Mitochondria.

Have used Co-Enzyme Q10 for years. It is the one supplement I value the most. Recently found PQQ & NT Factor Powder to help with energy levels also. Used Devils Claw, Bromelain , Chondromax (Chondroitin & Glucosamine) & MSM to great effect for my knee pain. Don't know if it's anti-aging. But if you're feeling better believe you're going in that direction. If only small scale.

 

Thanks to Bill Faloon, great lectures on You tube etc. Very inspiring.  Aging needs defeating it's one ugly *********.

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  • Thanks for the post, Seaside. 

    Have you noticed any changes with taking CoQ10 for so long? 

    I haven't tried PQQ yet, but I've considered it. You found more energy while taking it? 

    And thanks for the feedback on Bill's lectures! I think he'll be happy to hear those comments. 

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  • What dose of CoQ10? How about ubiquinol?

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  • Using 600mg of softgel mid afternoon together with  PQQ. Find energy holds better with PQQ addition. Have found no benefit to ubiquinol & it is no use unless it's a softgel.  Stephen Sinatra is the man I listen to with regard to CoQ10. I tend to follow his cardiac advice. Found the CoQ10 dosage has required increase as I age. Ideally I feel I should use the CoQ10 & PQQ twice daily now. That would prevent energy drift I feel. The £ is always a factor it can get expensive. If I was going full throttle I would go with Acetyl L Carnitine / D3/ a Magnessium/ Curcumin/ Astragalus & maybe others. Lipoic Acid gives me stomach issues, as well as energy. Thanks for reading.

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  • Seaside, have you yet raised the CoQ10 from 600mg daily to 600mg 2x daily?  How long have you been on this supplement?  I've been on daily child's aspirin (need to talk to doctor about fine tuning the dosage as I've heard some people need 162mg daily and a small % should take no aspirin regularly, not just if you're doing anything else to thin blood) and on Bone Restore chocolate and a half dose of Natural Calm and 2,000 mg supplement of D3 for a little extra. Also I take vitamin C.    My meds are Lotrel 10/20, which I hope to soon reduce or get off, clonazepam 1mg daily ( yeah I know it's bad but I haven't escaped from Pennsylvania yet :/ ) and Pulmicort inhaler for asthma.  Any comments are also welcome from anyone.  I'm 65 years young.  

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  • Have tried 600mg extra today plus another PQQ tablet. Result was more energy. Perhaps not double, but more. I've been taking for approx 20-25 years. Starting off at about 30mg & rising every few years. If I remember rightly higher doses weren't available back then. I am also 65. Don't have any knowledge or comments re your regime as yet. I am on blood pressure (High) meds from my Doctor myself. I add my own supplements after consulting internet & don't bother informing Doctor. Usually you are advised not to take things. But I am careful & it is my choice.

    If Vitamin C is Ascorbic Acid. I've heard a body of opinion that doesn't rate it.

    Would welcome more knowledgeable opinions. When I take it I go for an Ester C, for my stomach.

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      Seaside and others,  Seaside, Hope the extra 600mg COQ10 continues to help you more than the 600mg daily total.  I don't remember if I told my PC about my supplements but he knows I'm on something other than the 81mg aspirin.  Every doctor seems to advocate supplemental magnesium since most people are deficient, and my system is now really accustomed to it.  (Don't know if that's okay but will ask my PC.)  I used to take Ester C complex but I wanted to add quercetin so I take Optimal C (powder.) I take half the daily dose for now, which gives a little over 1,000mg of C and he quercetin is only 10mg daily. I'm cautious about the C because of "stones" side effect.   I'm extra cautious about the quercetin because according to WebMD, it can raise BP.  I've cut down on sodium since I last saw my PC and since then, I've had my lowest BP home reading, which was 115/75, and I've been doing home readings for at least 10 years so I know I'm sodium sensitive.  My mom was taking COQ10 to help with the depletion from statins but I don't think she takes it regularly.  Once she would consider it her beginning life extension therapy, I think she would take it more regularly.  We're actually waiting a few more months to make a difficult move to the South, before making our own changes to what we take currently.  I'm due to see my PC for the usual BP check and at that visit I'll talk to him about fine tuning the aspirin and about the magnesium and possibly mom or I or both getting into a clinical trial, such as for metformin or  supplement for a short time as well as what to take ongoing.  About 3 years ago, my blood work showed my D as a little too low, even on 1,000 mg D3, so I am on at least 2,000mg, depending on what brand/form I can find, as I'm limited since I swallow no pills, so need chewables, powders, liquids, etc.  My PC seems to be life extension oriented and years ago had ok'd both colostrum and zinc carnosine for me but I've ceased taking those for now due to lack of information and lack of people to follow who take those but I did prove the zinc carnosine helps with acid indigestion, as it helped both me and mom however the effect wears off to a point over time.  Any comments are welcome.

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      Seaside and all, BTW, my Optimal C is buffered which is good since I do get reflux.  It's a little pricey though.

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      Hi USA2Elsewhere,

        I read where you had mentioned that you are salt sensitive. I have been salt sensitive for years and I think it was because of my weight and my sugar intake. I have been on blood pressure meds to keep my blood pressure steady, however, if I ever ate a bag of potato chips or ate something at a restaurant that was salty my blood pressure would go sky-high! I would then have to take a water pill to bring my blood pressure down. 

      This past January I tried something new. I went on a Ketogenic diet (the Whole30 diet is very similar too) where I eliminated sugar from my diet. I later found out on-line that excess sugar intake has a lot to do with the body's inability to eliminate salt!  After starting the diet, excuse the expression, I would pee like a race horse! It is now August and I have lost 65 lbs, do not have sugar cravings anymore, my lab work results have now been remarkable, my blood pressure has remained steady and best of all I do not have any increase in BP when I do have something with salt in it. I still stay clear of potato chips though as I do not think anyone should have that much salt. 

        I agree that everyone should take magnesium as it is good for blood pressure and we are depleted of it as we get older. Farmers feed their plants nitrogen but their is no magnesium in their fertilizers, thus we are not getting magnesium anymore unless you eat organic vegetables.

        I agree about being cautious about taking quercetin. It helps as a senolytic with dinastab but I have found on on-line scientific research that long term use can be detrimental to your health.

