Category Archives: Thyroid Hormone

Thyroid Update September 2016

Since I haven’t checked my thyroid levels in over a year, I decided to add a thyroid panel onto my September 2016 blood test.  I can’t report any symptoms of either hyper or hypothyroidism so there really isn’t any real reason for me to check this except out of sheer curiosity… which is pretty much the entire purpose of this site.  I thought it’d be fun to see what changes, if any, the Whole 30 would have on these numbers.

Quick Review:

  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) – This is the hormone your brain sends out telling your thyroid gland to produce more thyroid hormone.
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Reviewing the Labs My Lipidologist Ordered

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In my last post I shared the notes I took from my consultation with the lipidologist.  During that initial meeting she ordered all the labs we discussed and many that we didn’t.

After a week the results came back and we discussed them over the phone.  Unfortunately there was a lab screw up and a bunch of the insulin resistance labs she ordered weren’t processed.

I of course took diligent notes that I’ll share below.  As a warning, like the past couple of posts in this series, things do get a bit dense and technical, but I’d rather give you more information than less.… Read More

Cholesterol and Thyroid Update from June 2015: Increasing Carbs and Decreasing Fats

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I learned in March 2015 that my LDL-P and small LDL-P were still elevated and my Lp-PLA2 (marker of vascular inflammation) was also elevated.

I experimented with a trial of daily anti-inflammatory supplements including, Athletic GreensThorne Curcumin, and Thorne Omega 3, Lemon Berry while bumping my carbs up from 100 gm to 120 gm.  When I retested in May 2015, I discovered that this didn’t really have any effect at all on my cholesterol AND caused a nominal bump in my Lp-PLA2.

At this point I wasn’t sure exactly what to do except to vary my macros a little more by increasing my carbs and decreasing my dietary fat.… Read More

My Health Test Results from March 2015

Huffpo Blood Test

After a little over three months since I stopped working as a shift worker and fixed a lot of my sleep issues and settled into a fairly regular routine, I thought it would be a good idea to check some of my labs to see where I stood.  I checked my NMR Lipoprofile, Apo B100, Lp-PLA2, Ferritin, fasting Insulin, CRP, Vitamin D, Thyroid Panel, and Testosterone.  Before going into the health test results, here is a brief bit of background.

My last series of tests was in October 2014 when I was trying another round of strictly following the Carb Nite protocol.… Read More

Review of Kiefer’s T3 Fuel with a Before and After Thyroid Panel

Review of Kiefers T3 Fuel with a before and after thyroid panel

I was immediately curious about Kiefer’s thyroid supplement T3 Fuel ever since he announced it this past October.  I’ve been dealing with an elevated Reverse T3 for the past couple years and have bounced around the spectrum to having a normal thyroid level to being subclinically hypothyroid.

A Little About My Thyroid

If you’d like to read more about my past, here are some of my previous posts

When I started testing my thyroid levels in depth I was experimenting with nutritional ketosis, Carb Nite (cyclic ketogenic diet), and Carb Back-loading (targeted ketogenic diet), and I noticed a slight inverse correlation between my overall carb intake and my TSH (less carbs = higher TSH).… Read More

Thoughts on Jimmy Moore’s Latest Health Test Results

Thoughts on Jimmy Moore's Latest Health Test Results

Jimmy Moore recently published his blood work obtained during the fall of 2014.  I’m truly appreciative of Jimmy’s willingness to publish information as honestly and transparently as possible, and I use him as a model for publishing my own data.

I’m particularly interested in Jimmy’s test results because like me, he too is someone who has developed stratospheric cholesterol levels while in ketosis.  This has been a topic of great interest to me lately for obvious personal reasons and I’m doing my best to find as much information on this little known subject as possible, most recently exploring the thoughts of Dr.Read More

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