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by 43 · September 30, 2014 at 4:19 AM

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 1974 · about 16 hours ago

Hi all, My fiance got his lab work back today and I am shocked at the results. He is a relatively healthy 27 year old.. 5'10 180lbs. His diet could be better but it isnt horrible... not completly paleo but not anything like your average... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · April 18, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Before I went Paleo I had a fairly decent diet (relatively speaking), I ate lots of veggies, not much starch, I ate bread and gluten-based stuff but not that much (maybe 6-8 servings per week). My main form of exercise was running, I didn't do... (more)

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by 384 · about 16 hours ago

My wife got a call from her Doctor after yearly checkup labwork saying that she needs to come in for an Ultrasound. When we asked why she said she can't say over the phone how much liver damage there may be but they need to check. When I... (more)

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CD 0 · March 18, 2014 at 2:06 AM

Not a doctor -- but only two things I can think are looking for fatty liver or a tumor. I find it wholly unacceptable that the doctor cannot do a better job of communicating. I would ask the doctor for a copy of your patient files and see... (more)

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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

I'm a fairly healthy 15 year old girl and I've been eating 80/20 Paleo (w/grass-fed beef and pork) for a year and a half, but I don't cycle regularly. I know I have hormone issues, but any other thoughts/suggestions? Note: I'm waiting on a serum... (more)

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Oct0b3r 0 · August 15, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Thing that pops out at me is your LH:FSH ratio. They should normally be close to 1:1. Was this blood test done on day 3 of your cycle? If so perhaps consider PCOS as the cause of your menstrual irregularities - plus your testosterone levels are... (more)

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by 4273 · September 30, 2014 at 4:06 AM

https://www.directlabs.com/mobile/Home/tabid/15890/language/en-US/Default.aspx Type 1 diabetic, Crossfit Athlete, Strict Paleo dieter. Looking to figure out why he can't lose last 10 lbs of belly fat in mid section. I want to do an ASI and... (more)

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Lazza 0 · August 15, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Wrt testing, the only one that you might to take are the thyroid tests: TSH, free T3, free T4 and antithyroid antibodies tests. You can probably find these tests bundled in some sort of thyroid panel. However I would be surprised if your thyroid... (more)

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by 752 · about 16 hours ago

Hi, Everyone. I just got my lab results from my doctor. I'm 2 months shy of the 2 year mark for eating fairly strict Paleo. I would say I'm 98% autoimmune Paleo except that I am fine with eggs and eat between 1-2 dozen per week. I eat a wide... (more)

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Keerthy 0 · August 04, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Hi Cheryl, AFAIK, your cholesterol results are near perfect. It was great to begin with when you were in your non-processed high-carb, low-fat days and has become better and better with the paleo lifestyle. As a thumb rule, the only 2 numbers... (more)

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by 5 · about 16 hours ago

Just got all my lab work back from the endo. She says everything is normal, but she also didn't know what paleo was. Have at it! Fasted glucose: 68 mg/dL Testosterone: serum 35/ng/dL Free testosterone (direct): 1.3 pg/dL T4 (Insulin, free,... (more)

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Matt_44 0 · April 15, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Sleep? How's the quality of yours? Are you sore ever? Sometimes? Never? Recovery time?

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by 1649 · about 17 hours ago

So, I have been working with a Naturopath to try and get ahead of gut issues. I have/had what he suspected was a chronic, low grade bacterial infection for which I took some glutamine and DCL supps, anti-inflmmatories, etc for a month. I felt a... (more)

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MarkES 0 · March 05, 2013 at 7:16 PM

According to The Peat Whisperer, Roddy/Peat would advocate sugar/fructose (e.g. white sugar, orange juice) to support CO2 production. Whole body and splanchnic oxygen consumption and blood flow after oral ingestion of fructose or glucose ... (more)

