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The ApoE Gene

ApoE

I have been fascinated recently with the intersecting stories of genetics, lifestyle choices, and dementia, and thought I’d share with you some of the information specific  to genetics!   Disclaimer: If you don’t believe in the process of evolution and …


Three Times Thirty: Aging with Grace and Protein

Do You Have Insulin Resistance? I have written before about sarcopenia which I see as an increasing problem among folks as we age, seriously impacting quality of life when it becomes advanced. We naturally lose muscle bulk (and effectiveness) as we age …


Do You Have Insulin Resistance?

Recently, I have been concerned with the way we physicians make a diagnosis of insulin resistance (IR). Why? Because often we’re late. We wait to make the diagnosis until it’s “definite”, but by then it’s usually advanced and more difficult to reverse. …


Insulin Resistance and the ApoE4 Gene

Just by looking, you wouldn’t guess that Julie was pre-diabetic. Tall and slim, consistently athletic, she looked like the picture of health for a woman in her 40’s. She, however, knew that wasn’t the case. She ran into people in the store who seemed t …


DIY Memory Health: Part 3 of 3

Recently in the news one of the online brain exercise programs announced some great results using brain training games to prevent Alzheimer’s. The current study was a re-analysis of former data collected from observing almost 3000 healthy older adults …


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