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What I have to do to lower my cholesterol except of proper diet and medication?

How can I lower my cholesterol? Please read on to see what I'm already doing.?
I was on lipitor and can no longer take it. I take flaxseed 1000 mg 2x a day, and fish oil, I'm eating oatmeal with cinnamon every morning, soup with almost no cholesterol for lunch, almonds in between, tons of fruit and vegies, usually chicken or fish. I'm giving up cheese and tortilla chips (my one indulgence), I lost 45 pounds. I walk 3-4 times a week. The minute I went off the lipitor it skyrocketed. What else can I do?
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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Please read something that is not put out by the drug companies. Cholesterol is not the evil that they want you to believe. Eating dietary cholesterol has no effect on blood levels. cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease. The drugs have no effect on women or men over 50. Low cholesterol is more deadly than high cholesterol. People on the Atkins diet, have improved lipid profiles. Have you had your testosterone levels checked? How is your memory? How often do you take pain meds, like Motrin? Any sleep issues? Stomach issues? Any tendinitis? Any depression? Did you know that eating low carb will lower your triglycerides, almost overnight? What, your doctor did not tell you that? Didn't he have to study the Krebs cycle? Ask him if he remembers the different branches of the mevalonate pathway. Pharmacist who's life was almost ruined by Lipitor
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