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      Snowbird I may be getting some hidden salt from restaurant food so I need to stay away from potato salad.  (I already avoid macaroni salad.)  I love salt free potato chips.  I try to avoid added sugar with sorbitol and maltitol instead of sugar, but it gives me digestive problems.  There are more and more products sweetened with stevia, monkfruit and erythritol but it's very slow.  

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      Snowbird I'm hearing more and more about the keto diet and I'm going to try it but I think it would help if I could eat something like nitrite-free turkey bacon.  That means I'll probably have to cook it myself which will be a problem because my time spent in upright positions is very limited.

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      USA2Elsewhere  Carefull on the potato chips. Potatoes are starchy and raises glucose levels, defeating a Keto diet. Sweet potatoes on the other hand are low-glycemic and acceptable. Maybe someone will make a salt-free sweet potatoe chips? Or you could make them yourself. Best to read up on what to eat and what not to eat on the ketogenic diet.

      The Keto diet is healthy and antiaging. When you got to www.ketogenics.com or just google ketogentics you will find all kinds of helpful information and what products to buy. Speaking of bacon, on one of the ketogenic websites they gave a list of companies that sell healthy meats.

       Applegate comes to mind. I just bought some Applegate bacon at a health food store, for the first time, as since I had been a vegetarian (but mostly carbatarian!) for years, I never ate bacon. The Applegate bacon says on the label: No Sugar, Uncured Bacon, No nitrates or nitrites added, No antibiotics and humanely raised. I am sure they probably make a turkey bacon too. 

       Some Health food stores can be expensive though. If there is a Whole Foods store or a Trader Joe's store near your I am sure Applegate products and many other healty grass-fed and free-range meats are sold there.

       After a couple of weeks on the Keto diet you will be amazed. The sugar cravings are gone. You could even skip meals and not feel hungry! When your body is in Ketosis (burning fat instead of glucose, you become more alert, sleep better and more energetic. Be sure to pick up some Keto uring tests strips sold at most grocery stores and pharmacies.

       Yesterday I went to a restaurant with retired co-worker friends and I ordered a half-chicken, hold the potato and substitute with extra green beens. I also said, no sugary sauces but real butter is O.K.  I also had water and black coffee. I skipped the dessert. My stomach felt great after that meal.

      David

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      Snowbird P.S. Best to just Google the word Ketogentic diet. I just went to the www.ketogenics.com website and it led me to a company that trys to sell everyone Keto nutrients! Personally I do not think they are necessary when your eating a healty Ketogenic diet of meats, healty oils and low-glycemic vegetables. And the vitamins and minerals you have been taking are adequate.

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      Snowbird P.S., P.S. Sometimes when I am busy, or traveling in my motorhome, and don't have time to cook, I will eat a "Keto Bar". I found the bars on-line. Their website is: www.ketobars.com

      When I eat just one, they are tasty and filling! Other health bars I see in the grocery stores have soybean old (not healthy) and sugar alchohols. I used to eat two or three of the grocery store bars as I did not feel satisfied, but these Keto Bars really make me feel satisfied eating just one. It feels like I ate a meal!

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      USA2Elsewhere  Here is Dr. Mark Hyman, author of "Eat Fats, Get Thin" and the Pegan Diet, take on Artificial Sweeteners:

      Many people turn to artificial sweeteners in order to reduce their sugar intake, but recent studies show the sweetener substitutes are not effective in helping people lose weight.

      Zero-calorie sweeteners can satisfy sweet tooth cravings, but research suggests the sweeteners can have negative effects on a person's metabolism.

      "It increased triglycerides, and it increased insulin levels," said Dr. Mark Hyman, a physician at the Cleveland Clinic. "It increased oxidative stress of free radicals, and it even increased the uptake of glucose into the cells which is really not what we want. All of these things lead to pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes."

      Hyman said one study linked the chemical sugar substitutes to weight gain, heart disease and diabetes.

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      USA2Elsewhere  I just want to add another note. You have not mentioned whether you are diabetic or not. And whether you are on insulin pills or insulin needles or not. If you are diabetic, DO NOT start a ketogenic diet without consulting and being followed closely by a doctor!!

       A ketogenic diet lowers your glucose and if you are taking insulin pills or insulin needles to support a poor functioning pancreas, the outcome may not be good, without medical supervision to make sure nothing goes wrong.

      Diabetics and their pancreas have been fixed on a Ketogenic Diet but only under the consulting and close following by a doctor. My lab work showed I was pre-diabetic (my pancreas was still functioning O.K.) and changing from glucose burning to fat burning (Ketosis), and losing weight, made me now no longer pre-diabetic.

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      Snowbird great that you're no longer pre diabetic.  I was not even pre diabetic at my last fasting glucose test but wasn't optimal at 91.  since then I've cut down on added sugar but I do need the test again soon.   For now I'm cutting down still a little more on sugar but I know I'm probably getting 15 grams of added sugar daily, or close.  Also I've cut down on gluten and starting to cut down on all grains -- and still gradually cutting down more on sodium.  So it's still a very varied diet and far from a keto diet but probably still a lot healthier than most other Americans.  BMI is still a little high at about 26.7.  Thanks for the concern.  :)  I hope to soon move and then will have a new primary care.  

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      Snowbird Hahaha, the salt free potato chips are my step up from lightly salted.  I always ate bacon seldom but now that my carbs are lowered a little, I can step up on the bacon and not be so afraid of beef, which I also ate only once in a while.  I try to always go nitrite free.  I have had the Applegate.  I think I had their turkey bacon.  I have had various brands of nitrate free turkey bacon.  Today I had coffee with mostly powdered coconut milk and just a tad of grass fed half and half.  I have gone from ordinary microwave popcorn with whatever buttery stuff I could melt down to a lower salt with grass fed butter and I don't eat popcorn as often as I used to.  I love sweet potatoes but usually mom buys yams.  I assume they're good enough.  In my local restaurants, sweet potatoes are not available in restaurants often, so I often do what you did with 2 non-starchy veggies.  I will try the keto strips just to see what's happening.  I don't mind buying a lot at the health food stores, since I don't go on vacation and have had to put off all further cosmetic procedures.   Hehe!

