dfmcapecod wrote: Fiver wrote:
I remember that thread from the summer! I guess we're all waiting on that diagnostic test to come along.
There was another flurry of news about blood and spinal fluid tests for AB and tau recently. If those come to fruition I suppose we could all evaluate how our lifestyle interventions are working for us....well maybe with the blood tests....I'm in no hurry to sign up for routine spinal taps.
I've been focusing on my mom recently and staying on track with exercise. I find that has gotten a little tougher.
I am finally making some progress on understanding how inflammation is measured, Dr. Bredesen's book has a section along with goals from their work. In almost all the research we see, we see inflammation, inflammation, inflammation. So if there is so much clinical proof there, I would think that measuring our inflammation easily along with our n=1 trials might help the larger public see if different lifestyle and diet changes track to reducing inflammation measurements.
It looks like inflammation reduction helps in so many things, especially for APOE 4 carriers that this is appearing to me as a good place to set a beachhead and march forward.
Dr Bredesen's book says the target is "HS-CRP < 0.9" and "Omega-6:Omega-3 ratio 0.5 to 3.0".
I've addressed both of those and my results are:
HS-CRP = 0.28
Omega-6:Omega-3 ratio = 2.2:1.
What I do may be relevant to others:
1. I eat oily-fish every day. I've done so for 2+ years. This provides anti-inflammatory Omega-3.
2. I avoid Omega-6 oils. I've done this for about 3 years. This reduces inflammatory Omega-6.
these are not the only
The oily-fish also provides DHA, which is a brain-construction material.
I do wonder whether HS-CRP, measured from blood, is also measuring brain-inflammation.
Or whether the brain, which in some ways runs as a separate system, needs a separate measure? If so, what?