1.) I've noticed that your protocol doesn't address the possible connection between latent HSV-1 and Alzheimer's disease. Is this something you'd consider exploring as a potential add-on strategy for those who test positive for the virus?
2.) I'd like to learn more about your diet recommendations. You've mentioned that you're a fan of Dr. Joel Fuhrman's approach. That dovetails beautifully with the heavily plant-based, whole food diet that many in our group have settled upon...with a few variations.
-Please share your thoughts on the role of fruit in your diet. I recently had the opportunity to hear Dr. Martha Clare Morris speak about her MIND Diet for neuroprotection. She made a pretty good case against most fruit, with the exception of berries. Do you recommend all fruit as liberally as Dr. Fuhrman does?
-I'd also like to hear about the role of legumes in your diet recommendations. This is another liberal recommendation of Dr. Fuhrman's. Some in our community have been advised by their neurologists/cardiologists against consuming foods high in lectins and phytic acid. Do you have reservations or limitations concerning legumes? Are there specific preparation methods that you recommend to minimize their potential harm?
-Some in our community have glucose spikes in response to both fruit and legumes. Is there any harm in NOT including them as liberally as Dr. Fuhrman does. Instead, many eat large quantities/varieties of non-starchy vegetables.
-Will diet recommendations be as individualized as the rest of your protocol?
-Given the importance of choline to overall brain health, share your view on (pastured) eggs.
3.) Your protocol includes MCT oil. I'm guessing this is an individualized recommendation, like everything else? Given E4 carrier's known issues with cerebral hypometabolism, this may be vitally important for our population. Many have struggled, however, with our exaggerated response to dietary fats when using MCT and/or coconut oil. In an attempt to keep cholesterol under control, many of us instead use MUFAs (combined with mild CR, fasting & exercise) to create ketones. I'd like to hear your thoughts on this alternate approach.
4.) Your homocysteine goal, <7 µmol/L, seems quite low and difficult to achieve. Many in our community maintain levels around 7-8 µmol/L. Is there really benefit to going below 7 µmol/L?
5.) What form of thiamine do you recommend?