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Most recent revision to this list


[0-9]
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4-HNE
Also 4-hydroxy-2-nonenal
4K
ask for instead of PSA
5-HTP
precursor to serotonin and melatonin
60-60-60
LDL(max)-HDL(min)-TG(max) TYP rule of thumb


[A]
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A1
problematic bovine milk protein
A1c
 
A2
preferred milk protein
AA
EPA/AA ratio a marker in some programs
AB
Rx, OTC, unidentified, 2nd hand
ABI
Marker in PAD
Ac
ketone body (breakdown product)
ACA
Making even the SoC unaffordable
AcAc
ketone body
ACC
possibly beneficial
Ace-K
Not a program endorsed sweetener
ACV
possibly beneficial
aka T4D
ADA
rarely beneficial
ADA
now calls itself AND
ADA
possibly beneficial
AED
Take up any training opportunity
A-fib
there is a Protocol
AGE
Minimize in diet
AGE
Possibly beneficial supplement
AHA
Rarely beneficial
AI
potentially optional and reversible
ALA
An Omega 3 fatty acid
ALA
An organosulfur compound
ALD
Optional ailment
ALDH2
Enzyme, or the gene of the same name
ALS
Lou Gehrig's disease
ALT
Liver test
Apo
Lipid binding protein
Apo(a)
{Remark pending}
ApoA
{remark pending}
ApoB
Primary Apo of chylomicrons
ApoE
Marker of concern in AD and FH
ARD
GERD often remisses on WB/Undoctored
ARDS
Umbrella syndrome
As
food toxin, esp. rice
AS
Arterial narrowing
ASD
Omnibus term for diverse conditions
ASHD
More commonly just CAD these days
ASO
Mipomersen [Ionis Kynamro®] potentially useful in FH
AST
Liver test
ATP
Primary cellular energy nucleotide


[alpha]
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αLA
see the ALAs


[B]
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B12
cobalamin
B6
pyridoxine
B9
a folate
BAUI
{remark pending}
BCBS
Used to be entirely non-profit
BG
also known as blood sugar
BHA
Food and cosmetic additive to avoid
BHB
 
BHPF
Another reason why "BPA-free" is insufficient
BHT
Food and cosmetic additive to avoid
BIL
common in health forums
BMI
crudely informative
BMJ
Now just calls itself The BMJ
BP
{remark pending}
BPA
See also BHPF and BPS
BPH
aka BEP or BPE
BPM
{remark pending}
BPS
Another reason why "BPA-free" is insufficient
BRM
brand of food ingredients
BTD
way down the list
BUN
Kidney health marker


[beta]
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βHB
A ketone body


[C]
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C.diff
common bacterial overgrowth
CABG
{remark pending}
CAC
usually CT or EBT scan
CAD
omnibus phrase
CAM
consumer homework required
cath.
Not always cardiac
CBC
common test worth understanding
CBD
Possibly beneficial. Possibly legal.
CCK
Grains impair CCK signalling
CCTA
Not necessarily CTA. May involve contrast agents or even beta blockers.
Cd
Contaminant of concern in chocolate
CDC
not really into non-infectious chronics
CETP
CETP inhibitors: all-cause failures
CFS
Program response reported. Consider SIBO
CGA
a coffee extract
CGM
wearable continuous BG
CHF
{remark pending}
CIMT
less useful than CAC
CKD
{remark pending}
CLA
{remark pending}
CME/CE
Usually required for license renewal
CMV
A herpesvirus
CNS
{remark pending}
CO
{remark pending}
CoD
Unreliable prior to 1950
CoI
Explains many National Affliction Societies
COPD
Prevention the only reliable cure so far
CoQ10
Statins interfere with this
COX-2
{remark pending}
CPAP
another “benefit” of SAD
CPK
{remark pending}
CPR
{remark pending}
CPT
Official list is pay-walled at AMA
Cr
the program prior to UIC
CRISPR
Usually re: CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing
CRP
inflammation marker
CT
covers many scan types
CTA
aka angiogram
CV
Generic term
CVD
omnibus phrase


