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Board: High Cholesterol 07-06-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By yackedar
Re: My steps in fighting cholesterol fm young age

HDL is usually reduced slightly when digesting cholesterol inhibitors, which also includes many brands of Statin drugs.


Yack.
Board: High Cholesterol 07-06-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By yackedar
Re: My steps in fighting cholesterol fm young age

Actually Tess201, the greater the percentage count of Monacolins the better. The minimum Monacolin content for effective use should be no lower than 6mg. The Nature's Plus product provides 1.7%...
Board: High Cholesterol 05-24-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By yackedar
Re: Numbers up again!

Babygirl127.

Please read my two posts to Machaon (link below) as your readings are similar.
...
Board: High Cholesterol 05-21-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By yackedar
Re: LDL 179; Non HDL 190; Total 270; HDL 80; Triglycerides 57 - Your views on my resu

LDL is what the medical profession lead us to believe is the bad lipoprotein, and HDL the good lipoprotein.

Here's a little info for you:

Besides lousy diets, lack of exercise and...
Board: High Cholesterol 05-20-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By yackedar
Re: LDL 179; Non HDL 190; Total 270; HDL 80; Triglycerides 57 - Your views on my resu

Hi Machaon,

It's a long time since you posted on this board, but welcome back.

With an HDL of 80mg/dl and Tri's of 57, you really have no worries whatsoever, as your ratios show below:

Your...
Board: High Cholesterol 05-12-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By yackedar
Re: 5 year post MI ... My best numbers Ldl is 41.

Hi HeathJ720 and welcome to the board.

Thoughts?.......Yes, so here are a few.

As you are well aware, continued elevation of LDL and Triglyceride cholesterol levels (Hypercholesterolemia) may...
Board: High Cholesterol 05-08-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,112
Posted By yackedar
Re: Levels the same after exercise and diet change

First, One can definitely not say that if a weight by height ratio is exceeded then one is obese. BMI is a guide figure and does not take into account bone or muscle density.

Your Cholesterol...
Board: High Cholesterol 05-08-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By yackedar
Re: advice needed for high cholesterol/recipes

Hi MissusH and welcome to the board.

Good advice by JohnR41. But, instead of cutting out this and watching that, just completely stop your existing diet and commence and stay on the only proven...
Board: High Cholesterol 04-21-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By yackedar
Re: New to Cholesterol

As well as changing to a Mediterranean diet, you should not take treating your condition the natural way, light heartedly.

I believe your most important task is to research and note which foods...
Board: High Cholesterol 04-17-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By yackedar
Re: Carrot Juice - Vitamin A

Never heard of carrots acting as a chisel... :)

For that purpose look for research/study documents on Pomegranates.

Yack.
Board: High Cholesterol 04-17-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By yackedar
Re: New to Cholesterol

Sure Mark but can only summarize here.
A part of a little info I posted on here seven years ago.

Besides lousy diets, lack of exercise and hypercholesterolemia, the root cause of elevated...
Board: High Cholesterol 04-15-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By yackedar
Re: New to Cholesterol

Being young and far from being obese, in my opinion you appear to have Familial hypercholesterolaemia, which is an inherited condition characterised by higher than normal levels of LDL blood...
Board: High Cholesterol 03-03-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 892
Posted By yackedar
Re: Very disappointed

Other than Probiotic yoghurt, yoghurt should not be an option.

If I was in your shoes, I would go for the Omega3 fish oil I suggested, plus any fresh oily fish a couple of times a week.

Yack
Board: High Cholesterol 02-24-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 892
Posted By yackedar
Re: Very disappointed

Your HDL prior to commencing on the diet was excellent, keeping your ratios top-notch (excellent).
High HDL tends to indicate large buoyant particles (HDL2b) which flush (mop up) small and large...
Board: High Cholesterol 02-21-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 892
Posted By yackedar
Re: Very disappointed

Carrielynn,

Do you have your initial TC & Trigs levels to hand so that we can advise you further?
The LDL of 167 and HDL of 65 is not enough to go by.

ps: Your HDL has probably dropped because...
Board: High Cholesterol 01-30-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By yackedar
Re: Anyone try Brazil nuts to lower LDL?

Yep! I read the results of that ONE study involving ten people for only thirty days.

If only Hey?

Yack.
Board: High Cholesterol 12-13-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By yackedar
Re: HDL dropped from 86 to 58?!!! What the...???

Hi chill2000 and sorry for the delay in responding.

