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by 43 · about 12 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 384 · about 12 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 4283 · about 12 hours ago

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 12 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 12 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 12 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 0 · about 12 hours ago

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 1578 · about 12 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 · about 13 hours ago

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 218 · about 13 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 13 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 218 · about 13 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 13 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 1213 · about 13 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 13 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 40 · about 13 hours ago

Happened upon Biophysical Corp.'s site, & was impressed by the sheer number of biomarkers their 6 colossal test panels cover. As I have already done a number of panels through truehealthlabs.com (a great site), I won't be springing for the... (more)

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by 0 · about 13 hours ago

Ok, so I??ve had some tests done by my MD. She??s not worried about any of the results but we know I??m not well, so any insights are helpful. I??m female, 34 years old and overweight with a history of sugar addiction. I??ve been eating lowish... (more)

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Stephen_5 0 · June 01, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Despite the reports of food intolerances, I don't think this looks autoimmune. For one thing, the ESR is totally normal, the CRP is only moderately elevated, and most of the white blood fractions are normal. Hashimoto's is exceedingly unlikely --... (more)

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by 2199 · about 13 hours ago

Any pointers on where to find help for positive ANA antibodies titer 1:160-- homogenous and speckeled and low testosterone (273) for 29 year old male?

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uberbulldog 0 · May 17, 2012 at 12:14 PM

I get testosterone injections which brought my levels up to normal.

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by 78422 · about 13 hours ago

Hi, Which is the most popular software for web development? Like what big Web development companies use to develop their websites? Dream weaver? I have Visual Stuidio.Net but I feel that building a website using it is very complicated and not user... (more)

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by 110 · about 13 hours ago

I've been diagnosed with PCOS and want to order some hormones so I have markers to compare with in the future. Since hormones vary widely at different times in a menstrual cycle, I'm unsure what to have tested and when. Apparently FSH/LH should... (more)

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PaleoDel 0 · March 16, 2012 at 8:58 PM

I've always had everthing drawn on CD3. It will probably easier to get everything done then. I've also had estrogen and progesterone tested on subsequent days (I've had a LOT of testing for IVF), but it will be easier for you to just have one... (more)

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by 1044 · about 13 hours ago

I've been taking NOW 5000IU Vitamin D3 daily (although I have missed taking it a couple of days, and also did not take it for a week when I went on vacation to a sunny place) since Fall began. I've just had blood work done the last week and my... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 22, 2012 at 1:41 AM

You aren't taking enough. The Vitamin D Council recommends 1000 IUs of D per 25 lbs of body weight for maintenance. Also, if you level was very low to begin with, it can take 3-6 months to get sufficient. No problem with when you are taking it... (more)

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by 440 · about 13 hours ago

Hello everyone, Lately I've been trying to do some research into chicken and beef broth, but there seems to be very little documentation on their nutritional content. I consume a lot of this because I am more susceptible to joint problems than... (more)

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Derek_3 0 · May 05, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Here's one, showing it's not all the primal/paleo community thinks it is. http://adc.bmj.com/content/9/52/251

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by 10 · about 13 hours ago

I have been feeling symptoms of high cortisol and/or low testosterone so that prompted me to order some tests to confirm what I was feeling (no sex drive being the main concern, with a bit of depression mixed in). Since ordering the tests, I have... (more)

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Bill_4 0 · January 04, 2012 at 7:54 AM

This guys T isn't low... the conversion has him in the 800's.

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by 18412 · about 13 hours ago

I got lots of new stuff tested this time. For those who have been following my journey, there won't be much need to review. For those who haven't, this is the 3rd update of an "unknown part" series. Here is Part 1 Here is Part 2 And now for... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · December 15, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Just seeing this thread for the first time; way to go, Jack. It would seem that you're headed in the right direction. One mistake to avoid is in assuming that you've already wrung all of the potential results out of the changes you've already... (more)

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by 1173 · about 13 hours ago

So I just got my Lab results back. I have no idea what any of this junk means, and frankly I find the numbers etc just plain irritating. That being said, I still would like to know, good or bad, what can I improve upon, and how to do so. I am a 30... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · November 03, 2011 at 3:37 PM

Good to excellent lipids: your HDL is high enough to be protective while your Trigs are excellent. Combined with your high-normal BUN, you seem to be doing low-carb Paleo with plenty of meats. Better than 90% probability that 134 LDL is type... (more)

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