With a history of heart disease in my family (father), I was all to aware of the need to keep my numbers under control. A few years ago, I began to feel sluggish, no energy, always tired - so I had a complete phyical. The only issue was high cholesterol = 239. Thankfully, my doctor is not one to push pills and suggested that we try to change my chemical balance. For the next 3 months, I removed the following items from my diet: red meat, fried foods, eggs, cheese and sweets; and add: 7 prunes, 24 almonds and 3 slices of dried apricots. Remembering the history of my father, with meds his cholesterol was over 300 - I was religious about this change. After 3 months, not only had I lost 14 pounds, but I lowered my Cholesterol to 190. I hope this information is helpful.View Thread
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