Orangeblossom wrote:Exactly right, Stavia. I actually thought to myself today- how much of my time this week have I spent researching, stressing over this, and how much of that time could I have spent actually doing the simple things, like relaxing or reading about something else. It doesn't help us to get too stressed does it. And some of the things in the research papers etc can be stressful and difficult to read, it leads me to desperately look for other things, positives, scouring the report and looking at different angles and going in circles! It does really help to have the site though and some strategies to focus on. Kind thoughts to all of us dealing with this.
OrangeBlossom, start with basics.
Most of your positive effects will come from simple interventions - exercise is number one without a doubt. Then sleep and stress. Then low glycaemic diet. Then probably VitD and B12 (may as well throw in the methylation with the B12) and DHA are next. You've started looking at curcumin and its a great one to start with. (I use the Life Extension brand because its gelatine free and I'm allergic to gelatin. It's one of the ones that are well absorbed (BCM95))
The rest is detail and it will take you at least a year to get your head around it all.
I sense panic in your approach - and I worry that you will burn out. You need to pace yourself.
It took me over two years (started in year two only) to carefully go thru all the supplements and at year 4 I've only just started the resveratrol and choline.
Take it slowly. Its an ultramarathon not a 100m sprint. Youre only 40 - you have ages to get it right for you.