I got a handful of stents on 2009 after a heart attack. My total cholesterol was measured after a couple of days at 5.5 mmol/L and trigs at 1.5 mmol/L. Went on the usual raft of drugs and CW healthy diet (very similar to my diet anyhow) but had various reactions that led me to much reading and taking myself off the drugs. Am completely free of them now. However my cholesterol is high - 6.9mmol/L (HDL 2.4, Trig 0.8) and GP badgers me about it (don't see cardiologist any more).
Originally Posted by albinorosy
There is no guarantee that you can keep your cholesterol down by following a primal lifestyle. The big question is do you need to? I'm betting the answer is no and taking specific steps to try reverse the CVD while keeping my blood thin. All of it compatible with primal, including a substantial intake of saturated fats and foods high in cholesterol (eggs, liver, brains). Dietary intake is largely irrelevant anyhow as the liver will compensate.
Check out the link in my sig. Very different outcomes came for the two groups in the study, despite the fact they had similar cholesterol profiles. This means that total cholesterol is largely irrelevant. Medicine has totally failed to get to the root of the cause of CVD. I refuse to let them experiment on me while their efforts are clearly so poor
Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.
Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine