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maribeth

Celiac Disease And Hi Colesteral

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Does anyone have both? I tend to have hi colesteral and try to keep it low with diet and exercise as the pills give me muscle problem they say is rare. I have tended to eat more fat on the celiac diet and am wondering what it's doing to my colesteral. What do I do to keep the fat content down with this diet. I find I eat more as I'm always hungry. Thanks Beth.

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Hmm...prior to finding out I had celiac I always had high cholesterol...I have not had it checked since going gluten-free....it's been over a year and a half, guess I should get to a dr! :ph34r:


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Mine tends to run high, too. (Actually, as of July, it's only borderline high) I'm trying to control it with excercise, I want to avoid taking another medicine.


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

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Try to stick with lower fat, higher protein meals and meats. Also make sure you include higher fiber, more filling foods like beans. How long have you been on the diet? Your hunger may "adjust" and if you are relatively new to the diet def continue to watch your cholesterol, as it may continue to increase as your body absorbs more and more.


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Jen

Indianapolis, IN

gluten-free since Feb 2005

dairy-free

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Thanks for the info. I've only been on the diet about a month. So i'm in the trial and error period but doing pretty good. I'm not a big sweet eater but do love cips etc. I did find some gluten free chips at Costco and there's only 10g of fat per 15 chips and no colesteral so I thot that was pretty good. I also eat veggie chps made from potatoes with tomato and zucchinni flavour. I can't eat beans as they just don't like my stomach. I bot some flax seed but it just doesn't like my stomach either so will wait til my stomach is better to try it. I eat mostly veggies, rice, pasta, meat and potatoes and fruit. I've sorta weaned myself off the milk products as I'm sure they bother my stomach as I was very allergice to milk when I was a baby and thot I had outgrew it but I think not. I'm not a big milk drinker but do like cheese. Thanks for the replies. Beth.

Try to stick with lower fat, higher protein meals and meats. Also make sure you include higher fiber, more filling foods like beans. How long have you been on the diet? Your hunger may "adjust" and if you are relatively new to the diet def continue to watch your cholesterol, as it may continue to increase as your body absorbs more and more.

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Guest Norah022

I've had high cholesterol since I was 18 and went gluten free this past june at 21. I still have extremely high cholesterol and am controlling it by taking medication.

Diet and exercise were not dropping it enough so I have been on medication for a year.

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My chlorestoral dropped over 80 points over a 2 year span after going gluten-free. I did not take meds. I think that my body was finally working correctly and the numbers dropped. I do use Smart Balance and maybe that had something to do with it but I think that it is the gluten-free diet and my body finally processing foods correctly.


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I know it's not all "conventional wisdom" (but it will be in 10 years), but try to limit sugar, eat lots of fiber (darn, no oat bran), limit fried foods like chips and fries, completely avoid trans fat (hydrogenated oils) and get regular exercise. Don't be fooled into thinking that eggs are bad (there is a substance in the yolk that actually breaks up cholesterol) or that butter is unhealthy - it is not. Olive oil is the best oil - most other vegetable oils are really not that healthy. Of course, you want to use moderation with butter, cheese, olive oil or any meats that are high in fat.

Another thing that I've read is that the current numbers for cholesterol are pretty arbitrary. You shouldn't be worried unless they're really high. I'll get some documentation when I have a chance. I'll look for the references of at least one study that showed no difference in the rate of heart attacks between people with "low" cholesterol and people with "high" cholesterol.

Here's a link to an article that might be interesting: http://www.westonaprice.org/knowyourfats/fats_phony.html


Liz

Started Specific Carbohydrate Diet on 8-16-09 because son was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and want to give him moral support.

Diagnosed with Minimal Change Nephrotic Syndrome in 2003. Discovered that going completely gluten-free put me in remission.

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I know it's not all "conventional wisdom" (but it will be in 10 years), but try to limit sugar, eat lots of fiber (darn, no oat bran), limit fried foods like chips and fries, completely avoid trans fat (hydrogenated oils) and get regular exercise. Don't be fooled into thinking that eggs are bad (there is a substance in the yolk that actually breaks up cholesterol) or that butter is unhealthy - it is not. Olive oil is the best oil - most other vegetable oils are really not that healthy. Of course, you want to use moderation with butter, cheese, olive oil or any meats that are high in fat.

Another thing that I've read is that the current numbers for cholesterol are pretty arbitrary. You shouldn't be worried unless they're really high. I'll get some documentation when I have a chance. I'll look for the references of at least one study that showed no difference in the rate of heart attacks between people with "low" cholesterol and people with "high" cholesterol.

Here's a link to an article that might be interesting: http://www.westonaprice.org/knowyourfats/fats_phony.html

I agree with Lonewolf. I had been concerned with the high cholesterol myself but had read weston price's site a while back. I had taken medication in the past and quit - made me too tired and muscle soreness.

Hopefully the diet will make us all much healthier. I think there is gonna be alot of trouble with those drugs.

How are you fixing your veggies? Which ones bother you? Maybe if you steam them and see if that sits better.


Lee

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I haven't officially been diagnosed as yet, but strongly suspect coeliac due to symptoms and family history of the disease. I am 27 and always thought it strange that I had high cholesterol, especially given the fact that I do not eat red meat or eggs and I have been casein intolerant since birth.

Due to feeling the cold all the time, hair loss etc, low BP, low waking body temp etc I also suspect that I have low thyroid function. The reason that I mention this is because recently I read that one of the symptoms / tell tale signs of hypothyroidism is.....yes, you guessed it - high cholesterol.

Check this out http://thyroid.about.com/cs/symptomsproble...cholesterol.htm

Lisa

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Thanks Lisa for the site. I want to delve into that. I do plan on ordering Dr. Wilson's book about the low body temp.


Lee

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