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by 448 · less than a minute ago

I eat a lot of beef heart. Sometimes the beef heart has a funky taste and smell to it. I have also noticed black spot in the heart, which I assume is dried blood. My hypothesis is that beef heart needs to be processed correctly in order for it... (more)

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Wofford 0 · August 08, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Blood remaining in the meat will turn it and make it taste odd. Sometimes during the slaughtering of the animal blood will speckle the heart meat, it could be due to the trauma or if the carcass was not bleed quickly. That is what the "black... (more)

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by 5775 · 1 minute ago

Has anyone heard of these or even used them? I'm wondering if it would be worth it to do a little experimenting and thought it would be an interesting tool to experiment with.

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Bernard_Farrell 0 · June 29, 2012 at 12:47 PM

I've been wearing a Dexcom CGM since March 2007, the product has evolved several times in those 5 years. A CGM is very different to a standard blood glucose meter because you get the context of where your blood glucose has been and where it may... (more)

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by 6229 · 1 minute ago

I'm getting some test kits for bloodwork such as methylation, omega 3:6 etc. and looking for home phlebotomy in Massachusetts Any recommendations or experience with this would be greatly appreciated!

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by -8 · 2 minutes ago

Do you HAVE to drink BLOOD everyday? Have you found medical BENEFITS from drinking BLOOD? Are your friends and family WORRIED about your BLOOD DRINKING? Can you not stop the URGE to dink BLOOD? Is the rest of the world wrong about BLOOD... (more)

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Higgs 0 · June 18, 2012 at 9:03 PM

This isn't VampireHacks.

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by 55 · 2 minutes ago

Hi Folks, My lipid panel just came in. The results do not look peachy. Here are the stats: Total cholesterol 309 Triglyceride 21 HDL cholesterol 104 LDL (Calculated) 201 Cholesterol to HDL Ratio 3.0 Look at that LDL. It's sky-high,... (more)

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jumbie 0 · June 12, 2012 at 1:48 AM

Your body seems like it is very good at using the fat as energy. Hence the low triglyceride numbers. My numbers are in the 40's. I'm not a doctor but I can tell you that your LDL calculation is WAY off. The traditional formula(Friedewald) labs use... (more)

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by 11581 · 2 minutes ago

This is an interesting story Bloodletting might cut some health risks of obesity I know a lot of people here probably donate blood. Have you experienced the benefits mentioned here for obese people? a significant drop in blood pressure lower... (more)

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Korion 0 · June 09, 2012 at 8:17 PM

I did, but as I was anemic they refused my blood. My doctor kept telling me anemia = iron deficiency (despite me telling him my diet was high in iron). He's still saying it even though I don't have anemia anymore since eating a diet of orange... (more)

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by 510 · 4 minutes ago

I recently had some blood work and was found to have mildly decreased RBCs (just below the lower end of normal). Prior to this set of lab results, I'd always been in the normal range (for blood work!). I had some followup iron labs drawn and got... (more)

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Rogue_Dietitan 0 · May 25, 2012 at 5:32 PM

What's the MCV? Low MCH and MCV indicate iron-deficiency anemia. High MCH and MCV indicate folate and/or B12 deficiency. I agree that it doesn't sound like you are iron deficient. If you eat a lot of (red) meat, your B12 should be fine. Consider... (more)

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by 2043 · 4 minutes ago

I have never been able to change a keto stick so I decided to get a blood ketone meter and see how that would work. Does anyone know what reading would indicate ketosis? The product insert is geared more towards "Danger diabetic! Get yourself to... (more)

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Rob_from_ketocure_com 0 · May 19, 2012 at 2:05 PM

If anyone has any non diabetic experience with one of these devices I'd appreciate any thoughts you might have. I've used them for years and recommend them. Here's an article I wrote about one particular ketone meter, the Precision... (more)

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by 404 · 5 minutes ago

got my blood test resutls: total cholesterol: 244 (high: higher than 240), "neutral fat" (TG): 28 (low: lower than 30) background: male (caucasian), around 30 y.o. / around 175 cm. height / around 60 kg weight / around 11-12% body fat / eating... (more)

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J__Stanton___gnolls_org 0 · May 04, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Minimum mortality for TC is between 200 and 240, so you're doing just fine. (See the J-Lit study data.) And low TC is even slightly worse than high... (more)

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by 0 · 6 minutes ago

-NMR Lipoprofile- LDL-P: 1118 (<1000) LCL-C: 167 (<100) HDL-C: 102 (>=40) Trigs: 46 (<150) Total Cho: 278 (<200 High) HDL-P: 48.2 nmol/L (>=30.5) Small LDL-P: 115 nmol/L (<=527) LDL Size: 21.5 nm (>20.5) Vit D: 69 ng/mL... (more)

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by 3521 · 6 minutes ago

If I eat a high carb, low fat meal my blood sugar spikes above 140, sometimes up to 160, but after the 2 hour mark my blood sugar goes down to fasting levels (80's), then by hour 3 I get painfully hungry. However, when I eat a lot of fat with... (more)

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miked_2 0 · April 24, 2012 at 2:13 AM

From a chemical kinetics standpoint, I'm going to say that the spike is worse, or in the best case you come out even. Here's why, the big problem with sugar in the blood is that it binds to proteins and makes AGEs (Advanced Glycation Endproducts... (more)

