Category Archives: Lab Tests

Testosterone Update September 2016

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Along with testing my cholesterol and HbA1c after 15 days of the Whole 30, I also checked my testosterone levels.  It’s something I’ve checked in the past maybe once a year just to get a sense as to where I stood.

Here are my prior posts:

Nutritional Ketosis and Testosterone
Cyclic Ketogenic and Testosterone
My Health Test Results from March 2015

I’ve tried to search for other good resrouces on testosterone testing and results, but haven’t found anything better than the Art of Manliness series I referred to in my first post.… Read More

HbA1c Update September 2016: I finally figured it out!

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Since the beginning of my career documenting my self experimentation on this blog I’ve been dealing with a borderling elevated HbA1c.

Here’s the first post on my HbA1c from March 2013 while doing my ketosis experiment:

The Effect of Nutritional Ketosis on HbA1c

Background:

Before I go further, for newer readers to the site and those unfamiliar with what an HbA1c actually is, I’ll copy and past what I wrote from that initial post:

  • Everyday your body makes new red blood cells (RBCs) and breaks down old RBCS at an equal rate so you have a constant number of RBCs (assuming you are healthy).
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Cholesterol Update September 2016

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It’s been about 6 months since I last checked my cholesterol and I’ve had a few readers ask me how my numbers look.  Before I jump into what the results are I thought it might be helpful, especially to new readers, to detail a little bit about where I’ve come from, and what I’ve been doing in the mean time.

I’ve written quite extensively on my cholesterol history and some of the research I’ve done on the subject throughout my blog.  Here’s a link to everything I’ve written on cholesterol thus far.… Read More

uBiome Results from April 2016

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Back in April I submitted my first uBiome sample and after approximately 3 weeks I got the results back.  Here are the results from that sample.

My knowledge in this area is pretty rudimentary, so there’s not much insight I can offer, so I’ll just go ahead and show you what my results are and the recommendations that were provided.

Of course uBiome makes sure that you click on a statement acknowledging that none of the statements made have been evaluated by the FDA and that the results aren’t intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.… Read More

MyPerioPath 8 Month Followup

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This past March I referenced a study linking gum disease to Alzheimer’s and concluded that I would just go ahead and get a followup MyPerioPath test done again.

I first came across MyPerioPath when I was exploring the links between gum disease, high cholesterol, and an elevated Lp-PLA2.  As a quick review, the MyPerioPath test is a way to sample the DNA of the oral biome.  It’s a painless test.  Go to the dentist, swish around some saline solution in your mouth for 30 seconds, and spit it out into a test tube.  The test tube gets shipped off and about a week later, you get the results.… Read More

Dr. Hallberg LDL on LCHF Talk

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I first came across Dr. Sarah Hallberg’s name when I read Dr. Pokrywka’s guest editorial in Lipid Spin discussing the “Worsening Lipoproteins on a Low-Carb Diet.”

Dr. Pokrywka pointed out that Dr. Hallberg is in the midst of a large study investigating the effect of a ketogenic diet vs standard American Diabetes Association diet on type 2 diabetics and prediabetics.  In this study she’s examining NMR lipoprofiles, carotid intima media thickness, and other metabolic markers

In the course of her investigations she’s noticed a sub-population of patients that, like myself, develop elevated LDL-P and cholesterol numbers despite an improvement in everything else.… Read More

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