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      Snowbird Thanks again.  And I did try sweet potato chips.  Many I've found also contain corn, quinoa, etc. unfortunately.  I will think of you while I look for salt free sweet potato chips with no grains, no or very low sodium (unlike low sodium canned soup -- what a joke)   and preferably organic of course.  Wish me luck finding some.  

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      Maximus Snowbird I avoid things like Splenda and of course same with saccharine.  I use organic stevia, monkfruit and erythritol.  Sorbitol, maltitol and xylitol cause me horrible digestive symptoms so I avoid those.

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      USA2Elsewhere I use stevia, myself. 

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      Maximus I try to always list stevia first recommended because of it having a good safety record since about 1970.  Also I have allergies to pollen and therefore probably other flower substances and stevia gives me no symptoms.  I use monkfruit and erythritol only to the point where it takes the main bite out of the bitterness of stevia so I can get it down.

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      Snowbird I couldn't see your reply on this forum about the black coffee but I will read it in my email and use it if I can.  Anyway the keto bar sounds good.  To cook things myself, it has to be really fast.  I used to eat raw walnuts right out of the shell, wet a section of each piece and dip that section into salt, but now I use shelled walnuts with spices and very little added salt.  I cook the spices to help with the arsenic and add the oil after all the cooking is done. I've heard of MCT oil.  Is it a known allergen?

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      I don't think it is an allergen, but google it. It helps reduce whole-body inflammation so I would guess that it is not an allergen.

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      I'll add the MCT oil to my list of things to check out.  (Have to look a little more at the different ghee brands/products too.  

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  • Hi Seaside.

      I have been using Ubiquinol (CoQ10) for years too, but recently I purchased the product called MitoQ. You can Google it and find out more information about it. I found out that basically all C0-Enzyme Q10 oral nutrients gets 90% destroyed in the liver before getting into your cells. But this company has now made a transport system for CoQ10 so that it is able to get directly into the Mitochondria where it is needed! MitoQ is a little more expensive than the natural form Ubiquinol and vitamin store Co-Enzyme Q10 (I found MitoQ the cheapest on Amazon.com) but it delivers the CoQ10 where it is suppose to go, so you get results, and your not wasting your money!

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      Snowbird Just happened to see a vid on MitoQ today.  I have some problems with meds and supplements because I swallow no pills whole.  Must crush, open, mix into stuff, use liquids and chewables and powders, etc.  I will be able to do more after I move and when people travel, do they carry along all the supplements, stevia packets, etc?   Maybe that's why there are so few other female life extensionists -- maybe they wonder how they will manage all the cosmetics PLUS the life extension stuff!  

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      USA2Elsewhere Hi USA2Elsewhere! Yes, black coffee is a little hard getting used to. What I do to lessen the bitterness is to make it into "Bullet Proof Coffee". You can Google it on-line. I found it on YouTube.com one day where they show how to make it yourself, rather than buying the pre-made Bullet Proof Coffe product.

      Actually making it yourself is simple. Just buy a 16 oz. container of  "MCT oil" (medium chain trycglycerides) sold at your local Health Food Store. I like the "Garden of Life" brand as it is organic and is made from !00% coconut oil with no substitue palm oil.

      All I do is add approx. 2 tablespoons of MCT oil and one teaspoon of real butter (Ghee or KellyGold) into the hot cup of coffee (decalf or regular) and that's it! It is Keto and the medium chain tryglycerides go directly to your Mitochondria to be used as energy! It is an energy booster but I don't know why it got the name "Bullet Proof Coffee". Maybe it has something to do with Superman & Superwoman reflecting bullets? The added real butter also helps curb your appetite, and those drinking regular coffee, it makes the caffeine last longer (as seen on the Dr.Oz show). Going into a restaurant I don't know if they have "real" butter or magarine, so I only bring a small squeeze container of MCT oil with me, and just use that. It helps take away the bitterness.

      I did not know you had to crush your pills. Life sometimes throws us different challenges. I thought I was doing fine until one day 15 years ago I had a heart attack. I immediately became Vegetarian but little did I know that eating less healty fats and more carbs could have put me on the path to another one! I now realize it is not fats that make people ill, it is the Western style of high carb diets mixed with fats.

      I think MitoQ is a liquid in a small round capsule. It uses salts to get the CoQ10 into the mitochondria, so I don't think it can be crushed to be effective. I just received my Life Extension Foundation magazine explaining their new products and scientific research behind them. They did mention about taking the bioactive form of B6 (piridoxal 5' -phosphate) along with CoQ10 to help boost cardiac protection. They worked together.  I do not know though if there is a crushable or powder CoQ10.  On the other hand, if you are not on a statin drug to lower LDL's (surprisingly doctors now say HDL cholesterol is good for you!) you don't have to worry about losing CoQ10 caused by the statin drug. And if you are not ingesting sugar, the cause of LDL's, you don't have to worry about your doctor saying your LDL's are too high and he needs to put you on a statin drug! The benefits of eating a no-sugar diet are many! The hardest part is the first couple of weeks trying to get off of the addictive sugar!

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      Hi USAElsewhere. You asked if when people travel, do they carry along all the supplements, etc.  Fortunately when I travel from Connecticut to Florida for the winter, I travel in a motorhome. My supplements stay in my motorhome because I am a full-time RV'er. My wife and I did have a home in Connecticut where I would have to move my supplements from the motorhome to the house, but a year ago I left my motorhome in Florida and flew back with my wife to Connecticut. My wife, however, died on the plane. She was overweight, diabetic and had COPD, but never smoked (second-hand smoke from helping clients in a State Psychiatric Hospital). I also worked with clients but the second-hand smoke did not affect me. I have since sold the home in Connecticut and I now live full-time in my motorhome. I wish we knew then about new information coming out on how the body can burn fat rather than sugar. She was always afraid, because of her poor functioning pancreas, that she needed carbs daily so her sugar levels would not go too low. All these new no-sugar diets (Pegan, Whole30, Ketogenic) came a year too late. I feel with close monitoring on gradually decreasing carbs/sugar, by a doctor like Dr. Mark Hyman, the Medical Director at Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine (who recently authored the book, "Eat Fat, Get Thin"), she may have lost weight, overcome her diabetes, and still be here. 

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      Snowbird Hi Snowbird, 

      I'm curious: what are your cholesterol levels, if you don't mind sharing? 