The drop in HDL is alarming as you rightly stated and is probably the worst case we have seen here.
Normally, a small drop in HDL can be...
Board: High Cholesterol 12-11-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,536
Posted By yackedar
Re: High cholesterol

Once again, Voxx976 has made an inaccurate statement and really should do some research before posting such statements:

"Anyone taking Red Yeast Rice should know that it contains a statin,...
Board: High Cholesterol 11-27-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By yackedar
Re: HDL dropped from 86 to 58?!!! What the...???

Hi chill2000

I calculate your recent Total Cholesterol to be 193mg/dl.
Typo?

Yack.
Board: High Cholesterol 11-26-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By yackedar
Re: Lower LDL numbers naturally?

Hi my oud buddy!!!

Sorry to hear that RYR caused you muscle problems. Just goes to show that it does happen, although not documented in well in excess of one hundred controlled studies on the...
Board: High Cholesterol 09-03-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By yackedar
Re: High cholestrol

Souhel,

Your HDL actually works out to 44mg/dl which is considered normal, but by only 4mg/dl.

Here are your ratios and risk factors for developing CHD within ten years if your levels remain as...
Board: High Cholesterol 09-03-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By yackedar
Re: High cholestrol

Homeflash,

By taking the recommended brand and dosage of RYR can, and does lower TC & LDL by between 25-40%, even if one has hereditary high cholesterol levels.
A fair few testimonials to this...
Board: High Cholesterol 08-14-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By yackedar
Re: New to Astorvastatin

Hi Nickey127 and welcome.

Here's my two pennies worth to complete Tess's reply.

Your initial Trig's figure computes to:
115mg/dl and is NORMAL

And your latest Trig's are:
95mg/dl and is...
Board: High Cholesterol 07-16-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,536
Posted By yackedar
Re: High cholesterol

Red Yeast Rice sold in the USA does not contain Monacolin 'K', so your statement is incorrect Voxx976.

Yack.
Board: High Cholesterol 07-15-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By yackedar
Re: High triglycerides and calcium

Take one gram three times a day, if you love....... your toilet.

Otherwise take one Omega 3 a day that contains ~ 600mg EPA and 400 DHA..which are the two main acids responsible for lowering...
Board: High Cholesterol 07-01-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By yackedar
Re: My results

Trig' levels constantly change throughout the day. However, if one has consumed fats, these tend to get stored longer than the recommended fasting times, being twelve hours here in the UK.

Yack.
Board: High Cholesterol 06-29-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By yackedar
Re: My results

Hi Malkai and welcome.

First of all, I couldn't help but to snigger to myself when you wrote that you were informed that 'your LDL is elevated'.
No mention of the facts that you HDL is excellent....
Board: High Cholesterol 06-14-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,175
Posted By yackedar
Re: Lab Work Came in ... Whew!

Sorry, a couple of your opinions are not worthy of a reply.

I presume you are referring to the two study results of 2014 using the prescription drugs, Tredaptive and Niaspan.

Even following...
Board: High Cholesterol 06-13-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,175
Posted By yackedar
Re: Lab Work Came in ... Whew!

Actually, the extracts of Red Yeast Rice, contain starch, sterols, isoflavones, and monounsaturated fatty acids. Depending on the Monascus strains used and the fermentation conditions, it may contain...
Board: High Cholesterol 06-12-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By yackedar
Re: LDL high, yet Triglyc/HDL ratio very low

Hi agags333

You are correct in everything you have written following your research, especially the large buoyant LDL particles being good and safe.

Looking at the TC (6.6mmol/l - 255.2mg/dl)...
Board: High Cholesterol 04-23-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,451
Posted By yackedar
Re: LDL is 97

Once again, a mainstream doctor just looking at the total cholesterol......Blimey! it's over 200..this patient needs to go on a statin.......

I echo all the above comments Husseb1......get a...
Board: High Cholesterol 04-13-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By yackedar
Re: Muscle aches from red yeast rice?

Red Yeast Rice is a by far a safer product for the reduction of LDL cholesterol than any Statin drug.

I and many members of this board have taken statins.
I had to give up statins because of...
Board: High Cholesterol 04-02-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By yackedar
Board: High Cholesterol 03-20-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 921
Posted By yackedar
Re: Cholesterol jumped 20 pts in 2 weeks!

Numerous ailments, poor diets and poor exercise all affect our lipid profiles.

HDL, LDL, TC and Triglyceride levels can vary within hours.

This is why the medical profession advise that we fast...
Board: High Cholesterol 03-10-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By yackedar
Re: Can I safely get off my statin?

