If I go for a physical and present this to my Dr. What test should I ask for to get a baseline on Cholesterol (including showing the puffy type of ldl) Vit D, Omega balance or lack there of etc..
I have been on for over 30 days and mostly do not have trouble balancing this lifestyle with NON Paleo eaters (i am going to convince them with visuals and go from there). I want to continue but probably need to check and get some baseline numbers.
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on February 20, 2011
at 06:19 PM
you should include C-reactive protein (CRP) - it is a marker of systemic inflammation. If you have an infection this level will be elevated as your immune system is fighting it, but when there is no infection present, it can be an indicator of inflammation present in other places (intestines, etc.) should be less than 1.0 mg/dl'
triglycerides - a measure of circulating blood fats, if they are high it would actually indicate too much carb intake and poor insulin sensitivity. 50-80mg/dl is good
A1C (also called Hb1Ac) - a good measure of blood glucose levels over the past 3-4 months. . should be less than 5