Karyn (restlesspoetry) wrote in vegancooking,

cholesterol and other fun stuff

i KNOW questions about cholesterol have been asked before, but i couldn't find anything in the faq. i have a slightly complicated question. the thing is that my husband is transsexual. he gets injections of testosterone every two weeks. now his doctor says that his "bad" cholesterol is too high and his "good" is too low, and is considering to lower his dose of testosterone because of this. we would like to avoid that if possible, because the hormones are so important to him. so, my question is if there is someone on here who has similar problems, and if you have any tips on what to eat/what not to eat in order to try to bring the "good" up and the "bad" down before his next checkup in three months. all the info i can find online has either to do with taking meds and we don't want that, OR eliminating meat and dairy. he's been a vegan for a year and a vegetarian for a couple of years before that, and we eat pretty healthy (much vegetables, whole grains and tofu, meat substitutes no more than a couple of times a month), so i'm at a loss of what to do at this point.
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