I have a lot of Type 2 diabetic patients who are looking for ways to control it better. I have seen consistently good results with low-carb Paleo diets.
I hear lots of stories from patients who have total cholesterol around 200 – 250. There GP doctors want them to go on cholesterol lowering meds. I am not in favor of this because from what I read, higher cholesterol is associated with increased longevity (lowest all-cause mortality and not just on cardiovascular mortality) especially in women.
People need to understand that cholesterol doesn’t cause heart disease; inflammation does and this is how statins, when they work, work. When I get clients on an anti-inflammatory diet (no sugar, grains, legumes, and the right oils) and using UltraInflamX or UltraMeal by Metagenics it simply allows the body to go back to its natural, non-inflammatory state.
There are some pretty powerful statements made about this topic such as the ASCOT study, the largest randomized clinical study of statin effectiveness in women, found that the women who took Lipitor, developed more heart attacks than women in the group given placebo. In this ASCOT study, 2,000 women were included among 10,000 patients having elevated blood pressure and at least three other cardiovascular risk factors.
Statins have only been shown statistically beneficial to men who have had a previous coronary event (statins reduce the rate of subsequent events). This is why I’m still a believer in using UltraInflamX or UltraMeal along with diet recommendations.