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  1. LindaG

    Nutrition interventions

    Jeff of Oregon - Thanks for this; the study looks interesting. What brand do you take? How long have you been taking this supplement? Do you feel different or have any biomarker indication of the impact of the supplement? Linda
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    Nutrition interventions

    Noah - I think you should do more research on the ketogenic diet. It is NOT Atkins. It is low carb, low protein, and high fat. And yes the protein does interfere with the uptake of l-dopa in Sinemet.
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    I am so glad you found him compelling. Bad draw for you on the APOE4 genes. How did you identify that? Through your doctor? I have my data from 23 & Me, but so far am completely mystified as to how to read it, or how to even look for the APOE4. I'm switching to a new doctor however, and am hoping she will help me understand this. Keep us posted on your progress with the ReCode protocol okay?
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    I will mention , ncrocker, that I have noticed some differences in the way research is conducted for those over 65 versus those under that age. I’m just guessing but I think our mitochondria stop responding to interventions like this as we age.
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    Good link Natasha, thanks for sharing.
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    So glad you like it ncrocker. I know what you mean about trying to talk with others about these topics. I’m doing a three-day fast right now, and my family thinks I have lost my mind. Couple of other things: I have also found Dale Bredesen helpful - he has a protocol he calls ReCode for Alzheimer’s Disease that is pretty amazing. I usually watch these authors on YouTube, speaking at conferences or being interviewed on a podcast before I decide to buy a book. Trying to keep my budget intact. You asked about reducing meds while on a keto diet. I have not reduced my meds, but I have also not increased my meds in over a year now so I’m taking that as a small win.
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    There is a newer book out on this subject; I have not read it yet. Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine by Lee Know MD. Really looks interesting. I hope your meeting with the nutritionist is helpful.
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    Outstanding. Thank you for sharing this paper.
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    ncrocker- I do fast, and am trying to do more of it. My daily window of eating is currently six to eight hours (usually 10 am to 6 pm). I try to consume only water on the 1st and 15th of each month. These fasts are focused on maintaining a healthy biome. I tried a five day fast last year but found it very difficult (wrote about it on www.thisthingwecallretirement.com). The reason I’d like to do a longer fast is for the benefits of autophagy. I’m currently reading Dr Valter Longo’s new book and hope to try his fasting mimicking diet soon. I have never had nausea with my meds and continue to take them while fasting or eating. No issues.
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    Thank you ncrocker for this information. I eat three Brazil nuts every day for the selenium, you might find these a good natural supplement. My two cents: if I wait for research to bear out everything I am trying, it will be too late. My attitude on this makes it difficult for my doctors and I to converse - they prefer empirical evidence!
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    Waruna01 - I have not heard of thripala - how do you take it? Dissolved in hot water? Where do you buy it? LindaG
  12. LindaG

    Nutrition interventions

    Sorry, it’s not every few days, it’s more like every other week or every 5 days. Best way to know for sure that you are in ketosis IMO is to get a ketone meter. Keep us posted on your experience ok?
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    Natasha - Thanks for this older link. The tactic of switching in and out of ketosis is to achieve metabolic flexibility; that is, the ability to move between burning sugar and burning fat. This is where the health benefits lie. It’s just one prong of my lifestyle experiment. N= 1 Linda
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    My HDL most recently was 75 which is also considered high. However ... I'd recommend researching the subject of cholesterol (and statins) before you agree to take a statin. There are a couple of ratios that may make more sense to measure than absolute numbers when it comes to cholesterol (see Fat for Fuel by Dr Joesph Mercola). The ratios are triglycerides to HDL (should be under 2.0), and HDL to total cholesterol (should be above 24%). There seems to be quite a bit of disagreement on the topic of the role of cholesterol in the body, and I'd urge you to ask your doctor where he stands. Why is a high HDL considered bad? Is there any actual link between a high cholesterol number and heart disease? What is the trade off between a lower body weight (I have lost, and maintained, quite a bit of weight on my keto diet) and lower inflammation and a higher cholesterol? Good luck on this. Linda
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