Do you have your LDL and HDL figures from before your bypass, and your current figures to hand?

Yack.
Board: High Cholesterol 02-27-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By yackedar
Re: Endurance Athlete With High LDL-P

When taking Omega-3, make sure you balance your dietary intake of it with that of Omega-6, otherwise you will be defeating your objective.

Omega-6 is pro-inflammatory and Omega-3 is...
Board: High Cholesterol 02-21-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,536
Posted By yackedar
Re: High cholesterol

All,

Diet assistance please (Not my area).

Lostwind, we need to know your typical weekly diet.
I hope you are using Extra Virgin Olive Oil and not just Olive Oil. There is a big difference...
Board: High Cholesterol 02-21-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,536
Posted By yackedar
Re: High cholesterol

TC decrease of 26.35%
Trigs decrease of 29.2%
LDL decrease of 30.6%

HDL decrease of 0.8%

TC/HDL ratio decrease of 26%
LDL/HDL ratio decrease of 28.8%

Overall, with a decrease of ~30% on...
Board: High Cholesterol 02-10-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By yackedar
Re: Total Cholesterol good but dyslipidemia?

From the looks of your results, you have been diagnosed with Dyslipidemia solely on the level of your HDL as the other levels are not too bad. But why has it taken twelve vital months to inform you?...
Board: High Cholesterol 02-09-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By yackedar
Re: Total Cholesterol good but dyslipidemia?

If I were you, I would ask your doctor, which test led to the diagnosis of Dyslipidemia.
If it was the standard lipid panel test of twelve months ago, I would be asking my doctor as to what has led...
Board: High Cholesterol 02-07-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By yackedar
Re: Total Cholesterol good but dyslipidemia?

Hi Molly,

You had your lipids tested twelve months ago and everything was not too bad. OK.

What tests have you had during the past twelve months that prompts your doctor to diagnose...
Board: High Cholesterol 02-04-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,536
Posted By yackedar
Re: High cholesterol

Good to see you have made so many positive changes Lostwind.

Let's see if nature's proven naturals produce positive changes to your lipid ratios as well as your current positive physical well...
Board: High Cholesterol 01-25-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By yackedar
Re: Statin induced Diabetes and ext. High choleterol

Besides lousy diets, lack of exercise and hypercholesterolemia, the root cause of elevated cholesterol levels is inflammation, caused by household chemicals, toxins, exhaust fumes and anything else...
Board: High Cholesterol 01-19-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 820
Posted By yackedar
Re: Omega3 Fish Oil

Hi Lorrieduke,

In answer to your question, yes, it does.

I have to disagree with the LDL reduction as stated in the previous post.

Many human studies have concluded that omega-3 fatty acids...
Board: High Cholesterol 01-14-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 803
Posted By yackedar
Re: Cholesterol Status - Anything to worry?

Hi Aathira and welcome to the board.

Your husband's TC works out at 261....and his ratios are:

TC/HDL = 7.46...(ideal = <4.5)
LDL/HDL = 4.8 ...(ideal = <3.2)
Trigs/HDL = 8.37 (ideal = <2.0)...
Board: High Cholesterol 11-15-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 865
Posted By yackedar
Re: My cholesterol readings

Hi J65 and welcome to the board.

That HDL increase is very impressive and has definitely not been achieved by taking a statin. Your initial ratios were fine but now they are outstanding. Well...
Board: High Cholesterol 11-09-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,680
Posted By yackedar
Re: could i have blocked arteries

That's what I've been trying to do rainbowsrock for the past five years. I've got some posts on here saying what I eat and drink.

Yack
Board: High Cholesterol 11-09-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,680
Posted By yackedar
Re: could i have blocked arteries

Chetansha,

Yes, what you need is a Doppler echocardiogram. Basically a modified Ultrasound machine that is fairly accurate when a 'dye' is injected into the blood stream.

I had a 95% blockage...
Board: High Cholesterol 11-09-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,680
Posted By yackedar
Re: could i have blocked arteries

Hi Chetansha,

Do you get the chest pains upon exertion? ie: walking up inclines or upstairs, rapid movements etc.

I used to get that pain daily upon getting up in the mornings and exertion...
Board: High Cholesterol 11-04-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By yackedar
Re: leap in LDL- neuro will freak! PC not worried.

There is a test for LDL & HDL lipid particle size if you want to go down that avenue.
Particle size also applies to HDL.

Large bouyant HDL particles collect and return to the liver more LDL...
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