toxentine wrote: ↑Thu Feb 02, 2023 6:54 am
May I ask why you limit your coconut oil? I’m new to all of this dieting for AD. I haven’t been diagnosed, however I took a 23 and me test and my results were that I have 2 of the apoe 4 genes. I’ve been researching every extra minute I have. I read that coconut oil was associated with helping reverse memory loss. I’ve been watching Dr. Berg and also read the first survivors of Alzheimer’s. I do have some of the key pathogens associated with Alzheimer’s. I have severe HSV-1 or cold sores, going to the dentist next week but I think I might be getting some gum disease even tho I brush regularly (I have inflamed gums often), I also have high cholesterol and am not overweight. My 23 and me test showed I’m prone to being insulin resistant but I don’t have diabetes. My brother has had it since he was in his 20’s. My mom is a diabetic and dad was as well. My grandma died of a heart attack and was diabetic, dad had open heart surgery for triple bypass in his early 50’s, my grandma died at 59. My dads sister, is 76 and is now in the mid stages if AD.
I have had 2 pretty bad head injuries in the past 15 years. Oh and one last thing on my mind is, I had my appendix and gallbladder removed 3 years ago and after surgery part of my memory was gone! My son and husband would bring up things we had done together or watched a movie together from earlier that year and I couldn’t remember at all! Still can’t remember it! Anyone have any comments on gallbladder removal and doing keto for health and slowing AD?
The good news (finally) I decided to start learning a new language which I’ve now been on a streak for 600 days and I’m also learning to play the Banjo for almost a year now. I need to incorporate some exercise into my life soon. My biggest task in life right now is caring for my elderly mother who has many health issues. She moved in with me over a year ago and we just came out of a terrible bout with not being able to walk. Anytime she gets sick with any virus or illness she can’t walk for an extended period of time. Thank you all for the comments, it feels nice to have found this site!
I’d love to hear from you guys:
Welcome and thank you for your post. You raise some very interesting questions. I, too, was using MCT oil for health benefits, but didn't find it to make much difference and when I heard about the contraindications for those carrying the ApoE4 allele, I stopped it. I tend to stick with olive and avocado oils as a rule. As a carrier of one copy of ApoE4 and the fact my mom recently passed away after suffering with dementia for 10+ years (probably AD) has made me more aware of what I'm doing to keep my brain healthy. I have been able to figure out the exercise plan that seems to work for me. I'm trying to add playing an instrument to my repertoire, debating whether to return to the piano after an almost 30 year hiatus or picking up the guitar my son abandoned!
I am sure you will see more responses to your queries, as evidenced by the quick replies from Sunshine
. As an intern on this forum, I'd like to make sure you are aware of the many resources on this site. You can find additional information about MCT/coconut oil as well as lots of other information on our WIKI
. Use the search box to find specific information such as MCT, gall bladder or keto, or peruse the table of contents to see what's there. Additionally, the Primer
will give you a good idea of how to use the site. It is authored by a member physician who carries two copies of the APOE-ε4 allele that offers accessible science background and prioritized sensible preventative measures. Other good resources include the search engine on our site, PubMed, and the internet at large in your quest for information.
One useful tip is to use the Quote button (in the top right corner) when replying to other members' posts. This will allow you to include the previous post and will go directly to the author as well as to the general membership.
I wish you the best in adding an exercise program to your regimen and to your continued success with the banjo and the language. Please do feel free to post any additional questions.