Zero carb diet will help prevent Alzheimer’s

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Re: Zero carb diet will help prevent Alzheimer’s

Postby circular » Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:22 pm

Barry Pearson wrote:Ouch!
Thanks. If I can't find something cheaper, that sounds like something I need.

I'm not well versed on the various mercury tests (types of mercury and types of test) -- or anything else for that matter :D -- but I got mine a long time ago from Life Extension. At the time they didn't have a whole blood version and I paid over $100 for the serum version. Whole blood, now available, is probably better and much cheaper than what I paid. It's also on sale for $45 :D

Life Extension also offers mercury with arsenic and aluminum for $134, but this one doesn't appear to be whole blood.

Whole blood mercury alone:

https://www.lifeextension.com/lab-testi ... blood-test

All Life Extension labs:

https://www.lifeextension.com/lab-testi ... sts-a-to-z

I have no connection to them. I just do some testing with them.
ApoE 3/4 > Thanks in advance for any responses made to my posts.

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Re: Zero carb diet will help prevent Alzheimer’s

Postby Tincup » Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:48 pm

Barry Pearson wrote:Ouch!
Thanks. If I can't find something cheaper, that sounds like something I need.


Look at New Century Labs in this list. They are a Quest Labs reseller. Cheapest I'm aware of in this space.
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Re: Zero carb diet will help prevent Alzheimer’s

Postby circular » Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:10 pm

Tincup wrote:
Barry Pearson wrote:Ouch!
Thanks. If I can't find something cheaper, that sounds like something I need.


Look at New Century Labs in this list. They are a Quest Labs reseller. Cheapest I'm aware of in this space.

Thanks, they are new to me. I like that it's through Quest (my insurance covers but not Lab Corps which Life Extension works through), so when my doctor orders some tests I can add a requisition from here and get them done in the same place. For 'fun', I compared some test prices between Life Extension's current sale prices (LabCorps) and New Century (Quest). Most were close within about $10, with each company dinging the bell here and there, but there were some outliers that were significantly cheaper through NCL.
ApoE 3/4 > Thanks in advance for any responses made to my posts.

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Re: Zero carb diet will help prevent Alzheimer’s

Postby Barry Pearson » Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:37 am

Thanks to everyone above for all the links to tests!

I note that the first of the links above, while expensive, appears to test levels and ratios identified in ReCODE.
(Or at least in Bredesen's book).
That is something I'm very interested in.

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Re: Zero carb diet will help prevent Alzheimer’s

Postby baccheion » Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:12 pm

Barry Pearson wrote:
wocky wrote:Barry-
You should get tested, it's not an expensive test. The point of my post was that I SHOULD have low oxLDL because of my diet (I took krill oil astaxanthin too) and all other numbers point to that, but it's not the case for me. I have had a difficult time finding information on what causes the oxidation of LDL in the blood. Everyone says high blood sugar but my personal experience doesn't jive with that. Here's my other data point: My sister in law has familial hypercholesterolemia. Her LDL-C is well over 200, her doctor wanted to put her on statins. She's a vegan...so her diet is rich in carbohydrates/grains, probably has a fair amount of seed oils. She underwent a CAC and full lipid panel. Her crp was similar to mine @ .3, her triglycerides are great, oxLDL was 29, and CAC came back at zero. How does the IR hypothesis explain this? I am thinking my genes just suck and apoe4s like to oxidize their LDLs more than other genotypes. I think caution is warranted.

My doctor has had me up my vegetables from 1 serving per day to 5-6 servings per day. I also stopped doing IF and am eating 5-6 smaller low carb meals per day, and I'm slowly swapping out red meats, bacon/sausage, and cheese (all my favorite foods), for seafood, avocados, and olive oil, all of which I am able to source locally. I'm really not happy about it though and want to believe that a carnivore diet will work for me, but my oxLDL number quite frankly has me terrified. I'm retesting in January and will report back.

Thanks. I probably will get it tested sometime.
I hope you have better news in January. I would be interested in the results.

In the meantime, I'm confident that I don't have the problem you describe.
I've never read or heard of symptoms like that. I found a couple of articles (below) that may be relevant.
I doubt if it is a specific ApoE4 problem. Otherwise I think I would have been aware of more cases like yours.

I eat Two Meals A Day with no snacking or grazing. Snacking or grazing cause metabolic disorders.
I feel it is essential not only to keep my blood glucose very low and stable, but also keep my "area under the insulin curve" low.
I find the idea of swapping out red meat weird. It is one of the safest foods around!

Articles I've found:
https://www.verywellhealth.com/what-is-oxidized-ldl-698079
https://diabetes.diabetesjournals.org/content/66/2/474
Did you ever check oxLDL and other things? Curious how well high saturated fat is working out.

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Re: Zero carb diet will help prevent Alzheimer’s

Postby Barry Pearson » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:56 am

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