I’ll be in Boulder in August for the AHS conference, and wanted to introduce myself to the forum. I’m ApoE 3/4. I’m also male, 44 years old, 175 lbs, six feet tall, and 23 BMI. I do strength or aerobic training most days a weeks. Overall, my nutritional experimentation and lab numbers happen to be very similar to the BJJ Caveman (http://bjjcaveman.com/
I am currently following a “Gundry/Bredesen/Rhonda Patrick/William Davis/Michael Rose Protocol.” Julie was also kind enough to speak to me a couple of months ago in order to get me up to date on what’s been happening on the forum.
I usually do comprehensive blood work every three months. I’m scheduled to do lab tests again next week (June 15). Here are my most problematic numbers from March 2016:
Total Cholesterol: 232
Small LDL-P: 654
In addition, I had a positive coronary calcium scan in 2014: 166 Agatston Score
I also have chronically low WBC (2.8) and an IgG Subclass 1 and 3 deficiency, which no one can explain.
I have a few questions for the forum, which I hope you don’t mind me asking:
1) What is the difference between “sdLDL” and “Small LDL-P”? Also, is there a proxy for sdLDL, as it is not part of the standard NMR panel?
2) Does anyone have a favorite unfiltered extra virgin olive oil that is reasonably priced and widely available (from Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, etc.)?
3) Does anyone know why “almonds” are not on Gundry’s approved foods list? (I see “almond flour” but not “almonds.”)
4) Does anyone know why “flax seeds” are on Gundry’s approved foods list? Multiple sources say they are high in lectins.
5) Why does Gundy not recommend oily fish (like salmon) for ApoE4 folks?
6) GeorgeN, did you have a follow-up call with Gundry back in January? How did that go? The original write-up of your first conversation with him was extremely helpful. Thank you for taking the time to post that transcript.
From what I’ve seen, this is an incredibly supportive and open-minded community (which is not always so common on the internet!). I hope I will be able to make some positive contributions here as well!