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    Yallpaint asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Ways to reduce cholesterol without prescription meds?

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    • geekling's Avatar

      Garlic ... there is a concentrate called Kyolic which you might consider.

      Something called IP6.

      More greens in your diet and less sugar & meats.

      Abandon cans, bottles, and packages for a time. They all have added sugars and/or molds and/or chemicals which will cause cholesterol to rise.

      Go organic. Too many conventional foods are secretly GMO. Look it up. Not good for cholesterol and in several other ways destructive to your health. Be especially wary of corn, soy (in those packages too), and squash.

      Definitely exercise!

      There is a lot more. Eat sprouts. Use a search engine. I've no idea, BTW, about femara interactions. Best of luck.

      over 8 years ago
    • suz's Avatar

      I have a dear friend who greatly lowered her cholesterol by basically eating vegetarian, but not totally. She did it for health insurance purposes, but she loved it and still eats that way now!

      about 8 years ago
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      I am reading a book I am really impressed with, Healing Spices How to Use 50 Everyday and Exotic Spices To Boost Health and Beat Disease, by Bharat B Aggarwal, PhD (works at MD Anderson). He lists these spices, and sites studies (not all on humans) that support them: almond, basil, black cumin (not even same family as cumin - botanical name Nigella saliva), caraway, celery seed, chile, cinnamon, cocoa, coriander,curry leaf, fenugreek seed, garlic, ginger, horseradish, lemongrass, mustard seed, nutmeg, onion, oregano, pumpkin seed, sesame seed, sun-dried tomatoes, tamarind, turmeric, and wasabi. He stresses that most spices loose their essential oils within about 6 months. So use fresh and grind your own where possible. Can't hurt to spice things up a bit, who knows, it may work for you.

      about 8 years ago
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    Celebration (Anniversary): Three years ago today I was diagnosed with cancer. It was a terrible, life-altering moment. The mammogram was normal. Had I not insisted they look further at what I felt it may not have been discovered until it was too late. Happy to say I'm still here and NEC. I figure from here out every day is a bonus

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    I'm so sorry you have to go through this. It is hard, but you are a warrior and you will make it. How are you feeling today?
    If you haven't already, I strongly recommend you add a naturopath oncologist to your team. The vitamins and things they recommend help with the side effects and your energy. And you are taking some control of what happens to you so you feel less like a victim. Anything I could do to gain some control made me feel better emotionally. If I had to do it over again I would make this part of my routine from day one.