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what does an ideal blood panel look like?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 18, 2012 at 12:12 AM

what would be the "perfect" blood panel? let's talk cholesterol values & ratios, trigs, fasting glucose, cardio crp, vit D, and anything else that might be useful.

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on January 18, 2012
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i tried digging through the other questions, but only really found 'hack my lipid panel'-type questions. i guess i was just trying to get a more general sense of good blood values that go beyond the generic ones that are on the lab's evaluation -- especially since those may not be as relevant to someone who takes a paleo / primal perspective on these things.

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on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

I'm not sure we know, or at least it depends on the person and their lifestyle. It can be counter-productive trying to chase numbers. There's plenty of suggestions already around in other questions though.

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on January 18, 2012
at 12:23 AM

i tried digging through the other questions, but only really found 'hack my lipid panel'-type questions. i guess i was just trying to get a more general sense of good blood values that go beyond the generic ones that are on the lab's evaluation -- especially since those may not be as relevant to someone who takes a paleo / primal perspective on these things.

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on January 18, 2012
at 01:55 AM

Any test is a snap shot of a dynamic ever changing physiology, especially when looking at blood panels. Homeostasis dictates that your levels will continue to fluctuate and must fluctuate as you live and deal with different stresses. I find it a bit arrogant to assume that we can dictate to the body what these parameters should be through artificial maneuvering.

Sooooo...bottom line your levels are what they need to be for your current lifestyle now and previously IMO.

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on January 18, 2012
at 05:38 PM

Thinking a bit outside the box here - how would you know if your lipid panel is actually ideal since lipid panels can't even distinguish between oxidized and unoxidized LDL?

Not discouraging the use of lipid panels, but I think it all depends on how deep a dive the panel does if you're seeking perfection.

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on January 18, 2012
at 12:55 AM

Don't know what is perfect. I can share mine:

Total Cholesterol: 166 mg/dl HDL: 48 LDL: 99 Trig: 97 Glucose: 102

Glucose is a little high.

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