Hi Torimintz and welcome to the group from another 4/4 member a couple decades older than you!
I'm so impressed how much progress you've made changing your lifestyle and improving your health since learning your ApoE4 status. At your young age with your determination to research and incorporate healthful behaviors, you have a wonderful opportunity to make a real difference in your health outlook in the years ahead. As genie mentioned in an earlier post, there is so one-size-fits-all protocol, because we're all unique and don't necessarily respond to interventions in the same exact ways. That being said, as ApoE4 carriers we do have much in common and there certainly are key areas that we focus on and prioritize optimizing such as sleep, exercise, stress management, diet, glucose/insulin control, and so on. To help determine how successful our interventions are - whether we're following Dr Gundry, Dr. Bredesen, or others - many of us rely on frequent lab testing of important biomarkers for feedback and also by paying close attention to how we are actually feeling
, which I think is so important to not lose sight of. The improvements you've noticed in your Raynaud's symptoms as well as your stiffness and soreness must be so encouraging!
To help guide you along the way, we highly recommend our site Primer
written by Stavia, a practicing physician and also a member of the 4/4 club. It's a wonderful resource about our gene complete with prioritized lifestyle strategies discussed in detail to help us maintain health over the long haul. Additionally, you may want to check our our site Wiki
for more in-depth discussions on topics of interest to the group. The Wiki How-To-Guide
offers tips on navigating our site more easily and effectively. And of course our search function (the magnifying glass along the upper right of this page) is an easy way to find topics of interest to you in our forums.
Torimintz, please don't hesitate to share how you're doing along the way and ask questions as they come up. This is a welcoming community with a shared focus and purpose and we continue to learn so much from one another. Once again, welcome!