OMG. Except for the L-tryptophan for the insomnia, the results were amazing, for a time. My malaise vanished, and my energy greatly improved. Unfortunately, all of my health problems weren't resolved, and the benefits have lessened over time. I have no idea why, except maybe I have built up a tolerance to these supplements and need higher doses?
1. How do you know that your diet is mildly ketogenic? Is there a test that can confirm that, or are you basing it on your macronutrient ratios, or something else?
2. When you skip supplements 2-3 days a week, do you have certain non-sequential days of the week that you skip them, or do you skip them 2 or 3 days in a row?
Does your ex feel like the neutrotransmitter balancing program was effective and worth doing?
The program was developed by Marty Hinz MD. You can read more here: http://neurosupport.com/about/ My ex went through a DC, Dan Kalish, trained by Hinz. http://kalishinstitute.com/
Yes, I would say she is very positive about it. She'd always had low hormones & bad PMS, that included migraines & depression. She went into menopause at 38 and was also put on bioidentical HRT - to get her hormones up to that of a normal post menopausal woman. The Hinz program would test urine levels of the neurotransmitters. You'd take certain amino acid precursors. Of course, what is in the urine is excess, so analyzing them was tricky and the tests always went back to Hinz's group for analysis. It took a number of years for her to get off the program, but I think she is much more "even" than she ever was before.
I use a ketone meter; actually a dual glucose/ketone meter. I keep ketones low; between .5 to 2.0 mmol/L. As you're probably aware, practicing a ketogenic diet is somewhat of a controversial strategy for E4 carriers, as we tend to have an exaggerated response to dietary fat- in terms of elevated lipids. By using primarily MUFAs combined with CR & exercise (ALL of which create ketones,) I've been able to keep my lipids (LDL-P) in check. Research repeatedly demonstrates that E4 carriers have decreased glucose metabolism in the same brain regions as AD patients- starting in our 20s-30s.
I suspect that mitochondrial deficiency affects MORE than our brains. That seems to be true for me as all of my prior health issues are dramatically improved or rectified since I've begun addressing my mitochondrial dysfunction.
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