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... No need to get freaked out about this. You are young and you have plenty of time to get this problem corrected as long as you start now. Remember, diet and exercise first. Then, depending on the numbers, a statin later. ... (1 replies)
... Just got my test results yesterday and I am worried as hell. ... (1 replies)
... I had previously received feedback that the mentioned product works quite well, so named it as an alternative to Nature's Plus, which I have thoroughly checked out the manufacturing process of, prior to letting my wife take it. ... (10 replies)

... Here is a list of safe and fully tested RYR products on sale in the USA, as documented by an independent USA laboratory, Consumer Lab. ... (10 replies)
... In the latest research study which compares Red Yeast Rice to Pravachol, data showed that red yeast rice was as well tolerated as pravastatin and achieved clinically significant levels of LDL-cholesterol reduction in a population with previous statin intolerance. The authors said that if red yeast rice was properly regulated to control for potential contaminants and regulate... (10 replies)
... why is non flush niacin not as effective as immediate release niacin (0 replies)
... extended release niacin, such as Niaspan, yes that will help and usually has minimal flushing. ... (1 replies)
... flush niacin works as well as flush niacin? ... (1 replies)
... I'd cut the saturated fat from the diet as much as posssible. Seek out a few of the biggest fatty offenders and work on them. Dairy is often a good starting place. ... (3 replies)
... My last two fasting blood tests have yielded normal HDL and TRIGs, but high LDL. The high LDL is skewing the TC as high and above 200. ... (3 replies)
... Yes there is such a thing as a cholesterol free diet. Dietary cholesterol is obtained exclusively from animal sources and is absent in plants. ... (7 replies)
... In my opinion the answer is a resounding yes. Fats including saturated fats provide essential nutrients for all metabolic processes. I drastically lowered my lipid levels with weight loss, aerobic exercise and a high fat diet including whole eggs and other animal based fats as well as olive oil and a low-carb diet. Do a search on Google for the following articles. They... (3 replies)
... There's no minimum for saturated fat...down to as close to ZERO won't hurt you. Some of the unsaturates are "essential fatty acids" and you need some. ... (3 replies)
... As for Dr. Onish, one or the local citiy hospitals use the Ornish program. Ornish's program has also changed just as the Atikins has changed from when it was first published. Dr. Onish has 2 diferent diets. ... (18 replies)
... I remember reading in one of Dr. Atkins' books about a study involving fish oil, which showed a group cholesterol level dropping from 370 to 204. But the daily dose was 60 grams. Yes, that's 60 large fish oil capsules. So I guess it's possible to have as low a cholesterol as you want; it's only a matter of how much fish oil you're willing to burp. :eek: Anyway, right now... (14 replies)
... Maybe in the future that will be possible, but there is a dark side to that scenerio as well. Think about it. Suppose you can increase your lifespan to 150 years, and enjoy about 120 years of vibrant good health. ... (18 replies)
... I thought I was alone in feeling that "modern" medicine hasn't done as much to promote a long life that is commonly bandied about. ... (18 replies)
... There are no doubt other variables as well. ... (18 replies)
... Zip: I totally agree with you on the high-fat situation regarding clogged arteries. There have been years of studies proving this point. Oh, I'm sure we all have heard the statement, "My Grandparents used to cook in Lard and eat Fatback, etc., and he/she lived to be 90." Yes, I'm sure this is true in most cases.....but, all you really need to do is take a walk thru any... (18 replies)
... Just had a Porterhouse :D favorite. Have one at least once a week :eek: (18 replies)

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