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by 0 · about 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 10 · about 3 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 3 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 1042 · about 3 hours ago

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 · about 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 144 · about 3 hours ago

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 519 · about 3 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 627 · about 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 hours ago

MY BLOOD TEST RESULTS KEEP COMING BACK NEED TO SEE A DOCTOR, SO I SEE THE DOCTOR WHO TELLS ME TO HAVE A REPEAT BLOODE TEST, THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR OVER SIX MONTHS HAVING TEST AFTER TEST WITH NO ANSWERS. I HAVE A COPY OF THE LAST TEST AND... (more)

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Lazza 0 · May 14, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Your TSH is very high. This means you are most likely hypothyroid. You need to get free T4 and free T3 hormone blood levels check for a full diagnosis. Additionally anti-thyroid antibodies blood test will tell you if the cause of this condition... (more)

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by 83 · about 3 hours ago

What do you think? Am I ready to start? Total Cholesterol: 201 mg/dL (Recommended: <200) HDL Cholesterol: 75 mg/dL (Recommended: 29-71) Triglycerides: 24 mg/dL (Recommended: 44-200) Other results: Iron: 148 ug/dL... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · April 17, 2013 at 1:52 AM

Your HDL is high and your triglycerides are low. Those are both great, and should get even better (higher HDL and lower Trigs) with paleo. Rising HDL may increase your total cholesterol and get your doctor all worried, but in reality that's a... (more)

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by 5 · about 3 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 3150 · about 3 hours ago

I'm new to PH and I've seen that most of the things that concern me can be found currently doing some search, but I wanted to start a new question here and came up with this by reading some other posts, so here it is. Paleo is supposed to lower... (more)

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Gary_4 0 · March 20, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Most of the answers here cover this in much the way I will; nonetheless, I'll throw my hate in the ring. Few, if any, educated on the topic would claim eating Paleo will result in a lowered LDL count. Many adherents, myself included,... (more)

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by 3280 · about 3 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 3 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 65 · about 3 hours ago

Hey all, I'm looking to get to the bottom of my son's constant running nose and cough. Just got lab results back from the doc for food allergies. Our insurance stinks so we only did the basics. I'm scouring the net to try to figure out what the... (more)

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Angelina 0 · March 04, 2013 at 8:14 AM

Watch this. It may change your son's life: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDoPwIp71_I The book is great, too. "The Perfect Health Diet" by Paul Jaminet I was very sick. I had to take away all grain and sugar and I started making... (more)

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by 987 · about 3 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 2506 · about 3 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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