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by babl
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Any self-pay lab companies that submit to LabCorp portal?
Replies: 0
Views: 467

Any self-pay lab companies that submit to LabCorp portal?

I figure if anyone knows the answer to this question, someone here will! I've become frustrated with certain self-pay lab companies that will have me go to LabCorp to have my blood drawn but will only allow me to view results through their site alone. They will send me the results of my blood work, ...
by babl
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Experiences with Low Dose Naltrexone
Replies: 84
Views: 25025

Re: Experiences with Low Dose Naltrexone

Just an update -- I started taking LDN about a week and a half ago and am currently titrating my dosage up slowly. Right now I'm at 1mg/night. I'm happy to report I have not had any bad side effects (no insomnia or vivid dreams, etc). On the up side, I'm definitely feeling a lot more energy during t...
by babl
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Sleep Tracker
Replies: 31
Views: 9928

Re: Sleep Tracker

I feel I should chime in to add my own experiences with the Oura ring. I bought one early in 2019 and used it for many months. At first I thought it was great, but after awhile I started to notice that on nights when I knew I'd tossed and turned and slept poorly all night, the Oura would report the ...
by babl
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Is anyone taking Metformin for longevity (or considering it)?
Replies: 19
Views: 4894

Re: Is anyone taking Metformin for longevity (or considering it)?

I started taking Metformin almost two months ago now though I have not yet done some follow-up blood labs to see how it's affecting my numbers (plan to do this in January). I'm 55 years old and am solidly in the insulin-resistant camp. For someone like me, my take-away from Attia and Rhonda Patrick ...
by babl
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Plasmalogens- exciting new evidence
Replies: 167
Views: 51882

Re: Plasmalogens- exciting new evidence

Dayan Goodenowe wrote:Hi Babl,
Plasmalogen blood levels are measured as part of the ProdromeScan blood test https://www.prodromesciences.com/blood-tests. From there, you can get more info.


Good to know! Thanks for the link and info. I'd missed that page on the Prodrome Sciences website before.
by babl
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Antioxidants which cross the BBB?
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

Re: Antioxidants which cross the BBB?

Several years ago I added NOW brand's "CurcuBrain" to my supplement regime. It claims to be a form of curcumin (a powerful antioxidant) that's been shown to cross the blood brain barrier. I believe there are other antioxidants that do this, but this is the first one to come to mind for me....
by babl
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: A bit of a belated introduction!
Replies: 4
Views: 1471

Re: A bit of a belated introduction!

SusanJ wrote:Do consider finding a doctor with expertise in coagulation, vascular medicine or hematology to help you navigate this. And don't rule out medication - it could save your life.


Wise words, to be sure! Time to go doctor-hunting again... such a chore, but you have to do what you have to do. Thanks!
by babl
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: A bit of a belated introduction!
Replies: 4
Views: 1471

Re: A bit of a belated introduction!

TheresaB wrote:Whenever I hear of a strong maternal history of Alzheimer's, I suspect a mitochondrial link. Mitochondrial DNA is inherited solely from the mother.


I've never heard of a mitochondrial link but will be sure to check out the new wiki entry. Thank you so much for mentioning this! Very good to know!
by babl
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: A bit of a belated introduction!
Replies: 4
Views: 1471

A bit of a belated introduction!

I suppose it’s time I introduce myself, though I’ve been posting and lurking here for awhile. I’m a 55 year old female, living near Seattle, and while I don’t have the apoe4 gene (I’m apoe3/3) I have a strong family history of dementia. For the past several years my mother’s dementia has been gettin...
by babl
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Plasmalogens- exciting new evidence
Replies: 167
Views: 51882

Re: Plasmalogens- exciting new evidence

I signed up for the Indiegogo campaign, also. Are there specific biomarkers I can be tracking to check for plasmalogen levels, other than a lipid panel?

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