View Full Version : How to raise good cholesterol and lower bad thru raw food
10-14-2005, 03:58 PM
I just got my cholesterol checked and the good cholesterol is low and the bad is high.
I do not eat dairy, meat or anything like that and am a raw foodist.
What can I do to reverse this trend?
Please answer, I don't care if it's silly, any ideas will help me, :)
10-14-2005, 07:31 PM
Hi, I'm new to raw, but I think it may help to know how long you have been raw? If it hasn't been that long, it may be that your cholesterol was high before you went raw and it takes some time to correct itself?
Grapefruit pectin is known to reduce cholesterol - don't know how selective it is as to LDL or HDL, though.
10-14-2005, 11:39 PM
eating raw will bring the bad down and exercise will bring the good up... :) :)
10-14-2005, 11:55 PM
hi Debra, I have been one hundred percent raw for 7 Months now.
Hi Arky, So to get the Grapefruit pectin I would just eat the grapefruit?
Hi Jamie, How does exercise work to bring the good up and the bad down?
Thank you all for your kind advice.
10-15-2005, 12:02 AM
I had my levels checked once and my good level was somewhat low..and my doctor told me that exercise brings it up, and shortly after that someone else told me that their doctor told them that... guess I just believed it... Sounds good,,,, doesn't it?? :confused: I suppose it's one way to get exercising...
10-15-2005, 12:11 AM
Yes, it sounds great. It's a great motivation to get moving as much as I hate the thought of going to the gym.
10-15-2005, 12:15 AM
It is hard to get moving if it is just not natural to you( some people just seem to be naturally athletic is what I mean)... I know first hand!!! I have been on the treadmill all week sweatin' away and now it feels great and I almost crave it!! So once you get started it will be so much easier!!
And who knows,, maybe you'll get your levels checked again in 6 months and the good will be higher :)
10-15-2005, 12:16 AM
Hey Patty, what were your levels if you don't mind me asking?
Sharon in Colorado
10-15-2005, 01:00 AM
It may be genetic, like mine. How long were you raw and what were your levels. People with dietary cholesterol usually don't hav e problem lowering it on raw. But maybe if yours is genetic, you may need to reduce your fat intake to 10% or less. Because your liver may be overproducing it on its own. I have this problem. Last check mine was in the mid 300's which is extremely high.
Is it genetic? Do one or both your parents have very high cholesterol?
What are your levels?
How long were you raw when you had it checked?
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