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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

I am 28 years old and have been dealing with fatigue and brain fog for well over 5 years. I did an elimation diet about 3 years ago and has able to figure out the cause of my shortness of breath, headaches and neck pain - egg and soy... (more)

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by 43 · about 16 hours ago

Ok so real simple - since 23andme doesn't give health data anymore... what's the best place to get genetic testing done? I have known AI issues and been healing that but I want to get a look at my genes and see if I have somethign weird like the... (more)

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raydawg 0 · September 05, 2014 at 10:26 AM

23andme is great, if you're not in NY.  NYS has idiotic laws and even after the FDA whacked 23andMe for interpreting genetic results, NYS hasn't lifted the ban on 23andMe.  Instead, if you're in NY, you should use Ancestry.com, unless... (more)

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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

I'm gluten sensitive, pre-type 1 diabetic and pre-hashimotos. My bloodwork I had in December was great. Hemoglobin A1C - 5.3% HDL: 65 LDL: 90 Trig: 45 Total cholesterol: 170 B12 went from 100 to 900 in a few months after... (more)

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biel88 0 · January 15, 2014 at 2:33 PM

@Matt 11 No, I haven't.This is about lifelong health and fitness. My parents are VERY ill. Both have had cancer, my father has Parkinson's, and my mother has had 4 heart attacks (due to not taking care of her type 2 diabetes and bad... (more)

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by 1363 · about 17 hours ago

What does this mean? I just looked at the last 3 times I've had bloodwork done and all 3 times showed low MCH, high RDW. In addition to those two showing up on every set of bloodwork, these were flagged: Oldest Bloodwork (2... (more)

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Ziast 0 · September 17, 2013 at 10:50 PM

RDW (Red cell Distribution Width or something, it comes from a graph) just means there are two different sizes of red blood cells, usually normal and either macro or microcytic. Yours are probably normal and micro since you had a low MCV (Mean... (more)

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by 2949 · about 17 hours ago

I received my bloodwork results. Things are mainly ok. My Vitamin D levels were a bit high, I'll just cut my D supplement intake in half, to 2500 IU. My main concern is B6 level, though. The results had me close to 500, when the recommended range... (more)

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elf27 0 · August 02, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Thanks for reporting back. I'm editing this to ask are you supplementing anything else, even intermittently? Say, GABA, 5-HTP, etc. Do you have trouble sleeping? Are you taking magnesium? So I guess they measured Total B6, but it's possible to... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

Hello! I'm a 29 year old female of healthy weight and activity levels. I have been paleo for nearly two years, and began seeing a functional medicine doc last year for acne, suspected leaky gut issues, etc. I just had my third round of blood... (more)

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Raptor005 0 · May 17, 2013 at 12:22 AM

You are fatigued because you're anemic. Your ferritin is extremely low Began taking dessicated liver capsules or eat grass-fed, organic liver several times weekly

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by 0 · about 17 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 0 · about 17 hours ago

I've been getting blood work over the past month and readings continuously show elevated liver enzymes. I also have a heaviness to my side that's "There", but I wouldn't call it pain. More like "Very Mild" discomfort. Before I was eating very... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · April 12, 2013 at 1:58 AM

6 cups per day is a helluva lot of broccoli, that is the first thing I'd play with. Whole eggs might agree with you tummy better too.

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by 316 · about 17 hours ago

Hi all, question about low WBC. My Mom had breast cancer about three years ago (Triple Negative, had chemo and radiation) and is doing well now. She's cut sugar out of her diet, and focuses on whole foods with lots of (organic) veggies. Not... (more)

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thegiantess 0 · April 02, 2013 at 5:17 PM

My partner also had breast cancer.. last year, was treated with 16 rounds of chemo and radiation and is now recovered. Her WBC are generally low as are her red. I think, as you say, this is a common side effect of chemo and such. However, I... (more)

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by 3521 · about 17 hours ago

I am a male 5'7 about 135 lbs, very little bodyfat. I am very active. I play soccer 2 times a week, run 3 miles a week, sprint twice a week, lift weights twice a week, and my job requires me to be on my feet the whole day, sometimes hauling heavy... (more)

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Sataran 0 · July 30, 2013 at 5:25 AM

Are you gluten and dairy-free? You can see if your A1c is high or not by looking at your ALT. How high is it? If it's under 15 or so (and you should be given your low trigs and high HDL), then no real insulin resistance. It could be high from... (more)

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by 15 · about 17 hours ago

Hi Guys, I'm about 2 months into a strict primal diet that does include raw dairy and nuts, but does not include starchy veggies. I look and feel better already and I'm really excited to watch my progression in the upcoming year. One thing I've... (more)

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by 1042 · about 17 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 5 · about 17 hours ago

I've been having some MAJOR issues lately and just got a ton of bloodwork done. My results are in (and very troubling-especially the hormones) but I can't get in to see my doc for another 2.5 weeks for a consult. She's very progressive and I'm... (more)

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by 50 · about 17 hours ago

Blood test shows Globulin low, Albumin/Globulin Ratio high, Platelet count low. What does this mean? I am 50 y.o. male on paleo diet.

