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by progranulindefect
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Hormone Replacement Therapy E4 Women
Replies: 719
Views: 161882

Re: Hormone Replacement Therapy E4 Women

"Since women are 2/3 of the AD patients, the disparity may be explained in part by the sudden decline in estrogen at menopause. Estrogen is necessary to metabolize lipids. If there isn't enough estrogen, the brain goes into starvation mode and starts to metabolize myelin for fuel." I would...
by progranulindefect
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Postmenopausal--anyone here NOT on bioidenticals?
Replies: 23
Views: 5528

Re: Postmenopausal--anyone here NOT on bioidenticals?

not e4, but have a snp for another dementia (ftd), which is why i come here looking for ideas since a forum for ftd i belong to has virtually nothing about prevention- it's mostly about caregivers helping each other. now 53, last period mid august and sleeping well if i keep my blood sugar stable (b...
by progranulindefect
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: First female US Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O'Connor, has AD
Replies: 2
Views: 916

Re: First female US Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O'Connor, has AD

i feel gratitude for her accomplishments and sadness at this diagnosis...
by progranulindefect
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Wow! What a difference blue light filter glasses make on sleep!
Replies: 19
Views: 5015

Re: Wow! What a difference blue light filter glasses make on sleep!

"So what's the consensus on wearing blue light blocking glasses all the time?" as i posted elsewhere, you want to block the blue in artificial light. sunlight has many different colors/frequencies of light depending on the time of day- it also contains blue light. morning light from sunris...
by progranulindefect
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Help please. Type 2 diabetics and insulin usage.
Replies: 2
Views: 763

Re: Help please. Type 2 diabetics and insulin usage.

my understanding is that it is very difficult to calculate the correct amount of insulin. if you inject too much and it kicks in at the wrong time, you could get dangerously low blood sugars. so dr. richard k. bernstein advocates a very low carb diet so that the minimum amount of insulin is needed. ...
by progranulindefect
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Working on simplifying a beginning protocol with specifics and biggest bang for bucks
Replies: 6
Views: 1877

Re: Working on simplifying a beginning protocol with specifics and biggest bang for bucks

this is what i'm going to do. since i am super sensitive to nnemf, i am going to try to reduce my screen time, which is very hard since i compulsively need information. to reduce screen time i will: 1. go to the library and take out books. i will try to get large print when possible. i will also lis...
by progranulindefect
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Wow! What a difference blue light filter glasses make on sleep!
Replies: 19
Views: 5015

Re: Wow! What a difference blue light filter glasses make on sleep!

i tried two different sleep masks and they both squished my eyeballs (i have very deep set eyes). the best thing i found to use to cover my eyes was a plain old terri cloth sweat band. i used that successfully recently when i had to sleep in the room adjoining my daughter's bedroom when she had knee...
by progranulindefect
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Sleep tips for women who don't want to take hormone replacment
Replies: 10
Views: 2459

Re: Sleep tips for women who don't want to take hormone replacment

sounds like a good title. you could tag it with multiple searchable tags.
by progranulindefect
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Sleep tips for women who don't want to take hormone replacment
Replies: 10
Views: 2459

Re: Sleep tips for women who don't want to take hormone replacment

you can re-post it under multiple titles, but i want to have my original title left in as one of the multiple titles because i want women who suffer from bad sleep at the time of perimenopause/menopause to have another avenue to explore besides things hormone replacement or other meds that are given...
by progranulindefect
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Sleep tips for women who don't want to take hormone replacment
Replies: 10
Views: 2459

Re: Sleep tips for women who don't want to take hormone replacment

i have a challenge for anyone who sleeps badly: pre1. block out all night light from your bedroom. hang multiple curtains if you need to. this step is the most important one. keep the temp on the chilly side. have a light blanket and heavier blankets that you can switch out by feel in the middle of ...

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