercise, hypertension or diabetes. If you're staying fit and taking meds to manage health problems, I would not tolerate anyone criticizing your food choices. Life's to be enjoyed. ...Read more
Diet and exercise: A weight-reducing and low carbohydrate diet (cut anything white by at least 50%) should have a dramatic effect. Cut alcohol to no more than 1 small drink per day. Increase exercise to 45 minutes a day. All of these should help a lot. A few meds may increase triglycerides (like Accutane and estrogen). If all else fails, fish oil in high doses is very effective. Good luck! ...Read more
Physical activity: Do aerobic activities. 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
What's considered the best way to lower you cholesterol level naturally, and is the over-the-counter cholest-off any good?
Low fat diet: Low fat/ low chol diet may lower cholesterol but about 80% of the body's chol is made not ingested. Red rice yeast is natural, statin like and lowers cholesterol but since it is a "dietary supplement" it is not well controlled. Cholest-off is made from plant stanols and sterols and are unlikely to have dramatic cholesterol lowering effects. ...Read more
Gout - chol diet: Take in tart cherry juice +tart cherries, 10/day. Add Lemon extract 2 tblspns/day. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz/day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 L /day. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible to get rid of cholesterol and fat buildup in your blood vessels without western medicine?
Lipids: We're not quite sure we can get rid of that build up with western medicine, let alone eastern southern or any other direction. We keep trying though. ...Read more
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
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