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16:8
16 hours fasting : 8 eating
A form of daily intermittent fasting
25OH
Usually re: 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D titer
2hPG
2 hour Plasma Glucose
an OGTT with a single draw at +2 hours
2PD
Two-Per-Day
Usually refers to a Life Extension brand multi-vitamin
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


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A1
problematic bovine milk protein
A1c
 
A2
preferred milk protein
AA
EPA/AA ratio a marker in some programs
AB
Including 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
Usually re: ACE inhibitor
Ace-K
Not a program endorsed sweetener
ACIP
ACM
All-Cause Mortality
the main number to look for - not the same as MACE
ACOG
ACP
for disambiguation, probably safer than 3rd party plasma
ACP
no assurance of credibility
ACP
UK: for disambiguation
ACS
Intervention imminent
ACTH
the natural hormone or HRT agent
ACV
useful in hypochlorhydria
sometimes thought to be T3D
Ad Lib
Latin: as desired (free-feeding)
ADA
rarely beneficial
ADA
now calls itself AND
ADA
possibly beneficial
ADD
see ADHD
ADF
ADHD
{remark pending}
ADP
also known as adenosine pyrophosphate (APP) - a metabolic organic compound essential to the flow of energy in living cells
ADP
a method of determining body fat percentage
ADT
an SoC prostate cancer treatment
AED
Take up any training opportunity
AFIB
See A-fib abbreviation
A-fib
there is a Protocol
AGE
Minimize in diet
AGE
Possibly beneficial supplement
AHA
Rarely beneficial
AI
potentially optional and reversible
AI
AIP
for disambiguation
AIP
aka Hamman-Rich syndrome
AIP
for disambiguation
AIP
can be confused for pancreatic cancer, but what about LADA & T1D?
AIP
A diet widely described/exploited, but so far no links to an authoritative source.
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
AMA
usually regarding hospital self-discharge
AMA
[A country name] Medical Association
American, Australia, Argentine, Armenian
AMA
for disambiguation
AMA
includes TPOab, TGab and TRAb
AMA
Ask Me Anything
host invites questions on any topic
AMD
AMPK
cellular energy homeostasis enzyme
AND
Rarely beneficial
Apo
Lipid binding protein
Apo(a)
{Remark pending}
ApoA
{remark pending}
ApoB
Primary Apo of chylomicrons
ApoE
Marker of concern in AD and FH
APP
Cleaving matters in AD
APRN
NP also common
AR
Often used with BR
AR
Seek to learn instead of RR (relative risk)
ARB
HTN Tx when ACE-intolerant
ARD
GERD often remisses on WB/Undoctored
ARDS
Umbrella syndrome
As
food toxin, esp. rice
AS
Arterial narrowing
ASCVD
Invalidated by including TC and LDL
ASD
Omnibus term for diverse conditions
ASHD
More commonly just CAD these days
ASIN
the primary product SKU identifier on Amazon
ASO
Mipomersen [Ionis Kynamro®] potentially useful in FH
ASPC
AST
Liver test
AT
Advanced Topic
UIC-specific
ATCC
issue accession numbers, hold reference cultures
ATP
Primary cellular energy nucleotide
avdp
legacy weight system
amino acid peptides implicated in dementia


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αLA
see the ALAs


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B12
cobalamin
B6
pyridoxine
B9
a folate
BAC
Some BAC meters confused by acetone
BAC
BAUI
{remark pending}
BBB
zonulins apparently open it too
BBB
usually in relation to the injury thereof
BCBS
Used to be entirely non-profit
BDNF
{remark pending}
BFP
Tells you what BMI won't
BG
also known as blood sugar
BGY
Our 2018 experiment in Lactobacillus reuteri
BHA
Food and cosmetic additive to avoid
BHB
 
