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by 45 · June 08, 2014 at 01:35 AM

So I finally got health insurance and I plan on getting annual check ups from now on (I'm 24, female). What kind of tests should I get to see if I'm on the right track? I believe last year I got blood sugar and cholesterol checked but back then I... (more)

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paleot 0 · June 08, 2014 at 01:21 AM

When you do your cholesterol, I would opt to get your LDL-P (or apoB-100) done as part of an NMR lipoprofile test, so you can scope out the particle count / size, and not just the cholesterol moving around. 25(OH)D is useful to determine if the... (more)

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by 153 · September 30, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Listening to a CBC radio show , "White Coat, Black Art", about the complications doctors have in treating the obese. Two anecdotes stand out: 1. An obese mom had a very difficult C-Section, and 2. Doctors have come up with slang to refer to... (more)

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vademecum 0 · September 30, 2013 at 01:43 AM

Prevention is the only cure, IMO, and this is the job of society, not the doctor. Obesity is a de facto incurable, lifelong chronic illness for most victims. Once the system's initial settings are screwed up they don't seem to ever reset... (more)

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by 0 · September 17, 2013 at 11:15 PM

I find that doctors, at least in North America, are very quick to prescribe potentially dangerous drugs for minor conditions. I can go to my family doctor and say I have the blues or feel anxious and instead of receiving information on... (more)

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samc 0 · September 17, 2013 at 07:18 PM

No money in healthy nutrition. More variables involve much more time with each patient so nobody from Universities to AMA to Doctors is about to change it. It really is up to the patient to educate and stop relying on others to keep them... (more)

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by 1264 · June 05, 2012 at 05:19 PM

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/06/02/154166626/the-paleo-diet-moves-from-the-gym-to-the-doctors-office?sc=17&f=1001 There's the article in all its glory. And of course, the diet is immediately swatted down. Neolithic gods forbid doctors... (more)

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pseudopaleo 0 · June 05, 2012 at 05:19 PM

From the article: "There's this tendency to want to find the normal human diet," Nesse says. "But every single diet you pick has an advantage of some sort. Humans have lived in all kinds of places and we have adapted to all kinds of diets." Yes,... (more)

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by 10 · April 14, 2013 at 04:40 AM

I am new to paleo. My husband has recently been diagnosed with MS, and to support a healthier lifestyle for him, ( and for us),we and our 4 kiddos have gone paleo. Pre-paleo I had lost 45 pounds through low-fat, whole grain eating and... (more)

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Sincere 0 · April 14, 2013 at 04:40 AM

Hello there. My natural doc/chiropractor & his partner could probably help you out. His name is Dr.Esias Baca & his partner is Dr. Darin Mitchell. Dr. Baca has helped my wife ( whom he found that she had Hashimotos) & myself get out... (more)

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by 15380 · October 05, 2013 at 11:34 PM

This question has two parts. Part 1. Before getting sick, I used to pick doctors by word of mouth from the friends I trusted. Now, after seeing a bunch of doctors who told me things that were very mainstream but completely bogus (i.e. you... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · March 29, 2013 at 07:15 PM

My thoughts on mainstream medicine (my father is an anesthesiologist). It is great for acute trauma and for surgical procedures. It is not great, nor was it originally intended to be used as a long term crutch. That's not what hospitals and... (more)

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by 5744 · December 30, 2012 at 01:48 AM

I have to say, it's driving me crazy listening to lectures, podcasts and shows, and reading books and articles about varying topics related to health. Almost ALWAYS, the message contains some aspect discussing how screwed up the western medicine... (more)

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abbyful 0 · December 30, 2012 at 01:48 AM

Yep, it's CYA (cover your @$$). Heck, even my prenatal vitamins say "if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor before use".

