Is anyone else dealing with High cholesterol ?

United States
September 11, 2009 6:49pm CST
I am on the medicine now. I have increased my excercise and am watching my diet. Does anyone have any tips that helped them?
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@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
12 Sep 09
Warning this is not for everyone but I did have high cholesterol and I only use corn oil when making bread/buns but I use olive oil otherwise and I eat garlic which is no threat for me I love it and eat a clove when I eat a sandwich at lunch plus I take a garlic tab once a day and no medication and my cholesterol has been low every since. My doctor insisted I take medication and all that did was make me unwell so I quit and went to garlic. My doctor doesn't support home remedies or natural alternatives and he wouldn't talk to me at all when I tried to talk to him about garlic so when I had my next appointment he said how wonderful the medication was working and he gave me another perscription which ended up being fed to my shredder. I went back for the test however because I wanted to be sure I was OK and he even gave me the read out. I am doing GREAT using Garlic!!!
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• United States
12 Sep 09
I really appreciate the information. I would like to get off this medicine. I think your plan is great and will help me alot. How long did it take you to get it down?
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• Canada
12 Sep 09
I noticed a difference about two weeks after I turned to garlic. I also mentioned it to my husbands doctor one time when I had gone in with him and hubbys doctor just kind of looked down and said, Well garlic is good for you. I have also read that garlic will actually prevent cancer as well. It's powerful that is for sure.
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• United States
12 Sep 09
It is a good thing that I love garlic. I am so glad that there are some natural cures. Appreciate the information!
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@GardenGerty (112610)
• United States
12 Sep 09
I am due to get mine checked again, it was a little high or borderline high. Higher than it has ever been before, that is for sure. This year a nurse educator told us that she was unable to take the meds for cholesterol and heart, but by eating Cheerios or oatmeal at least once daily her cholesterol and blood pressure both dropped.
• United States
12 Sep 09
I am doing both of those everyday! I was shocked at how fast my numbers went up requiring the meds. I am on a mission to battle these numbers down. Appreciate the response!
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
12 Sep 09
Mine is slightly high but no meds.......I watch what I eat...do exercise....and take fish oil....that's supposed to help along with flaxseed....
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• United States
12 Sep 09
I am on the fish oil and going to get the flax seed. My number jumped up quick so I am hoping to get it down soon.Appreciate the response.
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@randomz (79)
• Canada
12 Sep 09
nope
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@Barbietre (1440)
• United States
22 Sep 09
I use a low carb diet and it keeps my levels low. I avoid all corn products, cook ith coconut oil, peanut and olive oil and butter. Avoid processed foods.http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/09/22/7-Reasons-to-Eat-More-Saturated-Fat.aspx
@Barbietre (1440)
• United States
22 Sep 09
Link was bad http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/09/22/7-Reasons-to-Eat-More-Saturated-Fat.aspx
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• United States
24 Sep 09
I really appreciate the link. There are so many people dealing with this. Appreciate the response and the helpful information!
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
13 Sep 09
Only tip I have if you on Zocor stop taking it!!! I got where I could hardly walk anywhere for it hurt so bad in my hip and knees then I read about it from other people that had took it some ended up in wheel chairs So I stopped taking it and I now can walk pretty far without hurting any where!
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• United States
14 Sep 09
I am not on that! I do not want to take any medicine permanently. I hope to get off of this soon. It may be two months at least! Appreciate the information!
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
15 Sep 09
Lets hope what you are taking and works where you can get off it . adn your welcome!
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@dragon54u (31647)
• United States
12 Sep 09
My cholesterol was well over 300 the last time I was tested, about 4 years ago. Lipitor was prescribed but it was too expensive for me to continue. I haven't been able to afford a doctor since then but I cut out most of my fat and bad food. The EKG tests involved in my paid clinical study indicate a healthy heart so I guess I'm doing a good job. It runs in my mother's side of the family but there is no heart disease. Mom's doctor gave up trying to lower her cholesterol--she's her ideal weight and very healthy except for the cholesterol numbers. Move as much as you can and cut out the animal fat. I guess it's working for me! I wish I could move more but arthritis and scoliosis makes it very painful. Good luck!
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• United States
12 Sep 09
I am baking all my meat and watching the portions. I have cut out all the junk food and am going as natural as possible. It can take a couple of months even with meds to get it down. Heart disease is in my family on both sides. Appreciate the response.