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by 1974 · about 3 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 3 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 3 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 4283 · about 3 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 1649 · about 3 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 3 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 · about 3 hours ago

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 · about 3 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 1213 · about 3 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 · about 3 hours ago

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 218 · about 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 0 · about 3 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 3 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 3280 · about 3 hours ago

The lab my Aetna health insurance uses only gives the LDL, HDL & total cholesterol so I'm in the market for a 3rd party lab in hopes of getting the LDL breakdown. I recently had a magnesium RBC test done with RequestAtest.com. It was pretty... (more)

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Sam_Knox 0 · July 05, 2012 at 5:48 PM

It turns out that LDL particle number (LDL-P)is the best predictor of cardiovascular disease... (more)

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by 18635 · about 3 hours ago

Do you believe there is an optimal range to be achieved or are these markers only good as indicators of disease? Some practitioners would have you believe that the standard values are too wide due to including unhealthy individuals in the... (more)

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by 1044 · about 3 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 3 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 661 · about 3 hours ago

does anyone know the absolute cheapest place to order a thyroid panel? i would prefer it have ft3 but i can settle for just tsh, as my tsh has been rather high. thanks!

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · January 18, 2012 at 5:36 PM

I don't know if they are the cheapest but mymedlab.com has very reasonable pricing on tests: https://www.mymedlab.com/

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by 10 · about 3 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 3 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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