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by 396 · 7 minutes ago

I just scheduled an appointment to donate blood next week. I'm instructed to eat beforehand, but to "avoid fatty foods for 24 hours before donating." According to the Red Cross: Eat a healthy meal before your donation. Avoid fatty foods,... (more)

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Eric_13 0 · April 20, 2012 at 10:38 PM

"Avoid fatty foods for twenty-four hours before you donate. Increased fat in your blood stream might make it impossible to get accurate readings on some of the mandatory screening tests conducted on samples of your blood after you donate. If they... (more)

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by 1200 · 7 minutes ago

In my pre-paleo days when I was 23 pounds heavier, my fasting glucose was always around 78-88 whenever I had my blood work done at the doctors. Recently, I bought a glucose monitor to make sure I was still doing alright. To my surprise, my... (more)

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miked_2 0 · April 16, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Nothing to worry about, you're fine. Here's an article on that by Robb Wolf (http://robbwolf.com/2010/09/06/gestational-diabetes-what-constitutes-low-blood-sugar/). The topic he's mainly discussing is the OGTT for pregnant women; however, much... (more)

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by 55 · 9 minutes ago

Hello! I began a paleo diet 2 weeks ago and am seeing steady but slow results. Walking through Walgreens today I stumbled upon a blood glucose monitoring system that also measures ketones in the blood! After doing some online searches, it... (more)

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Rob_from_ketocure_com 0 · March 19, 2012 at 6:42 AM

I'm glad to see somebody here bought a home blood ketone meter! I used to recommend them here and on other forums, but I stopped because nobody ever listened. My ketone meters are Precision Xtras (I own three). Until recently the Precision... (more)

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by 289 · 10 minutes ago

I just had a physical today and the Dr. said my blood pressure was 170/? I cant remember the smaller number. I am recently down 45+ pounds, even the nurse after she weighed me said "dp you realize you lost over 40 lbs." I replied really?!? Of... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · March 17, 2012 at 3:33 AM

Mine is always high in the doctor's office but fine when I test at the pharmacy or grocery store. White coat syndrome is very common. If I sit quietly and sort of meditate it always goes down.

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by 103 · 11 minutes ago

I have a Dr. Appt in a couple weeks. What are tests should I have done?

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by 103 · 11 minutes ago

I have a Dr. Physical next week. What blood test should I have done?

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by 3521 · 11 minutes ago

Do you spread them out and eat them in small quantities or do you take in a lot in one sitting ? Do you feel any different when adding fat or not? Do you measure your blood sugar after? Have you noticed any improvement in your blood sugar from... (more)

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ben61820 0 · February 26, 2012 at 2:29 AM

I eat about 275-300 grams of carbs daily. I get all the carbs from sweet potatos, white potatos, and butternut squash pretty much. Plus vegetables of course but that's minimal compared to the carb content of the starch. Oh I get sugar from my... (more)

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by 35 · 11 minutes ago

Ok, I just got my yearly blood test results back and of course my doctor wants to talk to me asap because my overall cholesterol is high. I'm happy to see that my triglycerides are low and hdl is high, but should I be worried? I am a 39 yr. old... (more)

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none 0 · February 22, 2012 at 11:39 PM

I am not a cholesterol expert by a long shot, but Chris Masterjohn just did a podcast with Chris Kresser about cholesterol levels and he mentioned that if you see elevated cholesterol and low sex hormones, you may want to look into thyroid... (more)

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by 5 · 12 minutes ago

I just read a few websites that a big proponent against paleo diet is because the increase in saturated fats from meat caused more fats in the blood and decreased blood flow in your veins. It also caused arteries to harden. Any thoughts this is a... (more)

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Mscott 0 · February 13, 2012 at 3:35 AM

The author near the end of the article stated that the paleolithic diet "increased bodily inflammation" and "reduced endothelial vasoreactivity". The actual study he was citing was on the Atkins diet, not the paleolithic diet (to the authors... (more)

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by 1353 · 12 minutes ago

Markers of health that is.

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j3wcy 0 · February 10, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Search function ftw. There are a ton of posts on this. Just a quick... (more)

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by 161 · 13 minutes ago

Have been on paleo for 17 days now, and feeling pretty good. Energy levels are consistant throughout the day, and the weight is coming off at a steady pace. Before beginning paleo i had a blood pressure reading of 150-96. Scary to say the least.... (more)

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Jason_Struck_1 0 · February 08, 2012 at 1:18 PM

my low BP (115/70) went down too (105/65). 33 year old male, 5'10" 165lbs.

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by 250 · 13 minutes ago

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11160538 Doesn't this study seem to indicate that a higher, if not absolutely high, carb diet actually causes your blood lipids to be better? (more)

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · February 04, 2012 at 5:54 AM

I got this info from fellow Paleo Hacks member mem who posted info from Paul Jaminet about carbs you might find interesting: http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?p=5528

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by 78422 · 14 minutes ago

what can i do when i get back witch i am back but how? how can i relax?

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by 1485 · 14 minutes ago

I just got the results of the blood test back. There are three numbers that seem to be in conflict with each other and with my expectations: Glucose 60mg/dl expected range 60-125 Fructosamine 1.89mmol/l expected range ... (more)

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miked_2 0 · April 01, 2012 at 4:05 AM

I don't know much about the fructosamine measure; but, the A1C is totally explainable: Chris Kresser talked about this a long time ago, but A1C is invalid when you're really healthy. The way I interpret his explanation (and you should go see... (more)

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