[D]
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DD
common on web
DF
OTC drug label
DGA
why most are fat and sick
DH
common on web
DHA
key Omega 3 fatty acid
DHEA
testosterone precursor
DIY
When SoC can't, or won't
DKA
Usually a risk only in T1D
DLDL
might as well get an NMR
DM
per se, ambiguous
DNA
Do these genes make me look fat?
DOD
funds nutrition research
DRI
cautionary consensus conjectures
DS
common on web
DSM
Not sure it was ever really useful
DSM-5
Increasingly driven by politics and money
DSM-IV
Still in use
DV
RDIs seen on NF panels
DVT
Another reason to avoid long flights
DW
common on web


[E]
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E2
{remark pending}
E3
{remark pending}
E4
{remark pending}
eAG
Imputes average BG from HbA1c
EBCT
more commonly EBT
EBT
{remark pending}
ECG
Also called EKG
ED
{remark pending}
ED
another “benefit” of SAD
EDTA
Heavy metal chelator
EF
Measure of cardiac function
EFA
{remark pending}
EKG
more commonly ECG
EPA
key Omega 3 fatty acid
ER
Do not start here
ER
also Controlled, Sustained, Timed or eXtended
ESR
Non-specific RBC inflammation marker
EVOO
real OO if you're lucky
EWG
A site to consider on ingredients and products
ExK
ketone body consumed


[epsilon]
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ε2,ε3,ε4
Classical Apolipoprotein E allele notation


[F]
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FBG
pre first meal of day
FDA
increasingly unhelpful
FH
omnibus phrase for diverse conditions
FHS
deminimus diet details
FLD
usually implies alcoholic
FM
See also IFM
FMD
Measured by BAUI
FMD
Valter Longo's patented program
FMT
Approved in US for C.diff
FNS
MyPlateOfMetabolicSyndrome
FO
or eat fish, very carefully
FOB
{remark pending}
FOS
a commercial prebiotic fiber
FRS
weak marker from weaker data
fT3
not Total T3
fT4
not Total T4


[G]
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GAPS
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride
GBM
a brain cancer
GBP
Reversibility needs to be looked into
GD
probably an optional ailment
GDM
probably an optional ailment
GERD
often remisses on WB/Undoctored
GF
usually a warning label
GI
target is zero
GI
{remark pending}
GLA
an anti-inflammatory ω6
GMO
not a simplistic issue
GOS
commercial prebiotic fiber
GP
also known as PCP
GRAS
Some grandfathered-in things are not
GTT
Insulin Assay might make more sense
GYN
more commonly


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HbA1c
90-day moving average BG
HBOT
Also part of CAM cancer treatment
HBT
A marker in SIBO
HDL
useful lipid panel number
HF
vague unless what fat
HF
Includes CHF
HFCS
HFCS42 / 55 / 65 /90
HFLC
vague unless …
Hg
Contaminant of concern in seafood
HNE
See 4-HNE for HNE-4
HPFS
on-going epidemiology
HPV
Aggravates risk for more serious ailments
HR
Generic abbreviation
HR
Instantaneous Relative Risk
HRV
video pending on this
HSB
became the Cureality Blog
hsTnT
cardiac damage marker
HTN
high BP
HUFA
{remark pending}


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IAOMT
Non-toxic dentistry; has finder
IBS
marker of grain consumption
ICD
diagnosis recording & billing
ICD-10
current edition
ICD-9
previous edition
ICU
{remark pending}
IDL
{remark pending}
IF
it's a tool in the box
IFM
Routine due diligence still applies
IGF-1
Growth hormone
IGT
A pre-diabetic IR state
IHDA
A UIC member is a director
IL-2
{remark pending}
IMO
commercial prebiotic fiber
IMO
Also IMHO (…Humble…)
IMT
More commonly CIMT
IOP
May respond to diet
IR
more kinds than Wiki knows of
IRB
how knowledge is forstalled
ITP
{remark pending}
IU
{remark pending}
IVUS
less useful than CAC