      I was on a strict ketogenic diet for 6 months, and my cholesterol levels went astronomically high (LDL of 195, total cholesterol 285). I made some alterations shown to lower LDL, but still stayed on a ketogenic diet, but my LDL was still very high (~150 mg/dL). 

      Personally, I suspect the ketogenic, Bulletproof, and high-fat Paleo diets are taking people to an early death by heart disease, because they can raise cholesterol very much for some people. 

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      Hi Maximus,
      Here are my LDL results (I started my no-sugar diet as a January 2018 New Years Resolution). In 2017 I tried to eat more healthy foods, hence the possible Total C in range:

                        LDL   Total C
      11/22/17    136        140   (weighed 235 lbs)
        1/26/18      53        127
        4/20/18      52        128
        7/24/18      58        140   (now weigh 167 lbs)
      As you see, my LDL’s dropped in half after starting a no-sugar diet.

      I hope the Rescue Elders Forum Readers don’t take your statement that the Ketogenic Diet is dangerous as Gospel.  A couple of years ago people were saying eating eggs were dangerous, and now they are healthy (HDL cholesterol). Scientific facts and proof by independent lab studies (not hired by food companies) are more reliable, they are ongoing, and they do change public opinion.

      Did you lose weight on your strict ketogenic diet? If you were on a strict
      ketogenic diet (very very little, or no carbs at all) you would be in ketosis all the time and would have lost over 100 lbs during the 6 months! If not I would guess that your high LDL’s could either be sugars/carbs (maybe hidden) in your meals enough to raise your LDL’s, or your fasting lab work picked up the LDL’s in your bloodstream, from the stored fats 
      that were being removed. The latter would only be temporary as you lost more and more weight, so I am guessing that you may have eaten the wrong carbs with your meals that increased the LDL. The wrong carbs eaten during a ketogenic meal will increase insulin and stop the fat burning process, and instead cause fat to be stored, not only on the waistline but also in the arteries. Also it has now been found that eating too much meat (too high of protein) can also sabatage a ketogenic diet. Are you diabetic? That will complicate the diet and lack of weight loss. Plus if you are diabetic, your diet should be followed closely by a doctor.

       Many people remember the old “Atkins diet” where people claimed they gobbled (pun) lots and lots of meat and lost weight. And many remember that the diet went sour when lots of people got heart disease as you had stated. There were many reasons for this. People on the Atkins diet
      were not educated as to how the body processess fats and glucose and there was not a lot of information out there about it at that time. They only new that they were losing weight. Many cheated and had sweets with their meals and many ate hidden sugars. Cows fed grains to fatten them up, pass those hidden sugars on to humans that eat the meat. Some vegetables (like corn) are high on the glycemic list.

       The new Ketogenic diet recommends only a very small portion of meat (protein) and the rest of your plate should be low-glycemic vegetables.

        Readers of the Rescue Elders Forum should do more research to educate themselves on the Ketogenic Diet rather than getting only bits and pieces and testimonials from these pages. That is exactly what happened with the Atkins Diet when people thought all they had to do was to only eat meat. 

      I have summarized some of what I am doing on this diet. There is a lot more to it, a lot more information, that could make these pages look like a book with scientific footnotes! I don’t want to do that but I wanted the Rescue Elders Forum Readers find out more of what has helped me from what I have read and researched on-line.

      I have mentioned about Dr. Mark Hyman and his book, “Eat Fat, Get Thin”, with detailed information on the right types of foods to eat, and why, and that he adds scientific footnotes. I would suggest Rescue Elders Forum Readers get this book (sold cheap at www.thriftbooks.com) and read this no-sugar diet book to discuss it here, and how it would, or would not, help them. He has been treating patients directly and making them well for many years. You can also go to www.youtube.com and type in Mark Hyman M.D., to see a lot of his lectures.


      I think Rescue Elders Forum Readers reading Dr. Mark Hymans book, will be better than me spouting off pages from his book from memory. Information coming from a doctor that made10 times on the best seller book list will be more credible than me.

      Sorry about all my lengthy comments.

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      Snowbird Hi Snowbird, 

      Thanks for sharing your cholesterol numbers. Based on them, I see you've had some remarkable success with that diet, so it makes sense why you would recommend it so strongly. 

      Unfortunately, it seems that the diet may not offer the same benefits to everyone. I am actually a fairly meticulous biochemist and longevity researcher. I am certainly not diabetic, and losing 100 lbs is not an option for me (I only weighed 170 at the time of my 6-month ketogenic diet experiment). Like a good scientist, I religiously weighed and tracked my food intake, measured my urine and blood ketones, and had my cholesterol numbers assessed (along with many others). I was successfully and consistently on a ketogenic diet. However, even with this diligence, the ketogenic diet, whether high or low in saturated fat, caused my LDL cholesterol to be unacceptably high (LDL-C of 150-200 mg/dL; total cholesterol nearly 280 mg/dL). It is for this reason that I emphasize caution to those considering the ketogenic diet. Note, in contrast, that I'm currently on a very high carb diet (which includes oats, barley, beans, fruit, honey, and maple syrup), and I don't gain weight, my insulin sensitivity is very good, and my LDL has been between 60 and 80 (total cholesterol between 95 and 120 mg/dL). 

      It seems that different diets may be optimal for different people. 

      Now, I'm not saying a ketogenic diet is necessarily bad. Actually, as someone who is finishing up writing a book about insulin sensitivity management, I might recommend a ketogenic diet in some circumstances, because it can be very effective in reversing insulin resistance. But I emphasize that some people, such as myself, will experience what may be negative effects of that diet. I recommend all people on a ketogenic diet test their cholesterol numbers before and during, to assess whether they are one of these "high-LDL responders". You tested your numbers, and it looks like the results are quite good. Congratulations! 

      Were you aware that some people can respond with unusually high LDL cholesterol on a ketogenic diet? A balanced, though lengthy, discussion on the topic can be found here: https://ketodietapp.com/Blog/lchf/high-cholesterol-on-a-keto-diet-should-you-be-concerned

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      Snowbird It does make it extra sad that your wife came so close to knowing about these diets, at least to try.  Death truly is the worst thing that happens, which is why I'm a life extensionist, as it's not easy for me.  Could the flying have had anything to do with it?  I've been wondering if flying affects people more negatively than current science has any idea of.

