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My CRP has risen on Primal- anyone have a guess as to why?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 29, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Bear with me for a moment. I started eating primally at the start of January this year. I do believe I am metabolically deranged as I was carrying about 60 extra lb and had a lot of belly fat (apple shape). I researched a great deal and committed to eating Primally. I have lost 25 lb in 3 months but am concerned as my hsCRP has actually risen from 7.5 in November, when I was eating a SAD to 11.0 last week.
This has spurred me to do a Whole30 or reset following Chris Kresser's advice. I am finding it hard as I have no enjoyment from food on this reset plan, as I have dropped fruit, dairy and all but a few macadamias in the morning.
My question is whether this reset is really necessary. I don't have autoimmune issues that I know of. No allergies that I know of. I have osteoarthritis that has improved greatly while on Primal. Anyone have any ideas?

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on May 11, 2012
at 05:46 AM

I agree with Namby Pamby's recommended tests, based on my personal research of elevated CRP levels. Mine was at 15, and it turned out to be a dental infection.

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on April 29, 2012
at 03:35 AM

Thanks, but really nothing new. I am trying not to stress about it and will get it rechecked in a couple of months.

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on April 29, 2012
at 03:34 AM

I am 50. I am on BP medication, which controls it well. My APOb has come down from 1.25 to 1.05 in 2 months and my cholesterol panel wasn't bad to begin with. I did the Whole30 for 21 days- couldn't quite last the whole month. I did lose about 10 lb and felt pretty good but I think that the VLC was just too much for my body. My hair began to fall out in large amts after returning to near normal amts of hair loss.

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on April 15, 2012
at 04:25 AM

Have you had your teeth cleaned recently? Do you have lurking gum disease?

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on March 30, 2012
at 04:36 AM

Could also be OA, assuming you've ruled out RA.

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on March 30, 2012
at 04:34 AM

What's wrong with bacon, eggs and bone broth in the morning? My guess is you might have some kind of underlying or infection issue. It's non-specific inflammation and u can't rule out autoimmunity. I'd get ANA tested, rule out thyroid (thyroid antibodies), check infection and other inflammation markers (WBC, HDL, liver enzymes, ESR, SR).

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on April 15, 2012
at 03:01 AM

Maybe you are eating a new food to which you are having a reaction? For example, are you suddenly eating lots of eggs? Mike

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on April 29, 2012
at 03:35 AM

Thanks, but really nothing new. I am trying not to stress about it and will get it rechecked in a couple of months.

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on June 10, 2012
at 08:47 AM

how's your avg omega6:omega3 ratio?

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on March 31, 2012
at 11:23 PM

7.5 to 11 is not real concerning over the short term. Give it a little time and recheck. Whole 30 is not necessary, BUT it's a darn good idea. It is absolutely "metabolic magic" for some people. I would be somewhat suspicious for something else going on. Any other lab results. Age, blood pressure?

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on April 29, 2012
at 03:34 AM

I am 50. I am on BP medication, which controls it well. My APOb has come down from 1.25 to 1.05 in 2 months and my cholesterol panel wasn't bad to begin with. I did the Whole30 for 21 days- couldn't quite last the whole month. I did lose about 10 lb and felt pretty good but I think that the VLC was just too much for my body. My hair began to fall out in large amts after returning to near normal amts of hair loss.

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on March 31, 2012
at 11:06 PM

Is there something else going on that might account for a change? Sleep? Stress? Exercise?

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