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by chrissyr
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Review: Plant-based sterols and stanols in health & disease
Replies: 1
Views: 769

Re: Review: Plant-based sterols and stanols in health & disease

Thank you for posting this! I read mostly the CVD part, and got pretty bogged down. This part jumped out to me/interesting although it is not proven: The current understanding is not that elevated plasma plant sterol concentrations per se increase the risk for CVD, but that individuals characterized...
by chrissyr
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: New to the site Apoe4/Apoe4
Replies: 5
Views: 1594

Re: New to the site Apoe4/Apoe4

Welcome CJ and thanks so much for sharing your story. I can only imagine how you felt getting that call; I agree with all of the great comments above. There is so much great knowledge on this forum, as well as a feeling of fellowship. You have every reason to be hopeful about implementing some new s...
by chrissyr
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Sitosterolemia and Me
Replies: 5
Views: 2013

Re: Sitosterolemia and Me

Resurrecting this post. I have elevated apoB, and blood tests indicating absorption of abnormally high levels of plant sterols (esp very high beta-sitosterol) (along with high synthesis). Along with a family history of small vessel disease in the brain affecting cognition. After reading past posts h...
by chrissyr
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Multivitamin Pure Encapsulations 950
Replies: 14
Views: 4258

Re: Multivitamin Pure Encapsulations 950

I'm curious to hear others thoughts on supplemental manganese taken daily via something like a multivitamin. While the element is a required trace mineral, it also acts as a neurotoxin in larger amounts -- this seems at least as sketchy as taking vitamin E, calcium, iron, or copper. Thank you for t...
by chrissyr
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Multivitamin Pure Encapsulations 950
Replies: 14
Views: 4258

Re: Multivitamin Pure Encapsulations 950

I have finally run my data through Found My Fitness, and it looks like supplemental vitamin e is a bad idea for me too. Unfortunately I may stop taking the Pure Encapsulations ONE. Have others looking to avoid vitamin E found any combinations that work? I know that I will not be able to maintain fis...
by chrissyr
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Normal Tension Glaucoma and AD
Replies: 5
Views: 2109

Re: Normal Tension Glaucoma and AD

Apparently this may be true for me, normal tension but a "glaucoma suspect". When I looked it up, Mayo Clinic site mentioned that less blood supply or atherosclerosis may be a culprit. Which of course immediately made me search APOE4.info! Thanks for the articles, and sure I'll add some cu...
by chrissyr
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: The Social Hour
Topic: Does Alzheimer’s affect the absorption of nutrients and calories?
Replies: 7
Views: 2594

Re: Does Alzheimer’s affect the absorption of nutrients and calories?

Is it possible that any of the meds are affecting weight gain? My mom initially lost 20 pound after dementia dx, and was on galantamine for a few years. When she came off galantamine (due to headaches) she slowly gained the weight back, and now is at her middle aged weight again. My understanding is...
by chrissyr
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Alzheimer's caregivers, guardians, and conservators
Replies: 122
Views: 91181

Re: Alzheimer's caregivers, guardians, and conservators

Thanks all, I think I'll give the lavender a try!
by chrissyr
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Alzheimer's caregivers, guardians, and conservators
Replies: 122
Views: 91181

Re: Alzheimer's caregivers, guardians, and conservators

Thank you! I don't remember anyone landing on a drug that helped during this stage. I found that all of this did indeed decrease with time and my mother became calm and sweet again. That is great information. We moved pictures of her parents out a couple of years ago-- when upset she would say "...
by chrissyr
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Alzheimer's caregivers, guardians, and conservators
Replies: 122
Views: 91181

Re: Alzheimer's caregivers, guardians, and conservators

Hello to caregivers, past and present! I am wondering if anyone has experience with medications to treat anxiety in moderate to severe AD (approx stage 6). My mom has struggled with this on and off for a few years, but at this point it is very adversely affecting her quality of life. Lately when we ...

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