WARNING: Long read ahead. Make sure you've had your coffee or ALA/N-Acetyl Carnitine Stack
First time poster, long time lurker. I usually don't post questions because they are usually answered on here but I'm wondering about my blood results and I am not sure about the conversion of Canadian/UK results to US numbers. Also a few other questions for the l33t hackers out there.
My main problem: I feel like crap pretty much all the time. I have no energy. I could probably sleep 20 hours out of the day if it was socially possible/acceptable. Post nasal drip at night leads to nasty green stuff inside of my head and I can end up blowing my nose halfway through the day and still find green crap.
Quick Background: Been Paleo for around 9-10 months strict. No alcohol for around a year.
I only cheat with 85% or 90% dark chocolate( a bar a week or so) and around once a month I ram down a So Delicious Chocolate Ice Cream container (It's tiny, like 500ml http://www.turtlemountain.com/products/coconut-milk-ice-creams/chocolate)
I've possibly had gluten exposure over the last 10 months but then again I have no idea as I don't think I'm overly sensitive to gluten (I will decline my own birthday cake so I can't say I've even had gluten since going Paleo.)
I'm Male, 24, fairly healthy, 180lbs(I know, It's a terrible weight for my height), 6'2, 14% BF 20% BIA (Should be lower and I've plateaued for some reason?), exercise 3-4 times a week, low intensity more Strength based like squatting, deadlifts and Bulgarian ring pushups. Standard Paleo diet. Sleep 8-9hrs a night.
If you need any more background/info please ask, I'll provide what I can. I've got a few more test results but I haven't seen that info posted in other places so I'll keep it out of here.
Test name - Measurement:
ESR: - 1
hs-C-Reactive Protein: <0.2 - MG/L
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone: 3.27 - MU/L
Vitamin B12: 494 - PMOL/L
Ferritin: 70 - UG/L
Cortisol random SER: 391 - NMOL/L
Growth Hormone: 0.2 - ug/L
Testosterone: 20.1 - NMOL/L
Total Protein: 82 - G/L
Glucose Fasting SER: 4.8 - MMOL/L
Creatinine: 98 - UMOL/L
eGFR: 81 - ML/MIN
Hemoglobin A1C: 0.051 - ??? Mystery Unit ???
Cholesterol: 5.31 - MMOL/L
Triglycerides: 0.53 - MMOL/L
HDL Cholesterol: 1.24 - MMOL/L
LDL: 3.83 - MMOL/L
CHOL/HDL Ratio: 4.28
Doctor said my results are amazing, fantastic. When I asked him what I could improve he said I should become Prime Minister and give him a raise. I know what the general consensus of doctors is in the Paleo/Primal world but his comment was uplifting nonetheless.
So those are my blood results. I have no idea what half of them mean or how to translate them ( I tried using google but I got some really bad/scary numbers with it )
On to my recent Biosignature results...
I did the Zinc taste test. Tasted like water. Was told deficient.
Described symptoms was told B deficient. Prescribed Biotics B12 lozenge.
Was given poliquin digestive enzymes to use with my NOW Super Foods caps. Still no 'warm feeling' even with maximum dose for weeks..
After BF (14%) and BIA (20%) tests I was told I was definitely aromatising ( Turning testosterone into estrogen)
I was told to take the B vitamins, use digestive enzymes, and come back. I'll be seeing the practitioner on Friday. TBH I don't feel any different or better.
So long question into short question: What the hell is wrong with me? Why hasn't paleo fixed it? Am I dying? Why am I stuck around 14% BF and why do I keep losing weight?
I really apologise for the long read and I appreciate if anyone has an answer to any one of these questions or even some insight. I've been trying for years to feel normal and with Paleo I definitely have seen better body comp than I've ever seen in my life (I can see 2 abs! Sometimes!) but I'm more worried about how I feel.