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by 187 · January 01, 2013 at 11:30 PM

My LDL cholesterol was 118 (total 236) & my doctor wants to put me on meds if it's not <100 in six months (even though my triglycerides were good - 83). He wouldn't even discuss LDL particle density. He told me to cut back on fast food,... (more)

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Ginny_1 0 · September 06, 2012 at 04:33 AM

Usually those types of numbers are for people with known heart disease/previous heart attacks etc. Your LDL should be less than 130 and your cholesterol under 200 - but I don't buy that number. If your HDL etc are fine then I don't see a... (more)

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by 149 · November 17, 2012 at 04:22 AM

Hello, I realize this is a long shot but you never know. I am looking for a doctor who will be Paleo friendly in Atlantic Canada (we live in NS). When my son went off gluten last fall and then went off it 100% last May, his stomach aches... (more)

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crightfunnylol 0 · September 04, 2012 at 11:16 PM

hi, im from new brunswick and i think your doing the right thing, eating paleo cannot be unhealthy

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by 50 · August 09, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Do regular doctors ever recommend Paleo ? If not , how come ? this is something that bugs me...

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hardeepsura 0 · August 29, 2012 at 12:29 PM

personally i dont know many doctors that do recommend paleo as they are all for medicines and the sort as thats all they been taught. however they are some doctors out there who have done their own research besides what they have been taught and... (more)

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by 4113 · May 24, 2014 at 05:30 PM

I would like to be tested for iron and thyroid deficiencies. I'm in Delaware myself, so I don't know if there is someone who is paleo friendly or a more functional approach to healthcare for my primary care doctor. Its hard to contact my current... (more)

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Patfiveshot 0 · May 24, 2014 at 05:30 PM

, Look for a functional medicine doc

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by 7362 · August 07, 2013 at 12:46 AM

On Thursday, I went to the doctors, because I want my bloodwork done. I was prediabetic, but my last AC1, a year ago, was great. My doctor's office is a teaching office for new doctors, and I got a resident. After taking a history, she measured my... (more)

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Crowlover_ 0 · June 16, 2012 at 05:36 PM

Crowbar, Im sorry about these stupid and insensitive comments. It annoyed me too, for you! What's wrong with them, sadly, is that with very few exceptions, medical doctors know almost nothing of importance about nutrition and exercise and... (more)

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by 11555 · May 30, 2012 at 10:46 PM

How should we answer questions that may be beyond the level we should be dealing with? How do we know what that level is? (brought on by a particular question, but really applies to a lot of questions I've read here)

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Ebice 0 · May 30, 2012 at 10:46 PM

"I think you should see a doctor immediately."

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by 1159 · April 23, 2012 at 09:08 PM

So after three months on pretty strict paleo, my LDL went up from 87 to 111. I know these tests don't break down large and small particles, but I'm impressed with how quickly it went up. I have more than my fair share of bulletproof coffee. ... (more)

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Macbuzz 0 · April 23, 2012 at 09:08 PM

Listen to the following podcasts from Chris Kresser. He is discussing the subject of cholesterol with Chris Masterjohn. Part 2 specifically addresses your concern about total cholesterol and LDL going the "wrong" way while HDL and triglycerides... (more)

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by 941 · April 21, 2012 at 06:36 PM

Does anyone know of Paleo friendly family practice/internal med and pediatritions in the Nashville, TN area?

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btrcup11 0 · April 21, 2012 at 06:36 PM

www.proactivemed.org

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by 12108 · August 25, 2013 at 08:34 PM

There's been a lot of press recently around Dwight Lundell, MD - a retired heart surgeon who is cited in at least one traditional food blog as "an accomplished surgeon". He had a SOTT.net article in which he sounded reasonably in line with paleo... (more)

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Frostycat 0 · April 24, 2013 at 07:25 PM

Hmmm...........You don't think that maybe "some" would try to dis-credit Dr Lundell because his points might hurt pharmaceutical sales of Statin drugs, now do you all? Naive idiots!!!!

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by 1669 · September 02, 2013 at 08:54 PM

I have bronchitis and was prescribed antibiotics, steroids, and an inhaler! What do I do?! I really dont want to take the antibiotics....I know they do more harm than good (destroying gut flora/causing resistant bacterias) What about the... (more)

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DeltaG 0 · January 05, 2013 at 01:56 PM

Why did you even go see a doctor if you don't want to follow their instructions?!? This is how bronchitis is treated.

