marie_pdx wrote:Hello everyone!
I'm a long time lurker, but decided to jump in and post. I'm happy to be here and grateful a forum like this exists.
I first learned about my APOE 4 allele a few years ago in my late 30s. I didn't think much of it at first- I barely touch carbs and work out 6 days a week (irritating, I know). I figured "Hey, they'll think up a cure by the time I'm old, right?".
It wasn't until (pre-Covid) 2020 that I became concerned. I was in an airport reading a magazine (Scientific American, I think). An article about women and Alzheimer's jumped out at me- apparently my '4' was more of a risk than I'd assumed. I decided then and there to learn all I could about the mechanisms of Alzheimer's and its prevention. Now a year later, I've consumed hundreds of articles, white papers, and podcasts. I've ordered more oddball herbs and supplements than I could ever imagine. The more I've learned, the less faith I have in the pharmaceutical industry to swoop in and save us. Aducanumab is the best they can do??? Come on.
After picking through my SNPs, I discovered I'm actually a 2/4 (C/T-C/T). There's not much info out there about us 2/4s. I actually have a weird lipid profile:
I practice IF, so I hadn't eaten in 16 hours. Those HDLs are crazy! Apparently I'm a walking bottle of olive oil. Has anyone experienced anything similar with their HDLs?
Thanks for reading,
Greetings from a fellow walking bottle of olive oil!marie_pdx wrote:Those HDLs are crazy! Apparently I'm a walking bottle of olive oil. Has anyone experienced anything similar with their HDLs?
Thanks for reading,
Good plan: Learn more, sleep better stress less! And hope for the best!marie_pdx wrote:I appreciate the info. It's very reassuring to know there are other outliers. I look forward to learning more through these boards and the wiki.
My doc seems unconcerned about the lipids, so I'll relax about it. Ultimately, we control what we can and hope for the best. I'll concentrate on improving my sleep and stress. Those facets of my life could definitely use some improvement!
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