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JAMA
Articles usually pay-walled


[K]
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K1
{remark pending}
K2
see also MK-4 and MK-7
KD
Can be useful if not therapeutic
KD-R
would be part of a wider program


[L]
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LA
See also the ALAs
LAD
a cardiac artery
LADA
perhaps not so latent
LC
what carbs, and how low
LCHF
what and what
LCX
a cardiac artery
LD50
needs to be on NF panels
LDL
for labs, presume LDL-C
LDL-C
fictional lipid marker
LDL-P
omnibus term for advanced liprotein panel
LEF
now just a brand?
LF
usually a mistake
LFHC
always a mistake
LMA
a heart artery
Lp(a)
cholesterol particle w/extra apoprotein(a)
Lp-PLA2
vascular-specific inflammatory marker
LPS
Endotoxin and immune provoker


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MCAS
an AI condition
MCE
hidden data rediscovered
MCFA
includes MCTs
mcg
millionth of a gram
MCP
{remark pending}
MCT
often from coconut
MDA
Primal (a specific paleo)
MDR
probably incorrect
MET
Activity energy cost
metsyn
Optional ailment due to consensus diets
mg
11000 of a gram
Mg
core mineral supplement
MGP
calcification regulator
MI
aka heart attack
MK-4
a Vitamin K2 subtype
MK-7
a Vitamin K2 subtype
MoM
for Magnesium Water
MPT
Info. site of everydayhealth.com aimed at med pros
MS
Use metsyn to avoid ambiguity
MS
Metabolic treatments emerging
MSA
{remark pending}
MTHFR
or the related gene
mTOR
longevity implications
MUFA
e.g. olive oil


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μg
also often mcg


[N]
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N=1
personal clinical trial
n-3
for those who can't type ω
n-6
for those who can't type ω
Na
another AHA train wreck
NAC
possibly beneficial supplement
NaCl
and what form
NAFLD
the fruit of feckless fructose
NCEP
NIH, so be suspicious
NCGS
just 1 reason to be grain-free
ND
smileage may vary
NF
Ketosis possibly useful
NHANES
24-hour dietary recall
NHS
on-going epidemiology
NICU
{remark pending}
NIH
why research usually isn't
NMR
preferred advanced panel
NMR
the generic technology
nnt
will you be the One?
N-O
Generally beneficial
NP
see also APRN
NSAID
pervasive, cautionary


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OA
{remark pending}
OB-GYN
{remark pending}
OGTT
Insulin Assay might make more sense
OHS
{remark pending}
ONR
funds a lot of KD research
OO
EVOO not strictly needed
OSA
CPAP is more symptom than cure
OSG
usually the last to know
OTC
non-prescription medication
oxLDL
the real “bad LDL”


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ω3
could be ALA, DHA or EPA
ω6
not always ω6LA
ω6LA
minimize added


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PA
Physician Associate in UK
PA
{remark pending}
PAC
{remark pending}
PAD
{remark pending}
Pb
Contaminant of concern in chocolate
PCI
Cardiac cath, usually w/further intervention
PCOS
often resolves on program
PCP
also known as GP
PCR
Method of amplifying DNA
PCSK9
P9 inhibitors in iffy development
PD
{remark pending}
PDE5
usually re: the inhibitors thereof
PDF
device-independent Postscript
PDR
entirely worth ignoring today
PE
{remark pending}
PET
scan usually for tumor sugar uptake
PGS
often mistaken for pathological IR
PHD
The Jaminets' program; not LCHF
PI
usually top name on the paper
PIR
often mistaken for pathological IR
PIR
hyperinsulinemia, usually
PLAC
PLAC® is not a generic term
PM
not always enabled
PM2.5
An emerging concern
PMC
Often a great place to start
PP
After meal or challenge bolus
ppb
unit-less 1 in 1 000 000
PPBG
a series is even more useful
PPE
{remark pending}
PPI
Risky band-aid for dysbiosis
PPL
TG excursions being very interesting
ppm
unit-less 1 in 1 000 000 000
PSA
get a 4K test instead
PT
{remark pending}
PTH
{remark pending}
PTS
DVT complication
pts
You are here
PTSD
can respond to program
PTU
Often prescribed for hyperthyroid
p-Value
statistical probability (or not)
PVC
{remark pending}
PWV
{UIC video pending}