BHD
generate pretty reports with pretty much no technical detail
BHPF
Another reason why "BPA-free" is insufficient
BHT
Food and cosmetic additive to avoid
BID
legacy treatment/dosing notation for twice a day
BID
aka DOA
BID
proteins that can act as anti- or pro-apoptotic regulators
BIL
common in health forums
BMD
Exact test unspecified
BMD
Included for disambiguation
BMI
Crudely informative. See also BFP
BMJ
Now just calls itself The BMJ
BMR
energy expenditure rate at rest
BNP
Heart function marker
BP
{remark pending}
BPA
See also BHPF and BPS
BPC
coffee with MCT and ghee
BPH
aka BEP or BPE
BPM
{remark pending}
BPPV
makes my head spin just thinking about it
BPS
Another reason why "BPA-free" is insufficient
BR
Often used with AR
BRAT
obviously not recommended for any reason
BRM
brand of food ingredients
BSDL
Gut flora produce BSH
BSH
As distinct from BSDL
BSL
expressed as BSL, expect units of mmol/L
BSL-1…4
BioSafety Level
Facility pathogen biocontainment specification level, aka P1…P4
Bt
Bt GMOs are genetically consumable pesticides
BTD
way down the list
BTTT
Bump To The Top
revising a thread to promote it in browse — an effect not available on this site
BUN
Kidney health marker
BVO
Banned in the EU. The bromine trumps the concern with the vegetable oil base.
BVS
Forum discussion thread tracking issues


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βHB
A ketone body


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C.diff
common bacterial overgrowth
CABG
{remark pending}
CAC
usually CT or EBT scan
CAD
omnibus phrase
CAFO
worth avoiding
cal
we don't count 'em
CAM
consumer homework required
CAR
usually re: CAR T-cell cancer therapy
cath.
Not always cardiac
CBC
common test worth understanding
CBD
Possibly beneficial. Possibly legal.
CBT
also the name of a journal on this topic
CBT
approximated by rectal temperature
CBT-I
much more effective (and safer) than OTC or Rx sleep aids
CCK
Grains impair CCK signalling
CCTA
Not necessarily CTA. May involve contrast agents or even beta blockers.
Cd
Contaminant of concern in chocolate
CD
Just the most urgent case for being immediately and permanently grain-free
CD
a form of IBD the usually remisses on the program
CDC
not really into non-infectious chronics
CETP
CETP inhibitors: all-cause failures
CFA
a sub-class of PUFA
CFL
opportunistically replace these bulbs with SPD-friendly LEDs
CFS
Program response reported. Consider SIBO
CFU
a measure of viable microbial cell count, usually in a probiotic
CGA
a coffee extract
CGM
wearable continuous BG
CHF
{remark pending}
CHIP
formerly SCHIP
CHO
"a biomolecule consisting of carbon (C), hydrogen (H) and oxygen (O) atoms"
CI
too often a statistical con game
CI
Heart output vs. body size
CI
Reason to avoid
CIDP
Thought to be an autoimmune condition
CIMT
less useful than CAC
CJD
Creutzfeldt–Jakob Disease
a prion CNS disease in humans
CK
CKD
{remark pending}
CLA
{remark pending}
CLO
unsatisfactory source of fish oil, due to excess Vitamin A and ocean contaminant risk (Hg)
CME/CE
Usually required for license renewal
CMP
CPT code 80053
CMS
The gatekeepers
CMV
A herpesvirus
CNA
US-centric classification
CNS
{remark pending}
CO
{remark pending}
CO2
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
CPIR
Cephalic Phase Insulin Response
can be triggered by food thoughts, odors, images, taste (including non-caloric sweeteners)
CPK
See CK
CPR
{remark pending}
CPR
an enzyme, for disambiguation
CPT
Official list is pay-walled at AMA
Cr
the program prior to UIC
CRISPR
Usually re: CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing
CRP
inflammation marker
CRPS
aka RSD
CRT-D
{remark pending}
CSF
{remark pending}
CSS
Central Sensitivity Syndrome
for disambiguation
CSS
UIC supports some CSS in user comments
CSS
Cancer-Specific Survival
for disambiguation
CSS
for disambiguation
CSS
a type of observational study
CSS
for disambiguation
CSS
for disambiguation
CT
covers many scan types
CTA
aka angiogram
CTE
full concussion not required - see also TBI
CTS
A form of RSI
CV
Generic term
CV
aka résumé
CVD
omnibus phrase
CVI
leg vein ailment
CVI
more commonly: stroke
CVI
brain-based visual disturbance
CVOT
CardioVascular Outcomes Trial
so why does the FDA even need to ask for these as a distinct thing?
CWD
Chronic Wasting Disease
thought to be a prion disease in deer, similar to CJD and scrapie
CYA
Cover Your Anterior
disclaimer talisman intended to ward off liability