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      Maximus Wow, well I'd be worried for myself too, so now I'm glad I decided to move towards keto very gradually, for now reducing potatoes and corn, which was a big part of what I had been eating, reducing dairy, and low fat dairy was also a big part of my diet -- at least twice weekly eating organic Greek yogurt combined with organic flavorings, nuts, sugar free dark chocolate and stevia/monkfruit.  I thought it was a healthier version of the Chobani peach and pistachio "flips"  (very surprised to find the dairy is unhealthy) and reducing most of the added sugar and added salt.  I read that everyone with any concern about diabetes (virtually everyone with any risk factors for it)  should have maximum of 15 grams of added sugar daily.  I'm pretty close to at least that now.  I know from labels that at least for me, and I think I'm fairly typical, that 15 grams daily added sugar is more than a tiny bit, but if you're used to even one huge cupful size scoop of any brand of regular ice cream, 15 grams is difficult.  Once I get my next blood work done and talk about the keto diets to my doctor, with his go-ahead I can make it more restrictive.  So I'm working on all aspects of the keto diet plus trying to limit added sodium and toxins.  So I hope this is a substantial improvement but not too much, considering I may be overdue for blood work.  I think I may need a new doctor who is more gung-ho life extension.

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      Snowbird I really don't see how I could feel satiated eating nothing but (no potato) "produce" and a small amount of meats and seafood plus some seasonings.  Maybe it's possible for someone with a substantial appetite for the old fashioned food groups -- fats, carbs, proteins (healthy ones only) by doing it gradually, since I've heard that sticking with the diet really removes the cravings for the bad stuff, especially carbs.

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      Snowbird I hit "reply" in my email and I scrolled down a little.  So...I always see ghee and remember my old boyfriend was always into health even at 18 in the mid 1970's.  The idea of just the fat in butter was always kind of sickening to me  LOL!  Now it's sounding appealing enough to try.  Is there a brand that' seems less fatty than the others?  :)  I do like the buttery taste and I assume the ghee will do the job if it's an easy opportunity to cut down on the dairy.  Is it more important to cut down the carbs than the dairy?  

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      Snowbird Yeah, I heard of bullet proof coffee and unsure what that name means but thought probably the same as you do.

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      Yes, flying did have a contibuting factor. My wife did have COPD. Later I saw on a TV show on traveling on airplanes that since the planes are flying high where there hardly any oxygen, the planes pump oxygen into the cabin. However, they only pump a minimal amount, making it difficult breathing for someone that has COPD. 

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      I did start out the first couple of weeks eating more healthy fats. After that initial time where my body coverted to burning fats instead of sugars I no longer had sugar cravings. At that time a big salad with organic first-cold pressed olive oil with a couple of strips of free range chicken made me feel full.

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      Yes. I stay away from dairy but still use Ghee as it has no carbs.  When I'm driving and I see a Dairy Queen or someone walking around with a soft-serve ice cream I say, "I wish I could eat one of those!" I love soft serve ice-cream! But I catch myself and think about the ingredients and what it would do to me. And if I have just one, I know I will later be buying more. Candy, pastry and other sweets I can pass by. You could say I'm a reformed ice-cream-aholic and I don't want to go back there!

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      This is from the Life Health Whole30 Survival Newsletter:

      So what's the deal with ghee anyway?

      Ghee is a type of clarified butter (aka, butter that has had the milk solids and water removed from it). Since the milk solids are removed, ghee is dairy free and Whole30 compliant!
      Ghee is kind of weird, we know. Most folks have a fair number of questions behind the science of ghee, where to buy compliant ghee, and - for those who love the DIY route - how to make your own ghee at home!

      We're answering all these questions and more in our ultimate ghee guide - check it out!

      https://lifehealthhq.com/whole30-ghee/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=whats_the_deal_with_ghee_anyway&utm_term=2018-08-21

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      Snowbird In restaurants, I've had clarified butter, especially on lobster tail, which I loved but I have not seen it on menus in many years and the melted butter since then always looked a little whitish.  I didn't yet read the link but will now.  Wondering if it will tell me the difference between clarified butter and ghee.

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      This is from the Life Health Whole30 Survival Newsletter:

      So what's the deal with ghee anyway?

      Ghee is a type of clarified butter (aka, butter that has had the milk solids and water removed from it). Since the milk solids are removed, ghee is dairy free and Whole30 compliant!
      Ghee is kind of weird, we know. Most folks have a fair number of questions behind the science of ghee, where to buy compliant ghee, and - for those who love the DIY route - how to make your own ghee at home!

      We're answering all these questions and more in our ultimate ghee guide - check it out!

      https://lifehealthhq.com/whole30-ghee/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=whats_the_deal_with_ghee_anyway&utm_term=2018-08-21

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      Snowbird Seems that ghee has additional spices and also always unsalted accd to the info in the link.  I'm wondering how it tastes as the clarified butter I've had only on seafood.  I used to go to the summer ice cream places about every 2 weeks but this spring and summer 3 times total and I always get the smallest size.  Same thing last year and so far I haven't felt deprived.  I still am at the stage where If I say I can never take in a serving, it would seem sort of "scary".  I really can't come up with the right word.  Haha!

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      USA2Elsewhere When I see ice cream, pastries in the grocery store and candies at the checkout line I remind myself how addicted I was, along with many others are still, to sugar. It is really an addiction, but unlike cocaine, it has the approval and blessings of the Food Industry and the FDA. It's dangers are kept a secret by powerful corporations and corporate-paid scientists say it is not that harmful. 

      Many people do not beleive that. If you ever get to watch the documentary called, "Fed Up" (It is sold as a DVD but you can watch a lot of it on www.youtube.com by just typing Fed Up. The part that struck me was the mice experient where they put cocaine in a bottle the rats's cage, then took the cocaine out and put sugar in a bottle in the rats's cage then took it out. Then they put both the bottles of cocaine and sugar in the cage, and the rats perferred the sugar over the cocaine! Another more convincing test was where scientists watched which parts of a human brain lit up. They found out that the same parts of the brain lit up while the patient had cocaine or sugar! Sometimes I feel like I'm in the old movie, "The invasion of the Body Snatchers" warning everyone of the aliens, but instead warning others of the Food Industry and their self-serving quest for more profits.

