Stocking Up On Red Yeast Rice!!!!

BUMMER!!!! Figured I could have it my way and ignore genetics...............well, my annual visit to the doctor's office proves that I can't. I only went in because it had been well over a year and I knew it was time (or as my daughter said to a friend 'She likes to have them draw her blood'.).

Actually, since BOTH of my parents had both had triple bypass surgery TWICE by the time they were my age, I thought it was prudent to have everything checked. I don't eat the way they did, but still wanted to see. They indulged in butter.....the shopping list included a pound of butter each and every week. They also fried food with Crisco!!!! I use olive oil for everything from a topping for my bread to what I sautee with. So I figured I would get yet another good report from the doc.................wrong!!!!!

Seems the cholestrol is through the roof! And it is that LDL, which REALLY irritates me, since I take 1200 mg of red yeast rice each and every day!!!!! As of right now, I am on 3600 mg of red yeast rice!!! AND the doc put me on zocor for 6 weeks, when they will do blood work again.

This is such a bummer!!!!! No more ice-cream!!! No more brownies!!!! (Broker Bryant, your post made me think of them) No more fries with my burgers!!! ( I eat a burger once or twice a month - well, that won't be happening anymore!!!)

AND I have to start going to the gym more than twice a week again!!!! Wish I could wave a magic wand and make it all back to my 2006 lab results!!!!!

On a brighter note, the LDL was the only thing that was out of wack!!!! Guess that is something to be happy about!!!!!

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I'm so sorry the results aren't what you hoped for!  At least you can be happy you found out before something went wrong so you can work on correcting it.  Big bummer, though, these are not easy changes!  Take care,

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Don't you hate it when that happens?  I think exercise is the key ingredient, and I need to do more of that too.

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Chris - Absolutely, it was a real eye opener!!!

Georgina - Indeed, the gym is the key to this problem! I met a guy last night who is doing a fasting cleanse - it seems to be working wonders not only for his health, but his weight - he does it twice a year!!! I may post the info in a blog for all of us!!!

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