So great to hear from all of you, and I really look forward to meeting you! I don't get in until kind of late on Wednesday night (if I would have known better, I would have booked an earlier flight!). So, hoping I will still be able to find you all, perhaps on a break or in the evening or for dinner on the first day, if I don't find you before. I don't know if she has to do special presenter things, but I can see if Terry wants to have a meal with you all or some other sort of sit-down. I will tell her that many of you are fans and follow her protocol, or versions of it. (She is the only author I have ever worked with who lives in the same city as I do, and we are also friends and are travelling together.)
One of the reasons I am attending this symposium is because Terry told me I should go since Drs. Gundry and Bredesen were speaking. While working on her books (we are just finishing up her new cookbook, which will be out next year), we often talked about whether the ketogenic diet was appropriate for apoe4, and this is something she is only now learning about because I keep mentioning it to her! She is always trying to figure out how I can do the Wahls Protocol and keep the sat fat under control, which is a major shift for her because in her world, sat fat is a good thing. Personally, I prefer a more vegan-style diet because I feel better on it and tend to get inflammation when I eat meat (and my blood sugar tends to stay pretty steady on healthy carbs and comes down very quickly). So Terry's 9 cups is always a goal for me. However, the meat and fat part is less appealing to me, and I don't seem to have any trouble with gluten or other whole grains. I had the impression this was preferable for apoe4--although I see a lot of you on this forum are trying ketogenic diets or eating very low carb (I know Bredesen recommends a low-GI diet, while Gundry recommends high plant fat, high resistant starch, but not animal products...), so I'm curious about all of this and looking forward to learning more.
Food and diets are such a complicated subject and so individual that of course it is impossible to know for sure what is absolutely best for any one person, but it sure is an interesting subject to pursue!