high cholesterol

anonymous asked:

Hi so I've been eating eggs to get protein but they are high in cholesterol. Is there anyway to counter act that? Is there anything to reduce cholesterol? (I eat other protein based food too not just eggs, I've just been worried about the cholesterol)

Here are some good dietary suggestions

Choose healthier fats. Saturated fats, found primarily in red meat and dairy products, raise your total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, the “bad” cholesterol. As a rule, you should get less than 7 percent of your daily calories from saturated fat. Choose leaner cuts of meat, low-fat dairy and monounsaturated fats found in olive and canola oils for healthier options.

Eliminate trans fats. Trans fats affect cholesterol levels by increasing the “bad” cholesterol and lowering the “good” cholesterol. This bad combination increases the risk of heart attacks. Trans fats can be found in fried foods and many commercial products, such as cookies, crackers and snack cakes. But don’t rely on packages that are labeled “trans fat-free.” In the United States, if a food contains less than 0.5 grams of trans fat in a serving, it can be labeled “trans fat-free.”

Even small amounts of trans fat can add up if you eat foods that contain small amounts of trans fat. Read the ingredient list, and avoid foods with partially hydrogenated oils.

Eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids don’t affect LDL cholesterol. They have other heart benefits, such as helping to increase high-density lipoprotein (HDL, or “good”) cholesterol, reducing your triglycerides, a type of fat in your blood, and reducing blood pressure. Some types of fish — such as salmon, mackerel and herring — are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Other good sources of omega-3 fatty acids include walnuts, almonds and ground flaxseeds.

Increase soluble fiber. There are two types of fiber — soluble and insoluble. Both have heart-health benefits, but soluble fiber also helps lower your LDL levels. You can add soluble fiber to your diet by eating oats and oat bran, fruits, beans, lentils, and vegetables.
Add whey protein. Whey protein is one of two proteins in dairy products — the other is casein. Whey protein may account for many of the health benefits attributed to dairy. Studies have shown that whey protein given as a supplement lowers both LDL and total cholesterol.

And you can always remove or limit the yolks from your eggs or get egg whites since the yolk is what contains all the cholesterol.

Aha Moment

I just had my come to Jesus moment, and I am crying as I type this. I am really tired of being fat. Like not just fat… but morbidly obese. Ripping my tights because my thighs have grown larger, squeezing into clothes, and can’t do physical activity for long amounts of time fat. I have given up too many times. But today I had a chest spasm that is currently subsiding as I type. I was faced with the question what if I died because of my weight. I am morbidly obese. So morbidly obese that I am scared to go to the doctor for fear of what they would tell me about my health. So starting to day I will make a change. You will get daily updates of my activities and eating habits. 

-I am cutting all unnatural sugar from my life. 

- I am only eating meat one day a week. 

-I will only drink water. 

-I will walk 10,00 steps per day 

-I will exercise 3 times a week for cardio and 3 times a week weight workouts

I am all for body positivity. However I am not a healthy fat person. I have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, on the brink of diabetes, and seriously unhappy. I am ready to make a change so that I can live life to the fullest. Any and all support would be most welcome. Keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I start this journey of fitness. 

Got GREAT News, GOOD News & BUMMER News Today!

Went to my Dr. appt to follow up on the blood tests I had last week to check how well my Type 2 Diabetes is being managed & also to see if my scary high cholesterol #’s have come down due to the healthy lifestyle changes I’ve been making.  

The GREAT News: My A1C test (for the Diabetes) was great! I’m down to a very healthy 6.2%! Doing my happy dance! :-)
Here are the ranges, fyi: 
(<=6.9%)         Indicates good control
(7.0% - 7.9%)  Indicates fair control
(>=8.0%)         Indicates poor control

I used to take Metformin pills to help manage my Type 2 Diabetes, but my A1C had improved so much about 6 months ago, the Dr. took me off the pills! It’s heartening to see that I’m maintaining healthy blood levels (for Diabetes) by making healthy changes!

