Showing posts with label statins. Show all posts
Showing posts with label statins. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 5, 2017


The starchy stuff.

“Aquawhatta? Aquafaba”, said the America Test Kitchen.

I have a cholesterol problem and statins give me joint pain. My lipids are 225 mg and 4.4 is (<5 chol="" hdl="" i="" it="" know="" ratio="" s="" span="" squeaker.="" the="" this.="" yes="">

I’m a quasi-vegetarian. I like fish and chicken and the tuna and salmon steaks just takes a minute; a little bit of olive oil, Dijon mustard and garlic. Or, canned albacore and canned salmon. And lots beans, veggies and fruit.

Aquafaba is shaking the unopened can of chickpeas and drain well, the starchy stuff. It is binder for (but not really) eggs, baked goods and mayonnaise. It foams up well with (almost) egg whites, too. Here’s a tip from the freezer…the liquid bean cubes in 1-tablespoon portions (ice cubes), or frozen baggies for solid cubes and nuke them in the microwave. Pop the chickpeas in the freezer for another day. Use mason jars.

I watch a lot of PBS (Public Broadcasting Service), specifically, America Test Kitchen, “Vegan for Everybody”. Chock full of recipes, easy recipes. $22 bucks. 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

I discontinued the statins. I’m not a Doc or a science guy.

 Spinach and strips of fat.

My cholesterol is 264, down to 283 last year; 200 mg. is the norm. I’m trying. Yay!

I discontinued the statins; muscle pain (especially the calf muscle) and the lower back. I look like a little old lady. Instantly, the pain was gone. (24 hours, more or less)

In my opinion, (just my opinion!), in masks the symptoms. Hypothetically, the woman takes statins, say 175 mg. Meanwhile, the woman eats butter, eggs, dairy, whole milk, the dreaded beef (corn fed). The liver pays the price for statins, (Bloodwork for the liver, that’s a given.) and predispose you for diabetes, type 2.

I’m not a Doc or a science guy.

I’ve changed. Reverse-osmosis water, fruits and vegetables (organic, please), lots of beans, ground turkey, organic chicken, lots of fish and Tofurky. Check it out. It’s a soy-based product.

One vice, I have a sweet-fang. Candy-corn, peanut fudge, caramel is my downfall and love crystallized sugar. Yum.

I’m gonna work on that.