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Re: "Bulletproof" Coffee

Postby MickRobb » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:18 pm

circular wrote:floramaria thanks for the clarification that Dr. Bredesen was specifically referencing MCT oil and not coconut oil. I'm not sure I understand what would be wrong with MCT oil when in ketosis ... additional ketones? Or I wonder if he were pressed on the different MCTs whether there would be one or more subsets he'd be okay with and others not. I don't really care if I have MCT oil and seldom do, just curious.

I think the point of skipping MCT oil or any oil for that matter is when you are fasting for autophagy not just to remain in ketosis. I love my bulletproof coffee but don’t want to consume any calories before I have met my 16 hour fasting window.


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Re: "Bulletproof" Coffee

Postby circular » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:07 pm

Thank Mick, I agree skipping any oil would be important for staying within a fasting window, although it sounds like Dr. Bredesen is saying he's concerned with staying on MCT oil once one is generating their own ketones, regardless of fasting aims. I'm not at all knowledgeable about the different medium chain triglycerides, but I got the impression, based on Dave Asprey's description of his XCT oil, that C8 and C10 would be healthier than for example C12. (Just referencing Dave Asprey's product for discussion.) I guess since they're all a form of saturated fat, that probably explains why Dr. Bredesen indicates we should avoid them all. All that said, I'm not worried about teh 1/2 tsp I use in my very occasional 'bulletproof coffee light'.
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Re: "Bulletproof" Coffee

Postby Jan » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:08 am

Hi, MickRobb, I admire your self-discipline regarding your fasting. You may have already come across it, or seen it mentioned, but here's a link to our site Primer . We'd love to hear a little about you, if you'd like to share. Here's a link to Our Stories: viewforum.php?f=2 Welcome to the site!
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Re: "Bulletproof" Coffee

Postby mwhr » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:32 pm

I appreciate the discussion and will begin taking MCT oil to clear up my thinking.....Here is the info from B's book as indicated below quote:
"Include good fats in your diet, such as those from avocados, nuts, seeds,olive oil, and MCT oil. One approach, used successfully by some members of the website ApoE4. info, is to use MCT oil until you restore your insulin sensitivity. Then, since MCT oil is saturated fat and therefore on the “eat less” list for those with ApoE4, switch over to polyunsaturated fatty acids such as those in olive oil and other cold-pressed oils, or monounsaturated fatty acids such as those in nuts."

Bredesen, Dale. The End of Alzheimer's: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline (p. 184). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
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Re: "Bulletproof" Coffee

Postby NathanRs » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:21 am

Hi, didn't expect that so many people are interested in bulletproof, I also like it, drink every morning before any meals, it tastes great!

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Re: "Bulletproof" Coffee

Postby Sara » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:00 am

Greetings NathanRs and welcome to the apoe4.info site! I love my Bulletproof coffee in the morning and alternate between drinking the recipe as prescribed versus adding in some collagen powder and even a little egg white powder which gives it a foamy top. I see that you are new to the site and you may have seen Jan's post above but if not I want to point you towards our Primer should you be interested in learning more about our site and guiding principals.
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Re: "Bulletproof" Coffee

Postby dingter » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:48 pm

Bulletproof coffee is great, especially if you are going for a keto-style diet. I find that I have more energy and feel sharper throughout the day. Mixing in a good MCT oil will boost the effect but you might have to try different brands to see which one works best for you. I never got into the ghee vs. butter thing... anyone have a good effect one way or the other?

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Re: "Bulletproof" Coffee

Postby Jan » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:01 am

dingter wrote:Bulletproof coffee is great, especially if you are going for a keto-style diet. I find that I have more energy and feel sharper throughout the day. Mixing in a good MCT oil will boost the effect but you might have to try different brands to see which one works best for you. I never got into the ghee vs. butter thing... anyone have a good effect one way or the other?

Hi dingter, welcome to the site. Glad to see you posting, and on a variety of topics. Your post in another thread about convenience foods would be a good addition here: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=3874&hilit=recipes

You may have already found the site Primer , and as well might already have located our site search engine - the three stacked squares at the top right of each page, just right of your name.

Perhaps you'd like to tell us a little about yourself, in the Our Stories forum here: viewforum.php?f=2
I was particularly interested in your cash basis for health care, and I think members of the site might be interested in hearing more about how that has worked for you. (Are you familiar with James Maskell at all - Functional Forum, GoEvoMed, etc?)

Again, welcome!
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Re: "Bulletproof" Coffee

Postby dingter » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:03 am

Great site and thanks for the tips on where to post.

Re: cash-based healthcare, I've found that you can often get the same service (e.g. same MRI at a facility read by the same doctor) for a much lower price if you offer to pay cash up front. You just have to ask before presenting your insurance card. No insurance receivables for the doctors = cheaper cost. I'll try and post more on my experiences when I have more time.

Keep up the good work!

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Re: "Bulletproof" Coffee

Postby Jan » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:11 am

dingter wrote:Great site and thanks for the tips on where to post.

Re: cash-based healthcare, I've found that you can often get the same service (e.g. same MRI at a facility read by the same doctor) for a much lower price if you offer to pay cash up front. You just have to ask before presenting your insurance card. No insurance receivables for the doctors = cheaper cost. I'll try and post more on my experiences when I have more time.

Keep up the good work!

Thank you, dingter! I think the more we can bring healthcare back down to the individual, the better off we will be. Look forward to your future posts.
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