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If your life depended upon this answer what one test measures your degree of health in your opinion?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created July 16, 2011 at 10:38 PM

For me it is the omega 6/3 ratio

What say you hackers?

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on July 18, 2011
at 05:09 PM

Ding ding ding ding ding....

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on July 18, 2011
at 09:12 AM

Who does the Omega 3 Index test besides Dr Davis ?

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on July 17, 2011
at 09:57 PM

You don't think there are too many confounders with sleep? Some people sleep like logs all the time. Some people sleep more when depressed. Some people have noisy dogs living next door.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on July 17, 2011
at 08:47 PM

maybe a more accurate way to assess these is how do you sleep. If you the answer is well I bet both answers are yes.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on July 17, 2011
at 08:46 PM

agree plus one........

Be1dbd31e4a3fccd4394494aa5db256d

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on July 17, 2011
at 08:17 PM

With regards to inflammation it's "omega-3 index" but I'm thinking that ratio is a good and quick measure of both index and total PUFA. If ratio is too high you know that both are out, if it is good then you know both are in.

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on July 17, 2011
at 07:07 PM

I don't know if it's as simple as ratio. Total PUFA should float under 6%. Then we've got ourselves a ball game.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on July 16, 2011
at 11:43 PM

best androgen test is a free T with SHBG done simultaneously. If the patient is HPA is shot LH will be in the shitter. But symptoms are usually real easy to pick up on. Interestingly you can be fully potent unless leptin is optimized even for men. Its critical for women because of how leptin modualtes their sex steroids and oocyte development but men benefit huge. I have some guys were we really push their total T and free hard.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on July 16, 2011
at 10:56 PM

Enjoyed your answer but HbA1c is not a measure of inflammation but an avg of blood glycosylation. Very non specific but a helpful test for those eating carbs

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on July 16, 2011
at 10:54 PM

Nice!!!!!!!!!!!

Be1dbd31e4a3fccd4394494aa5db256d

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on July 16, 2011
at 10:47 PM

Hard to argue with that one.

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Be1dbd31e4a3fccd4394494aa5db256d

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on July 16, 2011
at 10:46 PM

All measures of sexual potency.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on July 16, 2011
at 10:54 PM

Nice!!!!!!!!!!!

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on July 17, 2011
at 02:34 AM

A look in the mirror.. Naked.!

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on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

Life longevity. Of course, once you get the test results back, its a little late.

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21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on July 17, 2011
at 07:06 PM

This two-part test:

A. Do you feel healthy?

B. Do you feel happy?

This has always been a better indicator of health for myself than any lab test. My n6/n3 intake has never correlated well with my health (of course, this is n=1, and I've only had it measured once), but the above test always does! If I had to pick a lab test, I guess it'd be n6/n3 or salivary cortisol.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on July 17, 2011
at 09:57 PM

You don't think there are too many confounders with sleep? Some people sleep like logs all the time. Some people sleep more when depressed. Some people have noisy dogs living next door.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on July 17, 2011
at 08:47 PM

maybe a more accurate way to assess these is how do you sleep. If you the answer is well I bet both answers are yes.

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on July 17, 2011
at 01:59 AM

I like serial waistline measurement. For me, it's a sensitive indicator of how much I've been cheating and how effective my recent exercise regimen has been. Best of all, it's free.

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on July 18, 2011
at 05:09 PM

Ding ding ding ding ding....

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on July 17, 2011
at 03:04 AM

It's how I feel. If I can walk for 90 minutes, enjoying the scenery, and feel great all day instead of exhausted then my health is good.

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on July 17, 2011
at 07:54 PM

I'd mirror some of the answers above. For inflammation, perhaps a C-reactive protein.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on July 17, 2011
at 08:46 PM

agree plus one........

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on July 17, 2011
at 06:56 PM

My ability to defy gravity

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on July 16, 2011
at 11:33 PM

Some kind of androgen test.

But I like the n3:6 ratio, too.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on July 16, 2011
at 11:43 PM

best androgen test is a free T with SHBG done simultaneously. If the patient is HPA is shot LH will be in the shitter. But symptoms are usually real easy to pick up on. Interestingly you can be fully potent unless leptin is optimized even for men. Its critical for women because of how leptin modualtes their sex steroids and oocyte development but men benefit huge. I have some guys were we really push their total T and free hard.

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on July 16, 2011
at 10:49 PM

a1c - best measure of inflammation in the body

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on July 16, 2011
at 10:56 PM

Enjoyed your answer but HbA1c is not a measure of inflammation but an avg of blood glycosylation. Very non specific but a helpful test for those eating carbs

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