Jan18 wrote:But I'm not losing weight. My oxidized cholesterol is still high risk. My leptin is twice what it should be. My fasting glucose is fine, but my fasting insulin is three times what it should be.
xactly wrote:Would you consider doing periodic fasts? I was impressed by the results Jason Fung shared in has book, "The Complete Guide to Fasting." Fasting appears to be uniquely powerful in producing sustained weight loss, increased insulin sensitivity, and improved lipids.
So far, I have done a three-day fast. I'm scheduling a fast once a quarter, and the next one I hope will be a five-day fast.
Have you tried switching the good fat/lean protein breakdown, to insteadJan18 wrote:I need to lose 45 pounds and it isn't happening. Since obesity contributes to health risks in so many ways, maybe I need to do a protocol to lose the weight first and then check numbers and deal with them.
thjj wrote:You seem to be doing everything right, so it doesn't make sense that the 70% good fat breakdown isn't working, which suggests to me that your body is not using the fats for fuel but instead storing it, IMHO
Jan18 wrote:my fasting insulin is three times what it should be.
TheresaB wrote: It’s about insulin!
Hboroughs wrote:Hi Jan18 - I really empathized with your post. We are all here on this forum because we are seekers of knowledge, and wish to be personally responsible for our health. Because most of us are not medical professionals, we sometimes must rely on the trusted opinions of who are (although I believe that the more time we spend researching and reading actual studies, the more equipped we become to discern information ourselves). In any case, Dr Gundry is one of those professionals who seems to have invested his time in APOe4 individuals, and so this has gotten the attention of our community. I have been seeking to follow a health approach incorporating both his and Dr Bredesen's recommendations, but they do not always align. Furthermore, I share your concerns with the high pressure sales approach you mention. Have you listened to his podcasts? They are full of the same and there is something off about it.
I have grown to believe in the power of the N=1 experiment, and I try to learn as much as I can from all of the available resources, and then see what works for me personally. Our bodies are far too complicated for the "one size fits all" approach. So I am going to try to ignore Dr Gundry's off-putting approach and simply be grateful he has shared knowledge with me. If a few pieces of his knowledge improve my health then I am the better for it. I will mix in what works from him with pieces and parts of what works from other resources and continue to monitor my labs and do my best to manage the crazy gene we inherited.
The resource I am MOST grateful for is this forum! I appreciate posts like yours with such honesty about how you are feeling. It is always such a relief to hear what others are struggling with, knowing none of us is alone in this.
Sending you blessings for good health.
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