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by 23 · about 20 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 1241 · about 21 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 21 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 2944 · about 21 hours ago

I'm getting some hormone baselines done to finally get some data for some (relatively) minor but long standing issues I've had... Thing is I havn't managed to find expalnation of the advantages of getting salivary testing done in the four slots... (more)

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daz 0 · October 26, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Some hormones follow a circadian rhythm (sometimes referred to as diurnal cycle as well). Two of these are cortisol and melatonin. These cycles can get screwed up, & hence the need to test 4 times for cortisol & 1 or 2 times for... (more)

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by 1186 · about 21 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 5 · about 21 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 40 · about 21 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 78417 · about 21 hours ago

Hi, The fire extinguisher on my bus hasn't been tested since 2008, according to its label. Is this dangerous? If so what could happen? How often should they be tested? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance! rcd testing (more)

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Thomy 0 · May 11, 2012 at 7:32 AM

I would suggest bone broth.

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by 20353 · about 21 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 21 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 21 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 7275 · about 21 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 410 · about 21 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 22913 · about 21 hours ago

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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by 19479 · about 21 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 21 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 5132 · about 21 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 21 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 492 · about 21 hours ago

I'm curious of the types of testing a person should get and where someone should "place" on the various tests in order to be considered healthy. For example Robb Wolf recommends below a 4 on the A1C test. I'm thinking about saving up to get a... (more)

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JML 0 · April 05, 2011 at 10:35 PM

Get a well-being test. You should score a "feel great."

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by 22913 · about 21 hours ago

Have you been tested for nutrient deficiencies? If so, what tests can you have done, with or without a doctor to check for deficiencies? Even if you feel very healthy, many people have low Selenium, Magnesium etc. I'd like an inexpensive test I... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · March 28, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Life Extention.....Lef.org But you get a health advisor not a doctor. And they want to sell you supplements so you must understand the biases inherent. But they are a fine organization.....

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by 1783 · about 21 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 3885 · about 21 hours ago

With so much being said about micro nutrients in food - Is there any way I can have a sample of my food tested at some lab or with a DIY kit. As an example - I would like to know how much Omega 3 is actually present in my store bought fortified... (more)

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Diane_at_Balanced_Bites 0 · October 02, 2010 at 5:22 AM

It's a better test to see what's coming into your body/being absorbed via some blood tests. Regardless of what's in the food, you want to know how much you're taking in from it if anything... You aren't what you eat, you're what you absorb! :) (more)

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by 78417 · October 19, 2014 at 4:30 AM

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by 78417 · October 19, 2014 at 4:30 AM

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paleohacks 0 · September 15, 2013 at 6:06 PM

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by 1683 · October 19, 2014 at 4:30 AM

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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