High cholesterol

By krhoades Latest Reply 2012-01-03 03:19:12 -0600
Started 2011-11-11 19:02:12 -0600

i have really high cholesterol but because i have liver disease my doctor wont prescribe me anything to help lower it. is there anything i can take that wont hurt or speed up my liver deterioration? I have tried diet and excercise, red yeast, and fish oil and none of it is helping and it scares me! Any advice?

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redorangedog 2012-01-03 03:19:12 -0600 Report

Redorangedog, I have had high cholesterol all of my life. High cholesterol is genetic in my family. I thought that I could beat the high cholesterol trap by being a vegetarian, but I could not change my genetic make-up. I learned that cholesterol is taken up in our intestines. A Dr. Williams (a modern day holistic Dr. that believes in natural remedies) has a pod cast and much information on the internet about natural healing methods. He believes his Bios2Life fiber when taken on a regular basis will attract the cholesterol in your intestine and excrete it before it is absorbed into your blood stream. I took the challenge and drank the fiber in an 8 oz bottle of water every morning and each evening after receiving the approval of my G.I. doctor. In 3 weeks of twice daily doses of fiber with the correct amount of water I went down from 212 to 182 in total cholesterol. This is the lowest reading I can ever remember. There is no way that I can say it will work for anyone else. Dr. Williams says results are individual. However, I can say it worked for me. I am interested to find out if there will be a greater reduction in the next 6 months. Red

krhoades 2011-11-12 15:17:03 -0600 Report

Thank you for your input. Not a drinker andc just quit smoking a couple days ago. I guess if the combination of all these don't work the dr will have to find the least dangerous drug for my liver. Thanx again!

HeartHawk 2011-11-12 17:15:50 -0600 Report


That you quit smoking is HUGE! Keep it up! Also, consider going low-carb and cutting out wheat completely. Take a look at this book by Dr. William R. Davis


I went low-carb and wheat-free and dropped my small LDL levels dramatically while dropping one of my prescription cholesterol drugs.


berrykins0 2011-11-12 13:38:28 -0600 Report

switch from eating white refined pruducts like white bread and noodles white ones white rice .to whole wheat bread make sure its 100% whole wheat whole wheat noodles brown rice or wild rice cut the sugar down in your diet or use splenda.i tell ya i did these things i got my cholesterol under control within 5 months i went from a total of 214 to total 127. i have family history of high cholesterol. i beat it.my last to totals were in 120 range. i have had it undercontrol sense 2009 sept.

krhoades 2011-11-12 14:14:07 -0600 Report

i already have switched to all whole grains. breads pastas rice cereal etc. my last level was around 327. i feel like i am butting my head against a wall and nothing is working. what else can i do?

HeartHawk 2011-11-22 23:23:57 -0600 Report


Note that not all cholesterol is created equal. It is primarily small LDL that is the villain. Ask you doc about getting a test that determines how much of your cholestrol is small LDL.

Any grain, whole or otherwise will affect small LDL. What I am suggesting is complete or substantial elimination of ALL grains as part of a low-carb diet. Also determining you ApoE gene tyoe will tell you a lot about whether low-fat or low-carb will work best for you. Discuss both items with our doc.


berrykins0 2011-11-12 14:40:38 -0600 Report

stop smoking and drinking if you do. these things can cause problems with your cholesterol.this helps sometimes helps when people quit both things. these are the only other things i can think of. sorry if this doesn't help.

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