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Robb Wolf Recommended Blood Tests

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 19, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Hey folks,

Could anyone please tell me which blood tests Robb Wolf recommends in his book? And what good numbers for each would be? Thanks!

Be1dbd31e4a3fccd4394494aa5db256d

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on October 19, 2012
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Well there are huge correlations between CRP and diseases that have a partial inflammatory pathogenesis so that's why I and most people think that it is in fact useful. If your CRP is high then that means that you have a problem and should begin thinking about it. I never said it would tell you which exact problem you had, but it does mean you have one with an autoimmune disease or just generally poorly controlled immune activity. Unless you have a cold or something, in which case it might be a bit elevated.

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on October 19, 2012
at 11:26 PM

CRP is a non-specific inflammation indicator. A high number by itself doesn't give you much diagnostic value.

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on July 28, 2012
at 05:41 PM

HDL<50? I hope you meant HDL>50.

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on August 22, 2011
at 09:53 PM

He says that he gets that figure from "ancestral norms" and the range seen in all primates. I think this range is a little iffy and he states that the figure is controversial especially in light of the fact that there are populations with high TC and low CVD.

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on August 22, 2011
at 09:41 PM

Wow, he really recommends a TC of 120-140mg/dL?

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on August 19, 2011
at 09:19 PM

Thank you for the information!

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E2267c2f00c68e78679ceaa520804999

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on August 20, 2011
at 10:52 AM

From his book.

Total Choles 120-140

HDL <50

LDL 40-70

LDL Size A large nonreactive

Triglycerides 50-80

A1c <5

Blood Glucose <72

C-Reactive <1.0

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 22, 2011
at 09:53 PM

He says that he gets that figure from "ancestral norms" and the range seen in all primates. I think this range is a little iffy and he states that the figure is controversial especially in light of the fact that there are populations with high TC and low CVD.

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on August 22, 2011
at 09:41 PM

Wow, he really recommends a TC of 120-140mg/dL?

782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

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on July 28, 2012
at 05:41 PM

HDL<50? I hope you meant HDL>50.

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Be1dbd31e4a3fccd4394494aa5db256d

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on August 19, 2011
at 06:28 PM

From the book

The basics:

Total Cholesterol HDL LDL Triglycerides Fasting glucose

Add-ons

LDL particle side Glycated hemoglobin (called Hba1c or just A1C) C-reactive protein

My take

I think that c-reactive protein is a must, it is strongly predictive of nearly every degenerative disease. I also go donate blood when I can and they tell me my hemoglobin and blood pressure, those can be important as well.

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on August 19, 2011
at 09:19 PM

Thank you for the information!

Be1dbd31e4a3fccd4394494aa5db256d

(17969)

on October 19, 2012
at 11:45 PM

Well there are huge correlations between CRP and diseases that have a partial inflammatory pathogenesis so that's why I and most people think that it is in fact useful. If your CRP is high then that means that you have a problem and should begin thinking about it. I never said it would tell you which exact problem you had, but it does mean you have one with an autoimmune disease or just generally poorly controlled immune activity. Unless you have a cold or something, in which case it might be a bit elevated.

00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3

(2411)

on October 19, 2012
at 11:26 PM

CRP is a non-specific inflammation indicator. A high number by itself doesn't give you much diagnostic value.

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on August 23, 2011
at 03:32 AM

Interleukin 6 is probably a better measure of inflammation and Robb has said so during his podcasts.

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on August 23, 2011
at 01:58 AM

Sorry, guys, but this is one area that Robb is very slippery on. He does indeed list the TC of 120-140, but has also explained on this podcast that much, much higher TC is also okay..... if certain conditions are met. The guy is brilliant, but he's fast and loose in this one area.

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