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Old 06-04-2012, 04:25 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Quinn, doc suggested the red yeast rice to help lower my high LDL (bad cholesterol) and high triglycerides because I refuse to accept the risks of statin class medications. They have come down quite a bit through diet and fish oil capsules, but not enough.

But she cautioned as did Mayo clinic, that use of red yeast rice is controversial and should never be taken without approval of one's doctor.

I fought white knuckling it when live-in DH took her sister (off early from school due to exams this week) to the grocery store with her while I was typing my post to April. It was a really fun "first" for the two of them.
Age 68, 5 feet tall
Highest weight ever in the fall of 2010 246 lbs.
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Weight 8/14/2014 lowest in a long time 224.2
Weight 9/23/2014 doctor visit 233
Easter Challenge Goal 220 Weight 1/26/15 236.8
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