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Greetings to everybody. I'm 60 years of age and have rather high cholesterol (LDL around 240, possibly genetically caused, no overweight or heavy intake in fatty foods). After thorough health checkup doctor recommended to go for a low cholesterol and low carb diet. Couldn't find anything that would address these two issues at the same time. Any advice is most welcome, thanks in advance.



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sandybrown profile image

You can look at low carb high fat diet, watching out for hidden sugar and free sugar in food together with regular exercise and help you towards a healthy life.

You blood cholesterol test may have given you other numbers, you may want to give details of all blood cholesterol numbers, people can give you a better answer.

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tom2210 in reply to sandybrown

Hi sandybrown,

Thanks for this recommendation, will check it out right away. And you are right, there are more numbers on that blood test, like:

Total cholesterol: H318

Trigglyceride: 109

HDL: 59

LDL: 245

Been looking into the cholesterol thing for a while and am somewhat confused as to widely differing opinions. However, regardless of state of scientific research (and I wouldn't be surprised seeing another study being published declaring cholesterol harmless or extremely harmful), I'm convinced that fatty foods will do harm. Many thanks anyway for input.

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sandybrown in reply to tom2210

Every country have their own recommendation on cholesterol levels. You need to ask you GP or your doctor to do a risk analysis on your health and blood test.

Before considering any medication do consider a life style change. Cutting out all the unwanted sugar. At the same time enjoy one life. I am 11 years older then you, when I was your age my GP wanted me on medication, I took a decision on life style change. Only time will change.

Eating smaller portion can be a problem, you can buy a smaller plate and a smaller dish to start with and see how you can manage smaller portions!!!

sos007 profile image

75% of Cholesterol is produced by your own liver, don't worry about a low fat or low 'cholesterol' diet. Sugar is the real enemy along with simple carbohydrates. A sedentary lifestyle along with the above cause inflammation in your arteries. Cholesterol is produced to repair the damage done by inflammation, in the absence of collagen. To produce collagen your body needs a very high intake of vitamin c. Take 3 x 1,000 mg tablets per day, one tablet 15 minutes before each meal. Vitamin C is not toxic even at much higher doses. Doctors are not aware of the inverse relationship between vitamin C and LDL cholesterol so don't look to them for guidance.

If you do this consistently for a month and re-test, you'll see the impact. Triglycerides are more important than cholesterol levels. Get them below 0.8 mmol/l.

Look up my other posts to see what I've accomplished.

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tom2210 in reply to sos007

Hi sos007,

Thank you for your message. Been reading about the sugar thing and not sure whether it would make much of a change in my case. My intake in sugar is rather modest, although I admit not paying much attention to the labels of foodstuff I'm buying; there might be hidden sugary parts that I'm not aware of. I'll gladly take a look into your recommendation, but let me ask you this: Regarding vitamin C: wouldn't it be better to eat, say, an orange a day or similar fruit rich in vitamin C? Many thanks.

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sos007Ambassador in reply to tom2210

Packaged foods are loaded with hidden sugar and salt. Any ingredient that has the suffix 'ose' or 'itol' is another form of sugar. In general, you should be on a whole foods, plant based diet. That means making foods from fresh ingredients while keeping animal proteins to only 3 Oz per day and loading up on vegetables, legumes and fruits. This will naturally increase your fiber intake and provide you with a more nutritionally complete diet.

Humans are the only animals on earth other than primates, guinea pigs and fruit bats that do not synthesize their own vitamin c.

Having an orange a day will keep you from dying from extreme scurvy but the optimal level of vitamin c is likely between 4000 and 20,000 mg per day depending on your body weight, your lifestyle and state of health. You cannot get those levels of vitamin c from your diet.

The medical community, in general, is ignorant on the subject of vitamin supplementation.

In the U.S. alone, more than 120,000 people die annually due to the side effects of prescription medications. Virtually nobody has died from vitamins, yet the medical community freely continues to prescribe medications while ignoring vitamins.

There is a documented inverse correlation between vitamin c and cholesterol. I have been monitoring my bloodwork quarterly and can attest to the efficacy of all vitamins, especially vitamin C.

I had a triple bypass in March 2015. I was given a cocktail of drugs to take which caused all sorts of side effects. I made a major change in my diet and lifestyle, lost 40 lbs and came off of all medication including statins. I got my cholesterol levels to normal levels with diet and lifestyle changes alone. Then I began reading the work of Linus Pauling, Dr. Matthias Rath and Dr. Thomas Levy. That's when I started high doses of vitamin c and to my amazement, my LDL and non-HDL levels dropped an additional 17% to the optimal levels desired by my cardiologist.

If interested look up my posts. Lp(a) is supposedly a genetically predetermined biomarker, measured in a blood test and cannot be lowered by statins. So far mine has dropped by 32%! Most of which is accounted for by the vitamin C and lysine supplementation.

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sos007Ambassador in reply to tom2210

If you haven't read of on the 3 doctors I mentioned in my first reply, you can also view this link for more info on vitamin C.


Markl60 profile image

The previous poster is correct, see this meta analysis


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sandybrown in reply to Markl60

If one is allergic to Vit C (500mg) supplement, then the question is can eating Vic fruits and veg help? I am afraid if I take Vit C supplement I get blocked nose!!!, this is one of many reaction, I have Oral Allergy Syndrome.

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sos007Ambassador in reply to sandybrown

Liposomal delivery of vitamin C bypasses your metabolic process and delivers it directly to your cells through your small intestine:

click on this link then watch the video and look around there website:


Here are 3 distributors in the U.K.

Abundance & Health Ltd.

+44 (0)20-3239-4907

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Natural Dispensary Ltd

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Wholesale Health Ltd

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tom2210 profile image

Thanks to all for their comments, I think I've got a bit more input than I've bargained for. I will need some time to digest and read up all of it (some of which I've never heard, like the vitamin C recommendation, really amazing). Once again, I'm grateful to all of you for your help.

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