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by 384 · February 01, 2012 at 06:45 PM

Right now I go to an office affiliated with the Framingham Heart Study. Great:/ Anyway, I was in for conjunctivitis, and the urgent care doc lectured me on my LDL from 2 years ago, and wouldn't take my counter that my HDL and trigs were good.... (more)

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citrusfire 0 · January 29, 2012 at 08:05 PM

Your doc was right, I think.. Your HDL is pretty low and your LDL is pretty high.

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by 1158 · October 25, 2011 at 04:47 PM

I am going to the doctor for the first time in 10+ years. I finally have insurance, and need them to fill out a qualification form. The form requires: BMI, Height, Weight, Blood Pressure, LDL, HDL, Total Cholesterol, Triglyceride, FBS, and... (more)

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steveo_1 0 · October 25, 2011 at 04:47 PM

If I were going for the first time, I would ask for T3, T4, Rev T3, and TSH... all to see how my thyroid is doing. Probably ask for HS CRP also. Also, yeah the vit D check is good, and I would also ask for an Omega 3/6 ratio. That number could be... (more)

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by 10004 · February 14, 2012 at 01:29 AM

Did anyone else see this news story? It was sent to me by fellow member Eedlewee. Doctors are warming up to Paleo... (more)

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David_Csonka 0 · January 27, 2012 at 03:58 AM

Well, the term doctor is not particularly descriptive anymore. It includes a wide variety of health practitioners with widely differing ideas on what proper health care is, with equally differing backgrounds in education and training. (more)

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by 1176 · September 21, 2011 at 04:21 PM

Ok that's rhetorical but I've really been impressed lately by how totally failing to thrive most of the conventional physicians I know are. Is this anecdotal support for the failure of our mainstream medical model? Do you find the same or do you... (more)

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Dylan 0 · September 20, 2011 at 07:20 PM

I used to work at an office of 4 physicians. Out of around 50 employees, all 4 were of the ~10 employees that you could consider close to a healthy weight. However, one insisted to me time and time again that teriyaki chicken (yeah, the garbage... (more)

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by 470 · September 04, 2011 at 03:03 PM

Has anyone tried to make a list of each author/dr. and say their stance on controversial dietary items? Such as, dairy nuts fruit amount of carbs alcohol diet soda others.... Sisson Wolf De... (more)

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karlub 0 · September 04, 2011 at 03:03 PM

Brilliant idea. Get on that, would you? Seriously: We use meta-analyses to help make sense of apparently conflicting epidemiological studies. Perhaps we should do the same for these guys? Problem is, as Taubes recently pointed out in his post... (more)

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by 8890 · July 09, 2012 at 05:44 AM

The list might be short if they won't put anyone on the show who has been openly critical of Dr. Oz. Like it or not, Dr. Oz is quite popular and influential. Who would you like to see on the show? And, why? (or is that a different question?) (more)

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Carl_Stawicki 0 · July 19, 2011 at 12:42 PM

De Vany, Wolf, an Sisson. They should show up with their latest blood tests and take off their shirts and have a pose-down, and challenge The Wizard of Oz to do the same. Then ask Oz to explain scientifically what he thinks is wrong with the diet. (more)

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by 15964 · April 21, 2012 at 06:47 PM

It seems like we Paleo Hackers have a penchant for flashing our blood test numbers once in a while to get some sane input. So, here I go: I won't list every number (unless someone wants/ needs to see them) but I am interested in the relationship... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · June 30, 2011 at 10:27 PM

A vitamin D level of 46 seems fine to me. People recommending supplementing vitamin D to very high blood levels are really just speculating based on no good real evidence. For the HDL level, this is just a suggestion based on my, non-expert, skim... (more)

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by 80 · August 24, 2011 at 09:23 AM

Hi there My parents in Adelaide, South Australia have just decided to begin a paleo diet (at least for 30 days as a trial). My dad, in particular, needs supervision from a doctor as he suffers from diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. I am hoping... (more)

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peter_5 0 · August 24, 2011 at 09:23 AM

I have found a fantastic doctor in Adelaide - Dr Baratosy http://www.alternatedoc.com.au/ He is all about the paleo diet. He does have a 6 week waiting list though :( (more)