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12-31-2007, 07:22 PM
So i had been raw for 3 months or so when i decided to have the works done just to see if there had been any improvements. Everything was better than before but my cholesterol was only slightly better. According to them i am still at a 8year risk for CHD based on Chol. testing. This was the same as last year when i was eating a SAD diet. Does anyone know anything on this topic? Does it take a while for my cholesterol to lower after i start eating raw, or should the results be immediate? In case anyone cares to know the numbers they went from 5.84(last year) to 4.42. I am going to book an appt with my naturopath but in the meantime i was curious if anyone knew anything about this...
12-31-2007, 11:17 PM
I am no doctor so this is not medical advice...but I would say if you are truly eating a raw plant based diet than keep doing it! There are likely many factors affecting your blood numbers - however it would seem that a supremely healthy, balanced diet as outlined in Alissa's book can only help. Are you exercising, too? That can make a big difference. You said your numbers are getting better....perhaps patience is the answer.
01-01-2008, 07:15 AM
My opinion is that the body probably stores a certain amount of cholesterol...especially in the overweight. Therefore, it might take some time for blood serum cholesterol levels to stabilize at regular levels. If YOU feel good and passionate about the food you are eating....keep it up. Be intelligent...and research what YOU think are the best methods....and go for it!
-David Z. Mason
01-01-2008, 08:06 AM
The body makes cholesterol to repair itself. If you are healing , your cholesterol may very well still be raised. Give it some time.
01-01-2008, 08:30 AM
I know this has nothing to do with raw, but my step-dad gave me a book about vitamin C and your heart. And in it, the doctor states that in many of his cases, people's cholesterol raised or stayed the same, it wasn't until after the 6 month mark or so, that it began to drop. If raw is making you feel better, I would stick to it and the results you hope for will come.
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