Waking up: veganism: cholesterol.

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Submitted by scaredyclassic on September 22, 2022 - 7:21am

Sometimes a switch just flips in your head and everything's different. You're going along, and you think you're you, fixed, but really you aren't who you think you are. One day you're a corpse eater, next day you're not. All kinds of awakenings are possible.

But setting aside spirituality, becoming a teetotaller vegan can really dent your cholesterol. I've had bad borderline high readings all my middle aged life, worsening slowly with age, no good cholesterol, lots of bad, triglycerides marching upward, in spite of lots of physical activity and a "reasonably" healthy diet by modern American standards. ...but this last round...solidly good. Wild.

It's almost like the universe wants me to care about suffering and the environment.

It could also have nothing to do with veganism, just being way more mindful of snacking and eating zero processed "food" or "bars" or "treats" (am I a dog?) or sugar added foods, but it's all part of a general awareness to be slow, be mindful, do what you know is right.

173 total
55 hdl
105 hdl
75 triglycerides
3.3 ratio.

Even if the readings were bad or the same, I'd stick with veganism, because it's like I saw something I can't unsee, but this is a sign to me that something was off on how I was living.

I was definitely headed toward statins...which would've really bummed me out...

Radical change is possible in a single moment of awakening.

Submitted by barnaby33 on September 23, 2022 - 11:41am.

I can't decide whether, "testify, or, "bless yer heart," is the appropriate response.
Josh

Submitted by scaredyclassic on September 23, 2022 - 1:50pm.

everything is impermanent.

Submitted by phaster on September 25, 2022 - 7:40pm.

scaredyclassic wrote:

Radical change is possible in a single moment of awakening.

let's hope more people wake up soon AND fully realize the fact that we live on a blue dot w/ finite resources

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO5FwsblpT8

Submitted by scaredyclassic on September 26, 2022 - 10:01am.

beautiful blue dot. the video is awesome. I'm of the opinion lately that we are incapable of changing and deserve to just die out.in fact im certain of it.

Submitted by svelte on October 2, 2022 - 8:09pm.

scaredyclassic wrote:
I'm of the opinion lately that we are incapable of changing and deserve to just die out.in fact im certain of it.

I'm with you scaredy. I've slowly come to that opinion myself over the last 10-20 years.

Not sure if any of you watch the music reaction videos on YouTube, my wife and I are kind of addicted to them. It is fun to see a song through someone's eyes/ears the first time they hear it. Brad & Lex's channel is one of our favorites. They were just talking about change in a video they released this week covering David Bowie's "Changes":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zU1i4q2z...

Watch their conversation towards the end of the video.

I think of them as very young, yet they are already saying the folks younger than them are weird! The circle of life is making another revolution. Yet not much has changed.

Time may change me. But I can't trace time.

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