Steven R. Gundry, M.D., is a cum laude graduate of Yale University with special honors in Human Biological and Social Evolution.
It is our pleasure to have Dr. Gundry on our radio show; the doctor who is an advocate of healthy diet for your heart. He is an expert when it comes to fats and lipids; one of the most crucial gene related to heart disease is ApoE (Apolipoprotein-E). The epsilon 3/4 and 4/4 variants greatly increase the chance of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease by up to 20x times compared to those with the most common version. What is little known about neurodegenerative disorders such as AD is that it’s close relationship with cardiovascular conditions (heart disease). The rare inherited versions of the ApoE may cause trouble earlier in life as well; the ”normal” E3/4 and E4/4 copies can affect the young with it’s completely ”normal” metabolism, by causing high cholesterol levels and increasing bodily stress.
Why normal? It is said that unlike ApoE E3/3 (which is the most common variant), the E3/4 and E4/4 are ancestral alleles – meaning that the DNA of the affected individuals date back much farther in history, than the most common versions. People with the common version adopted better to consuming animal fats, than those with the problematic, ancestral variants; thus Sterling Hill Erdei’s golden rule ”One man’s food is another man’s poison” can be applied here. Mercury and cigarette smoking can HIGHLY affect individuals with the E3/4 and E4/4 variants.
YOUR STERLING’S APP RESULT = -/- (clear), +/- (ApoE E3/4), +/+ (ApoE E4/4 20x increased chance of AD)
What diet should be followed? High fat, low fat, good fat or bad fat? Will your symptoms improve? Will your cholesterol levels go down? These are questions that Dr. Gundry is going to answer upon our interview.
Whatever you do, don’t panic! Lifestyle modifications can greatly reduce the chance of developing certain health conditions and/or managing them.
Dr. Gundry is The expert when it comes to managing patients with the rare ApoE variants, by modifying their diet, tailored to their unique lipid metabolism.
Dr. Gundry’s full bio is available here (Word document): link
Dr. Gundry’s website: www.drgundry.com