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by 3277 · November 29, 2013 at 12:20 PM

If your blood potassium level is in the 4.0-4.3 range, it is possible to be experiencing symptoms of low potassium (even though it is well within the reference range of 3.6-5.1? I know that many people experience B12 deficiency symptoms in... (more)

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Methodician 0 · November 26, 2013 at 07:11 PM

Don't pay too much attention to potassium blood test. You already know the reason obviously. It's hard to get too much potassium. I drink a lot of coconut water (I usually buy it in by the carton). Low sodium can feel much the same. It's... (more)

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by 0 · October 20, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Question on my blood test results, HGB 14.9 g/dL HCT 43.3 % PLTC 365 BUN/CREAT RATIO 23 BILIRUBIN TOTAL 1.2 What can I do to improve these numbers, what do these mean, What harm is there to too much red... (more)

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by 3277 · October 11, 2013 at 02:54 AM

I have the impression that your body wants to control potassium levels in the blood in a very narrow range, and will rob potassium from the cells in order to prevent blood levels from falling too low. I also have the impression that there's... (more)

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glib 0 · October 11, 2013 at 02:54 AM

Darn Mac Pro... I researched the issue in the 1990s, and back then a 4/1 K/Na ratio as considered optimal. And I wonder how people who eat only meat can ever get close to it.

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by 5 · May 04, 2013 at 09:00 PM

I've been paleo/primal-ish for about two years. That said, I admit to a decent amount (5% of overall intake?) of gluten-containing "cheats" because I didn't think I reacted to it. At least I didn't notice an obvious change after total elimination... (more)

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rht 0 · May 04, 2013 at 03:51 PM

Some fertility clinics are testing their clients, FWIW. If you are celiac, you would want to heal up before pregnancy to be certain you are absorbing the nutrients needed. Consider posting over at celiac.com Here's an article on reasons to... (more)

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by 20 · April 01, 2013 at 04:00 PM

1 day and 2 days before my blood test I ate turkey liver (about 300g all together). In day 3 I had blood test and it showed that my B12 is very high. S-B12 813.8 pmol/L (141-489) H The problem is that I have symptoms of low B12. Is it possible... (more)

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CDone 0 · April 01, 2013 at 04:00 PM

If I were you I would accept that I do not have low B12 with the current diet/ supplements you are using. Give it a few weeks and see if your symptoms go away. If they do, you were right and you figured out how to fix it yourself <--... (more)

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by 126 · August 31, 2012 at 07:22 PM

This is my first post even though I search this site all of the time. I've been doing Paleo religiously for the last 3 months due to a fairly poor blood test back in May (it's what triggered my search for a new diet). The amount of real sugar I... (more)

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Jason_31 0 · August 03, 2012 at 03:28 PM

Another thing that I'll add to the mix is blood pressure. 3 months ago I was sitting at 135/90. After starting Paleo I dropped to 115/75 (I check it every couple of days). In the last 3 weeks or so I've jumped back up to 130/85. I've also... (more)

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by 40 · June 01, 2012 at 06:27 AM

Happened upon Biophysical Corp.'s site, & was impressed by the sheer number of biomarkers their 6 colossal test panels cover. As I have already done a number of panels through truehealthlabs.com (a great site), I won't be springing for the... (more)

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by 85 · May 24, 2012 at 06:42 PM

My diet : I am paleo-peatatarian, eat a lot of semi-skimmed milk, strained orange juice, salt, coconut oil, liver, oysters, coffee, and some gelatin. Also some chocolate from time to time. I supplement fat-solubles, eggshell calcium, niacinamide,... (more)

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Rogue_Dietitan 0 · May 24, 2012 at 06:42 PM

ALT of 138 isn't high. It's elevated, but I've seen this well over 500. It's definitely cause for concern and you need to figure out why it's high. It's good that your other liver enzymes are ok (presumably, since you didn't report them).... (more)

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by 203 · March 27, 2012 at 03:28 AM

Hi! Because of constipation, which is now better, my G.I specialist got me to take a blood test to see if I have celiac or not. The results were that I'm a carrier for Celiac disease but it came back negative. My aunt didnt develop properly... (more)

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Greta_Quintin 0 · March 27, 2012 at 03:28 AM

Also, if you are a carrier for celiac, the gene can turn on at any time. You should be retested every 3-5 years.

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by 203 · March 15, 2012 at 02:36 PM

Apologies in advance this is not an American reading Gender: Female Age: 16 Serum Vitamin B12 and Folate studies B12 (180-740) pmol/L - 797 R.CF ( > 630 ) nmol/L - 863 ( if it helps I had a mild infection when I got this blood tests I also... (more)

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Stephen_5 0 · March 15, 2012 at 02:36 PM

The test is good at telling when somebody is B12 insufficient. An upper limit is set on the test only because a high value can, in the context of other tests, hint at liver function problems. If your liver enzymes (ALT, AST, etc.) were normal,... (more)

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by 20 · March 09, 2012 at 02:01 PM

Apologies in Advanced this is not the American measurement Serum (3.4-5.4) mmol/L S.A.D diet - 15 Nov 2010 - 5.1 (fasting) S.A.D diet - 2 August 2011 - 6.3 (random) S.A.D diet - 20 August 2011 - 6.0 (fasting) ( had pneumonia and chlamydia... (more)

