How do you lower your triglycerides? Found out today mine were over 400. Not good. My cholesterol was mildly high but not near as bad. Don't really know what to do and haven't found that much info on it.

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Ok, despite everything you have been told you really should not chew the fish oil gelcaps. Believe me. Now, my experience is that fish oil can go bad, so keep it in the fridge and use it within three month. Oils can go rancid and if they do, the fish oil burps can kill a viking at 30 yards. Other than that, I am a big fan of fish and fish oil.

not sure if you're commenting back to me :) but, i don't chew them - was never told to chew them, swallon them whole..

I was actually commenting to Christy and I would heartily recomend swallowing them whole, just as you have been doing.

Thanks for the info. Maybe my tris were so high because of my higher sugars. I really ate anything and everything with my grandchildren last summer and I think I'm paying for it now. I do have fish oil caps and I will start on them next week. Dr. wanted my body to adjust to the insulin first. I did actually walk on the treadmill today, only 15 min, but hope to do 30 tomorrow.

My doc says it isn't the bg levles, but the amount of carbs you consume and the amount you exercize. Maybe another doc will say something else.

Triglycerides can also increase if your kidneys or liver are strained. If your kidneys are not workign properly, then your liver will work overtime to try to help out. According to my kidney doc, a byproduct of the liver overworking is the raising of triglycerides and LDL cholesterol. Also drinking alcohol, depending on the person and the health of their liver, can raise those numbers.

Great point with the alcohol. If you drink the night before a cholesterol test, that will also mess up the test.

I am not sure about the triglycerides either but I know I am concerned about my HDL. When I started mostly eating vegetarian (not rice/pasta/potato vegetarian but like kale as my main course vegetarian) my total cholesterol dropped like 40 points. So my LDL was 140 and my HDL was 25 or 30. I have been incorporating more flax into my diet and I have been taking omega 3/6 pills I got from whole foods, I have never experienced the fish burp, lol. We will see where my LDL is in a couple weeks.

If anyone is interested in the flax muffin recipe, I found it on here and it's really easy to make.

1/4c flax
1 egg
1tsp oil
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder

and I added 1 packet splenda

Microwave in a coffee mug x45 seconds

pops out of the mug perfect and it's warm :)

Kelly that sounds really good, approx how many carbs?

I don't think there are any carbs in them. Per the label 2 tbs is 4 carbs, there are 4 g dietary fiber, 1 g soluble fiber and 3 g insoluble fiber. Tell me if I am wrong, I have only had them twice, one morning I was perfect and today I was low, but I also bolused for 5 cho just in case there were some hiding in there.

Sounds like it is pretty low carb. I think I would just kinda bolus for that if needed. If I were running on the lower side, I might just not bolus and correct if needed. They sound really good, I love muffin like goodies and that sounds like a really good alternative.

Kelly the FLAX Muffins were AWESOME! I bolused for 4 grams of carbs, I don't usually subtract for fiber unless its more than 6 grams, and then I also had a 5 gram carb protein shake so I bolused for a total of 9 grams of carbs and it has held steady, no drops or anything. And the muffin was so filling too.

I am glad you loved them! I tried making a pumpkin pie flavored one this morning, but I am going to stick to the cinnamon for now. I want to put coconut oil in mine too, but I am too lazy to melt in the morning this time of year. What is your shake that you make?

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