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Beginning a Low Cholesterol Regimen

Nov 26, 2012 - 0 comments
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More of a personal note to me, this marks the day when, after a family meeting on the subject, we all agreed to take on the Dean Ornish Spectrum Program to reduce cholesterol.

As there is a stroke patient and a kidney patient in the same house, one over sixty and the other over seventy, as well as myself, a thyroid patient with a 20 year history of angina attacks and chest pressure, somehow the stars aligned to make another change for all our sakes today.

I was under the impression that we weren't eating too badly before: with plenty of lean chicken and fish with the occasional 93% lean beef patty while cooking sparingly with canola or olive oil. There were signs, nonetheless, that even THIS regimen wasn't good enough. One patient developed severe halitosis, the other had the odd bout with chest pressure or vertigo, and BOTH fell prey to constipation on a fairly regular basis. My own chest pressure and pains coupled with gallbladder distress, especially after eating, could make life very difficult and miserable.

So, it's time to reevaluate our daily kibble, meal for meal, and make some exchanges for plant-based foods and see how far we get.

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