GenePoole0304, good questions. I didn't track my dietary intake with software (as I have before) so I can't answer your questions precisely. My only added dietary fat was from high polyphenol EVOO. Depending on the source, we know that it contains anywhere from 8-20% SFA. I ate MORE fat in the second trail, testing Gundry's assertion that there is no upper limit for EVOO. (There is for me
) I also ate MORE non-starchy veg than in the second trial. Re. lectin containing foods, I avoided legumes with the exception of occasional chick peas/garbanzo beans as they are naturally lower in phytic acid. I also continued to enjoy tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers identically in both trails. I am dusting off my cron-o-meter & once again measuring and recording everything in an effort to improve my numbers.
Interesting & helpful to see how dramatically TGs shift with re. to time/fasting, George. Thanks for sharing. I guess I agree that a shift from TGs of 50 to 62 may not be awful
but an LDL-P shift from 1089 to 1370 is definitely moving in the wrong direction
Hep, you are too kind. I wondered about thyroid. THAT would be a variable that would confound everything. I think
I'm good there and will soon have confirmation per the testing required for Dr. Bredesen's protocol. Trust me, THAT was on my radar as a possibility. My inflammation markers are decent: CRP- .05, Homocysteine- 7.7.
LAC1965, yes, I wanted to let others SEE that my numbers worsened following the Gundry protocol. It doesn't negate everything he promotes...just didn't work in this n=1 trial. Good for you for consistently tracking your numbers in response to dietary changes; frustrating
, but ultimately the only way we can figure out what works. I didn't track my daily caloric intake during this trial, but my weight remained very stable. I've been eating LCHF for almost 3 years. At first, I had trouble with losing too much weight; not now. I'm small (like you) and have no desire to lose weight. I strength train and am more concerned with optimal health/maintaining muscle. Keep tracking, my friend. I'll be doing the same. I'm using my cron-o-meter again so that I can better see the effect my macronutrient ratios have on my lipids.
G, nice to see you posting. The Axona study you cite was an attempt to improve cognition in mild to moderate Alzheimer's. That's a pretty high standard. Also, don't forget the inherent flaw in the Axona strategy; that of adding ketone bodies, but failing to deal with underlying IR by reducing carbohydrates, especially simple sugars, etc. One writer described Henderson's approach as being akin to a sailor frantically trying to bail water out of a sinking boat without first patching the holes in the hull. Doing BOTH may yield different results.