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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

hi! I've been having issues with lchf, I can lose the initial stored carbs attached to water, but after that there seems to be a complete lack of weight loss/stall. ( on lchf for 2 years) Then with the addition of propranolol, a beta blocker, for... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · July 16, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Hi Alalia, it is possible for atypical things to happen anywhere in the population. It should absolutely be possible for a person to not lose weight while on a Low Carb High Fat diet(LCHF). Assuming a LCHF diet where you are controlling Calories... (more)

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by 129 · about 6 hours ago

Got blood taken today for a standard check up. Eat pretty strict paleo, LDL was high Doc said. I know high cholesterol isnt necessarily bad according to many people in the paleosphere. Can anyone tell me more about these results?Cholesterol 245... (more)

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CD 0 · June 12, 2014 at 6:10 PM

it means that your doctor is using the Friedwald Formula to estimate your LDL. Before you take any specific action, I would advise you to seek out a VAP test to directly measure your LDL.For more info on cholesterol, start here:... (more)

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by 30 · about 6 hours ago

I have had blood work done and got the following. I was really surprised at my LDL number. I had a finger prick cholesterol test at work and got Total cholesterol of 4.6. The following day I got bloods done at a medical centre to validate... (more)

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thyroiditis 0 · March 25, 2014 at 1:21 AM

You have lots of preconceptions about cholesterol and conventional medicine. First, your doc is not a dumbass. Throw away that finger-prick trinket. Focus on the serum results delivered by the lab. You try to save money by buying a piece... (more)

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by 129 · about 7 hours ago

Hey guys, quick background. Im 27 yrs old 5'11 160 male, strict paleo moderate alcohol/caffeine use, train Jiu Jitsu 5 days a week and lift 2 days. Was curious about my testosterone and cortisol as I train alot and had some indicators that I might... (more)

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ccorradino 0 · August 28, 2013 at 1:18 AM

If you occasionally wake up with a boner, your testosterone is fine. Otherwise, eat more steak and eggs. Ignore T salesmen. That's all I got.

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by 126 · about 7 hours ago

Any changes that I should consider? I went paleo shortly after the first blood work came back.

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paint94979 0 · August 14, 2013 at 4:27 PM

"Paleo" is a very broad term... Give us a break down of your diet

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by 20 · about 7 hours ago

Hi, I would really love a second opinion on my blood work. I a 5'6" 160 pounds (female) and I haven't been eating paleo (but am planning to). I am worried about my thyroid function, especially since I experience regular anxiety, fatigue, and... (more)

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Kevin_38 0 · August 02, 2013 at 5:25 AM

Your bloodwork does reveal signs of inflammation (high CRP), which is possibly responsible for your thyroid imbalances. You didn't list free T3 but the high reverse T3 likely means your free T3 is low. Low T3 is associated with many of the... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

Test Description Result Range Units Ferritin, Serum004598 57 15-150 ng/mL Sedimentation Rate-Westergren Date Collected: 7/23/2013 10:25:00 AM Test Description Result Range Units Sedimentation... (more)

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Kevin_38 0 · July 29, 2013 at 5:21 AM

The high BUN/Creatinine ratio but normal creatinine level is indicative of mild dehydration. Did you drink much water the morning of the test? The low TSH should be looked into further. It could be an overactive thyroid. I don't see anything else... (more)

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by 548 · about 7 hours ago

Hi folks, after reading this article ( http://www.westonaprice.org/dentistry/invisible-toothbrush ) on the connection between ascorbic acid and poor dental health, I'm wondering of how much value the measured Vit C content in the subject's blood... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 22, 2013 at 1:13 PM

In terms of vitamin C: Our bodies do not like having excess vitamin C in circulation. If you megadose vitamin C, you get a spike in ascorbate concentrations, but that quickly is eliminated by the body. We have biochemical machinery in place that... (more)

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by 181 · about 7 hours ago

Hi all, I would like some suggestions on what blood tests to take. Here are some facts Strictly Paleo diet with < 100g carbs a day, plenty of greens BT showed low serum B12 (104/637 pmol/L) 1 year ago BT showed low Ferritin 1 year... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 16, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Holy excessive supplementation, Batman! Put down the pills, and eat some real food. Like another question this morning, you don't have a proper baseline from which to hack, you're entire diet/supplementation scheme is random, disjointed and... (more)

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by 519 · about 7 hours ago

What blood tests should I get done? I want to get an idea on overall cholesterol so I'm guessing a VAPs test is something I want to include? I'm a 26 year old guy 162lbs I do HIIT bootcamp 4 days a week I am healthy with a BP of 110/60. Thank you (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · July 10, 2013 at 3:29 PM

http://www.jackkruse.com/what-are-the-optimizing-labs/

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by 45 · about 7 hours ago

Previously, I've written about my acne and sex drive problems. At the advise of the good people of paleohacks, I went down to my local lab to get some blood work done. As advised, I got copper and zinc tests. I didn't have enough money to do a... (more)

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sallycinnamon 0 · July 04, 2013 at 6:04 AM

Hi Hannah, I have a zinc:copper imbalance myself and my doctor treats this as one of his specialties. Zinc and copper should always be assessed together in terms of their ratio, in addition to whether they are in range or not. Also, usually... (more)

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by 627 · about 7 hours ago

Ok I know there's a million posts on blood owrk but I can't seem to find one relevant to me. I got my blood work taken in December and then again last week. In the meantime I went ketogenic and increased my fat intake substantially. I feel better... (more)

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greymouser 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

The only numbers that scream "THIS IS NOT NORMAL" is the LDL number, and therefore the totals. The general slew of ratios are pretty good. From http://www.hughchou.org/calc/chol.php ... Your Total Cholesterol/HDL ratio is: 3.33 - (preferably... (more)