The GOOD News: My very high cholesterol levels have come down through diet changes via Weight Watchers & adding exercise! I’m making good progress…

The BUMMER News: Although my cholesterol levels have improved, they’re still too high.
She decided that it would be best for me to start taking pills to help get my numbers into a healthier range. We’ll recheck progress in 3 months & see how it’s going. 

Here’s how my current test compares to the last one in October:

Total Cholesterol: Healthy range/units = 100-199
Oct: 261
Now: 237

Triglycerides: Healthy range/units = <150
Oct: 245  (A really good change for the better here, but still too high)
Now: 190

HDL “The Good” Cholesterol: Healthy range/units = <40
Oct: 43
Now: 39  (YAY! This is in the healthy range) 
 
LDL “The Bad” Cholesterol: Healthy range/units = <131
Oct: 169
Now: 160

The last bit of BUMMER news is, because I’m 51, she said it’s time for me to schedule a colonoscopy. Oh joy. It’s just something that needs doing for a baseline & she said while it’s not fun…it’s really not that awful. No rush on this test, she said…so I’ll take a bit of time before I dive into that! The things we do for good health! LOL

I shared all the range info, as I thought it may be helpful to some of you who are also dealing with health-related things & heck, it’s just good for people to know what the healthy ranges are for those important tests!

It’s also really important for people to understand that you can have dangerously high readings for diabetes, cholesterol & also blood pressure without experiencing many symptoms simply due to your genetics. So, even if you’ve always lived a healthy lifestyle, ate right & exercised, there’s a chance that you could have serious issues going on without knowing it, so it’s always a good to get a check-up at your Dr. & make sure you’re OK. 

Wishing you all a happy, healthy rest of your day! 
Did you find this info TMI, somewhat interesting or helpful?
 

That New Year Resolution

I’ve always had this resolution. Always, since I was 10. Probably. But the only difference is that I’m actually going to make an effort to complete it this year.

With one more year before I receive my college degree, one year and half before I’m to be married to the man I love, I should have enough time to lose some weight. I’m just not very motivated.

I’m trying now though. With two doctors telling me I need to exercise in order to be healthy it’s kind of hard for me to keep on ignoring it. Especially since I’m 20 years old with HIGH CHOLESTEROL! 

So, I’ve started taking fish oil and I’m doing better at not eating after 8PM(even though it’s supposed to be 7PM) and I just got some great tips for how to cook healthier and well… eat healthier too :)

Wish me luck! 

MED REVIEW MONDAY

Lipitor (aka Atorvastatin) is prescribed for patients with high cholesterol. It functions to lower the levels of overall cholesterol, LDL, triglycerides and to increase levels of HDL. It is part of a group of drugs called statins

Side effects: The use of this drug has been reported to cause myopathy (the dysfunction of skeletal muscle cells) - resulting in weakness. Liver function labs (AST and ALT) should be monitored regularly because the drug cannot be processed by an unhealthy liver. There are contradicting reports of memory loss resulting from use of the drug - high cholesterol is often associated with dementia, however a depletion of cholesterol may have an effect on neuron function. Grapefruit juice should not be consumed while on Lipitor, it may lead to toxicity. 

Lipitor is a very popular, kind of expensive drug. In 2008 it was the top selling brand-name drug in the world and grossed over 12 billion USD. Pfizer totally had the monopoly on cardiac disease prevention, but all good things must come to an end. When Lipitor’s patent was up in June 2011, Pfizer managed to buy another 5 months (not quite sure who approved of this ethically questionable business deal). On November 30th, the generic version hits pharmacies.

Womp, womp. Sorry, pharmaceutical industry ;)  

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Steven Ogg: When the roads are reopened and it’s time to drive back….despite high cholesterol music trax…. #fernie #family #timespent #snowshoeing #frozenbeard

Turmeric!!! #37

Chronic pain is a major side effect of chronic illness. I have found a spice that is an all natural pain killer/ symptom calmer. It’s called Turmeric! Turmeric is a spice that comes from the turmeric plant, but the root of turmeric is also used widely to make medicine. 

