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From: Ricardo (Brazil) (
Subject:         Re: My Experience & Why I Follow A VLF Pgm Strictly
Date: December 22, 2008 at 9:48 am PST

In Reply to: Re: My Experience & Why I Follow A VLF Pgm Strictly posted by mark on December 20, 2008 at 3:41 pm:

My experience with Vegan style, VLF and no oil is the following:

Total Cholesterol from 200 to 93 in just 4 months with help of statin (statins were reduced few months ago from 10 mg to 5 mg, that is the minimum dosage possible to be prescribed with the brand I use).

LDL just 37

Triglicerides from 130 to 97, after 8 months in the program.

Glucose from 105 to 86, because I gave up sugar at all.

Weight loss in first weeks of 2 ponds and after 14 months I lost 30 pounds. I eat all plant based food I want. I have kept my weight stable around 78 kilos.

I have to admit that I love the Vegan food, that in Brazil is easy to find in supermarkets.

(In recent trip I did recently to the USA (Eastern part), I found is just easy to be Vegan in the USA if you limit shopping in USA Supermarkets to the vegetables and fruits areas, avoiding the processed food areas. Also to be avoided around the globe are the fast food chains, considered "death grills".
I spent 10 wonderful days in the USA eating vegetables and fruits from supermarkets. For that I had the help of a large transparent container, used to disinfect the vegetables with help of vinegar. In the cold weather carís trunks worked just fine as refrigerators. At the hotels tables I brought my green tea bags each morning. As a result I did not gain weight, as in my other trips without Vegan style).

Returning to my data:

BP after 10 months is 11 and half X 7, but with help of Beta BLocker (minimum dosage).

In my last visit to the Doctor he suggested me to give up the Beta Blocker ! I just started going no Beta Blocker last few days. I will monitor BP and if it does not go up significantly, I may stay Beta free. He said that cough and my asthma symptoms may go away, if I dont use the Beta Blocker. I will keep you all informed what comes out of this step.

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