You look like your doing a great Job with the anti aging man.
Thanks for the compliment on my Dad, he will be 84 on April 27th and he wrote new songs that he is going to sing at the same place on his birthday, he took my sons poems(his grandson) and put music to them...my son is a multiple scholastic gold key award winner and is a poet laureate speaker on Long Island..
Ok more info I like from the above posts, I like fish oil, I take and recommend krill oil, I love healthy fats, particularly coconut oil.... I recommend coffee (I have butter coffee without shilling for it, I won't mention it's name.. also in my coffee I put coconut oil....OK it's initials are BP coffee..lol) I AM NOT A DOCTOR... but I am a intelligent human being who knows that doctors are not always right.. labeling your Dad as having a shrinking brain is BS , and congratulating him on doing well now that he's been diagnosed
With age related cognitive decline is, in my opinion giving him the wrong impression, yes he's doing great, and he should look forward to today, tomorrow and and the years to come, my father still works here on Long Island and also plays ping pong and lifts weights, he is lean and strong and funny and a great great grandfather more than 20 times over, and I never treat him like a frail old person, I speak to him as a contemporary, a friend and a man who looks forward to life.. not backwards, he does not rest on his laurels... they are to numerous to mention(honor guard at JFK funeral, worked in pentagon,Korean war vet, Olympic runner, great hoops player-can still hit 100 free throws in a row..college record holder in 3 mile run and American champ cross country..
Of course this was in the 50's --60's, he also built planes for Grumman..) you get my point..Only you can define yourself.. We talk about today and the future, investments and sports, tasks and goals and what's to come... I think you get the picture..
OK ONCE AGAIN I AM NOT A DOCTOR so the following info is based on my personal experience..
Six months ago I suffered a terrible concussion- brain injury, woke up with blurred vision and severe memory loss, blood behind my eyes, headaches..I also suffered a broken back and whiplash and fractured vertebrae in my neck..
Doctors gave me two options, medication or surgery, these were the best Doctors who referred me to specialists and on and on, labeling me as cognitivley impaired, said I had spinal stenosis and degenerative disk disease, could never lift anything heavy and I had to give up weight training....Well, here's what I did, I scoured literally thousands of research papers and decide to work on healing my brain first.... anti inflammatory fats, nootropics and yes , modafinal, prescribed by a Doctor who could not refute all the research I presented him with...
The nueroprotective benefits of my nootropic stack and long story short... Went back to a neurologist who gave me a post concussion memory test.. He said don't be surprised by a cognitive age of 70+ years on this test because the severity of my concussion, well I scored indicated that my brain was operating on a level that ranged in the 27 and under category of healthy males, to say they were taken aback would be an understatement, Ok I healed and improved my brain(and my IQ) ...
On to my body... Surgery or pain mess.. One leads to addiction and death and the other leads to long rehabs and cutting me open to put in, ahem, their words "spinal cement" So I researched and talked to more progressive Doctors on the West coast(skyped) and came up with a plan to heal myself through weight training and diet, although my Doctor had labeled me with a broken back....
I can move and walk and if I feel pain it just means I am alive and still breathing, I wasn't stupid about this I did not go heavy or huge in the gym, the WO and supplement plan were specifically tailored to give me a chance to heal, increase the synovial fluid in my spine, in between my vertebrae, as opposed to using spinal cement(what a term) again long story short....
On my subsequent X-rays, cat scans, and MRI's I not only healed my back on my own using weights(OMG) but I had no loss of height as the Dr.s promised I would and, to their amazement, I reversed my degenerative disc disease...To say that they were baffled would be an understatement... and they gave me a complete physical and said that I had a biological age of 35, that includes cholesterol, blood pressure and bone density tests..
If I have a sore throat I go to the Docs and get some penicillin, I am not an idiot, but, between big pharma and Dr.s whose business depends on surgery or pain management, your a customer..and they must sell their products.. Remember Doctors work for you, your paying them, so control the situations and and conversations...
Alright, I must comment on Modafinil/Provigil raising your blood pressure,it does not... Other stimulants do such as Ritalin or adderall, which they give out like candy, and they are both addictive, I am not shilling for Modafinil, why would I, I have nothing to gain, I have not only saved my own life but improved it 100 fold.. even when I was told that I was technically disabled..lol.. Yesterday I did deadlifts with 395lbs and made well over $7000 for the week working from my home, I am not bragging, I am just saying, don't let anyone label you or your Dad or your kids.. if I would have listened to the experts in NY I would still be recovering from surgery, limited to walking as a physical activity and of course, rest, meds, and fatter..
Now I am at 14-16 percent body fat and don' start my cut until April or May.... I also rode my bike for 50 miles...Enough for now
I Define who I am and will live fully with my decisions... Yours in MIND, BODY and SPIRIT,
Sincerely, John R.