View Full Version : Triglycerides - help
12-12-2007, 09:17 AM
Has anyone had the raw food diet help to get there triglyceride levels down. This has been a problem in our family and I would like to hear if raw has helped any of you. Mine has been great until about a month ago my husband and I applied for some term life insurance. We had blood work done and not knowing that your supposed to fast 12 hours before the blood draw, I ate a meal an hour before. Anyway, they said this could have some bearing on the test outcome but I don't think it would make it that high. I'm going to have it redone but would really like to know how this diet has helped any of you with high cholesterol and high triglyceride levels....since this runs in my family, I would like to do what I can to prevent this. THANKS!!!
02-18-2008, 01:39 AM
Triglycerides are very much effected by not fasting - especially if you had any fruit. Fructose goes straight to the liver where it's turned into triglycerides and then transported to adipose tissue to be stored for later use. Those triglycerides were most definitely in transit when you had your blood drawn.
I just noticed that you posted this in December. Have you had been re-tested yet?
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03-14-2008, 08:54 PM
My cousin just wrote and her numbers are in mid 300's. I think around 356 and she's scared of heart attack or stroke. Of course she is drug oriented so the predisone, which I have to look up may have caused, besides diet some of the number count. I would need to research this too.
03-14-2008, 09:23 PM
I remember that at a vegetarian and raw juice-based program my mom went on when I was young (and which allowed her body to cure cancer), many people at the hospital would initially have high TG's on the diet. The doctors would eliminate the dried fruit and the orange juice from the diet, but continued with carrot, apple, and green juice and the rest of the diet which was certainly "carby". So, temporarily you might want to cut the dried sweets and the supersweet fruits, at least until you adjust.
03-15-2008, 07:29 PM
Yes, mine went down. My most recent triglyceride reading in Dec '07 was 73 mg/dl (12 hour fasting bloodwork). Prior to raw it was 102. Hope that helps! :)
03-15-2008, 11:36 PM
Thanks for sharing.
My cousin is taking Tricor and there are many side effects I noticed as well as shared with her. She is making choices. I sent her natural suggestions, but she's into the SAD world. It' sher health and I have shared what I can giving links too.
03-16-2008, 06:16 AM
Yes, mine went down into normal range as well. It has continued to go down the longer I have stayed raw! :)
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