I've been trying to eat better since we left for
Another reason I'm trying to improve my diet is because of my questionable cholesterol level. It has been over 200 for as long as I can remember. I think there have been two years in the past fifteen or twenty when it dipped below. My doctor is more concerned than I am. She knows that I exercise regularly, I am not obese, and I don't smoke
"Two ratios that are far better indicators of heart disease risk are:
- Your HDL/total cholesterol ratio: HDL percentage is a very potent heart disease risk factor. Just divide your HDL level by your total cholesterol. This percentage should ideally be above 24 percent. Below 10 percent, it's a significant indicator of risk for heart disease
- Your triglyceride/HDL ratios: This percentage should ideally be below 2"
When I calculate my own percentages, I am actually in the safe zone (Yes, I know that my blog font has now changed to the quoted article font. I don't know how to fix this. I'm sure it is easy to differentiate between the article and my blog. My words do not sound scientific in any way, shape, or form. They're more of the pedestrian bullshit variety.) I prefer to change my diet and lifestyle than become a slave to the billion dollar pharmaceutical companies, or as I like to call them, Satan. I will save my disdain for greedy, evil, big businesses for my I Hate Greedy, Big Businesses (aka, Satan) Because They Are Evil blog.