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thyroiditis 0 · February 16, 2014 at 4:39 AM

Don't tell me you're on a low-carb Paleo diet and have cold fingers to boot. Look, you can't diagnose someone based on low and high. Also, just because something is within the listed reference range doesn't mean it's optimal. If you're... (more)

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by 25 · about 17 hours ago

I got my Blood checked because of declining libido and other symptoms as: unmotivated to do anything No energy/Drive insecurity loss of muscle mass dandruff gain of fat around midline (although on paleo and lifting weights regulary) Some... (more)

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by 2199 · about 17 hours ago

Is there a company that does what mint.com does with financial information and apply it to our health data to make it quick, easy, visual and understandable? I have been looking at WellnessFX that looks interesting. I would prefer to be able to... (more)

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by 250 · about 17 hours ago

I've been doing paleo/primal since December 26, 2011. Prior to that I was vegetarian for 20+ yrs. Just had blood work done (3/10/12) and here's what came back: Tot Cho - 252 LDL - 180 HDL - 57 Trig - 73 A year ago, when I was still veg, these... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · April 17, 2012 at 11:29 PM

If you have lost weight recently that could explain your elevated LDLs. 157lbs is really scrawny for someone of your stature.

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by 323 · about 17 hours ago

Heya! I'm to the site, and the whole paleo thing. Previously was doing the whole healthy grains thing and was going nowhere but the rest room with IBS. 6 Months paleo, 29, 5' 6", down to 142Lb, 14% bf and a very happy boy! Here's my fasted... (more)

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by 15 · about 17 hours ago

Hello, paleohacks world! After many months lurking in the background, here I am with my first post. Male, 30 years old. I have been increasingly Paleo over the last 8 months. January was a "Whole 30" month. I wanted to see how things went so... (more)

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slohcinbeards 0 · March 08, 2012 at 10:15 PM

I had similar results as you (haven't done VAP yet though)...will link to my recent reddit comment reply with lots of resources: http://www.reddit.com/r/Paleo/comments/qbyna/blood_test_results_after_lubing_my_arteries_with/c3yxkku hope that helps (more)

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by 2949 · about 18 hours ago

I got my bloodwork redone. I did it first in July before I went paleo. Below the development in the past 5 months, ending with my layman conclusion. Any help in interpreting the results, especially testosterone and cholesterol levels, would be... (more)

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cliff_1 0 · December 19, 2011 at 12:14 PM

Your TSH is pretty high "Over a period of several years, I never saw a person whose TSH was over 2 microIU/ml who was comfortably healthy, and I formed the impression that the normal, or healthy, quantity was probably something less than 1.0.... (more)

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by 85 · about 18 hours ago

I started a Paleo diet around 3-4 months ago, I've had great external results so far, but I wanted to make sure that I didn't have any internal problems (high blood pressure, cholesterol, etc) so I went to the doctor for blood work this... (more)

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steveo_1 0 · October 25, 2011 at 4:21 PM

I have INR (prothrombin ratio and international normalized ratio) tests regularly (at least weekly) on my blood... and I have noticed that when my blood has a higher INR number, it is definitely lighter colored. The office I go to is always the... (more)

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by 4181 · about 18 hours ago

I had blood work done a couple of weeks ago, I won't post the whole thing here but everything came back good except on the low side for B12 and a Sed Rate of 73. Over the course of the last 6 months I've developed a widespread pain and stiffness... (more)

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Dexter 0 · May 13, 2011 at 4:01 PM

Lots of folks have gotten rid of their fibromyalgia FM by supplementing with Vit D3. About 5000IU a day is what I take to keep my serum lever at about the mid 80s ng/ML. Dr K wants his patients to be 70-100ng/mL Sed Rate is an indication of... (more)

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by 1523 · October 23, 2014 at 4:29 AM

This seems normal? Not sure why TSH is high? TSH 3.4 uIU/mL T4 7.7 ug/dL T3 Uptake 36 % Free Thyroxine Index 2.8 FT4 (Direct)... (more)

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Bukowski 0 · October 12, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Your iodine dose of 400mcg is too high, possibly suppressing your thyroid. Daily recommended amount is ~150??g (remember you get plenty already from food, possibly not needing supplementation at all). If supplemental iodine doesnt help you,... (more)

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by 75 · October 23, 2014 at 4:11 AM

Hi, I just got my results from my first blood test. Im 23 years old, 82kg, 183 cm, male. A few things that caught my eyes are: NEUTROPHILS & LYMPHOCYTES are both out of normal range. I was not sick at the time of the tests so thats a little... (more)

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James_3 0 · June 19, 2013 at 8:20 PM

Just because you're not visibly sick doesn't mean you're not fighting off an infection. But those numbers aren't severely out of whack. If you don't have a previous blood test, give it 6 months to a year and have another test done to compare. ... (more)

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by 0 · October 23, 2014 at 3:41 AM

I have been Paleo for about 3 years now. I do 4 x week of powerlifting with 2x sprints. My sleep is decent- average 5 days a week of 7+ hours of sleep with 2 days less than 7. My job is quite stressful though. My current stats are 5'7", Age 27,... (more)

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cavemanjoe 0 · August 11, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Blood work will not add muscle mass or cure acne

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