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by Quantifier
Fri Jun 07, 2024 4:50 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Protein
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Protein

Hello JHanson101!

Changing habits of a lifetime is hard! At the same time, many people overestimate how much protein they need. Strength training supports muscle mass over a very broad range of protein intake. Maybe start by just avoiding red meat, and see how it goes?
by Quantifier
Fri Jun 07, 2024 3:05 pm
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Whole Foods Plant Based Diet/Lifestyle Leads to MCI Improvement
Replies: 9
Views: 763

Re: Whole Foods Plant Based Diet/Lifestyle Changes Leads to MCI Improvement

I just read the paper. It is so exciting that improvements are possible with a diet that differs in composition from what Dale Bredesen recommends - it seems to me that overall diet quality is more important than a specific ratio of macronutrients. One caveat is that the researchers worked hard to m...
by Quantifier
Sat Jan 13, 2024 11:20 am
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Dha and lpc dha associated with worse AD progression??
Replies: 9
Views: 33910

Re: Dha and lpc dha associated with worse AD progression??

I have been looking at ways to increase lpc dha which I thought would be neuroprotective but I came across this study that had a bad correlation between dha and AD progression only in people with apoe4. What should I make of this? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8112902/#fcab085-B54 Th...
by Quantifier
Tue Dec 05, 2023 10:33 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Brain Care Score
Replies: 0
Views: 4738

Brain Care Score

A team of researchers created a score that integrates behaviors and measurements that reflect how well one is taking care of one's brain to prevent dementia and stroke. The score (well, a somewhat modified version of it) was validated using data from UK Biobank. See The predictive validity of a Brai...
by Quantifier
Sun Dec 03, 2023 3:08 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: How often to test?
Replies: 5
Views: 11451

Re: How often to test?

If there is a specific parameter you are trying to change and are implementing a specific lifestyle change towards that goal, it is generally thought that you should be able to see a change after 3 months of being reasonably consistent about it.
by Quantifier
Mon Nov 13, 2023 5:34 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: fasting glucose and a1c
Replies: 61
Views: 197903

Re: fasting glucose and a1c

Regarding fiber, maybe try foods that have relatively high fiber to net carbohydrates? From looking at common nuts, pecans look promising. Among other foods, I would try avocado and edamame.
by Quantifier
Mon Nov 13, 2023 3:39 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: fasting glucose and a1c
Replies: 61
Views: 197903

Re: fasting glucose and a1c

The cashews were a ridiculous spike. The walnuts barely registered at all. This makes sense, cashews are high in carbohydrates, walnuts are low, and much higher in (good) fats. Other nuts to try: almonds and peanuts (if no allergies) as they are relatively high in protein. Almonds are also high in ...
by Quantifier
Sun Nov 12, 2023 11:25 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Aluminum as a causal factor of Alzheimer's - Introduction of myself to the community
Replies: 246
Views: 119718

Re: Aluminum as a causal factor of Alzheimer's - Introduction of myself to the community

Good News ! My husband and I reduced our body burden of aluminum by 40% in the past 2 years by drinking silica rich mineral water. We are now below the Healthy Adult category. My husband is 77 years old and I am 69. See table below. These results are incredible as they prove that drinking 4 cups of...
by Quantifier
Sun Sep 10, 2023 6:32 pm
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Longitudinal study: Vitamin D supplementation associated with 40% lower dementia incidence
Replies: 7
Views: 7005

Re: Longitudinal study: Vitamin D supplementation associated with 40% lower dementia incidence

Do be careful with higher than recommended vitamin D serum levels. At some point (which may vary individually) they may cause heart palpitations (this happened to a friend of mine).
by Quantifier
Sat Aug 19, 2023 11:37 pm
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Thomas Dayspring talk: ApoE in the Periphery and in the Brain
Replies: 10
Views: 8717

Re: Thomas Dayspring talk: ApoE in the Periphery and in the Brain

Tincup wrote: Tue Aug 08, 2023 7:11 pm
From my limited understanding, HDL quantity seems to have a "J" shaped benefit distribution.
I found a short video by Gil Carvalho about J shaped curves.