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He has high cholesterol and so does his dad and his family has a history of heart disease/attacks. He is a little overweight (about 30lbs or so....but I like a little buddah on my man <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ) but a non-smoker (the rest of his family smoked), he is on statins for his high cholesterol right now. He is VERY leery about this whole raw milk thing. We've been on skim organic milk for a *very* long time and just smuggled in our first gallon of raw non-homogenized milk (go us!)<br>
Anyway, he is afraid that if we start drinking this stuff and eating meat again (been mainly semi-vegitarian for 5yrs or so) that he will keel over and die of a heart attack at age 30. I'm starting to do some research into this myself but aside from the WAP stuff I can't really find anything.....anyone got any info on this??
 

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The Fourfold Path to Healing, by Dr. Thomas Cowan, explains this all wonderfully. It'd be a great book for your dh to read.
 

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Here are some related links to wade through:
<ul><li><a href="http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/abstract/79/2/204?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&author1=%2BPelkman,%2BC&fulltext=weight%2Bloss&searchid=1075930607294_11910&stored_search=&FIRSTINDEX=0&sortspec=relevance&journalcode=ajcn" target="_blank">Effects of moderate-fat (from monounsaturated fat) and low-fat weight-loss diets on the serum lipid profile in overweight and obese men and women</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/full/80/3/550" target="_blank">Saturated fats: what dietary intake?</a></li>
<li><a href="http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?sec=health&res=9F04E2D61F3EF934A35754C0A9649C8B63" target="_blank">What if It's All Been a Big Fat Lie?</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=12888149&dopt=Abstract" target="_blank">Relation of aggressiveness of lipid-lowering treatment to changes in calcified plaque burden by electron beam tomography.</a> - lowering cholesterol with statin drugs does not necessarily lower arterial plague</li>
<li><a href="http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/322/7297/1270/a" target="_blank">Cholesterol guidelines will triple numbers taking drugs</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.menshealth.com/cda/article.do?site=MensHealth&channel=nutrition&category=food.for.fitness&conitem=b675909829731110VgnVCM10000013281eac____" target="_blank">Stop Blaming Saturated Fat</a></li>
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Not trying to be flippant, but honestly if I was your DH I would be scared to be on statins at such a young age...those are some nasty drugs. I hope you can convince him that real food would be better for his health.
 

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<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Real Food: What to eat and why</span> is a great book for beginners. It is very simple and not as overwhelming as NT but provides enough info to get you hooked. One of the last chapters focuses on cholesterol and it is very informative.<br><br>
Also there are lots of articles at the Weston A Price foundation. The Oiling of America would be a great one but it is long and kinda technical (for me at least) and <span style="text-decoration:underline;">The Cholesterol Myths</span> would probably be another good book but I haven't read that one yet. There is a review on WAPF.<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">The Milk Book</span> would also cover the whole milk issue. I haven't got to the choloesterol part yet but I know it's in there. The milk cure part of that book is <b>very</b> interesting and I wish I would have done it before dd was born. I'll probably try it once she weans.<br><br><br>
It's hard to swallow at first but the more he reads the more he'll believe.<br><br>
ETA OK I just noticed you wanted stuff outside of WAPF, sorry. I think the books would still be a good choice however. And the oiling of america article shows you the research that others have done and twisted the numbers to make it say what they wanted but if you look at the study you can see that their "outcome" doesn't make any sense. It also gives some of the history of how the whole high cholesterol stuff got started and why it doesn't make any sense either.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Not trying to be flippant, but honestly if I was your DH I would be scared to be on statins at such a young age...those are some nasty drugs. I hope you can convince him that real food would be better for his health.</div>
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And especially make sure that he eat a lot of heart and or takes CoQ10...statins deplete those in a big way<br><br>
Beyond that, froma wholistic perspective...whatever is causing him to "need" those statins ( which a a hugely over prescribe drug anways) is still there, the sympto,s are just being suppressed...<br><br><br>
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