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by 23 · August 25, 2013 at 03:24 PM

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 03:08 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 4240 · August 15, 2013 at 11:54 PM

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 · April 20, 2013 at 06:35 PM

Side effects, results & advice much appreciated!

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by 60 · April 03, 2013 at 06:48 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 1230 · January 22, 2013 at 05:21 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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Moonablaze 0 · January 22, 2013 at 05:21 AM

if genetic counseling isn't covered, 23andme is only $99 and has a lot of other tests included. Although it only tests for "type B"

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by 1230 · September 03, 2013 at 02:22 PM

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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Jay_15 0 · December 31, 2012 at 09:49 PM

How long have you been paleo? If less than six months I would not go to the doctor and I would get zero tests. Keep working on improving your lifestyle for about a year before considering any intervention. Tests in and of themselves can be... (more)

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by 227 · February 22, 2014 at 04:08 PM

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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raydawg 0 · February 22, 2014 at 04:08 PM

Had to get mine through http://ancestry.com due to the stupidity of NY state legislation as well as the FDA's chest pounding. I fed the results to http://promethease.com and http://geneticgenie.org Looks like I have two MTHFR mutations as... (more)

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by 2923 · October 27, 2012 at 06:40 PM

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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John_51 0 · October 27, 2012 at 06:40 PM

Salivary cortisol changes throughout the day. Multiple levels ensure that you capture diurnal variations as opposed to single levels. It costs more but it's probably worth it. The whole concept revolves around the idea that we are under... (more)

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by 1176 · August 20, 2012 at 07:28 PM

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 07:28 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 1185 · August 03, 2012 at 04:12 PM

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 · February 27, 2013 at 03:49 PM

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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Gdaiva 0 · February 27, 2013 at 03:49 PM

I'd contact a nutritionist, they can do many tests and tell you personaly what nutrients and vitamins you need. It is not that expensive when you think about it how much time and guessing you do on the internet. Nutritional Therapy Asosiation that... (more)

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by 5 · June 15, 2012 at 02:50 PM

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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Ryan_36 0 · June 15, 2012 at 02:50 PM

I think you are probably fine. You can get your insulin levels checked if you are concerned, but I bet they are normal to low also.

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by 40 · June 01, 2012 at 06:27 AM

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 77342 · May 11, 2012 at 11:24 AM

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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wildwabbit 0 · May 11, 2012 at 11:24 AM

In the paleolithic, fires were made, not put out. Extinguishing fires is a neolithic regression.

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by 1212 · March 28, 2012 at 01:38 PM

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 3737 · March 31, 2012 at 08:58 PM

Anyone know of a place to get food sensitivity testing that's affordable and doesn't require a prescription? If they can do it via saliva, then that would be great too if accurate.

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Karen_14 0 · March 16, 2012 at 11:20 PM

You may want to contact FDN at http://fdnmanager.com their Practitioners do all kinds of testing. Food sensitivity is one.

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by 19504 · March 27, 2012 at 07:54 PM

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 · January 26, 2012 at 12:55 AM

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 05:25 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 6218 · September 15, 2013 at 12:06 AM

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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Beckyg612 0 · September 15, 2013 at 12:06 AM

I recently completed the full gluten sensitivity and other food sensitivity panel from EnteroLab and came out with immunological reactions to absolutely everything they tested (gluten, chicken eggs, milk (casein), soy, corn, oats, almond,... (more)

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by 10 · January 04, 2012 at 07:54 AM

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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josh_9 0 · January 03, 2012 at 09:19 PM

Try lowing the carbs to below 100g. maybe fruit and a few servings of leafy greens and incorporate plenty medium chained saturated fats, like coconut. Maybe down a little extra grass fed butter. I'm not saying drown everything fat, but fat is... (more)

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by 7185 · December 08, 2012 at 12:51 PM

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 07:31 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 5332 · December 07, 2011 at 04:29 PM

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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Dorado_Galore 0 · December 07, 2011 at 04:29 PM

Google "overtraining symptoms" and see how many you have. I used to run marathons and I came to distinguish, for instance, between the malaise of needing a day off, and the general sense of "being tired" that a good run would sometimes solve. Many... (more)

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by 410 · November 18, 2011 at 02:47 AM

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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TheOriginalKaz 0 · November 18, 2011 at 02:47 AM

There is a subset of the population that reacts negatively to DHEA supplementation, it can cause large spikes in blood pressure. For that reason I would not recommend starting at anywhere near a 50 mg/day dose. It also tends to raise estrogen... (more)

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by 22684 · November 03, 2011 at 11:37 PM

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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Dorado_Galore 0 · November 02, 2011 at 07:13 PM

If my current MD were of a mind to respond to your request with skepticism, I would use that response as an occasion to find a new MD. I did said MD shopping 5 years ago, and am delighted to have a truly fantastic functional/integrative doc for... (more)

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by 19355 · September 24, 2011 at 05:37 AM

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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Daniel_Kirsner 0 · September 24, 2011 at 05:37 AM

Presumably, for general fitness/non-competitive bodybuilding, the goal is to increase strength (typically for the rep range one trains in, not 1RM) in all of the exercises one uses--not merely three--encompassing all major muscle groups... And... (more)