Stavia wrote:Exactly Julie. The huge individual variation is IMO telling us that the mitochondrial defect IS hackable.
hackable? Is this settled medical science?
Or are you trying to break into the FDA computer networks. Before you read anything you find there, keep in mind they can't even find lead in drinking water.
I am just kidding. I agree whole heartedly with your statement.
Read something the last few days reminding me that some people don' t think its the ketones necessarily its the FFA... Free Fatty Acid ... that as our bodies get better in ketosis of utilizing FFA, we get lactate. Of the preferred brain fuels, I think it goes lactate, ketones, then glucose. Lactate from hard exercise, fasting to eat the kill (with some ketones sprinkled in), and glucose for when our bodies produce it and also for when we eat berries seasonally.
Somehow we ended up upside down it seems... as we got into a "eat all the time" mode where we never fasted because the food companies didn't want us to stop eating ever... and we were too trusting that our fellow man could be part of a conspiracy to make us eat all the time.
Anyway not feeling like ranting today... last point... FFA metabolism seems to take a while ... not sure if there are things that can be done to speed it up? "Fat adapted"... easy to say, easy to spell... think it took me over a year. That seems to be when keto made more sense to me (beyond slimming my waist)... I got stronger my brain fog generally cleared up. I think my body started to consume lactate more often and decided it was at least as good as glucose.
Peace out. #APOE4livesmatter
PS. I don' t mean to imply ketones don't help. They absolutely do and they absolutely helped me. And I did take some ketone supplement today as I've screwed up my diet with 2 much seaweed salad... it tasted 2 good not 2 have sugar.... come on man!