5th Installment

This is the start of 5 months on the ReCode Clinical trial, over halfway through.  I think the greatest challenge for me is not so much the keto diet, but just finding time to include all elements of this extensive and demanding protocol. It’s literally a full-time job to take all the supplements throughout the day (see photo below of all my supplements), get my exercise, brain training, and mindfulness breathing in, get a sufficient amount of sleep, and document everything in my binder.

I’m currently struggling with maintaining my ketone readings to desired levels (above 1.0) even though I’m consistently eating a high-fat low-carb diet. To ease my stress, I keep focusing on the fact that my cognitive scores have improved tremendously regardless of my current ketone levels. All I can do at this point is to do my best and try not to stress about it.

Last week I had the honor of sharing my journey thus far in a Zoom meeting with a ReCode support group in Phoenix, Arizona. Doctor Dale Bredesen’s ReCode Protocol is quickly gaining worldwide attention as a viable preventative option to typical meds for Alzheimer’s disease.

One of my subscribers recently asked me the following question on my BoneSmart Pilates Private Forum which I wanted to share with you.

Caroline: “I have been closely following your posts on the ketogenic plan you’ve been following. I have a question about the aerobic component: how do you fill the 30-minute requirement? Do you walk, hike, and run for 30 minutes each day? Or do you do different activities on different days of the week? Would you elaborate a bit about that?”

 

My response: “2-3x a week I do HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) in the form of running (3o sec of hard sprinting follo0wed by 60 sec recovery period with walking for a total of 5-9 intervals. I recently added my daughter (seen in this photo behind me) to this program.  On Fridays, at noon I teach an online  HIIT class. You can access that class on my website under online group classes. The variations I teach in HIIT include both low impact and high impact movements so you can choose the level and variation that suits you. The other days I do fast walking and shoot for greater than 10,000 steps. I walk fast enough to elevate my heart rate into my cardio zone.  I depend on my Fitbit to keep me accountable and to provide the objective data that confirms I’m meeting or not meeting my goals.  Having a Fitbit also helps me track my sleep quantity and quality which is an important component of this study. When we’re sleeping is when so much of brain healing occurs.”

 

I apologize for this short post.  I’ve had to focus on pressing family issues.  More to come next month.