Morning everyone. Just a quick question. If diagnosed with heart disease can you still consume avocados?
AVOCADOS : Morning everyone. Just a... - Cholesterol Support
Hi I haven't been diagnosed with heart disease but I have had high cholesterol for a few years, now being treated by blood thinners and stains, but I have this year developed a vascular blockage in my left leg. My dad had heart problems so there is a history. I read Dr Esselstyn's book "How to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease". He does not recommend eating avocados as they are relatively high in oil compared with other vegetables, but he has been treating patients successfully for many years with a whole food plant-based diet with no added oil. I found his book very interesting. He follows and monitors his patients'progress for several years and shows by reports and photos in his book how much their chokesterol has gone down by amazing amounts and their arteries have healed themselves. I am trying the diet and have been on it for 8 weeks now. I haven't stopped taking the medicine prescribed by my doctor but I am expecting a big difference at my next cholesterol test and I have postponed having an angioplasty to put a stent in my leg. Best wishes.
Your behind with the times.Esslstyn is old hat.Things have moved on considerably since he's days.
Absolutely nothing wrong with Avocados and I eat them regularly because there a GOOD fat that you need. Hi fat low carbon is the way.
And I have heart disease and have done my fair share of research
He is behind the times now jus5 like the great cholesterol con..Cholesterol is good not bad just look into more.We have been fobbed off for decades
You absolutely can. I have half an avocado daily. Among its most healthy nutrients is 'beta-sitosterol' which contributes to lowering LDL cholesterol as well as helping older men to shrink their prostate.
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I had bypass surgery in 2015 and have been off of all medications since October 2016. I just saw my cardiologist last week and he's very happy with my current condition.
to be honest I was only eating fish and no red meat anyway so I did not see a difference. I had always been very active. My health issue came about in my opinion was during a time of a lot of stress I handled by eating a lot of sugar and junk. I fixed that so I have felt good since. Like most I have read a lot of books and listened to a lot of lectures - and no one seems to agree on what is best to eat. I just finished a book called Put Your Heart In Your Mouthj by Dr Nataska Campbell-McBride you might find interesting. I also found a lecture by her on you tube. Hope this does not confuse you. Just find what works for you and makes you feel good