I went to my cardiologist the other day for my yearly tests....I have sinus tachycardia and mild cardiomyopathy....no big deal, he says my heart is healthy. My HDL (good cholesterol) came back really low though (28....should be at LEAST 40) and my triglycerides are high (258....should be 150 or less). My total cholesterol was good (187) and LDL was ok (107).
Anyway, he wants me to start exercising (which of course I need to anyway) and he gave me a list of things to eat/not eat. On the don't eat was sugar, carbs (pasta, rice, potatoes), starchy veggies, etc. On the eat side was lean meat, green veggies, red veggies and that was all. So, I asked can I have low fat dairy products and he said yes. So, then I asked well, can I just follow SBD and he said this diet he gave me is better and muttered something about SBD allowing fruit (since when is fruit bad).
He also gave me a script for Tricor which I am totally against taking cholesterol medication when the problem is as minor as mine and I am only 28. I really don't feel like destroying my liver. I know cholesterol can be a problem and I plan to work really hard losing weight and exercising and following some more natural remedies for raising HDL and lower TGs. Then, reevaluate in a few months.
Sorry so long but my question is this. Has your bloodwork improved since doing SBD and if so, how much and how long did it take. He wants to recheck me in 6 weeks and I don't know if 6 weeks will make that much of a difference (at least with the HDL) without taking the medication. Any thoughts would be appreciated.