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Q10
-
QoL
always a Tx consideration


[R]
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RA
often responds to program
RBC
{remark pending}
RCA
heart artery
RCT
{remark pending}
RD
Rarely beneficial
RDA
probably incorrect
RDI
also Reference D.I.
REM
Restorative sleep phase
RFA
Of use in some cases of A-fib, MAT and SVT
R-KD
to control glutamine, usually
RNA
{remark pending}
RNY
A type of gastric bypass surgery
ROS
Implicated in CVD
RPS
not necessarily prebiotic
RR
Merely sets a context for a lab result
RR
Popular way to inflate data misleadingly
RS
a prebiotic fiber
RS1
trapped RS
RS2
polymerized RS
RS3
re-polymerized RS
RS4
synthetic RS
rT3
{remark pending}
r-Value
implies zero about causation
Rx
also R with cross-stroke (u211e_prescription_take)
RYR
natural monacolin K


[S]
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SAD
what average people eat
SAMe
possibly beneficial supplement
sat.
usually saturated fat
SBO
where probiotics arise from
SCD
not LC, or even grain-free
SCFA
a major metabolite of gut flora
SDHS
hidden data contradicts PIs
Sed
Non-specific RBC inflammation marker
SG
rarely relevant
SGLT2
Or just reduce dietary glucose provokers
SIBO
UIC Protocol pending
SIL
common in web health chat
SNP
genetic base pair variant
SoC
why you can't get real health care
SPF
eggs, usually, note: not “PF”
SPF
Getting just SPF from sunscreens is a challenge
SSRI
no friend of gut flora
SUA
One marker of excess fructose consumption
SVT
{remark pending}


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T1D
formerly called “childhood onset”
T1DM
more commonly T1D
T2D
formerly called “adult onset”
T2DM
more commonly T2D
T3
thyroid hormone
T3D
proposed term for AD
T4
thyroid hormone
TB
Curable but not going away anytime soon
TBI
can respond to fish oil
TC
mostly useless lipid marker
TED
Entertaining, but not uniformly reliable
TF
What hath Crisco wrought?
TFE
Yet another engineer takes on consensus dogma
TG
very useful lipid marker
TgAb
AI thyroiditis marker
THC
Possibly beneficial. Often illegal.
TL;DR;
usually a one-sentence summary
TLA
is one itself
TLP
{remarks pending}
TnT
cardiac damage marker
TPOab
AI thyroiditis marker
TSH
a pituitary test
TSI
AI thyroiditis marker
Tx
usually SoC
TYP
Book and program prior to Cureality


[U]
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UC
usually resolves on program
ucMGP
{remark pending}
ucOC
{remark pending}
Ud
because U is ambiguous
UdB
not the only blog
UIC
subscription site
UL
food elements, mainly
USDA
Big Grain™ marketing dept.
U-U
subscription program
UV
get some in the AM


[V]
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VAP
discontinued LDL-P test
VLC
lower than LC, but…
VLCHF
still a bit vague
VLDL
ignore VLDL-C
VLDL-C
insulting, merely: TG ÷ 5
VLNCHF
The program diet is one


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WB
2011-present
WBB
see also UdB
WBCB
there are 2 CBs now
WBLI
status uncertain
WBSG
2017 book
WBTH
2014 book
WFF
free discussion forum
WFMF
program-approved foods
WGA
nasty grain lectin
WOE
because “diet” is ambiguous


[X]
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XHTML
UIC serves XHTML 1.0 Transitional


[Y]
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YAG
Medical solid state laser material


[Z]
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ZC
High risk of insufficient prebiotic fiber
ZRT
Home lab test kits


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