      One part of me says, "Save yourself for now, and later others will someday uncover the Food Industry's real motives of putting sugar in everything, and live longer, things will gradually change". The other part sees what people are unconsciously doing to themselves right now, as I was one of them, and going down a path of obesity, illness, medical bills, and suffering. Symptoms are usally treated but not the real cause. Am I odd for giving out little toys to kids on Halloween rather than candy? Some parents may think I am, but the kids seemed to like the toy instead of just another candy! 

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      USA2Elsewhere  Here is a YouTube trailer to the Fed Up documentary:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCUbvOwwfWM

       I think to watch the entire movie it has to be bought.

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      Snowbird I haven't been online as much because my mom had a tooth with the artificial crown break off, leaving only the root.  She's seen 3 dentists so far and ready to make an appointment with still another.  Also I went to the doctor about the swelling I have on my ankles.  It's not all around the ankle, but mainly between the ankle bone and achilles tendon.  In the past, I never appreciated that nice recessed, concave, firm area until mine swelled up even beyond where the foot sole starts.  The doctor told me about 6 months ago "That's just from your BP meds" and that there is also broken blood vessels there.  This time (I was going for a hep C test, which turned our normal), I mentioned that the swelling couldn't be good over the long haul and that I'm a life extensionist.  He asked me if I want Lasix.  I assumed it's a diuretic so I just shrugged.  How the heck would I know what I need?  The swelling issue was still somewhat of a mystery to me.  So after two weeks of trying to get my questions answered about the Lasix plus the change from Lotrel 10/20 to 5/10, I started the new meds yesterday.  The Lasix is 20 mg daily for a month and the pharmacist said I should see the swelling improve within a few days.  It's day 2 and nothing yet, but 20mg is supposed to be a very low dose.  

       

      About 15 years ago, I went to a natural gyn doctor about my huge uterine fibroids, desperate to avoid a procedure for them.  She told me to limit animal products, eat plenty of fiber, etc. to lower the estrogen.  I still have not had a procedure and my new gyn told me they are there but no longer an issue.  That put me on the road to spending $100/mo. on supplements and "fibroid foods", and before that I rarely went to a health food store.  Since then, almost everything at a regular supermarket looks like poison.  I see mostly what I call "a bunch of junk".  As the health experts have said, shop around the perimeter of the store, which is where I spend most of the time, except for the coffee/tea and baking aisle and a little in the cereal aisle for low sugar granola and the occasional nutrition bar to try.  (Have looked a little for the keto bar but haven't yet found any sold individually.)  A little in the chip aisle for some multi grain pretzels and sweet potato chips.  Now that I've learned more about how to eat not only for fibroids but for life extension, the supermarket has become even more of a haven for toxins and I've come to hate regular supermarkets.  We have one here called Wegman's which is a combo of a regular supermarket and health food store which is very close to home and I shop there regularly and often.   I will check out "Fed Up" and yes I still like sweets, although I'm going better with them than I ever did.  My doctor is leaving in December.  He hasn't been himself since his parents deanimated (I do like that word) so I don't expect any blood testing until I have a new doc.  Hopefully by then I'll also have a new home (more suitable area to my liking).  I've noticed they're gradually lowering added sugar to ice cream and other frozen sweets, but this is very recent.   For a long time they've gradually lowered the salt content of frozen meals, which I need to eat once in a while because of my back.  Also they are making more with organic ingredients, paper bowls instead of plastic to microwave, etc.   I'll get to your other emails when I can.  

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      Snowbird thanks. Maybe the movie's for rent or sale on cable.

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      USA2Elsewhere  Swelling in the legs is either one of two things: inflammation or retaining water. I would agree with your doctor about your retaining water. He suggested lasix, a diuretic, which is good to get rid of the excess water/swelling but it's not the cause. Consuming excess sodium is usually the cause as your body cannot get rid of it all. Lasix is good temporarily to get rid of sodium and decrease the swelling, but long term use also gets rid of other minerals too, not just the sodium. So you would have to replenish those. Treating the cause would be to check what your eating and cut back on the sodium.

      To be honest, I am  not familiar with Fibroids and how to shrink them. I would suggest doing a lot of on-line searches for the latest medical and natural treatments. I know you have found some about "Fibroid Foods" but maybe searching as to the "cause" (why firoids appear) may lead to how to get rid of them. Also getting a second opinion from another doctor would not hurt. It is always good to get a second opinion when a person is confronted with a major medical problem. The new doctor can verify what the other doctor suggests, or you could learn a different treatment technique from the new doctor. Your moving is a good opportunity to get a second opinion.

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      USA2Elsewhere Some BP meds can interfere with your bodys pumping mechanism (balancing your sodium and potassium). Another reason to cut back on sodium intake. I have read on-line where sugar also has an effect on the sodium/potassium pumping mechanism but I did not copy the scientific article and cannot recall all the details. I do know though, that I was highly salt sensitive (mentioned this in a previous post) where my BP would go sky-high if I had salted potato chips, etc. But once I went on a no-sugar diet, my salt sensitivity disappeared. But this is not to say having no sugar in a diet will get rid of salt sensitivity for everyone (disclaimer).

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      Snowbird Yes, my BP is lower now that I've pretty much dropped the added salt.  It used to run commonly over 130//85, but now that's uncommon.  Since I have drastically cut the sodium, I've gotten a few home readings of 110-117 which I NEVER had at home before.  It's always higher for the doctor, but it's always higher in med offices because of my health anxiety.  When I do a canned soup, which is only about once a month, I add a bunch of extra whole grain rice or wild rice and some very low sodium or sodium free broth.  The canned soup makes up less that 25% of the volume...don't know how much less but more like 1/8.  The canned part just gives me some flavor and saves some time.  Also I add spices to the soup because the dilution of course makes it very bland.  And the sugar -- didn't know it had anything to do with BP.  Avoiding sugar is harder for me, but I'm gradually lowering that too.  I'm going to try to get a life-extension minded primary care to replace the current one leaving in December.  My diet currently I'm sure isn't as different as yours was, but I don't want to throw myself almost overnight to something more than 50% different, even temporary, so I'm doing it gradually.  Also I'll know more of what I need when I get a new doctor.  If I can't find one that cares about life-extension, I have no idea what I'll do -= look for a replacement, I guess.  Anyway, saw some ghee, about 3 different products.  Didn't have the back power to stand long enough to read the labels.  Next time hopefully.  Maybe the swelling is a little less now.  The firm egglike swelling on the outsides of my ankles seem less firm and a tad smaller.  Maybe I'll need a higher dose when the 30 day RX is finished.

