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by 952 · about 3 hours ago

Did you anyone took specific actions based on microbiome sequencing?

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by 1683 · about 3 hours 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 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 40 · about 3 hours ago

Side effects, results & advice much appreciated!

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by 2944 · about 3 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 1187 · about 3 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 3 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 3 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 1310 · about 3 hours ago

Does anyone have a recommendation or warning regarding saliva testing labs? I want to get tested for hormone levels but have known people who have sent their saliva to a few labs and gotten very different results back...and it's expensive.

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by 610 · about 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 10502 · about 4 hours ago

[This is a follow-on to my supplements question] Lots of questions around testing on PaleoHacks. Why, How, Which etc etc Let's wrap this in one amazing thread. Here is how I would like for you to answer: 1) Common name of test 1a) Which... (more)

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grace 0 · September 19, 2011 at 1:09 AM

http://virginiahopkinstestkits.com/salivakits.html 1) Adrenal Cortisol x4 salivary (tests 4 times in a day) 1a) Salivary (non invasive) 1b) Typical cost $135 + s/h 2) Why anyone would want to take it? What is the context? See Jack's Hack 2a)... (more)

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by 5132 · about 4 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 492 · about 4 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 250 · about 4 hours ago

The recent questions about the importance of cholesterol numbers as well as the post on Mark's Daily Apple about "Doctors as Middlemen" have led me to the following: Are there easy ways to participate in health studies that can lead to real... (more)

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Cheryl___Diabetes_Bootcamp 0 · January 21, 2011 at 9:17 PM

if you put "clinical trials" and "cholesterol" or whatever else you are interested in into your search engine, you'll find various centralized clinical trial listing sites. Sign up to be notified of things that interest you. If you live near a... (more)

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by 1783 · about 4 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 4 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 23 · October 30, 2014 at 4:57 AM

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 60 · October 30, 2014 at 4:44 AM

I just had my cholesterol checked using a non-invasive skin cholesterol testing device at my pharmacy. This is not the same as a blood cholesterol testing. Has anyone heard of this or know the science behind it? The literature reads, "About 11%... (more)

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by 1241 · October 30, 2014 at 4:36 AM

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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