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4/4 teenager

Postby Ralphsdaughter » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:54 pm

What would you do if you found out your 14 year old is a 4/4? Too young to tell him .... too young to understand .... what supplements should I get in to him now to start protection and what should I be incorporating into his diet at home .... without telling him why ...

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Re: 4/4 teenager

Postby Tincup » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:26 pm

14 can be a tough time. My 4/4 wife didn't find out till she was 54 (now 58) and she had a 21 year Navy career and she's OK. I'd encourage helmet use for everything and discourage sports where concussions are likely. I'd encourage a healthy, real food diet that didn't have a lot of high glycemic junk in it. I would not go crazy.

My daughter was 24 when she found out. She's always eaten pretty well. Last fall she and her husband decided to eat per Gundry's plan when they are at home. The are both military officers so they eat away from home quite a bit on travel and other work assignments. A month or so ago she was involved in a very busy week exercise - 18 hours/day. She said she picked that week to be 100% compliant with Gundry, even though she ate few meals at home. Point is, she's driving all this.

Gave them a Keto-Mojo glucose/ketone monitor last fall as her husband's family is full of metabolic dysfunction. They both only spiked from like 78 to 82 an hour after eating, so excellent.

If you can keep your son's glycemic system in good shape, that is likely good enough for now, IMO.
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Re: 4/4 teenager

Postby Ralphsdaughter » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:43 pm

That is good advice, thank you, and in line with what I was thinking. Time is on his side here so getting him to eat healthy is a great start. Good advice on concussions too. He has not had one yet although he took a line drive in baseball to the face this year. He plays baseball and basketball but no football.... it was upsetting to find out his status and shocking to say the least. I've been worrying about it a lot but he is so young, you're right. Several decades and hopefully medical research will get somewhere too. Thanks for the perspective.

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Re: 4/4 teenager

Postby WillsMeme » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:12 pm

My daughter just learned she is 4/4, which means her teenagers are at least 4/? They both play soccer, so I worry about headers. I think age-appropriate conversations will be the key as they get older. My daughter is already improving her family lifestyle in response to learning her 4/4 status. I gave her Dr. Bredesen's book, which she is now reading. It's never too early to take charge of your own health.
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Re: 4/4 teenager

Postby Fiver » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:24 pm

Yes, headers! :shock: Three kids in soccer and I cringe with each header. I think we will live to see the day when headers are outlawed, except for maybe in the box. No reason to ever take a goal kick off the head IMO.
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Re: 4/4 teenager

Postby HeatherLst » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:04 pm

We found recently my daughter is 4/4. She’s also 14. We had this conversation in another thread and people gave some great advice. Personally, we decided not to tell her until she’s at least 18 and then give her the choice of knowing. But she did ask us to help create a nutrition plan for her from her data, and well, the basic protocol is good for anyone. Sleep. Timed eating (on the 10-12 hr end, since she’s young.) Eating real, whole foods. More plants and fish, which she leans towards anyways. Minimizing toxic exposures. Increasing her minerals, b vitamins and probiotics. If she can do those things, I feel like she’s on a good path for life. And then when she’s ready, she can choose what she wants to know and when.


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Re: 4/4 teenager

Postby hill dweller » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:07 pm

Ditto everything above plus no alcohol, no smoking. And exercise as a life habit.


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