Need to Lower Cholesterol for Work
I am so angry I could spit. We are required to have a Wellness check annually at work. They test bmi, bp, cholesterol and weight. My cholesterol reading came out very high, BUT, the room where they checked it was very cold, even the techs were wearing their coats. Because of cold hands, she had a very hard time getting blood out of my finger, and mashed and massaged and milked my finger to get enough blood for the little tube. I think this is why my number was so high. Please do not tell me that cholesterol numbers don't matter, I agree, but this is work and we have to do this. So now I have to go for a consultation and don't have a choice of Dr. You know he'll say statins, which I won't do, but then I jeopardize my job. I will also see my regular doc at nearly the same date, and he will work with me.
I've been taking lecithin, niacin to flush, watching saturated fats, minimizing carbs and, not only that, I've been only eating ancient grains as what carbs I do eat. I eat skinless baked chicken or baked tilapia, don't add sugar to anything I eat, and exercise (lift weights 3X/wk, swim at least a mile 2X/wk). So, will mashing my finger like that cause the result to be higher? Is there anything I can do besides what I'm already doing?
BTW, I eat 2 eggs every morning, scrambled in a little vco. I'm doing everything healthy that I can! Or am I missing something?