after having had my bloods done, due to my infection, the report came back that my 'bad' cholesterol levels were high and my 'good' low. previous tests, some years earlier, had shown no problem.
the doc advised cutting down on the usual, but i was a bit flummoxed as to what more i could really do to eat more healthily? you see, my dad had had cholesterol and heart problems, so as soon as that all came to light, the whole family ditched the stereotypical northern diet and went the limp-wristed, southerner route (you know what i mean).
nowadays, thirty-odd years later, rarely do i eat anything that's pastry, fatty, fried or overly-processed, not least because they give me bad guts. milk is skimmed, meat is lean, bum is washed and knickers clean.
along with all the garlic i eat, wtf else can i do?
pondering this, and after being told that i'd have to wait 'til the following day for my HS meds (i'm getting ongoing treatment! YAY!), i nipped into the butchers for gammon steak, pork burgers and black pudding
oh, and i also 'teated' myself to some o' that new fangled cholesterol-lowering buttery spread.
once home, once i'd nit-picked at my life, all i was left with was the fact that i'd had a bacterial infection when the blood was taken.
Google-ing 'cholesterol levels' returned the official dogma and hysteria, but adding 'infection' to the search turned the whole thing on it's head (you can try, i don't mind).
eg: Blood Lipids and Infectious Disease, Part I - Perfect Health Diet | Perfect Health Diet
so, i'm interested in hearing others' experiences and opinions on this issue (before i go back to the doc and slap his face with it, in a month).
in addition, during previous infections, i'd noticed that the whites of my eyes sometimes had a yellow tinge, but that this cleared up once the infection had.