Re: E.R. took me off statins
You CAN do it without the drugs! I too have the genetic disposition for high cholesterol and I got off the statins and got mine down to a level my doctor and I can live with. I did it by going back to eating like we did when we were kids, mostly fruit and vegetables, nuts, bean, REAL butter when I HAD to have it (have learned not to need it often), only had meat about once a week and just making wiser choices. (I cut out all carbs also) It was a way I adopted of eating over 5 years ago and still use because I enjoy it so much. The real pay off was I lost 50 pounds and am now back down to the weight I had been most of my life.
I played with my diet until I tweaked it enough to get the results I wanted. I set no time limit on my weight loss, just the goal I wanted to be and once I reached my goal..opps.... I kept loosing because I continued eating like I had been to lower the cholesterol and loose the weight. (Yea, I was enjoying eating like that!) I had to introduce some carb and fats back into my diet to maintain where I was.
Now, while I use the word "diet", it wasn't really a diet. It was just a healthier way of eating and I ate more on that "diet" than I ever ate in all my life and I ate all day long. If I did it, YOU CAN TO!! Figure out a new way of eating that works for YOU!