I had a stroke in October 2010; my total cholesterol was under 200, but barely. I reduced it to 139 by following the low fat - moderate carb diet given to while in the hospital rehab. I was allowed '4' carbs per meal, with one carb equaling 16 grams of carbs. My wife monitored me and my meals so I couldn't cheat.
I lost about 25 pounds while being strictly monitored both in the hospital and at home but I have since plateau.
I also have Type II diabetes and researching it, I have found people claiming to have reversed it by eating primal. That is what brought me to Mark's Daily Apple. I would like to start eating primal, but the fats concern me. I have decided to at least eliminate grains from my diet and see how that goes.
I survived the stroke with very few consequences and aside from developing arthritis in the neck vertebrae creating pressure on my spinal cord causing limited function in my legs, I am fine. I want to keep it that way.
My search is for anyone who has had an MRI of the brain with definitive proof that all of this fat has not clogged up the blood vessels in the brain. I was told that I had 'inner-cranial arterial sclerosis' a rarity for people like me.
So add my concerns to saffronmomma's thread.