View Full Version : Had a Cholesterol Screening
09-23-2006, 07:11 PM
I had my cholesterol checked today. It is interesting to see some numbers.
Pre-raw my cholesterol was 246mg/dL. I don't remember my HDL/LDL numbers or my glucose, but the doc said they where very bad.
Here are todays numbers after 1 month raw:
196 CHolesterol - less than 200mg/dL is desirable
36 HDL - Greater than 40 mg/dL is desirable
80 Glucose - Less than or equal to 120mg/dL is desirable
5.4 Risk Factor - 4.5 or lower is desirable (cholesterol / HDL).
According to the Person administering the test, she said my HDL would go up with excersize and my total cholesterol would go down. Is this true? Also I read in the China Study that alot of people have 80 mg/dL and it is very healthy. I don't know what a really healthy HDL is. Most of the stuff I have read is based on SAD.
09-23-2006, 07:45 PM
Let's talk about what is important!
You're cholesterol went down 50 points!!!! :D :D :D
That is awesome! AND in one month!
I can't comment on the rest cuz I don't know about it but I just wanted to congratulate you!
09-23-2006, 08:16 PM
I got this in my e-mail today: It's interesting. it states that lower cholesterol levels are not as good as is claimed.
FREE as a pdf file at www.health-fx.net/eBook.pdf. His book Health Myths Exposed is available at www.healthmyths.net
E-Mail: email@example.com Hope it helps. Joz
09-23-2006, 08:41 PM
you can raise the HDL by eating healthy oils... UDOS, olive oil, etc.. just add the healthy oils and you will improve those good Cholesterols which will help the ratios too :)
09-23-2006, 09:28 PM
Wow! What a great test result, Bingka! The comment about HDL increasing w/exercise is correct. I actually experienced that for a brief time in my life (I'm not one to exercise much) The higher the better with HDL. Unfortunately, I can't remember what effects the LDL, just know that with that, the lower the better...... keep up the good work! I won't be having my lab work done until the end of November, and now I'm excited to see how it might change!
09-24-2006, 12:21 PM
Thank you all for the kind words.
My body and health seem to get a little better everyday. I can't wait for 90 days then 180 days raw.....'
09-24-2006, 06:39 PM
Didn't read you whole booklet wyjoz but would like to add that I have heard that Alzheimers disease has increased directly proportional to Drs insisting that patients lower their cholesterol. Supposedly there is a cholesterol casing around the brain and it is missing in Alzheimer patients. Maybe it is in there. Bingka - my cholesterol has been unbelievable high as well and I have an order to get it tested. I think that I have been raw enough to have seen some result as well as the red yeast rice and oat bran and stuff I have been taking. You have encouraged me. The doc actually gave me samples of some pill to take to lower it. I had no result with diet in years past (prior to raw) and broke down and took some stuff and lost a month of work due to it and had to go to physical therapy. Hopefully my results will duplicate yours.
09-24-2006, 06:46 PM
Wyjoz' link does say it. On page 6 it says how cholesterol is an essential component of the myelin sheath of the brain. Without it you have memory problems. On page 21 it talks about red yeast rice and how consumption of it can cause sickness and death - even in humans. OK...I am done with the red yeast rice!
09-24-2006, 07:00 PM
Go to my past thread titled "My doctor wears a bow tie"
09-24-2006, 07:09 PM
Great Work, keep it up.................
I think the readings are important because the body needs Cholesterol to function normally. Howerer, your body makes all the cholesterol it needs.
Over a period of years, extra cholesterol and fat circulating in the blood, builds up in the walls of the arteries that supply blood to the heart. This buildup makes the arteries narrower and narrower. As a result, less blood gets to the heart.
Blood carries oxygen to the heart, and if enough oxygen-rich blood cannot reach your heart, you may suffer chest pains. If the blood supply to a portion os the heart is completely cut off, the result is a heart attack.
Sharon in Colorado
09-24-2006, 07:26 PM
Congratulations Bingka that is excellent! Raw has lowered my cholesterol from the mid 300's to the mid 200's as well.
Yes exercise/activity will do you good. Partiularly cardio type of activity. I'd recommend a rebounder (mini trampoline) - it has helped regulate my levels too.
Although I would not take in any additional fat or concentrated fat such as an oil. Since cholesterol is already a fat, you don't need more of it swimming around in you.
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