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      USA2Elsewhere There is a canned soup, brand name "Eden" that is very low in salt. I found it when searching all the canned food labels for low-salt. Many food companies put the ingredients in small print, so if you see a guy in a grocery store with a magnifying glass reading food labels, you can ask, "Are you Dave?". L.O.L.! Also an old country cooking tip is that if your soup is too salty, throw in a whole peeled potato when cooking the soup. The potato will absorb the extra salt in the soup. After cooking, throw out the potato. Good to hear your BP has dropped! 

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    I did try MitQ for a little while, but did not find a real benefit, especially v cost. Hope it works for you. Please let us know what you find. V interested.

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       Sorry that you took MitoQ and feel it did nothing for you. What improvement in
    symptoms were you expecting? Do you feel any improvement in symptoms when you
    take your regular Co-Enzyme CoQ10 twice a day? Usually when I take supplements I don’t always feel a great change in physical effects. I just know from scientific data what I 
    the best supplement I should take. However, I continue to do on-line reasearch and if 
    I find an improved supplement (such as MitoQ and others) backed by scientific studies,
    I change to that supplement. 

      If you are taking a statin drug, you should by all means be ingesting some form of CoQ10 
    as even though medical doctors don’t always discuss it with their patients, it is well documented 
    on-line that statin drugs lower CoQ10 in the body (most of CoQ10 is in the heart muscle).

    PQQ is a good nutrient to take, as is your regeime of Acetyl L Carnitine / D3/ Magnessium/ Curcumin/ Astragalus. I myself take Acetyl L Carnitine/D3/Magnesium/Rev Genetics Meta Curcumin 277x (better bioavailability)/ Life Extension: Two-Per-Day Capsules (multi-vitamin)/
    R-Lipoic Acid (the non-synthetic lipoic acid)/Life Extension: Super K (complex). In addition
    I have met with Dr. Allan Green in New York ( www.rapamycintherapy.com ) and am now on
    off-label Sirolimus (rapamycin) and off-label Metformin, for antiaging.

      I am 71 years old, and always have been health conscious, taking many nutrients that I have read that will benefit my health. I used to take even more pills! However I, like many, realize that I should lose more weight which would benefit me more that all these pills. But like most people
    was unaware the the body can survive on either glucose or fat. I tried dieting many times but always gave into that peice of pie, or ice cream, or just something sweet. Little did I know until
    I read a book by Dr. Mark Hyman, “Eat Fat, Get Thin”. that the Food Industry was actually keeping us ALL addicted to sugar by putting sugar in everything! I tried being a vegetarian to lose weight but I became more of a “Carbatarian”. Dr. Hyman explained in his book that as long as a person is eating carbs, creating insulin, that the body cannot burn fat! He called his diet the “Pagan Diet” and suggested trying it for 21 days. He said that after a couple of weeks you would have no more cravings for sugar, and after 21 day he was sure you would continue. In addition to
    feeling better, losing weight was an added benefit. Note: other similar diets are www.whole30.com , Paleo Diet and Ketogenic Diet, that all recommend not consuming sugar.

     I was afraid at first. No sugar?! Would I get weak and pass out?! The opposite happened! After a
    couple of weeks I felt more alert, slept better, and did not have any hunger pangs in my stomach!
    And every morning when I weighed myself, I lost a pound! I started in the beginning of January 2018 and now I am down to 169 lbs.! That’s 66 lbs.! I feel great, and my lab work results compared to previous one is remarkable. My previous lab work showed I was become prediabetic and I no longer am! Everytime I go grocery shopping I shop around the sides of the grocery store and not the middle, and I always think how the Food Industry is trying to brain wash people into thinking the sweet packaged products are good for us. I good DVD to watch (sold on Amazon.com) is called “FED UP”. It shows how the Food Industry is keeping sugar a secret and how it is causing an Obesity epidemic in America.

    I found that I was trying to cure symptoms with handfulls of vitamins and pills, but the real cause was this America diet of high carbs, thanks to the Food Industry’s greed for more profits and a little bit of my not understanding how the body processes food. Once I started eating the right foods; healthy fats like coconut oil, olive oil, avacados and MCT oil, grass-fed meats, free-range chicken (not too much protein though) , and low-glycemic organic vegetables I no longer have to take handfuls of vitamins and pills, just the ones to help with antiaging and mineral
    deficiencies cause by poor farming. 


    Snowbird

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      Snowbird I think Seaside is the one taking 1200 of coq10?  I'm trying to remember everyone here because you're all very important.  :)

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      Hi USA2Elsewhere,  Yes, Seaside said he was taking 1200 of CoQ10. I had been taking 200mg of Ubiquinol (the natural form that is in the body) twice a day, but have changed to 20mg of MitoQ twice a day. Since being on a no-sugar way of eating, my lab work is coming back with my LDL's a lot lower and my cardioligist may take me off of my statin drug. This would mean that my body's producing of its own CoQ10, may be adequate enough. I only take CoQ10 because of on-line scientific studies showing statin drugs lowers CoQ10, especially in the heart muscle.

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      Snowbird Can ubiquinol be measured in the blood or can it be measured indirectly?  Glad so many things are improving for you and all others doing these life extension modifications.

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      Snowbird Is Dr. Green the one from Long Island?  Did you go on rapamycin? I heard Bill Faloon say there's another one rx'ing rapamycin in FL, I think, so you're close to both NY and FL with the snowbirding.

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      I have never heard of a blood test for CoQ10. You can try Googling it. And since CoQ10 goes into the mitochondria, I would think a blood test may not be an accurate test. The same for a blood test for magnesium. Most of a person's magnesium is in the cells.

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      Yes, Dr. Green has his office on Long Island. He address can be found going to his website www.rapamycintherapy.com I also follow Bill Faloon and watch his lectures on YouTube. I tried finding a facility in Florida that does the rapamycin/metformin treatment but did not find any. I called many of the facilities and a lot of them had what they called "antiaging treatment" but it was injections of various vitamins and substances that are not new breakthrough treatments.

