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Robb Wolf Recommended Blood Tests

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Updated September 16, 2014 at 7:28 PM
Created August 19, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Hey folks,

Could anyone please tell me which blood tests Robb Wolf recommends in his book? And what good numbers for each would be? Thanks!

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17949 · October 19, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Well there are huge correlations between CRP and diseases that have a partial inflammatory pathogenesis so that's why I and most people think that it is in fact useful. If your CRP is high then that means that you have a problem and should begin thinking about it. I never said it would tell you which exact problem you had, but it does mean you have one with an autoimmune disease or just generally poorly controlled immune activity. Unless you have a cold or something, in which case it might be a bit elevated.

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2357 · October 19, 2012 at 11:26 PM

CRP is a non-specific inflammation indicator. A high number by itself doesn't give you much diagnostic value.

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5191 · July 28, 2012 at 5:41 PM

HDL<50? I hope you meant HDL>50.

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78417 · August 22, 2011 at 9:53 PM

He says that he gets that figure from "ancestral norms" and the range seen in all primates. I think this range is a little iffy and he states that the figure is controversial especially in light of the fact that there are populations with high TC and low CVD.

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39821 · August 22, 2011 at 9:41 PM

Wow, he really recommends a TC of 120-140mg/dL?

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248 · August 19, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Thank you for the information!

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83 · August 20, 2011 at 10:52 AM

From his book.

Total Choles 120-140

HDL <50

LDL 40-70

LDL Size A large nonreactive

Triglycerides 50-80

A1c <5

Blood Glucose <72

C-Reactive <1.0

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5191 · July 28, 2012 at 5:41 PM

HDL<50? I hope you meant HDL>50.

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78417 · August 22, 2011 at 9:53 PM

He says that he gets that figure from "ancestral norms" and the range seen in all primates. I think this range is a little iffy and he states that the figure is controversial especially in light of the fact that there are populations with high TC and low CVD.

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39821 · August 22, 2011 at 9:41 PM

Wow, he really recommends a TC of 120-140mg/dL?

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17949 · August 19, 2011 at 6:28 PM

From the book

The basics:

Total Cholesterol HDL LDL Triglycerides Fasting glucose

Add-ons

LDL particle side Glycated hemoglobin (called Hba1c or just A1C) C-reactive protein

My take

I think that c-reactive protein is a must, it is strongly predictive of nearly every degenerative disease. I also go donate blood when I can and they tell me my hemoglobin and blood pressure, those can be important as well.

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17949 · October 19, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Well there are huge correlations between CRP and diseases that have a partial inflammatory pathogenesis so that's why I and most people think that it is in fact useful. If your CRP is high then that means that you have a problem and should begin thinking about it. I never said it would tell you which exact problem you had, but it does mean you have one with an autoimmune disease or just generally poorly controlled immune activity. Unless you have a cold or something, in which case it might be a bit elevated.

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2357 · October 19, 2012 at 11:26 PM

CRP is a non-specific inflammation indicator. A high number by itself doesn't give you much diagnostic value.

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248 · August 19, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Thank you for the information!

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5132 · August 23, 2011 at 3:32 AM

Interleukin 6 is probably a better measure of inflammation and Robb has said so during his podcasts.

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0 · August 23, 2011 at 1:58 AM

Sorry, guys, but this is one area that Robb is very slippery on. He does indeed list the TC of 120-140, but has also explained on this podcast that much, much higher TC is also okay..... if certain conditions are met. The guy is brilliant, but he's fast and loose in this one area.

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