I just got blood test results back and am happy to say that work on my health has paid off!
April 2003 my cholesterol was 371. I changed several life style habits. I refused to take cholesterol-lowering drugs, but did take one bottle of plant sterols (Cholest-off) in the beginning.
I quit eating processed sugar, and all white flour products. I no longer drink sodas or coffee, and drink only pure water and herbal teas. I quit drinking cows milk, and very rarely eat dairy products, meat, poultry or fish. I have focused on eating mostly fresh fruits, vegetables (usually 9-10 a day), legumes, nuts and grains. I 'juice' apples and various carrot combinations a few times a week. I eat oatmeal, freshly ground flaxseed and almonds daily.
I have taken vitamins, supplements and fiber in the past year. I started walking for about 40 minutes at least 5 times a week, and rebounding on my mini-trampoline for at least 10 minutes a day. I do some deep breathing daily and make sure I get a good nights sleep at night.
I have done two 60 day purges for micro-organisms, yeast and parasites - one in January and one in July, and plan to do one in January... and twice a year for the rest of my life, if I need it or not! (ha-ha, I believe EVERYONE needs this)
I have done 4 liver flushes, and see evidence of improvement each time. My thyroid comes up ok on medical tests, but on the under-the-arm, first thing in the morning temperature, it has been low, along with some other hypothyroid symptoms, but gets closer to normal every time I do a liver flush.
I am a 61 year old female and feel good. My endurance is much better than my 40 year old niece, who I helped for three days last week moving furniture and heavy house work. My gums are healthy according to my dentist, and a large hemroid has vanished.
The best news today for me is that my cholesterol is down to 250!! Down 121 points!! I know it is still too high, but I am encouraged and plan to focus more intently in getting it lower.
Who says this natural stuff doesn't work?!! It takes time, but I feel confident that my underlying health is steadily improving.