December 8, 2011 at 8:04 pm #515766BronMember
If I eat wheat, I feel like absolute crap for 2 or 3 days. I don’t eat wheat any more.
A lot of the people on the sweet poison forum have reported reduced levels of the (bad) cholesterol after removing sugar. They also eat high fat 😉 (but good fat, coconut oil, olive oil, butter, cream, full fat milk)December 8, 2011 at 10:19 pm #515767bushyMember
Interesting link uglybetty…….but had to smile where on the home page it pictures a plate of bacon, and written underneath…” and when it’s real, natural food in its unadulterated form, it won’t harm “,…………… well with at least 20 known dangerous chemicals, bacon is the worst processed meat of all. :shrug:December 8, 2011 at 10:30 pm #515768SteveKeymaster
Commercial bacon would be Bushy, but what about the small producers that seem to be popping up more and more and who value add to their products? From what I understand, many of them process their bacon ‘naturally’.
Not that I know anything about it.December 8, 2011 at 11:58 pm #515769BronMember
Isn’t it funny how memories can bring back tastes?
When I was 8, we lived on a farm for a year. Mum and Dad smoked our own bacon and I can still taste it (when I think about it) 🙂December 9, 2011 at 10:18 am #515770gremmblesMember
We used to have a small local producer who made nitrate and nasty chemical free pork products (hams, bacon sausages). It tasted delicious but it wasn’t bright pick like supermarket stuff.
I have made my own bacon with a stove top smoker. It was fiddly but not hard.
But back to cholesterol it was a great link.December 9, 2011 at 2:10 pm #515771RommieMember
Just chipping on the statins here – just this past week we found out that hard way that Hubby is one of those whose muscles were being weakened by statins (the hard way being repeated falls – his legs kept giving way :blink: ) In his blood tests, his muscles were leaking enzymes (indicating damage) at levels normally seen in car crash victims!
We don’t eat much processed meat or takeaway food, the worst in terms of home-cooking might be a tuna mornay or a pizza from time to time. I bake with butter but we don’t eat those foods every day (many of the cakes I bake nowdays use oil instead, it’s still fat though). Hubby just might be genetically predisposed to it, like someone flipped a switch after he turned 40! He has also gained weight as a side-effect of his other meds, so that probably also plays a role.December 9, 2011 at 5:02 pm #515772gremmblesMember
The drug company’s reckon that that type of reaction to statins is rare. The more I am learning about statins, the less rare it seems to be.
As I noted in a previous post, the relationship between diet and cholesterol is 10 to 20%. What you eat has little to do with your cholesterol levels. 80% of cholesterol is made by your liver because your body is needing it from some reason. In my husbands case, it is his body’s way of managing inflamation.
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