Ah, got it.
I listened to two more videos of her last night. I misparaphrased what she said about mTOR here:
She says the studies linking it to cancer were in obese mice and that it’s the chronic elevated insulin in the SAD diet that’s raising the risk of cancer, not the mTOR signaling.
I think she says mTOR is involved in cancer but not because of high protein, which she recommends at meals (at bare minimum 30 gm each) with 3-4 hours in between without snacking, so the muscles’ mTOR system is reset
before the next meal, when you must have enough leucine to signal it again. Constant or ‘chaotic’ feeding of carbs will prolong the mTOR signaling in tissues that can then become cancerous.
She hits on a lot of other areas and is focused on nutrition and brain health too. She did a fellowship in geriatrics and nutrition at Washingon University. According to her, lack of ‘correct’ understanding about our protein needs and muscles (‘the organ of longevity’) is causing muscle breakdown decades
before we realize it, and that
is impacting insulin sensitivity etc.
With so much talk here about low percentage protein diets (she says thinking about percentage
protein is missing the science behind how it works and the necessity for adequate leucine), and 20 gm per day limits, I think her work and ideas really need some vetting for us. It’s sometimes hard to know if someone just sounds authoritative or actually is authoritative, but I have a hunch that her views on protein may be what will help me to the next level of health and aging better.
Maybe they’ve been described elsewhere here without her name (which doesn’t come up searching for it) and I missed it.
ApoE 3/4 > Thanks in advance for any responses made to my posts.