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by 252 · about 17 hours ago

To keep the background information short(er than most of my posts), I'm thinking about taking some labs to A) see how I'm doing, and improve my numbers, and B) Try and cure my symptoms. I have read/heard that over/under active thyroids can be a... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · January 11, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Don't worry too much about how to optimize your levels until you actually get some testing done and see if you should be altering anything. Don't put the cart before the horse, y'know? As for limiting certain veggies, I wouldn't worry about... (more)

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by 1241 · September 30, 2014 at 3:52 AM

I'm going to my non-Paleo doctor in a few days for a physical. This will be my first time going to a doctor after starting Paleo. What kind of testing should I have done, in response to my symptoms (written below) and as a good assessment of... (more)

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Linds 0 · April 09, 2013 at 9:19 AM

It may not be the case for you, but I found taking magnesium made me really lethargic the next day. Do you a notice a difference between when you take it the night before vs not? I also find heavy carb meals in the evening make me feel tired the... (more)

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by 0 · September 30, 2014 at 3:51 AM

I've been paleo for some time. Almost 3 years ago, before I went paleo, I lost my period. I am 5'11"; at the time, I was maybe 155lbs. I have since lost a significant amount of weight (I'm about 135lbs now). However, since I lost my period when I... (more)

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Chrysaetos 0 · December 12, 2012 at 1:56 AM

From a clinical perspective, you're almost underweight. I don't think that is healthy in the long run, nor is it sustainable. People who are young, not insulin-resistant, and have no serious hormonal issues tend to remain within a certain... (more)

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by 5 · September 29, 2014 at 3:46 AM

My husband and I have been eating Paleo for the last 3 months. I haven't had my bloodwork done yet but my husband's results just came back and since we are still relatively new to this lifestyle, we're really not sure how to interpret these... (more)

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Sataran 0 · December 28, 2012 at 4:41 AM

This is repetitive but the answers above seem to be largely correct: HDL accounts for a whopping 37% of your total cholesterol. TC/HDL is well under 3.5x at 2.8x. This ratio supposedly closely mimics LDL-P. HDL increases largely from exercise... (more)

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by 1578 · about 17 hours ago

I got a physical w/ some blood work done last month for an upcoming fight. Some numbers came up slightly off the Reference range provided within the labs. In which she said wasn't much to worry about since I'm an athlete (ex, RHR 51/min ,HDL 88,... (more)

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Sataran 0 · November 19, 2012 at 5:58 AM

Those liver enzymes numbers are pretty high, not marginally high, for someone in shape. If you're in shape and was in shape before, it's probably not due to fatty liver. Also, probably not alcohol related. So not related to fructose. I'd get... (more)

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by 105 · September 28, 2014 at 3:44 AM

I've started on a new path of practice that includes whole30-style eating and fitness based on Body By Science. I'd like to get a set of labs done to see where I am now, but I've never even had a physical (I'm 32 years old) and I don't know what... (more)

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hackadoodle82 0 · September 02, 2012 at 4:29 PM

I just had one done. 14 hours fasting, although the way around this is to go first thing in the morning after not eating anything after like 5 or 6 at night (which is my cut off anyway). Here is what my lab sheet looked like: CMP, CBC, TSH +... (more)

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by 298 · about 17 hours ago

Been Paleo since the beginning of the year. Got my labs done back 04/14/12 and they had improved over the original labs done last year before going Paleo. I have been pretty strict but I do eat a lot of fruit and probably drink too much beer and... (more)

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Mscott 0 · August 31, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Your elevated ApoB and LDL-P suggests to me a trend towards small, dense (pattern B) LDL. This is a much worse than larger LDL particles (pattern A). Your Lp-PLA2, which is often used to determine vascular inflammation is lower, but still high.... (more)

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by 218 · about 17 hours ago

I think it's BS that my doc sent me to a cardiologist anyway. She made me go because of my cholesterol and the cardiologist agreed with her that I am high risk. I do not believe them. What do you think? My labs (more detail in a previous... (more)

