Need help analyzing blood work

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 11, 2012 at 2:10 PM

I have been Paleo for about 3 years now. I do 4 x week of powerlifting with 2x sprints. My sleep is decent- average 5 days a week of 7+ hours of sleep with 2 days less than 7. My job is quite stressful though. My current stats are 5'7", Age 27, 180 lbs, BF 10%. I am trying to put on some more muscle mass, but paleo + dairy and then stress has caused a flare up of acne on my shoulders. Dropped the dairy two months ago, added in sweet potato/apple sauce post workout and my shoulders have not signifcantly improved.

So bottomline: Any help from my blood panel to help get more muscle mass and/or help to get rid of my acne?

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on July 15, 2012
at 03:34 PM

At 5'7" 180 if you are truly 10% BF, you already have a lot of muscle. Can I ask your method of testing BF?



on June 11, 2012
at 02:10 PM

here is the link to my blood work http://www.freeimagehosting.net/3cuv7

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on August 11, 2013
at 11:29 PM

Blood work will not add muscle mass or cure acne



on December 11, 2012
at 09:50 AM

FWIW, I cut down on the carbs overall and that helped me clear the last acne I had after cutting out grains completely. When I initially stopped drinking milk it improved my acne whereas I have no problem eating cheese. Just saying that sometimes it might be 'granular' than just dairy (lactose, casein etc. sensitivity)



on June 11, 2012
at 06:09 PM

You may have dropped dairy but are you taking supplements like cretine, BCAAs, protein powder and/or whey protein?

One issue seems to be your calcitriol and DHEA. Are you on calcitriol? What's your doc's reasoning for prescribing it? Has your cholesterol always been so low?

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