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by 0 · about 4 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 1523 · about 4 hours ago

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 43 · about 4 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 1363 · about 4 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 0 · about 4 hours ago

Upon a recent visit to my internist, I was a bit surprised that my numbers were not really improving. The last three months (summer), my diet hasn't been really all that tight due to vacations, lake trips, bbq's, cookouts, etc., but I've been... (more)

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Keerthy 0 · August 29, 2013 at 12:32 AM

Did you have any specific concern with your blook work? Lipid panel looks good to me. You definitely have larger more buoyant LDL, so don't worry about high ldl or high total cholesterol. Keep aiming to increase your HDL with exercise and high... (more)

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by 75 · about 4 hours ago

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 · about 4 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 4 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 316 · about 4 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 4 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 245 · about 4 hours ago

Lately I am considering to ask my doctor for a complete blood workup. Considering that I have not been able to find a paleo friendly doctor, I would like to ask which values I should consider for myself after 1 year being paleo. Overall I read a... (more)

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thisiswilson 0 · February 21, 2013 at 5:34 PM

As far as I know, and I have no credentials or anything to back up my statement, but I think healthy levels are healthy levels, there may be some discrepancies between what a Paleo-centric doctor and a regular doctor may say are optimal levels,... (more)

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by 1042 · about 4 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 80 · about 4 hours ago

25 year old male, athletic - 1 Month paleo when this was taken. This is my first blood work in 10 years. I did have issues with white blood cells as a child, I remember being told at least. The only flags that came up on this one are for the... (more)

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by 25 · about 5 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 185 · about 5 hours ago

I had some rutine bloodwork done on Friday and these are the things that stuck out: Oxaloacetic Transaminase: 69 U/L Pyruvic Transaminase: 69 U/L HDL: 66 mg/dl LDL: 154 mg/dl Total Cholesterol: 248 mg/dl Vitamin B12: 214 pg/ml My glucose,... (more)

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eric_9 0 · December 02, 2012 at 4:36 PM

these are liver enzymes. I had normal readouts from my bloodwork before going Paleo, then when I started Paleo about 2 years ago I got higher readings on my next couple of blood tests. Not as high as yours, but near the upper limits, 35 or so.... (more)

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by 1195 · about 5 hours ago

I have no problem going without any food all morning, but do you think a cup of black tea with no cream or sweetener would skew the bloodwork results? I do enjoy my morning ritual of a cup of tea with my book before starting my workout and my day. (more)

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borofergie 0 · September 23, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Probably not, but why take the risk of mucking up the tests? It's only for one morning, you'll spend weeks trying to deal with the consequences of a bad blood test.

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by 50 · about 5 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 5 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 1213 · about 5 hours ago

My father wants me to use one of those direct lab situations to order some basic tests for himself. The last time his doc ran a lipid panel was awhile ago - he put him on a low-fat diet that he dutifully followed, and saw his HDL drop to 17. He... (more)

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Crowlover_ 0 · July 03, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Besides the usual metabolic and lipid panels make sure that you get: Cardiac (high-sensitivity) CRP Vita D level HbA1C Thyroid Panel (and if he is low then get tested for thyroid antibodies.) Also good would be Total and Free testosterone. (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

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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by 250 · about 5 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 5 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 5 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 4703 · about 5 hours ago

I've never had much luck getting my mother to improve her eating habits. She still likes to claim that whole wheat pasta and hummus are examples of eating well.../facepalm. Recently her own mother's health is declining and she's frustrated that... (more)

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Nance 0 · February 14, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Once you've persuaded her to try this, your job is basically done other than to answer questions and share enthusiasm. For bloodwork, you can have her write down the tests you mentioned as questions to discuss with her doctor, but... (more)

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by 2949 · about 5 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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