Cholesterol Lowering Regime

by Malc on November 17, 2009

cholesterol-diagramAfter a bit of research, it seems that lowering [tag-tec]cholesterol[/tag-tec] by a moderate amount should not be that hard.

OK – doctors just slap you on [tag-tec]statins[/tag-tec]. But that should not be option 1.

If you read around the subject it seems that you can reduce total cholesterol by one third through diet and take plant sterols. For example see the Portfolio Diet for ideas.

I don’t agree 100% with this diet: but it is a good start and much better than statin. MUCH better than statins.

Statin Dangers

A documentary on statins recently highlighted two cases of men who had been given statins and who had muscle wasting and energy diseases which they had not hint of previously. Very, very sad. One of the guys was crying at the functionality he had lost.  This should be a crime.  He had retired with a healthy retirement ahead of him, and he now could not walk to the end of the road – because of the muscle pain he had. This started just after he started statins.

So I would suggest trying the ‘Portfolio Diet‘ type of approach first.

It’s only a start – but a good one.

I will analyse it in more detail in a future post.

  • Phil@workplace wellness

    I think the concept of maintaining proper cholesterol is one of the most confusing when it comes to diet. I guess I need to do a bit more research.

    Interesting blog. I’ll watch and see if you make it to 150. 🙂

  • Malc

    Hi Phil
    Well – I am doing that now and will be checking whether it’s working very soon! All the best – and see you are 150 (for a start…) :o)

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