I think I'd feel fine with my cholesterol if Dr's would get past it to address my other issues that do not go away. To your questions:
I eat a fair amount of carbs. I am not crazy about them - but I do eat at least a fair amount of rice every week, and then there are carbs in even some of the more helpful foods I eat, ex. nuts.
I normally don't drink a lot of alcohol - but last few weeks I've certainly have had large sporadic doses. I noticed that my HDL suddenly jumped much further than I ever saw it (it was at a max of 40 and usually around 38 but now 49). I've also been taking Kyolic garlic tablets - anyone have an idea if this would raise HDL?
I will try going on a low carb approach. What number would be considered "low carb" - how many grams/day?
I haven't read Protein Power, but I go to his blog on onccasion. By blood type is B+.
I've heard so many things about MMS - might be a supplement worth trying regardless. I'll put it on my list the next time I order supplements.
An unfortunate reality is that I'm on a temporary insurance program that is seems like it won't pay for much. I'm not sure about the sonogram, but that's the reason I never pursued a naturopath. The expense was significant but moreover there was no "established" naturopath in this area, I guess mainstream medicine is effective enough for the typical southerner.
The book on your site is impressive. I've perused it and will read it once more again. One caution with Red Yeast Rice - its' essentially a statin so I would expect again some of the same side effects right?
Has anyone here heard of using Sage to treat HDL?
It's really dejecting that almost anything has an effect with me, but felt a bit of numbness in my hands and fingers after the first cup. Maybe I'm just using too much (a stem, couple of branches and leaves - no idea how many grams that results in).