      I saw Dr. Green this past June and am on the Sirolimus and Metformin and e-mail lab work to him to review. He responds to my e-mails immediately which I like. He is happy with my lab work results and insulin sensitivity. On a previous post I talked about Dr. Green, the lab work he requires, etc.

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      Snowbird 

      BEWARE! Speaking of Antiaging Facilities, many of these facilities offer “Antiaging Growth Hormone Injections”. Growth hormone builds muscle and makes you lean. Convalescent homes sometimes give it to their patients to strengthen their muscles where they can walk again. The elderly feel like they are young again! Many Body Builders ingest Growth Hormone to build up their muscles. Here’s the problem: As an adult, it speeds up 
      your aging!

      We needed a lot of Growth Hormone when we were born and growing into an adult. But due to a flaw in nature, when we are an adult, the Growth Hormone decreases a little, but does not stop. It is one of the major theories as to why we age (see Dr. Green’s website for the full details), and the reason why I take rapamycin.

      Growth Hormone also correlates with the IGF-1 gene (insulin like growth factor-1) which has been found to be one of the genes responsible for aging. Sorry I don’t have footnotes but you can Google the words: IGF-1 aging.

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      Snowbird 

      Here's a footnote or rather website, you can go to learn about Growth Hormone, IGF-1 and aging. FightAging is a favorite website of mine and I get it their newsletter as an e-mail on my computer! It has lots of new antaging breakthrough information!:

      https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2008/10/some-papers-on-igf1-and-insulin-in-aging/

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      Snowbird I'll continue asking the doctors too.  I know my insurance wouldn't pay for the LDL particle size.  I'm pretty sure we're off the mitochondria topic but I know a lot affects it indirectly.  Haha!

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      I think the new Whole30 is a growing on-line diet with lots of followers now. Here’s a “Whole30 Survival Newsletter” website address that helps with people switching to a no-sugar way of eating. It is packed full of helpful information:

    http://lifehealthhq.com

      Also here is a quote from Melissa Hartwig, the person that created the Whole 30 day diet:

    “It is not hard. Don’t you dare tell us this is hard. Quitting heroin is hard. Beating cancer is hard. Drinking your coffee black. Is. Not. Hard.” 

    —  Melissa Hartwig, The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom

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      Snowbird I'm afraid black coffee would make me barf.  I'd have to stick with teas and maybe dairy-free cocoa drinks (but they'd have to be with some sweetener).  :)

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  • Sorry. Not had time to keep a daily eye on this thread . In answer to an earlier question. I usually take 600mg of Co- Enzyme Q10 soft gel ubiquinone daily. I find this gives me a direct payback of 2 to 4 hours increased energy. I have noticeable energy increase to complete any tasks I undertake. 20 mg of pqq in addition seemed to make me feel generally better (hard to quantify). NT factor taken for 2 months made me fee noticeably better when walking any distance. Hills seemed a lot smaller !!. When I took MitoQ I just didn't feel any tangible benefits. That's the best way I can summarise. I believe ubiquinone has to be soft gel , powder is not as good, That's what I've experienced.

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    • Seaside .... Dr. Green uses ace2 inhibitors in his coctail. I had red recently that ace2 inhibitors, separate from their blood pressure reduction, reduce oxidative stress on mitrochondria as a cause for the mice and worm life extension of 30 pluus percent. interesting is ARB (ace receptor blockers) do not havve yhe same 'all cause mortaluty' reduction as does ace2 inhibitors.

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  • Seaside  and all. 

    I've been taking 100mg of CoQ10 for years, basically as insurance. Instead of taking a larger dose which seems to artificially boost my energy I take 600mg ALA/ALC (alpha-lipoic acid and acetyl l carnetine.) The reason your CoQ10 production is down is because your mitochondria crap out as you age (one of Aubrey's 7 famous mechanisms for aging). Dr Bruce Ames (researcher at Berkeley, came up with the famed Ames test) found out in mouse models that supplementing with these two in combination literally made the old mice young on all of his measures, including cognitive. He talks about it here and discusses the biological mechanisms for this. 

    On a personal basis I haven't measured it (started this long before I started my biomarker regime) but I notice when I go off of it (run out or other reason) - my energy degrades and I feel old and busted. 

    LE has various options for bioavailable ALA and ALC, and suggests taking it all before breakfast on an empty stomach. 

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  • After my first 1 mg dose of rapamycin I also had an elemination of left knee pain with normal walking. It took about 3 days, but loss of pain is not a placebo effect..... Tomorrow is my next 10 day dosing schedule dose at 2mg... 

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  • I have had knee pain and foot pain for years and have been on 6 mg. rapamycin for over a year and have seen no other reports of knee pain abatement w/ rapamycin, especially such a small dose so the loss of knee pain might have been coincidence.

     

    Great posts snowbird! I've been following most of Dr. Green's protocol for the last 14 months but didn't tolerate the hypernil ACE inhibitor w/ my AFib, but am trying more than 2 g of Metformin since Ray Kurzweil has reported being on 3 g/d (he is our age but is diabetic, or was). I haven't noticed the big benefit Dr. Green noticed but I wasn't overweight and was on a pretty good diet. I am on a pretty similar plan to yours, following Bill F. and Dr. Green, and seeing some slow improvements. I'll try to get my doc to check those markers you listed.

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  • Joint and soft tissue injury can be treated with ozone.  There are probably several hundred practioners of a form of it called "Prolozone".  The technique was developed by an MD, but seems to be mostly available from  naturopaths.  I attended a presentation about it where a woman had two bad knees, one treated by mechanical knee replacement and the other by Prolozone.  She reported that the mechanical treatment was still a problem, while the ozone one was just normal.

    My take is that knee replacement candidates should try Prolozone first.  It will probably work in the majority of cases, and if it doesn't, mechanical replacement can still be done.

    Prolozone is a derivative of prolotherapy, but with ozone instead of saline.  The process is mechanically similar to cortisone injection, and can be repeated multiple times as required.  I'm not a seller, just a happy buyer of the treatment.

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  • I have heard  that coq10  should be pulsed as long term steady  use would shut down endogenous production .and that that pqq and shilijit both help with absorption..and that it should always be taken with fat (same as d ,k2 and most hormones ..

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