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by 43 · about 14 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 1974 · about 14 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 4283 · about 14 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 14 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 1241 · about 14 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 1578 · about 14 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 15 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 1213 · about 15 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 45 · about 15 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 15 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 15 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 15 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 15 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 0 · about 15 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 78417 · about 15 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 5 · about 15 hours ago

Hello, I recently had a full blood panel after 4 months on the paleo diet. I'd love to get feedback from the community on my numbers. My total Cholesterol went from 184 to 214, so I'm alittle concerned. Here are the details: Total... (more)

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Talldog 0 · March 27, 2012 at 3:13 PM

It's the pattern type of the LDL that matters most. Pattern-A (large, fluffy) LDL is not associated with an increase in heart disease. Pattern-B (small, dense) LDL is associated with an increase in heart disease. You need to find out from your... (more)

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by 110 · about 15 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 15 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 15 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 15 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 15 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 15 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 15226 · about 15 hours ago

I have seen it mentioned in a few places that the 'normal ranges' on the lab values for blood tests are not optimal. One reason may be that sick people are the ones most often having blood tests run. For example 65-99 mg/dl is "normal" for... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · October 08, 2011 at 12:29 AM

Labs can change reference levels based upon their testing methods.....groups of specialist will make large scale recommendation of what constitutes normal laboratory values after consensus meetings. This is what has occured in endocrinology... (more)

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by 18412 · about 15 hours ago

I have not been able to see my brand new little baby niece because I had not gotten the Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine yet. So I went in to test to see if I have immunity (which I do! yay!!). While there, I figured I would take the opp to get... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · September 15, 2011 at 4:23 PM

First off, don't panic as this isn't even remotely severe. If you just got off a cycle of anabolic steroids and your TGs were 800, then you might want to worry. Even the average person is probably walking around with your panel or worse into... (more)

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by 826 · about 15 hours ago

So my DH and I had physical's last week and we got our labs back. Mine are pretty much stellar except my vitD was 27, my metabolic panel looked nice, my trigs were low and cholesterol fine by paleo standards. My husband on the other hand is out... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · August 27, 2011 at 4:16 PM

He has full blown metabolic syndrome. He needs a strict ketgenic paleo diet loaded with inositol and choline. Get him back on board. If he were in my office he'd be scared shitless once I was done with him.

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