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by 952 · about 1 hour ago

Did you anyone took specific actions based on microbiome sequencing?

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by 1683 · about 1 hour ago

We all futz around with our diets trying to find what works best with our bodies. There are SO many various "branches" of Paleo (Primal, Whole30, Lacto-Paleo, PHD, Ancestral, etc). Is there a quiz or test or assessment anywhere that could help... (more)

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Nance 0 · January 22, 2012 at 9:11 PM

To answer your question directly, Chris Kresser now offers something like that and I expect there are others. That actually sounds more complicated than what I did. In my first month or two, I emphasized fatty meat because that was what I most... (more)

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by 23 · about 2 hours ago

Hi everyone, I'm Marianne, I'm from Amsterdam and I will live a very strict paleo life for a year (eating, moving, being outside and more) as an experiment to show what paleo living can do to you. I'd like to do medical tests before and after to... (more)

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VB 0 · August 25, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Hi Marianne, Your video is AWESOME!!! I think just the regular complete blood work panel will do (full works), but I would also do a test on gut flora (with GI effects) just to see the effect that Paleo diet had on your intestinal... (more)

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by 40 · about 2 hours ago

Side effects, results & advice much appreciated!

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by 1241 · about 2 hours ago

Simple question, what's the cheapest way for me to test for familial hypercholesterolemia? My doctor said he couldn't test for it.

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Mike_T_1 0 · January 22, 2013 at 3:12 AM

I think a genetic test would be the most definitive: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12421096 http://www.phgfoundation.org/news/4311/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Familial_hypercholesterolemia#Diagnosis You could go to a genetic counselor... (more)

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by 1241 · about 2 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 1187 · about 2 hours ago

Is salivary testing a good idea? I don't have health insurance so no blood tests. If it is a good idea, whom do you recommend? Thanks!

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by 5 · about 2 hours ago

Is there a reliable and trustworthy test to see what nutrients you need? Also, is there a test for hormonal imbalance? I'm 22 years old, but sometimes I get in this crazy ADHD mode where I can't focus on anything and my mind races forever. My... (more)

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Monte 0 · February 24, 2013 at 3:10 PM

If you don't test, you don't know. Period. https://www.lef.org/Vitamins-Supplements/Blood-Tests/Blood-Tests.htm Hormone and nutrition testing can definitely open your eyes. That being said you can do a lot of this on your own even if means you... (more)

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by 5 · about 2 hours ago

Hi! Quick question - in 1991 the Army did some testing on my and decided that I have "reactive hypoglycemia". I used to have to eat every few hours or I would get shaky. I adopted a low carb, Paleo, primal-type diet a couple years ago which I... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · June 13, 2012 at 2:32 PM

I would seriously question the RN's ability to do her job properly. That is the most nonsensical advice she could give. 80 is a perfectly normal level. Hypoglycemia is a concern when your glucose is below 70.

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by 20353 · about 2 hours ago

Should everyone be tested for SIBO? How do you know your gut is healthy? A leaky gut would be very non-optimal...

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Ebice 0 · March 07, 2012 at 10:43 AM

The barometer of my digestive health is my poop.

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by 610 · about 2 hours ago

I took a zinc tally taste test recently, and it tasted like water, apparently indicating a zinc deficiency. I've been dealing with dysbiosis/leaky gut for 7 or 8 years now, so my zinc could be depleted or not absorbing properly. We also have... (more)

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_Tom 0 · January 25, 2012 at 5:25 PM

I"ve heard good things about the Spectracell test. http://www.spectracell.com/products/micronutrient-testing-product-specifications/ Anyone else have an opinion? (more)

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by 6229 · about 2 hours ago

I was curious how accurate people found Enterolab, how many used it, and how helpful it was? My husband and I did the testing for different reasons. I was barely symptomatic but some occasional constipation IBS type issues. My husband had... (more)

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BadgerChris 0 · June 27, 2012 at 11:13 PM

I found Enterolab testing helpful to determine a gluten intolerance. My mother has Celiac disease (verified by blood test and biopsy). A few years ago I started to develop symptoms of gas, bloating, fatigue, and diarrhea. Because of my mother, I... (more)

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by 10 · about 2 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 7275 · about 2 hours ago

When your primary care physician is clueless about digestive problems and/or autoimmune disorders, how do you know when to see what kind of doctor? It seems like creative, experienced doctors for digestive and autoimmune disorders are scattered... (more)

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Atkins_witha_loincloth 0 · December 10, 2011 at 7:31 AM

First of all, be patient. Healing takes time. I realize that you may feel reading this, that this is easy to say when I am not the one who is suffering and experiencing your symptoms. However, when I began to grapple with multiple serious health... (more)

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by 5516 · about 2 hours ago

I am concerned that I may be overtraining as I have seriously increased my volume over the past two weeks. Regardless of the best approach (reduce volume until I perceive I am better) I found a website that has an "Overtraining Test." It seems... (more)

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AndyM 0 · December 07, 2011 at 3:35 PM

I can't guarantee the accuracy, overtraining (or at least overreaching) is a progressive condition and likely different with different people. By the time you're actually overtrained it's too late really. I'd expect it to be due to a complex... (more)

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by 410 · about 2 hours ago

I've decide to supplement DHEA 50mg daily based on my test results. I'm post/menopausal and my levels are characteristically low. Anyone have any information on what I can expect in terms of effects? Are they noticeable? Also how often should I... (more)

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Daniel_Kirsner 0 · November 16, 2011 at 3:49 AM

Fairly quickly. Within a week. Better verbal fluency, greater sense of well-being were effects I noticed. Make sure to get blood tests down the road to adjust dosage up/down.

