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pocketrocket wrote::nod: very clearly explained! especially with you having to write it all in english..you have really done your research well and understand it totally,which not many people do. Do you have a medical background? Wendy
pocketrocket wrote::nod: hi ricardo..back again..can you tell me if you find you have to stick to the MWL Mcdougall plan to be so successful? I find as a large volume eater i have to be careful of consuming too much wholegrain..be it pasta, brown rice etc. I haven't had my triglycerides checked for 12months and am worried my high consumption of whoegrains may have elevated them., they wetre up at the last test but i was eating a lot of wholemeal breads and drinking my husbands homemade beer! have stopped all that since then and now make my own bread with organic rye fl,our and heaps of soaked whole barley and wheat berries through it to slow down absorption rate...but have to admit i eat 2 or 3 slices after a healthy meal where i would have already eaten quite a bit of starch..winter squash, potato etc. thanks Wendy
pocketrocket wrote:Saw Dr McDougall's Starch Solution and Dr Esselstyn on NO FATS and combined the two 12months ago and have been fantastic since...BMI 20 ;BP down from 130/80 to 115/68(
1) I was watching Dr Gerber on a you tube video yesterday talking about homocysteine...
Answer: Would you be kind enough of sending the internet address of that talk and of the one of Robert Lustig? I am very interested to watch them. It happens that I had the same problems with all the fruits I was eating (fructouse => triglycerides). My homocysteines are ok, but it is necessary to keep on eye on that numbers.
2) itB12 supplements!!
Answer: I went to the doctor yeasterday. She gave me a request for a new blood test. She asks for B12, sodium, potassium, and other marks. Even before getting the results she gave me a prescription of all that is in page 73 of the book of Dr. Esselstyn: Multivitamins, B12, Calsium, D3, Omega3 and of course statins.
3) My cholesterol had gone from 178 to 243 with the salmon!!!it went down to 200 on esselstyn but triglycerides went up to 290 from 180..i was eating and drinking too much fructose (watch DR Robert Lustig's video on sugar..it explains how fructose is converted to triglcerides but starches are much better!!!).
Answer> very good to know of fructouse converting to triglycerides,
My numbers are not good (176) and I now suspect the cause may not only of white flour bread I had eating, but of the large amount of fruits. I changed all that and I will do a blood test on Saturday.
4) i am getting my bloods checked soon to see how my diet it working..
Answer: Good. Very good.
5) keep your fingers crossed for me!!
Answer: not only fingers crossed, but my prays too. God bless you.
6) I am glad you are eating oats..they are fantastic for cholesterol and blood sugars.
Answer: your answer just remember again that I should do it. I forgot again to have oat! I will go to the kitchen after this email...
7) I have seen the Steve Nissen video you referred to..
Answer: that video is about a pill test. Results would be even better had the participants be on vegan/VLF diets. Hower the video is one more proof that reversal can be achieved with total cholesterol lower that 150.
pocketrocket wrote:pocketrocket wrote::
Answer: Thank you for that address. I will watch it asap.
2) I never checked my daily intake ,I just avoided overt fat in my diet.
Answer: Neither I , but that is ok if we keep eating mixed greens, yellows, purpele and other non fruits food. My problem it was a lot of bread and fruits. About them I will remove them in steps. I already reduce the enourmous amount of fruits. My secret? The same as with my vice on cookies: just not to buy them in the same amount. The positive aspect: less room for fuits and more room for veggies and starchs in the fridge. Even starchs I will keep one eye on them. I know that Dr. McDougall is for starchs, but I did not get yet how and why to limit them. Some are my choise for proteins !
I will read again Dr. Mc to try to understand it better.
3) I am only eating 2 pieces of frulit a daiy now(like the Okinawans!)..
Good. Your sugar in blood may get even better. I suggest you to do the same as I am doing: just not to buy them en large amouts...
4) will get bloods done in 2weeks. Cheers Wendy
Brad wrote:I've been reading your posts Ricardo and Wendy. Lots of interesting stuff. Getting this McDougal diet fully operational does take some repeated analysis of what you are eating and how your body responds to it.
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