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by 0 · about 7 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 30 · about 7 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 0 · about 7 hours ago

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 10 · about 7 hours ago

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 514 · about 7 hours ago

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 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 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 5 · about 7 hours ago

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 · 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 40 · about 7 hours ago

12 days ago I asked for assistance with my symptoms, and the general conclusion was that I should increase my carbs intake since they were way, way too low. And I did. From 20g~ a day to 100g+ for those past 12 days. The symptoms... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 17, 2013 at 1:52 PM

Maybe it's not the case but you could ask to get checked for mononucleosis (epstein barr virus), specially if your are relatively young (under 25 or maybe a little bit higher). I had it when I was just 25 and the symptoms are pretty much like what... (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 5 · about 7 hours ago

Hello, I'm 41, not overweight, non-smoker, social drinker. I'm just getting back into paleo and the gym after a bout of sedentary work and poor eating. Just received blood test results. These numbers stood out a bit: BUN: 21 Creatinine:... (more)

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by 3280 · about 8 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 8 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 10 · about 8 hours ago

Just got my numbers in, everything seems off anyone got suggestions. i will say for two weeks before the test I was not very good with my eating, gained some weight. I'm thinking I will go clean for a month then retest but here are the numbers I... (more)

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borofergie 0 · March 06, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Good luck with defining a "good" cholesterol number. There are many interpretations, and not much science.

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by 78422 · about 8 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 2506 · about 8 hours ago

Hi. I am looking to get a thyroid panel done privately but I've not gotten lab tests done privately before. Looking online I see a wide number of companies which essentially take your order then send you to a local LabCorp to get your blood... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · February 17, 2013 at 2:59 AM

I've used labcorp for the draw and pre-ordered via http://www.directlabs.com/. Just follow the instructions. Pretty easy.

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hi I just had a Berkley test done by my own request. I don't eat fatty food, don't smoke, no known history of heart disease in the family. I am 48 year old female. and I asked for the test because I suffer from panic attacks so I figured removing... (more)

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by 1042 · about 8 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 25 · about 8 hours ago

Hey there, Just got my blood work (male 180lbs, 39 y/o). I'bee been on paleo for about two years, strict for the fist 10mths, then no energy, low testosterone, high TSH, started adding some sweet tators and milk + cottage cheese + yougurt (I'm... (more)

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Anon_16 0 · December 08, 2012 at 2:35 AM

Time to go Ray Peat.

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by 55 · about 8 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 100 · about 8 hours ago

Hello, I'm a 22 yr old male and have been Low Carb/Paleo for just over a year. I've lost about 95 pounds since starting and just recently got a free blood glucose monitor. Here I've been randomly testing out of curiosity and I have some... (more)

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borofergie 0 · November 18, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Your numbers are fine. Well controlled diabetics try to keep their 2 hour post-prandial BG <140 mg/dl. I'm a T2 and I can keep my < 108 mg/dl almmost all of the time by eating <25g of carbohydrate a day. If I ate more than, say, 50g in... (more)

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