When your doctor calls you, personally, within an hour of receiving your lab results, you can probably bet it's not because he's never seen better results before and wants to congratulate you. When the doctor called my husband, it was the exact opposite; the doctor had never seen Triglyceride levels as high as the results he was reviewing on his computer.
That phone call on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving last year. As I listened to my husband talk into the cell phone, asking questions like "Can I try to lower it on my own first?" and making comments such as "I can't come in on Friday, I'm out of town", I knew we were going to be talking about something serious.
My husband hasn't had a soda since that week in November. Now, that may not sound very impressive to some people, but I can tell you that he was a true "Coke-aholic". He drank so much coke, I was surprised they drew blood instead of soda at the lab. Not having soda since November is a feat he is proud of, and so am I.
The week after the initial phone call from the doctor consisted of a lot of research. Typically, I am the one researching everything, but this time he was doing the research. Fortunately, a friend of mine share the name of a book that helped her -The Great Cholesterol Myth, by Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., and Stephen Sinatra, M.D.. I immediately ordered the book and within two days of reading it, my husband had purchased a multitude of vitamins, minerals, and herbs.