Hi Julie and all,
I finally got my paperwork and have been filling it out today/tonight. I will fax it in tomorrow. Thank you so much for this information and the possibility of participating in this study. It sounds really exciting and interesting. I hope they can take all of us, but at least signing up will put us on their radar for future studies too. But Julie you are terrific for setting up this forum and connecting us all to this study. What a great opportunity for all of us to be in the forefronts of this type of research study, and preemptive medical research. Let's hope this will be the answer! Yes, and with regards to supplements, I am hearing a lot about what different ones can help, and will share that with all of you here. @Merouleau- thanks for your providing the link and your comments. That is neat that you and other of your family members are all interested in the study. I have thought about trying to get my mom to do this too - I am sure she might be having some memory issues that could be a sign of something, but talking her into this study might be tough, however I do have her taking B vitamins now along with Turmeric and Curcumin, alpha-lipoic acid and a couple of other ones. It is hard to convince her that she might be needing this stuff though... hmmm - anybody else having an issue like that with their parent?
Also, there is an interesting summit going on right now on AutoImmune disorders, in case you would like to listen to this. I haven been listening to these summits all summer, but this one looks like an especially interesting group of doctors and medical professionals studying everything from Lyme to sleep disorders, MS, or any number of other things that could affect those of us with these predispositions. I have found from listening to other summits that you can learn a lot from the speakers, even if you don't have the exact problem that they are discussing. I signed up as an affiliate for this one - not trying to promote it just for me though, but just to share the fact that I have learned a lot from other summits I listened to, and think this one will be very good as well: https://dm186.isrefer.com/go/summitreg/japel/
- which is my affiliate link. This one looks especially interesting. I am listening right now to one of the webinars right now on sleep disorders, and how they affect the brain, who is susceptible, etc. They are discussing circadian rhythymns and how light triggers our internal biological clocks, both on a cellular level, as well as in our brains. Adrenal hormones play a big role in being able to allow the body to fall asleep, but there are also some other very interesting things that can be controlling sleep patterns, including artificial light. The person interviewed is a sleep researcher at Stanford. Seems like if they could just create individualized sleep medicines for people, based on what is off in their chemistry, we could fix a lot of things! Lack of sleep though he says does affect cognitive abilities, and can lead to serious illness as well.