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Re: Welcome to our new Meet-Up Forum!

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:40 pm
by floramaria
CarrieS wrote:I'll start a fermentation meetup for those interested in creating their own fermented foods where we will make the ferment (for example sauerkraut or pickled vegetables) together while learning about it. I've done this with individuals so a group will be a lot of fun! If there is enough interest, I can set up different types of ferments and dates to accommodate the various time zones and countries. I'd love a lesson on how to use the video system that you've chosen to help me solidify my format and get my ball rolling.



YAY, Carrie!!! I want to be at your Meet Up!! Fascinated by fermentation and could use some instruction. I made kefir for awhile but couldn't keep up with the demands of those kefir grains....

Re: Welcome to our new Meet-Up Forum!

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:15 pm
by Julie G
Carrie, I'm also very excited to learn more about fermentation. The more I learn about probiotics, the are a very short term "fix." Fermented food is the real deal.
Do you recommend that I post a time (and time zone!) first, before getting “the keys to get started”? Shall I wait until I hear from more people?
My hope is that if we do one, it will get the ball rolling.

An estimated headcount (just for this first one) might be helpful. Post a date & time and you get the keys :D.

Re: Welcome to our new Meet-Up Forum!

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:07 pm
by floramaria
Julie, I will post invite tomorrow for

Saturday August 5 9:50-11:00 MOUNTAIN Time.

Too much evening computer already. Going to go do some qigong!

Re: Welcome to our new Meet-Up Forum!

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:54 am
by Rainbow
CarrieS wrote:I'll start a fermentation meetup for those interested in creating their own fermented foods where we will make the ferment (for example sauerkraut or pickled vegetables) together while learning about it. I've done this with individuals so a group will be a lot of fun! If there is enough interest, I can set up different types of ferments and dates to accommodate the various time zones and countries. I'd love a lesson on how to use the video system that you've chosen to help me solidify my format and get my ball rolling.


I'd be very interested in this! I've always wanted to learn how to make my own fermented foods. :D

Re: Welcome to our new Meet-Up Forum!

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:18 pm
by AliBlue2
Julie G wrote:Hi friends! I'm just bumping this up so all can see what we're trying to achieve. Huge thanks to Grace for spearheading this project. Please feel free to ask questions.


Hi, everyone,

I'm new to the group and new to the idea of being EPOEe4. What a bomb blast that was, although I shouldn't have been much surprised. My father and all five of his siblings slid into dementia in their late 70s, very early 80s. Eight of my cousins (four on each side) went on the same sleigh. I will soon be 84 and ever the optimist, decided I was past the threat.

I live in Seattle and think it would be great if there were enough around here to have an actual meetup, but I'm happy the virtual deal is getting off the ground.

Cheerio, Allie

Re: Welcome to our new Meet-Up Forum!

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:44 pm
by Chameleon
Hi AliBlue2,

Welcome to the APOE4 community! Glad you have joined us. It can definitely take a bit of getting used to knowing your APOE4 status. But I think as you are proving with such a large family history of dementia, that genes are not your destiny. And you may have other genes that could be protective. I think there is so much more we need to learn in this area.

That being said, at 84 you seem to be doing well. You must be doing something right! :D I think that is an interesting idea to have meetups.

If you are interested in learning more I would explore the Primer because it contains alot of useful information.

And thank you for sharing some of your family history. Many members also tell their story in the Our Stories forum so please feel free to share more of your background with us.