 Turmeric is used for joint pain, stomach problems (including heartburn and Crohn’s disease), skin problems, inflammation from injury or chronic illness, recovery from surgery and cancer, autoimmune disorders, common illness (headaches, fever, etc.), diabetes, jaundice, liver problems, high cholesterol, fatigue, fibromyalgia, leprosy, menstrual problems, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, swelling in the middle layer of the eye (anterior uveitis), water retention, worms, tuberculosis, urinary bladder inflammation, and kidney problems. 

One thing to consider though is the medication you are currently taking. It can cause stomach discomfort with curtain medicine (such as omeprazole). Just be cautious and do your research or talk to your doctor(s).

 The list is definitely impressive, it helps so so much with my EDS. Since obviously you can’t just eat it, this recipe will make it taste delicious! 

Golden Milk: 

1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk, preferably coconut milk beverage or almond milk 

1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick 

1 (1-inch) piece turmeric, unpeeled, thinly sliced, or ½ teaspoon dried turmeric 

1 (½-inch) piece ginger, unpeeled, thinly sliced 

1 tablespoon honey 

1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil 

¼ teaspoon whole black peppercorns 

Ground cinnamon (for serving) 

PREPARATION: 

Whisk coconut milk, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, honey, coconut oil, peppercorns, and 1 cup water in a small saucepan; bring to a low boil. Reduce heat and simmer until flavors have melded, about 10 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into mugs and top with a dash of cinnamon. 

Do Ahead 

Golden milk can be made 5 days ahead. Store in an airtight container and chill. Warm before serving. 

Cooks’ Note 

Using fresh turmeric adds a clean, bright flavor to this drink, but dried turmeric can be substituted when fresh is not available. Keep in mind that dried turmeric will settle to the bottom of the mug, so stir well before drinking.

~Ash~

So you baked me a cupcake, how sweet. Now should I be worried that you put salt instead of sugar in here……because i’m well aware that your baking abilities are not up to date. Last thing I need is high cholesterol, or die…”

erikafox  asked:

Hello- I'm a starch solution lover currently doing my dietetic internship! I have a teacher who has fat adapted her body and says theres research to back up that the "diet-heart hypothesis" of fat leading to heart attacks is not true. She says cholesterol panels don't indicate risk for heart attack only a calcium heart scan will show risk and that fat is not the cause of any disease. To say the least, I'm extremely confused. Much more info she talks about that I want to ask but I'm out of text..

she is partially correct.  no one ever died of high cholesterol, they die of diseased arteries (which high cholesterol is evidence of) &, which on her high fat diet she will have visible blockage and fat streaked arteries.  Challenge her to an Endopat test & a coronary angiogram to prove that she is “fat adapted” 

Diseases caused by high fat diets https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/dietary-fat-and-disease/

So sorry someone like that is poisoning another generation.

anonymous asked:

my teacher was talking about how great lchf is and that you don't need carbs unless you're an athlete. He says that high fat is healthy (even butter) and that there are no studies supporting hclf and no science that says fat is bad for you. He also went on saying that the reason we are obese in today's society is because of hclf. "the fear of fat began spreading and he says high carb made us fat".I really want to prove him wrong. Are there any studies supporting hclf, and what made us obese?

do you really like him that much?  he is probably two sticks of butter away from stroking out in the middle of class and providing all the proof you need.  (sorry late night, I should be nicer) 

I can prove to him in one high fat meal that his arteries are paralyzed via an endopat test.  But why don’t you challenge him to a blood test & to prove he is not on medication for high blood pressure, cholesterol, etc?

