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Thread: Husband just got blood work back. Help me understand his cholesterol number

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    Ah, the infatuation with cholesterol.....thank you pharmaceutical marketing team!

    His Trigs are high. Less refined carbs would help. If I were to treat him (or anyone for that matter) I would take NO TESTS at all. I would have a lifestyle questionnaire and make changes based on that. I'd bet anything that this method would lead to better results every time.

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    “If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea” -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    If your goal is to help your husband be healthier, then you must get him to want the change himself, not just beat him over the head with it.

    I highly recommend watching a video of Gary Taubes' WHY WE GET FAT lecture (watch it together, I say)

    Authors@Google: Gary Taubes - YouTube

    And then watch Robert Lustig's Sugar lecture:

    Sugar: The Bitter Truth - YouTube

    If those two videos make an impact, then perhaps get him to read TPB.

    Good luck!

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    thanks everyone

    truly. He does want to make some changes but he is NOT ready to give up his sweets or carbs at all. All I can do if offer him the information. right?

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    Yes. I think the Lustig lecture might be a powerful tool - he really paints sugar (esp Fructose) as ugly...
    “If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea” -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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