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Nurse_Kelley 0 · March 09, 2012 at 02:01 PM

All stress hormones are known as "contra-insulin" hormones, so the doc was not far off in his recommendation. Making sure he's on adequate doses of vitamin D and getting plenty of sleep, are also key. Exercise is a great way to naturally lower... (more)

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by 28 · March 10, 2012 at 08:37 PM

Hi all! I have been paleo for 26 days (yay!) and am due for a doctors appointment soon. I've always had normal blood work, though I'm curious to see how paleo has impacted my results. My slightly disjointed question is: Is it too soon to note a... (more)

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Anonymous_Chump 0 · March 10, 2012 at 08:37 PM

I got a blood test literally 14 days after starting to eat this way (after switching from eating as a vegan for 4 years). Everything tested ---- LDL, HDL and Triglycerides ---- had changed in a huge way. My readings had been pretty consistent in... (more)

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by 5 · December 02, 2011 at 06:02 AM

I got my lipid panel results back and my 3 year experiment is complete but I need your help. first off I want to say thank you for reading this. for the past 3 years I have been doing a lot of reading and following people who I think are great... (more)

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Bill_4 0 · December 02, 2011 at 06:02 AM

Well your T is low for a 38 year old.

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by 5848 · August 17, 2011 at 07:01 PM

I know this has been asked so many times but how do my numbers look? Chol 194 Trigs 35 HDL 62 LDL 124 Chol/HDL ratio 3.1 Do these all seem ok? LDL flagged as high at the lab, but my ratio is good. Only other thing that flagged was my... (more)

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Primordial 0 · August 17, 2011 at 07:01 PM

If you don't mind I throw mine in, too. After more than a decade of eating only crap, then vegetarian (still with only crap), short time raw veganism, then 2 months gluten-free whole foods: Chol 150 glucose: 90 Trigs 73 HDL 68 LDL... (more)

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by 645 · July 06, 2013 at 02:42 PM

Is there anything I can do in the short term (2 weeks or 48 hours) prior to a blood draw to get my total cholesterol down? My latest results came back at 274 TC, which I'm sure will be high for an life insurer.

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The_Quilt 0 · July 28, 2011 at 11:08 PM

The higher your cholesterol is the less you need life insurance. Framingham showed that.

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by 8883 · October 08, 2011 at 09:38 PM

What does these things all mean? I also had a mold allergy and a grass pollen allergy (that mold one is new). The blood test is several weeks old now, after the blood test I started doing paleo but still get brain fog and feel very weak. As I have... (more)

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dzone 0 · June 26, 2011 at 04:11 PM

Given that you've been at it a week, I suspect your body is going through some heavy changes. You may want to check out the threads on low-carb flu: Keep track of what you're eating (like you already are) and do your best to increase/decrease... (more)

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by 103 · November 07, 2011 at 12:10 AM

Does anyone has tested B12 in her or his blood? Is it in the limits?

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tempomat 0 · November 07, 2011 at 12:10 AM

The serum B12 lab ranges in most countries are very low similarly to Vitamin D. Most labs have somewhere around 200-1100pg/ml as a normal range. However, it is considered that the low range of that signifies sub-clinical B12 deficiency. That is... (more)

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by 482 · April 05, 2011 at 10:35 PM

I'm curious of the types of testing a person should get and where someone should "place" on the various tests in order to be considered healthy. For example Robb Wolf recommends below a 4 on the A1C test. I'm thinking about saving up to get a... (more)

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WyldKard 0 · April 05, 2011 at 09:03 PM

Check this thread: http://paleohacks.com/questions/146/base-line-blood-tests#axzz1IgFX4OOk

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by 109 · March 25, 2013 at 08:21 PM

I posted some blood work numbers under another question, but at the time only had calculated LDL numbers. Turns out my Dr. did do a full VAP test, but only gave me basic totals over the phone. Since I'm generally new to Paleo (about 8 months) and... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 02, 2011 at 08:16 PM

High HDL, low TGs. (which is good) APOB is high but will lower over time with this diet, as will LP(a) VLDL is within range as well. Don't they put a mark on the scale of pattern A or B so you can see how close you are to one or the other? And... (more)

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by 545 · April 04, 2011 at 04:52 PM

I have been wanting to do a bunch of medical testing, just to see where I stand on a lot of these things. I was thinking of getting the "10 most important tests for men" from Directlabs.com I figured this would be more simple than convincing my... (more)

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Katherine 0 · April 01, 2011 at 01:55 PM

Directlabs uses LabCorp which is one of the two main lab companies in the US so the result would be the same as if you saw your local health care practitioner who uses LabCorp for labs. At least for 25(OH0)D, LabCorp is a significantly better... (more)

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by 555 · April 17, 2010 at 09:01 AM

Has anyone done before and after blood work in regards to their testosterone levels and eating Paleo? If you saw a boost what do you think triggered it exactly (no gluten, more fat, vitamin D3 supplement) ? This article I found states that this... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · April 17, 2010 at 09:01 AM

From what I've read about testosterone (there's a passable series here) a high fat but moderate carbohydrate diet would be optimal for maximising testosterone levels. Calorie restriction would also reduce testosterone levels, so it's possible that... (more)