Ellen promises me that it was the sugar in my system causing inflammation and that next year, after eating better, my score will come way down. I really can't wait for the next year to pass. In the meantime, I wanted to talk again about ways to lower your CRP if you do have an elevated level.
|climbing out of this health hole I dug for myself|
What is interesting to me (and clearly an indication, most likely, that I don't understand how this all works) is that statin drugs apparently reduce CRP. However, I believe the drugs listed are to reduce cholesterol. And my cholesterol is scary good "for a fat girl." So why do I have decent cholesterol but heart-attack-high CRP? Maybe some more research is needed.
HERE is another article that talks about other ways to lower CRP:
Vitamin E (I took this for years then recently stopped because I understood gastric bypass patients really didn't absorb oily supplements, but I will add it back to the shopping list)
Co-Q10 (I take it every weekday)
Vitamin C (I take it every weekday)
Krill oil (I take it every day but am I absorbing it all since it is an oil??)
Vegetables and fruits (I eat tons of fruit -- probably too much but I'm trying to stay away from the candy, and I have added a lot of veggies to my diet)
Dark chocolate (Not a fan...and I'm sure I can safely skip this one without ruining my score too much)
I have a doctor's appointment this week to discuss some follow-up tests my doctor did to rule out a few potential health issues. I guess the only thing I can really do is wait until next year and hope my dietary changes really do save my life!