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Fri May 13, 2016, 10:31 PM

2. At one point my doctor tried to put me on statins


After doing some reading I opted out, and wanted 3 months to make the changes through diet.

I had been eating healthy in a low-carb way, dropping weight, working out, probably the healthiest I felt in over a decade. But the cholesterol had jumped up. During my three month experiment, I swapped bacon and eggs for oatmeal for breakfast, and swapped salad heavy with meats for vegetarian lunches.

At exactly 3 months, I was retested and all my numbers were back in the "optimal" range.

I'm glad I figured out what worked for me - I'm so much happier doing it this way than taking pills every day. I hope your friend can experiment with diet a bit more, maybe work with a nutritionist if need be, and find an effective solution that he is equally happy with.

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