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by 30 · August 12, 2014 at 12:24 AM

I had a blood test in Ireland in 2012 and my testosterone was '30.1'. I have had a test recently (2014) and it is 15.3 nmol/l (Range 6.3-24.7).I don't know what metric the test used in 2012 but if it is nmol/l my Testosterone levels have dropped... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 12, 2014 at 12:24 AM

To raise it, you'll need to increase its natural substrate: cholesterol. Eat more saturated fats: egg yolks, butter, bacon, avocado, coconut oil. Be sure to get plenty of zinc and magnesium as well.Keep your stress levels low, or cortisol will... (more)

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by 0 · July 16, 2014 at 11:24 PM

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 · June 13, 2014 at 3:28 AM

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 · April 24, 2014 at 4:10 PM

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 0 · December 25, 2013 at 11:52 AM

I am 19 years old (female), switched to Paleo 6 months ago. I went from 125 pounds to 105 now, and I am 5'7. Stopped having my period four-ish months ago, probably from the weight loss. I eat pretty clean (clean meat, bone broth, zero sugar,... (more)

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by 4111 · September 16, 2014 at 7:35 PM

I haven't seen my primary care physician for several years. I want to see him to get more bloodwork done especially thyroid related (my father has hashimoto's and I have had trouble losing weight on IF) and maybe order a sleep study. What should... (more)

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by 129 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

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 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Hey all, Long time reader -- thanks to everyone on here for providing such helpful informartion. Stats: 26yo Female 100 lbs @ 5'5 (small boned, have always been small) Following a 90% paleo diet for about 1.5 years (had occasional frozen... (more)

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mk07 0 · August 25, 2013 at 6:20 PM

I wish I had the answer... :( I have the same issue. It is called reactive hypoglycemia. I can't tell you how many times I passed out. I started out by having levels in the 60's 1h after eating, with the feeling I could kill someone if I didn't... (more)

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by 126 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 514 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

After searching home test kits, most sites say it is against NY law for home blood test kits to be sent to NY residents. I have also checked local diagnostic labs and they don't carry omega/fatty acid blood tests (I'm specifically looking for ones... (more)

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cavemanjoe 0 · August 12, 2013 at 5:40 PM

Is there a reason why you are seeking self-testing of blood fatty acids? Fatty acid blood tests are not indicated for the diagnosing of any diseases. Consider seeing a doctor for a medical issue that may have prompted you to do this. Fish oil has... (more)

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by 90 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

MCV 75.2 Range 80-100 MCH 23.9 Range 27-34 MCHC 31.8 Range 32-35.5 RDW 17.6 Range 11-15 Monocytes 3 Range 4-13 Everything else was normal on the CBC The weird thing Is I eat alot of beef, some liver, and I take a Probiotic ( Prescript-Assist) I... (more)

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by 1032 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Hello fellow Paleohackers, on 01/12/2013, I posted my blood test results for everyone to critique. You can access my previous post through the following link: http://paleohacks.com/questions/172792/newbie-please-hack-my-blood-results#axzz2bC7kmHls... (more)

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Joe_23 0 · August 06, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Keep in mind that LDL is typically not directly measured. Instead it is computed by formula from total cholesterol, HDL, and triglycerides via the Friedewald formula. So you're getting an estimate, unless your test directly measured LDL (a bit... (more)

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 129 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Quick background, I am 5'11 165 lb 27 yr old white male. Very active all my life and have never had any health issues. I eat extremely healthy and currently train Jiu Jitsu five times a week (very cardio intense). Moderate alcohol and caffeine... (more)

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Kevin_38 0 · July 29, 2013 at 6:56 PM

A lot of your symptoms are probably being caused by electrolyte depletion / imbalance. If you're low carb, you need to be consuming about 5 grams of sodium a day. 5 days / week of intense cardio is not healthy either.

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 150 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

I'm intending to go for a blood test probably in a few weeks' time... It's one of the few things that can help set my family's mind at ease with this "weird" diet I'm on. Anyways, I'm looking for suggestions on what sort of tests I should be... (more)

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slr255 0 · July 27, 2013 at 7:56 PM

I asked a similar question awhile back. If you search the words insurance and endocrinologist here on hacks you will find the answers I got. The mostcomprehensive answer was a link to the jack Krause site. He's kinda out there but very scientific... (more)

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by 548 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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 144 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Hey - Would love to get people's input on my numbers. Not super-happy about these results...I seem be be backsliding a bit. I'm a 46yo male, 5'8", 195lbs, about 22% bodyfat. Been Paleo for several years, but also having problems with insomnia,... (more)

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by 509 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

So I had some blood tests a few days ago, not bad except for my testosterone being at 12nmol/L, (Which converts to around 350 I believe). That's pretty bad, considering I am a 32 y/o male, decent athletic build and around 10% BF. So I guess I... (more)

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by 4029 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 270 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Hi Guys, I've had a terrible time getting my doctor to call me back regarding my results from my physical a month ago. The office lady was able to tell me my cholesterol number was 265 HDL:89 / LDL: 176. She said everything else was normal I... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · May 21, 2013 at 12:56 AM

I don't like it when they say "Everything else is normal". What does that mean???? What may be "normal" for someone eating SAD may not be what you're aiming for. Your HDL is plenty high, so that suggests your trigs will be low and your ratios... (more)