I wanted to give you a quick update on our progress in putting together our 2016 meet-up. As I’ve previously reported, The Ancestral Health Symposium organizers have agreed to shine a spotlight upon APOE-ε4 carriers as examples of genetic mismatches with modern society.
A prevailing myth in the Paleo community (and beyond) has been that our ε4 ancestors regularly feasted on fatty meat and we should do the same to avoid the pathologies associated with our risky allele. In reality, we suspect that our predecessors probably experienced long periods of famine, exercised very strenuously to enjoy a rare hunt, and ate a lot of leafy greens in between. Simulating THAT approach certainly seems to be yielding the best results for our population.
I’ve put out invitations to various experts who either paint that more likely hypothesis or who incorporate that ancestral approach into their work with patients.
So far, Drs. Gundry and Michael Raichlen
have agreed to submit proposals to present on our behalf. (I'm also working on setting up a private Q & A lunch/dinner with Dr. Gundry.) Dr. Bredesen is interested, but I don’t have a firm commitment from him yet. AHS organizers have already reached out to Dr. Rhonda Patrick to present on Bruce Ames’s Triage Theory
which certainly has implications for neurodegenerative diseases.
The AHS organizers LOVE the idea of a panel (Dayspring, Krauss, Gundry, Attia) to discuss LDL particle number vs. size, but have logistic issues. I think they like to have multiple speakers presenting at once…and THIS would draw too big of a crowd to a single venue. I’m still trying to convince them to let us try to make this happen… Stay tuned. If you can think of a presenter, who focuses upon the APOE-ε4 allele as a genetic mismatch with modern society, PLEASE encourage them to apply to present. For instance, I’d love to have someone represent a CR perspective that certainly has an ancestral basis. Has anyone (Mattson, Krikorian) done work incorporating the ε4 allele? Here’s the link with information for presenters. The submission deadline has been extended to 2/29:
http://www.ancestralhealth.org/post/ahs ... -proposals
George has arranged for anyone who wants to arrive a day early, August 10th, to get an inexpensive, low radiation EBT scan. More details will follow.
Huge thanks to KatiesS and George for your help in organizing…and to Russ and Thumperama for your guidance. I could use additonal help from anyone who wants to pitch in. Shoot me a PM.