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by Karina52
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: DHA supplement versus eating fish
Replies: 6
Views: 1455

DHA supplement versus eating fish

The more I read about this, the more it appears we need to be eating fish as opposed to taking a DHA supplement. Anyone else eating mackerel and/or sardines regularly? I'm planning on shooting for 5 servings a week, as, at 66, I have no time to waste trying to prevent cognitive decline. This was an ...
by Karina52
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Newbie still in shock
Replies: 17
Views: 4038

Re: Newbie still in shock

Hi Elliep.....I just read your intro from back in February. I am curious to hear how you are doing and how your feeling like "death sentence" had been handed down now? It's certainly a process and I'm sure other newbies might benefit from hearing how those who have known the "bad news...
by Karina52
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: The Social Hour
Topic: Does anyone else use a rebounder?!
Replies: 26
Views: 6785

Re: Does anyone else use a rebounder?!

I have a rebounder and use it for a few minutes daily. It is a great tool to assist lymphatic movement and it is also good for keep bones strong. This is what astronauts use when they come back from space to rebuild their bone density! I also have a vibration machine I use for 5 minutes in the morni...
by Karina52
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Anyone else doing a low saturated fat Ketogenic diet?
Replies: 76
Views: 21839

Re: Anyone else doing a low saturated fat Ketogenic diet?

Great info in this thread. I'm surprised kc425 that you are taking coconut. Everything I have read says no coconut and from the past (years ago and long before I knew my 4/4 status), I was using a lot of coconut thinking I was doing myself a favor and my LDL skyrocketed! I believe my diet is mildly ...
by Karina52
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Brand new to group - 1st post
Replies: 18
Views: 4472

Re: Brand new to group - 1st post

Hi jkramer65! welcome to the group...I only joined a few months ago myself and am still learning so much about this gene. I am also 4/4. My father died at 73 of a massive heart attack, my mother is about to turn 93 later this month and has some mild memory issues that are very acceptable for this ag...
by Karina52
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Statins in ApoE4
Replies: 11
Views: 2586

Re: Statins in ApoE4

it's impossible to grind them....you can purchase online the ground seed, but we didn't use the seeds.
by Karina52
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: The Social Hour
Topic: Happy 66th Birthday to "hairyfairy"!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1633

Re: Happy 66th Birthday to "hairyfairy"!!

Happy birthday (belated) to a fellow "year of the dragon" person. I turned 66 in October :)
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by Karina52
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Statins in ApoE4
Replies: 11
Views: 2586

Re: Statins in ApoE4

Statins have too many side effects in my opinion (based on all the research reading I have done on this). From my experience, we were able to bring down cholesterol levels very nicely with diet. My husband and I both had cardio calcium scores done well over a year ago. The results showed plaque for ...
by Karina52
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Cholesterol Targets
Replies: 4
Views: 1293

Re: Cholesterol Targets

I have read the link on niacin from Mayo Clinic but am hesitant to put much weight to it because many of the studies regarding Niacin that I have seen are in combination with a statin, and time-released Niacin. I also believe that keeping cholesterol naturally low (without statins) as a result of di...
by Karina52
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Cholesterol Targets
Replies: 4
Views: 1293

Cholesterol Targets

I have not been able to find anything that gives me a clear answer regarding what the target values are for E4's to help prevent AD. I just had my cholesterol checked and total is 180, with HDL 65 and LDL 97 (I need to push that down more). My triglycerides are 89, Homocysteine 8.5....working on pus...

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