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by 19479 · about 2 hours ago

While most people are at least superficially aware of the Powerlifting lifts (squat, bench press, and deadlift) and the Olympic Lifts (Snatch, clean & jerk) one measure of strength that I have recently come upon is "The Crossfit Total". The... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · September 24, 2011 at 12:35 AM

I think it's a great way to measure strength and progress. Those 3 lifts are THE 3 main lifts, and include your whole body. If a person did nothing else besides those 3 lifts they would be in amazing shape and super strong. before any questions... (more)

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by 1786 · about 2 hours ago

is there a great list somewhere of exactly what kind of medical testing is necessary and useful? i know theres all the salivary and blood hormone testing, vitamin d, a comprehensive stool test (debate as to which lab is best, though) and a blood... (more)

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by 18412 · about 2 hours ago

We discuss these "tests" all the time. We toss it into answers and comments and questions with ease. Probably most Paleo-heads on here know what most of these tests are and what they're for. Lately I've had people recommend about eighty billion... (more)

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Rose 0 · August 10, 2011 at 3:48 PM

Nice question. Here's a listing of genetic testing resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_genomics#Predictive_medicine_services_already_available And for anyone who's considering a genome test (I've done it, and I'm happy to have the... (more)

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by 5132 · about 2 hours ago

My aunt tested "positive abnormal" on Antinuclear Antibodies Direct. However, the doctor (hepatologist) failed to follow through and we have no idea which particular antibodies are responsible (e.g., RNP antibodies, Smith anbitodies, Sjogren's... (more)

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Jack_Mac 0 · May 18, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Not much to add here: ANA is a pretty non-specific test, more for screening than diagnostic. Testing "positive abnormal" doesn't really tell you very much, and definitely doesn't "imply a particular type of autoimmunity". It just means that... (more)

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by 5838 · about 2 hours ago

I know there are many great recommendations on this site regarding healing your gut, getting into ketosis, switching to burning fat as your preferred source. But seeing as though everyone is different, are there DEFINITIVE tests or ways to KNOW... (more)

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Lee_2 0 · April 20, 2011 at 7:46 PM

I agree with Dave. I think I'm in ketosis even though Ketostix say I'm not (or am barely). I go largely by what's happening with my body - am I losing weight, seeing my body lift up from my waist to my shoulders and arms, etc.? If you are going... (more)

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by 1783 · about 2 hours ago

I'd like to get an IgA tTG test, and perhaps even a mucosal biopsy, done for a couple of reasons. Firstly, everyone in my family displays symptoms of celiac and/or gluten intolerance, but none of them really care or even believe me when I bring... (more)

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bittykitty 0 · January 18, 2011 at 12:32 PM

Last spring, went see a doctor about getting a "legitimate diagnosis".(I had been off gluten for a almost a year,it was making me pass out)Got through two weeks of the gluten challenge before I started having reactions so severe that I gave it... (more)

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by 1786 · about 2 hours ago

and if you have, how have you used the data to improve your health? i am about to get my male v, urine metals, and spectracell complete nutrient tests back and hopefully see why i am stuck where i am. will post when its ready. thanks

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · January 17, 2011 at 11:55 PM

I did the full range prepaleo, going back soon to retest. Will post results in before/after. Also see guinea pig thread, I'm trying to get sponsored(someone to pay for testing) to do various food combination/ whole food testing.

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by 213 · October 24, 2014 at 4:22 AM

Did you learn something that lead to a significant change in your daily routine? Do you think your health will be even better now that you have this new information? Do you trust the results? Do you think the science is too young to be... (more)

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balor123 0 · November 30, 2012 at 9:50 PM

I used 23andme and Promethease as well. I was having some difficult to diagnose health problems and I thought that the genetic tests might help me narrow down other tests to pursue. People usually focus on the disease risk factors but it's worth... (more)

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by 22913 · October 24, 2014 at 3:39 AM

I am going on a cruise next month. I have a dilemma. I would like to bring Gluten-free beer with me on the cruise. The cruiseline now requires that I have a doctors note in order to bring my own drinks. I am unwilling to both ingest Gluten and... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · November 02, 2011 at 6:18 PM

How picky are they going to be about the note? I would probably just make myself some fancy looking letterhead on the computer at work and type my own damn note. I don't think they are really going to call and verify it.

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