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Kind Lifer Katie Lowers Her Cholesterol

Kind lifer Katie wrote in sharing her story about her kind diet’s influence on her cholesterol…


I started on a vegan diet in mid 2011 after reading Alicia’s book. I was 50 years old and I had been on medicine for high cholesterol since my late thirties. I was not overweight or eating unhealthy. My high cholesterol was believed to be a genetic factor. About six months ago after eating vegan for 2 1/2 years, my doctor suggested that I cut back from 20mg of cholesterol meds to 10mg’s of cholesterol meds. So I did. I had my blood checked last week and my levels were pretty much the same as when I was taking the 20mg…

So my doctor is taking me off the medication! If my levels stay down then I know it is because of the diet. 

Thank you!



Congratulations and thank you so much for sharing Katie!! So happy for you!

Have you had a similar positive health experience from your kind ways?


  • Dean

    Good for you ,Iam trying to do that as well.But I been vegan for 7 years with it going down slowly.

    • Katie Rosebraugh

      Thanks! I have actually been off the medication for almost a year and my levels continue to be low. They kind of cut off the rest of my story.