High Cholesterol

Discussion in 'Lifestyle, Health, Fitness & Food' started by Joel2, May 18, 2006.

  1. Joel2

    Joel2 Regular SS Orgasm

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    I take zetia and try to exercise daily, but I don't always get around to it. Anybody else here have hyperlipidemia?
     
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    Shawn Ibanez Guitars Forum MVP

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    Cant say I do but I am trying to stay away from high cholesterol foods.
     
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    It's in my family... I don't yet, but I'm assuming it's a matter of time.

    Honestly, my dad took various cholestorol meds for most of my childhood, but eventually got sick of the side effects. I think the breaking point came when he became violently ill on a family camping trip in Maine and ended up spending a couple days in the hospital, where they found a blood clot had formed in his leg as a result of one of the medications he was on. When he came home, he basically said, "screw this, it isn't worth it," and went vegetarian. He's not 100% meat-free, but he stopped eating eggs for breakfast and stopped eating meat more than maybe once a month or once every other month or so. This was maybe 10-15 years ago, and his cholestorol is at healthy levels today and he's still medication free.

    Sure, it sounds pretty drastic, but if you severly limit your intake of cholestorol-rich foods, you'll make drastic improvements. And vegetarian cooking gets a bad rap - I eat essentially vegetarian these days, and while I usually get something with meat when I go out most of the meals I cook for myself don't contain meat. I'm actually glad I grew up in a mostly vegetarian household, it got me past the "dinner is a chunk of meat with something on the side" mentality, and it taught me a lot about using spices to season food.
     
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    +1 @ treating the illness, not the side effects :agreed:
     
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    Yeah, it's definitely a lifestyle change to maintain an excersize regiment and a healthy diet, but it's also good to look at all of the side benefits that come with health. Body, mind and spirit are all interconnected.
     
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    It's in my family as well. My mother had angina twice. I take Lipitor daily with annual bloodwork done to check my levels. I try and walk regularily along with eating right!
     

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