Quoted from leeyah87Aloha again! Thank you for the encouragement! I really appreciate your support :o) Do you know of any specific foods that are cholesterol-lowering superfoods for Type A's?
Quoted TextThat is kind a expletive deleted if you ask me; red meat over death.
Quoted from leeyah87Aloha everyone! I am Type A and was diagnosed with high cholesterol at the age of 12. Yes, very young, but high cholesterol and heart disease runs in my father's side of the family. My youngest sister was also diagnosed with high cholesterol at 12 years old as well. My father had a heart attack in his 50's (he survived) and his dad died from a heart attack in his 40's. My father takes medication for his high cholesterol and has quit smoking and has made some life changes. He is Type A as well, but he's already told me that he isn't going to give up meat. However, he has cut back a lot and tries to eat more fish.
Well, my concern is whether I'll be able to lower my cholesterol solely from following the BTD and altering my lifestyle. My doctor said if I don't lower my cholesterol on my own within 6 months, then I will be put on medication (statins). In my teens and early to mid 20's, I ate a lot of meat - I mean A LOT. I am now in my late 20's and am wondering if I'll be able to start over and start fresh and undo the negatives that I've caused myself? What do you think? Other than high cholesterol, I suffer from heart palpitations. It feels like my heart literally skips a beat and there is an empty feeling in my chest accompanied by a feeling of doom. Another heart concern I have is that it doesn't take much to get it to beat hard and fast. Just standing up causes a pounding in my chest and I get dizzy and have to bend over and hang my head for a few seconds before I can stand straight up. Also, when I work out my heart pounds. I tried doing yoga yesterday and could only tolerate 15 minutes of it before I felt wobbly and felt like I needed a nap. I'm also tired all the time and have a lack of energy. I am a light sleeper and do not sleep well at night. I NEVER sleep through the night. I also get headaches often, to the point where I carry a bottle of Tylenol with me at all times. I also have a lot of "brain farts" and can't remember words while I'm talking. I don't know if this is relevant, but I am thin (5'5", 95 lbs), but I have excess fat on my belly.
I know these are a lot of things to consider, but I would really love to hear your suggestions and/or experiences. Are there certain foods I should eat to help lower my cholesterol? I have high hopes that if I start eating for my type then I'll be able to control my Type A ailments. Thank you for listening!
Quoted TextOkra is not available here where I live