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Doctorsh_1 0 · August 26, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Can you tell me how your doc forced you to go to a cardiologist? Did she tie you up and drag you? Did she hold you hostage? It's always your choice who you go o for medical care/advice! As for your lab values. They are excellent. High hdl with... (more)

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by 1213 · about 17 hours ago

I read a lot on this board about low DHEA-S, but not so much about elevated levels in females. I just got back a hormone panel and the only thing that jumps out is: DHEA-S at 402.1 (NR 98.8 - 340.0) My TSH is right on the edge of being... (more)

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Alta 0 · August 21, 2012 at 9:24 PM

I too have high DHEA-S. My TSH wasn't as high though. At first, my ob-gyn diagnosed me with PCOS (she also did a sonogram revealing ovarian cysts) and put me on BC pills. (I exhibit some PCOS symptoms - irregular menses, acne, hirsutism - but I'm... (more)

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by 1186 · September 29, 2014 at 3:40 AM

I think direct access testing (DAT) is something that is going to keep getting bigger over time. Clearly lab testing is one tool to help us to monitor the effectiveness of our nutritional and other adaptations, and there can be good reasons to... (more)

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patti2003 0 · August 20, 2012 at 7:28 PM

I've used a number of them (whoever is cheapest for a given test... they all use Labcorps so it doesn't matter) and I think it's terrific. The only issue is that you need to read the results. Reference values don't always means "normal" or... (more)

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by 45 · about 17 hours ago

Female, 30 years old, 208lbs, 5'5'' Disease: PCOS Fasting Glucose: 101 H Insulin: 5 uIU/mL Hemoglobin A1c: 5.3 % total of Hgb AST: 32 H Cortisol, AM: <0.5 L Testosterone, Total, LC/MS/MS: 53 H Free Testosterone: 6.3 pg/mL Waiting for doc to... (more)

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Crowlover_ 0 · July 25, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Your fasting Bg is high but that can be from a lc/vlc diet. This happened to me. You might want to monitor it, at home, post-meal: 1 hour post, 2 hours post. On the other hand your A1C is below 5.4 so that is great. Your Free Testosterone is... (more)

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by 218 · about 17 hours ago

I have unusual hormone issues. I have a prolactinoma (so high prolactin levels) and I'm overweight. Been paleo/primal for two years, including all during a very healthy pregnancy at age 49 last year. Was 50 lbs overweight before pregnancy, IVF... (more)

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Crowlover_ 0 · July 20, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Thyroid!? Its like everything was tested but your thyroid. Why is that I wonder, given you are on thyroid hrt! There most definitely could be a low thyroid contribution here. What is your Free T3, Free T4 and TSH. Also, its important for... (more)

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by 2437 · about 17 hours ago

Hey everyone I got some labs run from an online site (love that we can do this in 2012) and my D level and Magnesium levels came back just within normal range. In regards to my vitamin D intake: I had just spent a week outside/was bronzed (I... (more)

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by 2199 · about 17 hours ago

What labs are better drawn from saliva vs blood and why? I read that cortisol test are better taken via saliva.

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Crowlover_ 0 · July 06, 2012 at 4:21 AM

Sex Hormones are better from saliva according to my MD, ND and PhD nutritionist! Also a four sample saliva test is best for Cortisol too. I personally will never again use DiagnosTechs as they have screwed up waayyyy too many things. I'd rather... (more)

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by 1213 · about 17 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 10 · about 17 hours ago

Hello, I'm a longtime lurker, first-time asker. 15 months ago, as I was starting my experiment with Paleo, I had some labs done; figured I was overdue for a follow-up. Here are the highlights, or anything Out Of Range (OOR), either then or now.... (more)

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DePaw 0 · June 13, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Great improvement of the lipids! Although your total cholesterol has increased and the doctor will regard it 'high, 200-~260mg/dl is actually best for all cause mortality risk (see:... (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)