Archives for: March 2007
I had my annual visit to my naturopath recently. She took all the normal blood tests. Things are looking pretty good. Total cholesterol is 183, down from 205. Triglycerides are at 57, down from a whopping 233 (yippee!) HDL is 64, up from 60 and LDL is 107, the only thing that deteriorated a bit, up from 98. But the ratios are all good. The chem panel was all within normal limits, too. The one disturbing result was the glucose was at 104, up from 91 last year. This was after about 6 weeks of taking Glycoscia. I guess that’s one supplement that won’t work for me. Something else is behind it.
Anyway, the good lipid results are from the changes in supplementation. I increased the use of Red Yeast Rice, and added Kyolic garlic with lecithin, while still limiting my intake of animal fats.
So, what does my naturopath do? She wants to experiment. Since Red Yeast Rice is still a statin, just in natural form, she would rather I not have to take it. So she told me to stop the RYR and start a homeopathic program of Biotherapeutic Drainage. You can read a little bit about it here: http://www.susanjonesnd.com/biotherapeuticDrainage.htm . We’ll see how it goes. I grew up with homeopathy in our home, so am very excited about doing this.
At least we know what does work.