So scared about sky high cholesteral!

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Magdalena:  Oh no, I’m so sorry this is happening! I haven’t really experienced everything similar, but if you are thinking about eating a little bit healthier it may seem daunting, but we’ve been trying to make changes a little at a time and it’s really pretty simple and rewarding. Good luck!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

Whoops. Double post

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

@Magdalena:  That’s not HORRIBLE – I mean, yeah there’s def room for improvement. I’ve seen much worse.. In kids! Humira could be the culprit, but I suspect genetics are at play here too! Have his parents, siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles been tested? Is getting off of Humira or getting on an alternative a possibility?
My hubs who is 33 was just diagnosed with hypertension (also not that bad), it’s scary, isn’t it?!? He is a fireman and in GREAT shape!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Does he eat plenty of whole grains, vegetables, and fruit?  My cholesterol had inched up so I went to a nutritionist and she gave me tips on how to eat. 

Hello flaxseed and goodbye to red meat.  I didn’t cut red meat out but I cut down in it.  I also starting eating cheerios mixed with Uncle Sam cereal in the mornings.  It’s packed with flaxseed and it’s not bad.  My cholesterol decreased quite a bit in 3 months and I lost 13 pounds. 

Triglycerides are tricky.  If he had eaten the “wrong” meal a day or two before his blood draw it could have messed him up.

See if his med insurance will pay for a nutritionist.  I have Aetna and it’s allowed.  🙂

 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

@Magdalena:  Def agree with the nutritionist idea! Triglycerides would probably go down if he cut out that soda every day….

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2002

I really recommend going on to netflix and watching “forks over knives”  it’s very eye opening and informative about how our diet can fix this.

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