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by 3280 · about 17 hours ago

I know, for example, that blood levels of magnesium are not a very good indicator of magnesium levels in cells. Are blood tests for sodium / potassium equally as unhelpful unless you are in dire straights? I'm trying to hack muscle cramping... (more)

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Chris_65 0 · March 12, 2013 at 4:46 AM

Serum electrolytes are fleeting measurements that exist within a very small tolerance range. High potassium may be just a fluke. Get tested again to be sure. Serum measurements do not measure intracellularly rather they provide an overall snapshot... (more)

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by 78422 · October 28, 2014 at 3:12 AM

Anyone have a comment on this article on Fitday about Paleo? How accurate is it? Opinions? http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/fitness/the-paleo-diet-is-it-right-for-you.html I'm still formulating my personal Paleo plan and haven't gone the... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · April 12, 2011 at 10:39 PM

The article claims paleo excludes all dairy, which definitely isn't the case for many who post here. I've found its much more useful to keep a food diary without reference to calories. Most of the things I eat now are incalculable without... (more)

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by 20353 · October 25, 2014 at 3:18 AM

What things can a person do prior to the test in an attempt to get more accurate bloodwork?

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Honey_badger 0 · September 09, 2011 at 10:37 AM

Follow the directions for fasting; eating too soon will throw glucose and tricyclerides off. Try not to stress beforehand as cortisol will cause a higher fasting glucose. Drink at least a cup on water beforehand and hydrate well the day before, so... (more)

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