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    So LDL/HDL = 156/50 = 3.12, the lower the better,...

    So LDL/HDL = 156/50 = 3.12, the lower the better, anything below 4.3 is good :-)

    Total/HDL = 224/50 = 4.48, the lower the better, anything below 5 is good :-)

    Triglycerides/HDL = 88/50 = 1.76,...
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    The Ratio of LDL/HLD is more important, do you...

    The Ratio of LDL/HLD is more important, do you know what that is?
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    Thanks for that Tider I don't think it's too...

    Thanks for that Tider

    I don't think it's too much intense exercise, I monitored my pressure last week, and rather than "Borderline" it was definitely "high" (145/99) This was after just getting...
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    Yes you brew it in hot water, if you prefer it...

    Yes you brew it in hot water, if you prefer it cold just let it cool down, then put it in the fridge.
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    Thanks for all your ideas, this is a great forum,...

    Thanks for all your ideas, this is a great forum, I have come up with a plan . . .

    Don't take "Meds" for now.

    Don't worry TOO much, I am borderline Normal/High and everything else is fine.
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    Yes, from what I've read 140/90 is the borderline...

    Yes, from what I've read 140/90 is the borderline between "Normal" and "High", so if I can get below that I'll be happy, particularly as all my other risk factors are fine or better.

    The guideline...
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    eats.meats.west:- 30 pounds, I thought "WHAT...

    eats.meats.west:-

    30 pounds, I thought "WHAT THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE!"

    Just realised I got by conversion into pounds wrong, This morning I'm 15 stone dead, which x 14 = 210 pounds :-) yes 200 would...
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    Thanks Knifegill, from my test results my Sodium...

    Thanks Knifegill, from my test results my Sodium and Potassium levels are good, you can't get a Magnesium level from a blood test, but I eat spinach and chocolate and have the occasional Epsom salt...
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    No Latino Markets in Hertfordshire, but I'm sure...

    No Latino Markets in Hertfordshire, but I'm sure I'll find some :-)
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    Thanks JoanieL I've Already lost 39 pounds :-)...

    Thanks JoanieL

    I've Already lost 39 pounds :-) and seem to have stabilised at my current weight, will try and lose a few more!
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    Thanks TriCiCi I'll try and find some :-)

    Thanks TriCiCi I'll try and find some :-)
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    Blood Pressure

    Anyone know about blood pressure?

    I've been monitored for 24 hours (34 readings taken) and they averaged 136/87.

    I thought anything upto 140/90 was "normal" but Dr. said because the daytime...
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    Sounds like great parenting, well done :-)

    Sounds like great parenting, well done :-)
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    Vitamin D3 is absorbed best if taken with a meal....

    Vitamin D3 is absorbed best if taken with a meal.

    It's fat soluble, so stays in the body for months, half life is about 10 weeks, so a single dose a day is fine, or even a big dose once a week...
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    Even if body fat % scales aren't accurate, at...

    Even if body fat % scales aren't accurate, at least they are consistently inaccurate, so can be used to track progress?
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    good u-Tube . . . Looks like 40,000 units a...

    good u-Tube . . .

    Looks like 40,000 units a day is ok for 3-4 months (you DONT need that much but it shows a large margin of safety)

    You Need This Much Vitamin D Every Day - YouTube
  17. Yes When you send off for the test they send...

    Yes

    When you send off for the test they send you a "pricker" you stab you finger with and put 4 drops onto a piece of card and send back to them, I sent mine off on Friday and got the result by...
  18. Back to vitamin D, I've just got my test results,...

    Back to vitamin D, I've just got my test results, 40.6 ng/mL

    My plan is to up my supplements from 4,000 to 10,000 units per day and get re-tested in February.

    Michael
  19. Rothbard sums up the state brilliantly in this 21...

    Rothbard sums up the state brilliantly in this 21 page essay. . .

    http://mises.org/pdf/anatomy.pdf
  20. John Maynard Keynes: The General Theory of...

    John Maynard Keynes: The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money.

    It's complete bullshit, if you want to know about economics start with Hazlitt and move onto Rothbard :-)
  21. Thanks for all the stuff on Magnesium, I don't...

    Thanks for all the stuff on Magnesium, I don't think I'll take supplements as I have no symptoms, aren't stressed and don't eat bread or sugar, although I do like caffeine and alcohol

    But, looking...
  22. Still not convinced, I REALLY do eat a LOT of...

    Still not convinced, I REALLY do eat a LOT of spinach. :cool:
  23. Vitamin D: Need sunshine. Magnesium: Need...

    Vitamin D: Need sunshine.
    Magnesium: Need swimming in the sea.

    Fortunately I have 10 days at the Spanish Coast booked for late June :-)
  24. Thanks Further investigation needed, have you...

    Thanks

    Further investigation needed, have you any good links to information on Magnesium?

    We are going a bit off topic here, maybe we should start a new thread.

    Michael
  25. OMG Magnesium, I hadn't thought of that! There is...

    OMG Magnesium, I hadn't thought of that! There is Sooo much to worry about.

    Just had a search through Mark's articles and spinach is a good source, I eat loads so should be ok, Phew :rolleyes:
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