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Blood drawn. Time to wait.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

I've had the regular lipid profile done, but what I really wanted is the HBA1C for the average blood glucose and Homocysteine and C-Reactive Protein for the markers of inflammation. I had to ask the doctor to give me the prescriptions for all three because they are not in the standard physical exam package.

This will be my first ever A1C and I'm anxious to see the number. Over the last few months what I have learned about lower carbs convinced me that regulating your blood sugar is the foundation of health. This applies to everybody not just diabetics. The blood sugar will affect the onslaught of the big 4 (heart disease, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer) on one's health. Poor blood sugar management over a lifetime will put the home team at disadvantage.

Cholesterol numbers are overplayed and they are good for entertainment purpose. Half of the people who had heart attacks have normal numbers. Big pharma's make billions selling statin drugs. Don't fall for the scam.

These three numbers are the three legged stool to me and will provide the clue to anyone's true health.
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    YAY! =D
    I'm so glad to see another person focusing away from serum cholesterol and on to these two better markers for CVD.
    For anyone interested in more info on homocysteine, check out "The Heart Revolution", by Kilmer McCully. He also gives a simple and economical heart-health program consisting of vitamins... it's not quack science!
    We'll never see this approach in mainstream medicine because the products are things the pharmaceutical industry can't patent. But it's well worth looking into, if you're trying to improve your cardiovascular system. I have no heart issues, but I supplement these things anyway, just because I believe our modern processed diets have destroyed so many of the good nutritive qualities of foods.

    I'm interested to see your HbA1c results too! Along with any other lab values you care to share.
    If you have the opportunity, next time you go for a check, see if your doctor will order an NMR or VAP panel. For that matter: call the office! NOW! Usually they can add-on tests from samples already drawn.

    A good nutritional plan should be measurable. I'm so glad to see you're going to have some data to back you up soon!

    1409 days ago
    Hope your numbers are what you are looking for.
    best of everything to you.
    1409 days ago
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    Good luck!
    1409 days ago
    Good luck! Can't wait for some good news!
    1409 days ago
    Totally true! The sad fact is that you can be pumping out huge amounts of insulin for years and never know it because your blood sugar will stay steady. By the time your sugar number goes up it's too late - you're insulin resistant by then.

    Good luck on the tests. Hope they come out aces!
    1409 days ago
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