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Complete Blood Workup

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Created February 21, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Lately I am considering to ask my doctor for a complete blood workup. Considering that I have not been able to find a paleo friendly doctor, I would like to ask which values I should consider for myself after 1 year being paleo.

Overall I read a lot about having high cholesterol ratios is quite normal. I also believe that glucose levels should be slightly higher. What about the rest? Are there things that should be expected to be higher or lower with paleo?

I can find lots of info about how to read a blood workup, but nothing adapted for paleo people.

Also, how often do you take one of those? It has been like 15 years since my last one, which by the way, I do not have with me. My main objective is to keep a baseline to compare with within the future, but I am not sure how useful is that on the long term. Any comments would be appreciated.

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on February 28, 2013
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thanks @thisiswilson. Sadly I have not been able to find a Paleo friendly doctor here in Germany. Even worst is that my health insurance costs will skyrocket if I get more than 200 mg/dl for my total Cholesterol, which I am already mentally prepared to see. I hate abusing the good will of people of this forum to check my lab results. That should be a paid job for a physician, I will decide later depending on how my current doctors freaks out with my colesterol.

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on February 21, 2013
at 05:34 PM

As far as I know, and I have no credentials or anything to back up my statement, but I think healthy levels are healthy levels, there may be some discrepancies between what a Paleo-centric doctor and a regular doctor may say are optimal levels, but I think for most things it's pretty much the same, but I defer to someone more educated on this stuff.

Also, it would have been nice to get blood work done before adapting any new diet regime, something I also neglected before I started Paleo. Then you have some sort of baseline of your previous health levels and where you are now, but you can still compare to a general guideline of what modern science will call healthy levels. Just get the blood work done and post your results here, these peeps have a pretty good idea of what are satisfactory levels for someone on Paleo for any given time.

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on February 28, 2013
at 08:02 AM

thanks @thisiswilson. Sadly I have not been able to find a Paleo friendly doctor here in Germany. Even worst is that my health insurance costs will skyrocket if I get more than 200 mg/dl for my total Cholesterol, which I am already mentally prepared to see. I hate abusing the good will of people of this forum to check my lab results. That should be a paid job for a physician, I will decide later depending on how my current doctors freaks out with my colesterol.

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