https://www.drmcdougall.com/health/education/health-science/hot-topics/medical-topics/obesity/  every article well cited to respectable journal articles.  My own book the WSLF Life Changing Cookbook also covers why your teacher thinks the way he does & how he got it so wrong.  http://www.mrmrsvegan.com
A Little About Me:

I’m probably like a lot of you who are reading this. For years I always started my fitness journey only to have it stop after a few weeks at the gym. This year was different; just after the new year I received results from a blood test that indicated that I am prediabetic and that I have high cholesterol. As you can imagine this isn’t news that I wanted to hear at 22…they day I got the blood work done the nurse weighed me in at 245.6lbs on their scale. My doctor advised me that he didn’t want to put me on medication at this young, instead he wanted me to control my numbers by weight loss. The numbers out fitness and health into a new perspective for me…I could lose the weight, or I can have life long health problems. So I chose the former. It’s been a month since I started my fitness journey and I’ve already lost 21 lbs.

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#Eugenics -also includes the #ElectromagneticWarOnHumanity and normalizing the consumption of animal products loaded with saturated fat, high cholesterol, cortisol and fear energy which produces acidity and mucus, which leads to disease- and lines their pockets in multiple ways (dairy, Monsanto, factory farming, pharmaceuticals, cancer treatments etc). •

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truck stop:  I really like cheeseburgers but I have high cholesterol and take cholesterol medicine. But sometimes I’ll go to Burger King and order two Whoppers. You heard me; TWO! And eat them. I don’t feel empty afterwards, as you might expect (you know, my soul and all that) but sometimes I wish I didn’t eat so fast so I could actually enjoy them…

          ❝     hey,  layla,  i  made  some  tofu  last  night,  you  know,  trying  to  eat  healthier  and  all  that.  then  i  tasted  the  tofu  and  decided  it  wasn’t  worth  it,  i’d  rather  die  of  high  cholesterol.  anyway     -     i  brought  you  tofu,  in  you  want  it.     ❞              //     @makesapples​     liked  !!     (  ACCEPTING  !!  )

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Summer rabbit stew
July 20th 2016

Rib cages and front quarters are pressure cooked in a chicken broth and Peroni beer for 30 minutes under high-pressure. The meat is then strained, broth poured back into the pot and meat placed onto a shallow pan. Separate the meat from bones and place it all back into the pot. This is where you get creative or seasonal by adding in the seasonings and vegetables. Because it is summertime, we went with a more light, bright and zesty flavor. Lots of fresh basil, a squeeze of lime with a side of Greek yogurt, a dash of volcano salt.

This is how we get the most out of our rabbit harvest. From the front quarters and rib cages (less desirable cuts) with this process one can get a large amount of tender, very flavorful, meat. Furthermore, you get the mineral benefit and flavor from the bone broth.

Sidenote, we were tickled to cut into the carrots we harvested today from our garden beds to find them to be so alive with color and flavor. Also, the Greek yogurt served in this dish really complements the tender pulled meat. We added some red curry to this dish with a handful of basil. Once it was served with a fresh squeeze of lime it was a rabbit stew with a Thai cuisine smoothness. We are really happy with the way this one came out.

We typically don’t post much of the food we eat but we believe it would be great for you to experience the benefits of our efforts in raising homegrown food.

Much love,

K

Devastation

I have high cholesterol and high blood sugar. I can’t stop binge eating. This is it. I literally have to change or forever be on way too many prescription medications. I’m 24. Fat. In bad health. I’m only 24. How did I let this happen?

why @clevcrew is the best, reason #3,786:

I just got a call from my doctor about my cholesterol being through the proverbial roof and promptly freaked out in an email to Sab. 

so what did she do? asked me a bunch of questions about what the doctor said, and is taking those recommendations (plus my personal preferences) and updating my meal plan.

you guys. she’s really good at what she does. and not only that, she’s smart and can help you hit your goals while addressing larger health issues. Sab is helping me take the guess work out of getting healthy, and all I have to do is follow her plan. it doesn’t get much easier than this.