preventative triple bypass to all arterial bloodlines to the heart-the cholesterol is familial not dietary usual drugs and painkillers/nsaid for arthritis and frozen shoulder ,suffers anxiety state could be drug induced
I lowered mine andy husband's BT switching from 2% milk to fat free or 1% , switching cereals to checxs , rice krispies, corn flakes, cheerios, I also switcked ice creams to no sugar added ice creams and sugar free deserts , also switched to I can't believe its not butter and I only book things in olive oil , I cut out salt and switched to sea salt , and changed sugar to splenda , except in my coffee . Everyone is different but my triglycerides and cholesterol was high now I'm in range and Dr is happy.
Diet is not always the only thing. If you have uncontrolled blood sugars, you have high cholesterol. So is that under control? This is the first step. Weight loss is essential unless already at a good weight. Various Medications will increase cholesterol. For example, I am on prednisone and diet will not correct the increased cholesterol. In diabetes it is large particle HDL and stroke and heart attack are real concerns... Family history is the best predictor. Exercise is essential, at whatever level one can do. Couch potatoes are at high risk. So is belly fat.
I just had this conversation with my Endocrinologist. Other docs recommended what has been suggested. The Endo said that complicated illness, as stated by you, has to be carefully managed. My suggestion is to see your Endo, or get one, and get good advice for your situation. And stay away from artificial sweeteners. They cause weight gain and are proving to cause other problems to brain and hormonal systems. Your endo can help with that as well.
No fast food. No frozen or convenient food. No lunch meats.
Eat fresh vegetables or frozen. Berries and green apples are low in sugar.
For breads try whole grains. No white bread. No flour. No sugar. No sweets.
Fruit and yogurt for desert. Eat food that does not come in boxes. Fresh lean meets. Fresh or frozen veggies. Nonfat or one percent milk. Breakfast cereal like Kashi real grains no sugar added and a small serving.
Avoid the aisles at the grocery store this is where the bad stuff is. The meats, dairy, veggies are usually in corners so stick with corners as much as possible.
As many from scratch meals as possible.
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