Giving myself a gold star(fruit) today!
You may recall that back on March 12th I posted about starting a 28-day challenge to eating a whole foods plant-based way of life based on the ideas put forth in Forks Over Knives and Engine 2 Diet/My Beef With Meat. It also helped that my HMO, Kaiser Permanente, is giving out a pamphlet that recommends following these guidelines and eliminating meat and dairy.
I knew at the time that it was going to be a more than 28-day commitment because I’d already started it and felt really good, and because my doctor had ordered another blood panel for after the end of April.
My total cholesterol was 269 back in January when I was last tested. Now it’s 169! Drug free!
I know these numbers aren’t perfect, but they are SO much better than they have been for years. More flax, I think will help.
|Component||Standard Range||Your Value|
|LDL CALCULATED||<=99 mg/dL||108|
|CHOLESTEROL/HIGH DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN||<=4.2||5.1|