Last week, my doctor wanted to check my cholesterol. I did the blood work and the day after, I receive an urgent message from her to make an appointment with her ASAP. Why, you ask? Well, my cholesterol was sky high, 400+.
(My doctor was alarmed more than I, maybe rightly so because I do have a few “health checkmarks” :-). She immediately wanted me to go see a nutritionist and a dietitian. Well, I went to that appointment today and found out that I already eat everything they want me to eat, except that I have lean read meat 3-4 times a month. That shouldn’t be making my cholesterol go crazy, right? She gave me a few books to read: Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease and Forks Over Knives).
My gut feeling told me that my high cholesterol is due to stress, both mental and physical. The day after, I was listening to Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride on Microbiome Summit talk about her book #1 Best Seller on Amazon, Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia in which she talks about her well know GAPS diet. I loved her story and passion so much that I went to check out her website right away. I also ordered her other book Put Your Heart in Your Mouth: Natural Treatment for Atherosclerosis, Angina, Heart Attack, High Blood Pressure, Stroke, Arrhythmia, Peripheral Vascular Disease. By now, the only thing I can tell for sure is that my favorite doc likes long titles :-).
You know what I found on her website? For the first time ever, I read that cholesterol goes up when your body is in a healing process. Nobody’s told me this before. Right away, I’ve decided to believe this and make it “my truth”. Don’t care who says what. I’ve had two surgeries in the past two months and my body is still healing. Makes sense to me. Traditional doctors don’t take the whole body (and mind) into account. Instead, the medications are prescribed left and right. This is when I decided to look for a functional medicine doctor. I’ll keep you posted.
I decided not to take my statin. I’ll keep meditating, walking and doing little bit of yoga to gain back my physical and, yes, mental strength. I truly believe that I can heal myself!!!
Stay tuned and watch me take my cholesterol level down without meds!
You gotta admit, THAT is the best attitude one can have… 😉