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by 4029 · about 7 hours ago

I gave my mother a list of tests for her to get done, tests that I've heard many on these forums get done, tests that many luminaries in the Paleosphere recommend for their patients, tests that I would get ask for myself were I to go in for a... (more)

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paint94979 0 · June 06, 2013 at 5:04 AM

Time for a new doctor

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by 5 · about 7 hours ago

Hi my name is Lucas Richard. I am 22, 148.8 lbs (in the morning after urinating), 12% body fat (though there is discrepency; one machine says 12%, one 14%, and the caliper say 17% (if you saw me you'd know that isnt accurate-I've lost 100lbs and... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 19, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Just guessing but I suspect that you could be having a pretty fast digestion in your breakfast as most food is already in a very processed form, see: Almond milk... is liquid Peanut butter is very calorie dense (and omega-6 rich!) and hard to... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

HI AGAIN I HAVE MADE A LIST OF ADDITTIONAL READINGS AS YOU WERE SO HELPFUL ON MY LAST QUESTION, IM WAITING TO SEE AN ENDCRONE EXPERT..BUT I AM A LITTLE CONCERNED AS I HAVE NOTICED A LUMP UNDER EACH ARMPIT RIGHT NO PAIN LEFT REALLY PAINFUL ADVISE... (more)

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by 3280 · about 7 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 1649 · about 7 hours ago

If you were going to get a blood test to measure inflammation would you choose Interleukin 6 or CRP and why?

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Lumifer_1 0 · March 21, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Generally speaking, you want both and more. If you want to gauge the state of inflammation in your body (as opposed to get a number and trust in it), you'd do better to get as many data points as you can -- measure your CRP, get a cytokine panel,... (more)

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by 78422 · about 7 hours ago

I'd like to have a universal blood test for everything- minerals, vitamins, electrolytes, white blood cells, immunity, iron, etc. does anybody know what this test is called, and where i can get it?

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Lazza 0 · February 26, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Henry, there isn't one test that tests EVERYTHING. Typically you can order a blood test panel that checks lipids, iron, blood cell counts, and liver/kidney functions. Going beyond this will require taking other separate blood tests, and to get... (more)

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by 987 · about 7 hours ago

I recently convinced a friend to give paleo a try. He's been all on board for about a month now, and he got his blood checked to see if everything is going alright... he made sure to check the particle size, as well. Well, things don't seem so... (more)

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John_58 0 · February 24, 2013 at 11:37 AM

You can't evaluate a lipid panel in the absence of much more information about the person than that provided here. That said: 1) Its not at all strange that your friend's Triglycerides are low and his LDL high. In fact, this has been reported... (more)

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by 871 · about 7 hours ago

Hello, 28 year old female here. Dealing with a very confusing situation of hormones. I have been off birth control for 8months with no period or cycle. Taking Bio-Iden Progesterone the whole time. My most recent blood work came back with these... (more)

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thegiantess 0 · February 15, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Yah, it happens all the time. Naturopaths/Functional Med docs are looking at the same ranges very differently. The med doc is looking at ranges that are established as "normal," for the entire population.. this means from healthy people to really,... (more)

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by 1042 · about 7 hours ago

Hello everyone, I just had my blood taken today 01/11/2013, for a follow-up appointment with my General Practitioner on 01/14/2013. I was hoping you could hack my blood results. This is the first time I've posted any blood results on here... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · January 12, 2013 at 4:23 AM

I don't know too much about some of what you listed, so I'll just comment on the things I feel like I know something about. According to your profile, you've been gradually making changes since August but a little more strict since November. I... (more)

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by 1013 · about 7 hours ago

Last month I had my blood tested by WellnessFX. Results showed low total cholesterol, low Vitamin D, some liver concerns. I had a pretty good action plan put together to address these things. Then I had a hormone/cortisol test through ZRT Labs... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · December 16, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Okay, well by losing Fat your testosterone should go up. I wish you had a before and after of your testosterone as I think it would exemplify that point. You can do testosterone replacement therapy, and that will probably help you towards your... (more)

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by 436 · about 7 hours ago

I just got my blood work in. I am a 22 year old female, healthy weight and active. Creatinine: .67 Total Chol: 160 Trig: 46 HDL: 79 LDL: 72 (calculated) Glucose: 92 ?? Iron: 117 ng/dl I think the cholesterol is good... well according to the... (more)

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MarkES 0 · December 08, 2012 at 1:31 AM

Here's one perspective from the Jaminet's to consider - your TC and LDL is too low and your blood glucose is in the optimal range ... Paul Jaminet Cholesterol biomarker comment : Biomarkers > LDL/HDL/cholesterol category on our blog for... (more)

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by 55 · about 7 hours ago

Dear Paleo Hacks, I have been eating strict paleo for about 2 years. I found paleo after battling severe IBS with constipation. I have since transitioned into the full GAPS diet and am intent on doing GAPS intro this coming winter. My current... (more)

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Mimi_1 0 · November 29, 2012 at 6:26 AM

"Some kind of protein"? Elaborate , please. Change your 85/15 beef to 80/20, if you're eating lean meats, switch to fattier cuts of meat. If I ever have to cook lean meat, I always cook it with lots of heavy cream or coconut milk, or I make sure... (more)

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by 436 · about 7 hours ago

For about a year I have had horrible blood sugar issues. If I didn't eat every few hours then I would get so irritable I could not talk to my family on the phone without fighting, I would get dizzy to the point of having to just lay on sofa for an... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · November 26, 2012 at 8:36 PM

I am not a doctor and I don't play one on TV or the internet, but it sounds like you have reactive hypoglycemia. You are most likely insulin resistant (yes, people can be thin an very insulin resistant at the same time). So what happens is that... (more)

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