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Huck - My Journey (BP and Aortic Stenosis)

Discussion in 'My Optimal Journal' started by Huck, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. Huck

    Huck Silver

    Big breakthrough. I got up at 5 am and decided to check BP: 116/75. Checked again at 6:30: 111/77.

    I can't remember ever having my early morning BP under 120/80. Time to cut the med again.
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  2. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

  3. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    Great news.
    Why did it happen?

  4. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    Just to be upside down.

    Just to be upside down.
    or rather:
    this whole thing about health is counter-intuitive.

  5. Huck

    Huck Silver

  6. Huck

    Huck Silver

    I don't know because I am still eating potatoes. I think the K2 (MK7) has something to do with it. It also might have something to do with my wifi. I have stopped eating green peppers and fruit, and am using more olive oil. Those are probably the biggest changes in diet. I plan on doing some testing to see if I can figure out what specifically has caused such a major change.
  7. JanSz

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  8. JanSz

    JanSz Gold


    What do you think of this (does this make a sense and if so why):
    "Reduces the activation of the mTOR pathway and reduces IGF-1 through the limitation of animal protein. Both animal and human studies show that the lower the IGF-1, the longer and better (more healthily) a person lives."
    Is this about overall IGF-1 level
    about some part of IGF-1 that is made this in this particular way?
    IGF-1 is closely correlated to GH, Growth Hormone. It is like the active part of the GH.
    That is, GH supplementation is monitored by monitoring IGF-1,
    if supplementation with GH does not raise IGF-1 then instead of continuing with GH, one should switch to direct IGF-1 supplementation.

  9. JanSz

    JanSz Gold


    Approach: Pantothenic acid
    Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) 150mg (helps with alertness)

    For years, mostly since I started using Spectracell micronutrient analysis
    i found having B5 defficiency,
    that persisted regardless of me changing supplementation, amounts and products.

    optimal journal Debra https://forum.jackkruse.com/index.php?threads/optimal-journal-debra.19042/page-4#post-212746

    Provitamin B5 (d-panthenol)

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  11. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    Testosterone is just one hormone.
    Part of
    Steroid Hormone Panel

    With advent of DUTCH test (available anywhere where there is internet, post office and credit card)
    variety of interactions can easily be evaluated (and optimized),
    something that just couple years ago was a subject to convoluted and often erroneous speculations.



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    JanSz Gold





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  13. drezy

    drezy Gold

    Are you their salesman Jan?
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  14. drezy

    drezy Gold

    I get ill with the "dashboard" to track your progress. Hey, if your life fits into a dashboard it's time to get a richer life.

    BTW the cognitive training app in our house is called boardgames. The great thing about boardgames is that their contrast ratio actually improves when used in sunlight!

    The upside if you have a kid who's attention span you want to improve while boardgaming. Flagrantly cheat and bend the rules if they aren't paying attention. Instant attention span increase with near zero work.

    On the other end of life this reminds me of old guys in parks playing chess, checkers, or dominoes. That's cognitive training but does lack the dashboard...
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  15. Huck

    Huck Silver

    I go to youtube university. I just learned how to replace bushings on my lawn tractor. Replaced the bushings, replaced a worn wheel stem, and replaced the rim and tire. Also learned enough about brickwork to replace some damaged bricks. Last Spring I built a new greenhouse that my neighbors thought came from a kit. Now I'm replacing some damaged subfloor in the bathroom.

    I'm also learning how to replace wheel bearings on my travel trailer and am thinking about trying to paint my old Blazer (with an electric spray gun) that I use to tow my trailer.

    People keep asking me why I don't just pay someone to do these things, but they are things I wish I had learned how to do years ago. Learning how to do them now exercises my brain and my body.
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  16. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    You are turning so many rocks that just following you is big part of my mental exercise.

    I am really glad that you are here.
  17. Huck

    Huck Silver

    Thanks Jan. I wish I had your memory and attention to detail.
  18. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    Swab your nose with Kimchi juice.

    page 205

  19. drezy

    drezy Gold

    Is that an old Polish insult Jan?
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  20. Huck

    Huck Silver

    I was going over some of my snps and saw this:
    It took years for me to get there, but trial and error led me to eat limited saturated fat and lots of mono and polyunsaturated fats. I also drink almond milk instead of coconut milk, and blueberries are a big part of my diet.

    I think one area where scientific studies are failing us is they ignore the exceptions. For example, if the majority of people thrive on saturated fatty acids, studies may show that saturated fat is good for us, even if for 2 or 3% of the population it is not.

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