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by 3277 · March 13, 2013 at 12:47 AM

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 19504 · September 09, 2011 at 10:37 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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by 77348 · April 13, 2011 at 5:50 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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Futureboy 0 · April 13, 2011 at 5:50 AM

It's a good start. A step in the right direction. But it's a slow turn out into the fast lane. Ha, and "obviously, meat should not be eaten in its raw state." Oh and don't forget to eat your whole grains! People that have based a large part... (more)