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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.....
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)
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)
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)
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
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.
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)
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)