This morning i went to SG to collect my routine bloodwork results. Doc is happy with them & is agreeable to lowering my cholesterol dose further if my next quarterly results are as good. My Statin Dosage went down from 80mg to 20mg in a year. Next target is 10mg & hopefully i can stop completely by next year. Fingers crossed as statins are known to cause damage to liver, muscles & increase risk of Diabetes. I prefer to let 🌱 & 🍉 do the healing instead.
For cholesterol, the most important indicator is LDL followed closely by Total cholesterol. To convert the numbers to mmol which is commonly used in SG, u need to divide by 38.6. So my latest LDL if converted to mmol = 1.42 & total cholesterol = 2.75mmol. LDL cholesterol forms most of the waxy substance known as plaque that clogs our arteries & veins throughout the body.
The 3 most common areas to be affected are Heart arteries, Neck carotid arteries & Leg peripheral arteries & veins. The 2 biggest feared complications are Heart Attacks & Strokes. They are extremely debilitating & can cause permanent disability & sudden death. So please take your cholesterol numbers seriously. The only food source that does not contain cholesterol are from 🌱 & 🍉.
Besides Cholesterol, it is important to watch your Saturated Fat intake as they promote cholesterol production in our Liver. Most cholesterol & saturated fats are found in animal products. By avoiding / minimising the consumption of animal & it’s by products, u can greatly reduce your cholesterol numbers & cut your risk of heart attacks & strokes.
Lastly i would like to talk about my HBA1C (3mths average blood glucose). As an ex diabetic whom requires both insulin & metformin twice daily, i am totally off these medications past 9 months. My HBA1C numbers are still coming down with zero medications. All because of 🌱 & 🍉. I last weigh myself with a device which can calculate my % body fat & it is currently 14.7% (highest was 38.3% previously measured in hospital in 2015).
I eat alot of Complex Carbohydrates (please google what they are) daily. They form the bulk (70-80%) of my daily energy (kcal) intake. Many Diabetics would tell me No No No… i was specifically told by my doc & dietitian to minimise Carbohydrate consumption but there is a Big difference between Complex carbs & refined carbs.
By minimising the consumption of carbohydrates indeed u can minimise the symptoms of spiking blood sugar but this is not treating the cause! The actual cause of your blood sugar spiking is Insulin Resistance caused by Fatty Cells in your body. The excess FATS in your cells prevents the insulin (produced by our pancreas) from doing it’s job (channel glucose from blood stream into body cells) to be converted into clean energy for daily needs. As a result the glucose from the injested carbs gets stuck in your bloodstream and circulates throughout your body for many hours causing great harms.
So if u were to maintain a moderate diet or worst (avoid eating carbs), u will inevitably eat more protein & fats (mostly animal products) which will further exacerbate the insulin resistance in your body as cells gets more & more fatty. This is the main reason why almost all Diabetics do not get better and need to increase their medications over time as the cause of the disease itself is not being addressed.