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Weren't you going to move to Canada a couple of years ago?
So not that easy. I swear if I could I would be there! I keep telling my sister from a Canadian mother lol that she should adopt me lol
That said, MRIs don't get done much up here, unless something is really really serious.
They have done all tests required before doing the MRI. I knew an MRI would be needed. Something is causing the pain I have in my neck and my family
has a history of RA and my uncle has stenosis of the spine. She said the last thing to get done would be an MRI since that is what would be able to
tell the most but now it looks like I"ll have to wait til we save up some money. I just can't take the headaches anymore, they are making me very
The only thing I got from my last appt on Friday, which I had to push to even see her were my blood test results. They called me about my test results
then said she wanted me on some pill to which I said no. I have high cholesterol and triglycerides. She said it can be genetic and I do know my twin
has the same.
Cut way back on sugars and grains. That causes both triglycerides and high cholesterol.
Use more olive oil, to bring up your good cholesterol.
I don't eat a lot of sugar, just 1-2 scoops depending on if I have coffee that day. If I don't then no sugar unless it's in something I eat but
then it's usually sugar in the fruit.
I use evoo for everything, no butter. I started substituting evoo for butter a while back. I think many things taste better that way. I use butter if
absolutely necessary for the food but 9/10 I can sub with the EVOO and it tastes just fine.
I won't deny I LOVE my pasta, which I make and do buy but I buy the all natural kind that hasn't been enhanced or processed over and over. It's
expensive but it tastes better and more like homemade pasta. I get it at Big Lots of all places and it's imported from Italy. I want to know what I
can do to make pasta/bread better for me. I have no problem changing that. I do eat bread and that is a family curse! LOL I come from Italians with a
love of pasta and bread aka weaknesses! I only eat rye breads or 7 grain type breads and wheat...all gluten free and HFCS free. I try and buy from
local bakeries too.
Odd thing is my sister said her levels were raised after having my nephew and then went to normal but recently have spiked back up. We do not eat the
same foods either. I know she is a FF junkie where I don't eat it. My mom and brother are both overweight and have no issues. So it's not a weight
thing and I don't eat processed foods either. I eat a lot of fruit and veggies and cook my own foods. I will see a dietician on Monday to discuss
what foods I should add or cut out. I will not give up pasta or bread lol but they can tell me what kinds to make instead.
Sugar and grains are also inflammatory, making the joint pain worse.
Look into more omega 3 oils, they help with inflammation.
Ginger is also really good. And turmeric.
I have heard that a lot about turmeric!! I knew ginger was good for stomach issues but not joint pain. I will go to the heath food store this weekend.
I need some flaxseed so I will add these three to the list. Do they have turmeric pills or do you use turmeric in something? I've never really used
it to be honest. Ginger I did while pregnant and it kind of makes my stomach turn lol I will get ginger pills.
Canadians just go in without co-pays, but doctors everywhere are still only trained to treat symptoms, not the cause. And they don't know near
enough about nutrition.
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Doctors should know about nutrition. They are too quick to give you pills when so many ailments can be cured of relived with just natural every day
diet and exercise. Sounds cliche but it's true. I'm 34 and she wanted to put me on a heavy cholesterol medication and I have NO history of high
cholesterol. Even looking at the basic requirements should have told her i wasn't a candidate yet it took me telling her again I didn't want it to
realize I shouldn't take it. It just frustrated me.
Thanks for the advice! I think I am going to have to stop my coffee
ehh no biggie. I don't like the caffeine and I only drink coffee because I
actually like the taste. I did decaf while pregnant and even the last 5 mtgs didn't even drink that. I make coffee about 4 days a week now where
before i was pregnant i made it 7 days a week. I have tried to get into tea but have failed soooo many times. I just don't like the taste and have
tried many flavors as well..
OH as for sugar, what about honey? I mean all natural real honey. I know it's sugar but is it considered a good sugar? I got a thing of honey
recently from a local bee farm here and it is the first kind of honey I actually liked. I was never a honey person til this bottle. It's not overly
sweet like the honey in the stores which I never liked.