Any idea how to deal with Cholesterol?

@Madona1 (2099)
Gibraltar
April 26, 2007 10:35am CST
My hubby is a vegetarian who doesn't eat meat; occasional eat seafood type. He is a healthy person, mainly eats vegetables and fruits. But base on his recent health checkup result, his GP told him his cholesterol is very high!!! Do you know what cause Cholesterol? How will you deal with it?
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• India
15 Sep 07
hello Madona1, its really sad to know about this.and its strange that even if your husband is a vegetarian,his cholestrol level is high.i think there must be some other reason behind this. well i have a solution to this.i don't know if it will work in his case or not.but still i would like to suggest you.tell him to take 2 pods of garlic in the morning daily in empty stomach.or you can include raw garlic in salads or anything convenient.garlic is considered to be the best cholestrol manager.it will melt all your extra fat in the body and will even prevent fats to get deposited.my mom had experienced this and she took garlic to control her cholestrol. best of luck.
• India
15 Sep 07
and yeah i forgot to mention that sunflower seeds can also do wonders.they have got a substantial amount of linoelic acids that helps preventing cholestrol deposits on the walls of arteies.
@Madona1 (2099)
• Gibraltar
16 Sep 07
Hello there Many thanks for your response. I think the two foods you recommend will be good for my hubby as I have heard about garlic is one of the healthy foodstuffs for human. But we never try it before, so it is definitely worth of giving a try.
• India
16 Sep 07
it would be my pleasure Madona1 if i could be of some help to you.and i wish your husband gets over it soon.
@laridbz (1287)
• China
9 Aug 07
It's really weird that he eats mainly vegetables and fruits, but still has high cholesterol! Does he eat any fried stuff? If he doesn't, I really don't know how this can be... But anyway, I've read once that soy milk is really good to reduce it. I don't know if he drinks regular milk, but he should replace it for at least two glasses of soy milk daily. Oat, vegetable oils (like olive oil, for example) and fish are also very beneficial, as far as I know. Good luck to your husband. :)
@Madona1 (2099)
• Gibraltar
9 Aug 07
Hello there, many thanks for your response and wishes.
@HighReed1 (1126)
• United States
24 Jun 07
If it is not from the diet, it is from genetics. He would have gotten it from some relative of his. For that kind of high cholesterol the only thing to do is get a cholesterol lowering med from the doctor.
@Madona1 (2099)
• Gibraltar
24 Jun 07
Hello there, thanks for sharing your view. In fact we don't know there is cholesterol lowering med available. Now I will tell my hubby to request one from his GP.