Latest Blood-Work Is In From Wellnessfx

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So I'm ready to lay it all out there to the Bulletproof community. Now, I have a MAJOR bulletproof flaw at the moment, which is smoking. I'm working on that, which I know is a big reason for some of the numbers below, but in the mean time, I'm looking for anything you've got... 


 


 


If this were you (and you didn't smoke), what would YOU do?


 


 


 


Recent WellnessFX blood work (1-week old)


 


VITALS


Age  =  41


Hgt  =  5’8”


Wt  =  140


BMI  =  21.4



 


CARDIO HEALTH


Lipid panel


Total HDL Ratio   3.9


Trig to HDL    1.9


HDL    53


LDL    132


Trigl    100


Total Chol    205


Non-HDL Chol    152


 


LDL Particles


Apo B     101


Lp(a)     <10


 


Inflammation


hs-CRP     2.6



Homosysteine     (Old score was 17.9 in January, but I’ve been loading on Folinic Acid and B12 since)



 


METABOLIC HEALTH


Diabetes & Insulin Resistance


All Good


 


Thyroid


All Good


 


Metabolic Hormones


Cortisol     22.2


Insulin     2.1


Insulin-like Growth Factor I     68


Z score     -1.5


 


Reproductive Hormones


Estradiol     23


Free Testosterone     74.2


Testosterone (total)     998


DHEA-S     221


SHBG     112



 


LIVER HEALTH


Liver Enzymes and Function


All Good



 


KIDNEY HEALTH


Kidney Function


Creatinine (serum)     0.97


eGFR     97


BUN     6


Albumin     4.3


BUN/Creatinine Ratio     6



 


ELECTROLYTES


Electrolytes


All Good



 


BONE HEALTH


Bone


All Good



 


BLOOD HEALTH


Platelets


All Good


 


White Blood Cells


All Good


 


Red Blood Cells


All Good


 


Iron


All Good



 


VITAMINS & MINERALS


Vitamins


All Good  (only tested folate, D2, D3 and B12 though)


 


Minerals


All Good (just Magnesium (RBC) & Calcium)


Note, Magnesium serum level was dangerously low, at 1.5 in January, but RBC score above was last week


 


 


Look forward to your thoughts. 


 


 



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Comments

  • I would take a look at the actual thyroid numbers since WellnessFX's reference ranges are a little broad, and thyroid can impact cholesterol. I wouldn't worry about LDL, but look into reducing ApoB, Trigs, and perhaps increasing HDL. What is your daily carb intake and timing?


     


    I would look into supplements to address the hs-CRP and perhaps the cortisol, though I probably wouldn't mess with cortisol without a salivary test that measured my levels throughout the day. I'm sure you're aware inflammation and stress is linked to smoking. 


  • BrainSpankingNewsBrainSpankingNews Vitimus Maximus ✭✭

    I totally hear you on the smoking thing. I know that's my biggest hurdle and contributor. Not sure if I have much carb intake daily (mostly from veggies), so I'd say I'm on the lower-end generally; however, I haven't really quantified it. I probably get way too much protein though. Any advice on supplements for the hs-CRP? 


     


    Here are some other lifestyle issues I need to address.... Sleep (recent tiny human addition to our family over the last year), movement is definitely low, being a desk-jockey. 


     


    Actual thyroid numbers are as follows:


     


    TSH     0.86


    Triiodothyronine )T3, Total)    94


    Free T3     3


    T-Uptake     32


    Thyroxine (T4, Total)     8.7


    Free T4     1.2


    Reverse T3     21


     


    Any supplements to help curb the inflammation? 


    (Note:  Just bought some nicotine patches to tackle the smoking thing. This is a big one, since I've been smoking since I was 15)


     


    Thanks a heap!



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  • Not my area of expertise, but supps that seem to be most-often recommended for inflammation are curcumin-based, which is a compound in turmeric. Life Extension's Bio-Curcumin and Thorne's Meriva-SR seem to be the go-to's. You can search for both on the forum. I have used them, not noticed anything physically, but have not re-tested for hs-CRP. 


     


    Ginger may be anti-inflammatory too, wouldn't hurt to flavor some meals with ginger and turmeric. Regular exercise/activity seems to be correlated with lowering hsCRP as well (but not so intense you generate inflammation) and lowering sugar/carb intake, which is probably not applicable to you. 


  • BrainSpankingNewsBrainSpankingNews Vitimus Maximus ✭✭

    I was considering ordering curcumin sups, but ginger didn't make my radar. Thanks for the tip!



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    Antony Reed

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    Health, Science, and Liberation

    Clear-out the contrary and embrace the uncomfortable!

     

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