A couple of things to take into account.
If you have a leaky gut, saturated fat can be a big problem. Lypopolysaccharides (LPS) can attach to saturated fat and leak into the blood stream resulting in increase in sdLDL and increased inflammation.
SNPs may be a problem. Several gene variations may cause a problem digesting and metabolizing fats. Dr Rhonda Patrick's app is a good way to find out if you have these snps.https://www.foundmyfitness.com/
I failed at a lchf diet for about 15 years. I lost 50 lbs in the 1st few months and then nothing for the next 15 years. Eventually I traced it to snps causing a problem digesting and metabolizing fats, using Rhondas app. I have been eating mostly vegetarian for the last 2 years, but too late to reverse some of the damage caused by eating a high saturated fat diet.
I think keto with mono and polyunsaturated fats, not saturated fat, is probably fine for some people. For me, saturated fat is poison. This includes coconut oil!
Hello Richhahn & A Very Warm Welcome To Our Community!
Thanks very much for sharing your thoughts and background. It is helpful to understand the successes and challenges members are experiencing regarding the keto diet and modifications thereof, to enhance our collective learning.
As you will continue to discover within this thread and throughout the forums, each member is unique and how one proceeds with a keto diet for example, depends on a variety of factors. These factors include but are not limited to APOE status, biochemical profile, SNPs as you mentioned, lab markers, type/duration of exercise, stress levels and other conditions such as thyroid and adrenal dysfunction. While saturated fats such as coconut oil are not recommended for E4/E4 carriers, others can thrive with its incorporation into their diets. There is no one right approach and it is important to listen to our bodies and be mindful of how we are feeling emotionally and physically.
In addition to the incredible support, knowledge and insights you will find on our many forums, I hope you find the following resources empowering and enlightening. The Primer
, beautifully compiled by physician and E4/E4 member Stavia, provides several lifestyle factors to optimize cognitive health, along with an comprehensive overview of the science behind the ApoE4 gene. To navigate the site more effectively and research topics most relevant to you, The How To Get The Most Out Of The ApoE4.Info Website
, is a fantastic guide.
Please keep us posted as to how you are doing. We look forward to your continued contributions.
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