That’s the thing, my diet for the most part has been pretty clean. I don’t eat perfect all the time, but for the most part it is low fat meat and fish, low-glycemic carbs, lots of fruits and veggies, mostly water and some milk. Nuts here and there. Eggs and egg whites.
The last time cholesterol was checked, the bad stuff was a bit on the high side, early in the year. My diet wasn’t that much different then. Kind of frustrating because it seems like I have been doing everything right for the most part. I hope what you say about the supps is true, I do like them, at least in moderation. Going to the cardiologist in a couple days, see if I can get him to let me try to get it down in a month or so doing all the things I mentioned above first then go from there. Thanks for the reply.[/quote]
There are about 1,000 different things you can do or try. Yes losing weight is the first start, but it’s not always that simple. You didn’t say how high the BP was???
Among the “natural alternatives” are things like Michael’s BP supplement, natural water pills-parsley/uva ursi, Hawthorn, arginine, magnesium, and potassium (careful) and of course less sodium which some guys are just real sensitive to. Hell I’ve even heard some of the old spanish ladies at my work place say their old time docs had them start drinking those little cans of grapefruit juice 1-2X daily ands its helped (most likely as a result of increased potassium intake.)But usually it’s the excess weight.