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by slacker
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Help from Amen Clinic for elderly parent?
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: Help from Amen Clinic for elderly parent?

They have a Bredesen-trained DO, but I don't think he's able to do much for them. Hi Debbie; We always want to do everything we can for our loved ones. Three years does seem like a long time to be working hard and not seeing the results you were hoping for. Has the DO addressed all of the many aspe...
by slacker
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: high HDL
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: high HDL

Some numbers, all nonfasting: Total cholesterol: 229 LDL: 129 HDL: 86 (cut-off for "normal" by this lab was 65) Cholesterol HDL ratio: 2.7 Triglycerides: 66 Blood glucose: 85 A1C: 5.1 These results look pretty good to me, especially for non-fasting. You might want to read our wiki chapter...
by slacker
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: The Social Hour
Topic: Shock news from 23and me.
Replies: 21
Views: 4876

Re: Shock news from 23and me.

Three cheers for optimism and gratitude! Thank you True Spiral.
by slacker
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Bad experience with propofol
Replies: 15
Views: 1185

Re: Bad experience with propofol

I had one polyp removed on my 50-year-old colonoscopy, and it was considered precancerous. The doctor recommended another colonoscopy in five years. At the 55-year-old colonoscopy, no polyps were found and I was paroled for 10 years due to good behavior. If there's nothing on my 65-year-old exam th...
by slacker
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: The Ketogenic Diet: A Neurologist’s Warning
Replies: 42
Views: 3576

Re: The Ketogenic Diet: A Neurologist’s Warning

Just as saturated fats are thought by some to cause arteriosclerosis of heart arteries, SF is also associated with stroke . The process of arteriosclerosis, regardless of cause, gradually restricts the blood flow to the heart, brain, muscles, etc. There have been lively debates elsewhere on our webs...
by slacker
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Bad experience with propofol
Replies: 15
Views: 1185

Re: Bad experience with propofol

Here's a link to possible drug interactions of propofol and klonopin. Propofol is used for "conscious sedation" during procedures like a colonoscopy so that the person doesn't really know what is going on. If you need propofol in the future, it might be worth discussing what happened to y...
by slacker
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: What's the best strategy?
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: What's the best strategy?

I have a very good friend that's been diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer's.... I don't think the above tests revealed anything that was way out of whack, but they're giving him supplements and trying to adjust his diet. I know there's at least three dozen factors to test for. I don't know how man...
by slacker
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Risks of dampening the inflammatory response?
Replies: 6
Views: 552

Re: Risks of dampening the inflammatory response?

As I become "well", I plan to slowly cut back on as many supplements as possible. My FM MD supports this. The rub is determining what is "well!" :lol:
by slacker
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Risks of dampening the inflammatory response?
Replies: 6
Views: 552

Re: Risks of dampening the inflammatory response?

Interesting question. I suspect the answer is that no one knows. Immune suppressant treatments for rheumatoid arthritis and some cancers certainty increase risk for infection. These therapies are balancing benefits and risks. Are the combinations of anti inflammatory supplements we are taking strong...
by slacker
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Failing to Dent LDL
Replies: 14
Views: 891

Re: Failing to Dent LDL

The lipid experts I talk with get excited about the new, strong statins and the new PCSK9 inhibitors because they can indeed get someone's LDL down near zero if they want to. I'll be interested to learn of any long term consequences of these low LDL levels. Probably too soon to tell at the moment. ...

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