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<span style="font-family:Georgia;">I found out my parents have high cholesterol again 240-250. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsdown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":down:"><br><br>
Unfortunately all the resouces online like webmd & ivillage are saying that normal is 200-250. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"> Did I miss something? This is total crap.<br><br>
I am looking to see where I can find some more veg friendly resources that will help them change their meat-eating ways.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/help.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":help:"></span>
 

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This page from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has some good information: <a href="http://www.pcrm.org/health/prevmed/chol_heartdisease.html" target="_blank">http://www.pcrm.org/health/prevmed/c...rtdisease.html</a>.<br><br><br><br>
The American Heart Association also has some low-cholesterol cookbooks which they might like - the cookbooks are not veg*n, but they might be an improvement on what they are eating now.
 

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well, if they don't have any secondary symptoms from high cholesterol--meaning, health problems from it--then it may be an appropriate number for them, and particularly for your mother if she's menopausal.<br><br><br><br>
but, even so, my first advice to your parents would be to cut out refined sugar and soft drinks, refined carbohydrates in favor of sprouted, whole grain breads, and increase their intake of whole, unprocessed foods, particularly fruits and vegetables.<br><br><br><br>
and beyond this, Dr. Dean Ornish's books are really good. He works with heart patients and helps treat heart disease with diet, meditation, yoga, and exercise. His diet is ovo-lacto vegetarian. SO, if your parents have high cholesterol AND heart problems, this would be a good program for them.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>cftwo</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
This page from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has some good information: <a href="http://www.pcrm.org/health/prevmed/chol_heartdisease.html" target="_blank">http://www.pcrm.org/health/prevmed/c...rtdisease.html</a>.<br><br><br><br>
The American Heart Association also has some low-cholesterol cookbooks which they might like - the cookbooks are not veg*n, but they might be an improvement on what they are eating now.</div>
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Great link, thx!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 
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