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MEXICOWANDERER

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I was put on cholesterol medicine 30 years ago. It was a Statin like most. After two months and more blood work, the doctor stopped the Rx. I finally got an answer from him. Mu LDL never was too high, he was tinkering because the latest medical fad was to achieve the greatest numbers spread between LDL and HDL.

Instead, the statin dumped both HDL and LDL
The doctor died in his mid-sixties. My cholesterol hasn't changed two points from normal.

Same with a blood thinner
"Just like that, you decide that my blood is in danger of coagulation?"

I have taken natural blood thinners for many years. Ginkgo Biloba and Ibuprofen. Doctors snort at this but I've noticed both are strictly forbidden before surgery. An old-line school buddy who started his day by mixing various powders and potions in a blender suffered a serious stroke two years ago and still cannot talk or drive a car. He has an explosive temper. My lesson? No temper tantrums driving in Mexican traffic. I avoid confrontations. It isn't worth having a stroke.

I used to carry milk from the milk house to the separator and after going through the machine feed the calves skim milk. That's where I learned at age 10, a calf yanking at the nipple could yank my skinny butt off my feet.

Here in Mexico, butter simply does not exist except for some cheesey tasting yellow bulk called Chipilo from the town of the same name, in Michoacan. Mexicans consume chassis grease, err I mean Table Maid, Now, Sams and Walmart sell Great Buy butter.

I tried churning butter, once. It was similar to trying to make whipping cream or thick mayonnaise. Frustrating.

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Mexico Wanderer: I was put on statins years ago for cholesterol management. After doing research on statin drugs, I decided they weren't for me. Too many issues, including COQ10 depletion!
Many people don't realize the body needs some cholesterol, especially the brain and various cells in the body.From what I've read, the brain is one big glob of cholesterol.

I do take a blood thinner, though, for stroke prevention after suffering one over 6 years ago (not due to cholesterol, but atrial fibrillation). I've had zero side effects taking Eliquis, so I don't mind taking it thus far.


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I have been using butter from the start since Smart Balance spread can never replace its taste in my opinion. Its also good when I use it on my Rachael Ray Ceramic cookware.

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Pseudacusis wrote:

I have been using butter from the start since Smart Balance spread can never replace it's taste in my opinion.


I agree with you to some extent. I’ve used Smart Balance for years and found it satisfactory. However, I've recently discovered “ I Cant Believe It’s not butter”, and think it approximates butter’s taste the closest that I’ve found thus far. It’s also very easy to spread.

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We use pure butter, or butter that we blend with extra virgin olive oil to make it more easily spreadable. We decided years ago that we would not be eating things we cannot pronounce, so no margarines for us.

Our cholesterol levels are just fine.


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Try breakfasting with oatmeal and half a grapefruit three times a week. A doubting friend tried it and lost 30 points LDL in 4 months.

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MEXICOWANDERER wrote:

Try breakfasting with oatmeal and half a grapefruit three times a week. A doubting friend tried it and lost 30 points LDL in 4 months.


X2, except in my case, I’d need to leave out the grapefruit due to possible inter reaction with a certain medication I use.

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Agreed. Always check first. Grapefruit is a powerful tool. Amiodarone for example, is one medicine that is strictly prohibited. Excellent counterpoint mr.ed

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You can leave salted butter at room temperature and it will not spoil. You then have soft butter to spread on toast etc.

Unsalted butter has to be refrigerated.

We use real butter. Oleo was used to fatten turkeys for thanksgiving - I sure don't need that !

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mr. ed wrote:

Pseudacusis wrote:

I have been using butter from the start since Smart Balance spread can never replace it's taste in my opinion.


I agree with you to some extent. I’ve used Smart Balance for years and found it satisfactory. However, I've recently discovered “ I Cant Believe It’s not butter”, and think it approximates butter’s taste the closest that I’ve found thus far. It’s also very easy to spread.


Taste? it is still one step away from plastic


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