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by Jan18
Sat May 19, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Questions about insulin
Replies: 65
Views: 19300

Re: Questions about insulin

I appreciate you answering so much, Theresa, so please do not read any frustration in this directed at you. But I'm at my wit's end with this information! I do fast 14-16 hours a day and have been doing so for months. I simply cannot understand how my numbers have gotten worse (except for the homocy...
by Jan18
Fri May 18, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Questions about insulin
Replies: 65
Views: 19300

Re: Questions about insulin

[/quote]Do you know your HbA1C? While that's a measure of glucose, it's an average over the previous 2-3 months and since insulin reacts to glucose, it would be a good indication if the large insulin swing was within normal variation or not.[/quote] Thank you, Theresa. Your post calmed me down. I ch...
by Jan18
Thu May 17, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Questions about insulin
Replies: 65
Views: 19300

Questions about insulin

Can someone please help me with this? I read Bredesen's book last August 2017. In December 2017, when I started with a functional medicine doctor, who trained on Bredesen's protocol, my insulin had just registered 5.0 on my internist's November 2017 labs. And looking back to yearly labs, it varied v...
by Jan18
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Hearing Loss?
Replies: 1
Views: 775

Hearing Loss?

I just read this in the Wiki section and got very concerned: "It's important to understand that the ApoE4 allele is only ONE risk factor for dementia. For example, hearing loss is estimated to increase your risk of dementia by even more than the APOE4 allele does." I have otosclerosis, whi...
by Jan18
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: New, just read Gundry's book, questions
Replies: 34
Views: 16527

Re: New, just read Gundry's book, questions

Thank you for the information about adiponection and TNF-alpha. This is all so much to learn! How often do you have blood tests and which ones are the ones that need to be regularly repeated? Does the entire list of recommended tests need to frequently be repeated? And whose list of tests should I r...
by Jan18
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: New, just read Gundry's book, questions
Replies: 34
Views: 16527

Re: New, just read Gundry's book, questions

Thanks, Theresa, for reiterating all of that. As soon as I read it, I remembered all of those details. But you have summarized it in a concise post that I will find easier to refer to. I appreciate your time and effort! My internist, who tested for the ApoE gene for me four years ago without me even...
by Jan18
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: New, just read Gundry's book, questions
Replies: 34
Views: 16527

Re: New, just read Gundry's book, questions

Can anyone tell me or direct me to a place to find the answer for these questions: (1) Is sourdough bread made from starter (as in homemade or an old-fashioned bakery) okay on the AD diet? I am under the impression from my reading that the main reason grains are discouraged is because of their infla...
by Jan18
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: New, just read Gundry's book, questions
Replies: 34
Views: 16527

Re: New, just read Gundry's book, questions

I've been trying to institute a ketogenic diet, but keep reading conflicting information -- it's healthy vs it's not healthy, it's safe vs it's dangerous, it's extremely hard to follow. My head is swimming. Thank you so much for that amazing explanation of ketogenic diets, the criticisms, and remin...
by Jan18
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: New, just read Gundry's book, questions
Replies: 34
Views: 16527

Re: New, just read Gundry's book, questions

Hi Jan18, You crossed my mind today so I thought that I'd check in to see how your week has been. This forum is a great resource for both information and to ask questions. The quote below was posted in "musings on APOe4". I really like what it says. Carrie "Ski wrote: I'm going to st...
by Jan18
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: New, just read Gundry's book, questions
Replies: 34
Views: 16527

Re: New, just read Gundry's book, questions

Hi Jan18 yes, it's understandable to be overwhelm at first and I can reassure you that overtime, you'll feel more confortable with your nutrition plan. If I may ? Try to look at how you feel after eating some foods. Like Dr. Deanna Minich is saying: being in tune with your body, increase your level...