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D
aka 2H, is a {rare} hydrogen atom with a neutron.
DAO
more commonly DAAO; possible role in schizophrenia
DAO
aka histaminase, deficiency may indicate allergy or histamine intolerance
DAPT
Or the DAPT study on the topic
DASH
Be sure to see this Cureality Track
DD
common on web
DDW
water from which heavy hydrogen (D) has been depleted
DES
the usual Drug, interestingly, is Sirolimus (rapamycin)
DES
for disambiguation
DES
for disambiguation, a disorder of the esophagus
DES
for disambiguation, but can improve on just the core program
DEXA
Bone density or body composition scan, aka DXA
DF
Rx or OTC drug label or insert
DGA
why most are fat and sick
DGLA
elongation product of GLA
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
DLB
aka Lewy Body dementia
DLDL
might as well get an NMR
DM
per se, ambiguous
DMDD
DNA
Do these genes make me look fat?
DNI
usually a synonym for DNR
DNR
there needs to be one in place for the DGA itself
DNR
for disambiguation: a chemotherapy drug
DO
osteopath
DOA
aka BID
DoB
Commonly used to confirm ID
DOD
funds nutrition research
DOI
DON
Adjunct in metabolic cancer treatment (glutamine inhibitor)
DON
(long-term_care_facility)
DPP-4
aka DPPIV, has a major role in glucose metabolism
DRI
cautionary consensus conjectures
DS
common on web
DSM
Not sure it was ever really useful
DSM
or DSMZ; issues accession numbers, holds reference cultures
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
DXA
More commonly DEXA


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E2
{remark pending}
E3
{remark pending}
E4
{remark pending}
eAG
Imputes average BG from HbA1c
EASI
EBCT
more commonly EBT
EBM
a warning label often used to prop up false dogma
EBM
I went to med school. You didn't. So I don't need to consider your evidence.
EBT
{remark pending}
EBV
aka infectious mononucleosis
ECG
Also called EKG
ECHO
doppler ultrasound imaging
ECHO
a type of RNA virus
ED
also known as ER
ED
{remark pending}
ED
another “benefit” of SAD
EDTA
Heavy metal chelator
EE
typically kcal/min
EE
a dysbiosis usually rooted in malnutrition
EE
more commonly EoE
EE
genetic disorder, for disambiguation
EECP®
EEG
Home testing at hand
EF
Measure of cardiac function
EFA
{remark pending}
EGPA
for disambiguation
EHR
"Lack of semantic interoperability" seems to capture the current status
EKG
more commonly ECG
ELISA
EMF
the non-natives are the concern
EMT
EO
Essential Oil
Can play a role in microbial overgrowth treatment
EP
most likely electrocardiography in the context here
EP
a stimulated electrophysiological test
EP
(for disambiguation)
EPA
key Omega 3 fatty acid
EPC
Can rebuild endothelial layer
EPI
ER
Do not start here
ER
also Controlled, Sustained, Timed or eXtended
ER+
Estrogen Receptor positive
ESC
Runs annual newsy conference
ESR
Non-specific RBC inflammation marker
ET
ETC
might be really more about protons (H+)
EVOO
real OO if you're lucky
EWG
A site to consider on ingredients and products
ExK
ketone body consumed


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ε2,ε3,ε4
Classical Apolipoprotein E allele notation


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F:N
See also FADH2 and NADH
FA
The formal name for fats
FAAEM
FAAEM
FACC
Dr. Davis is one
FADH2
a redox-active coenzyme
FADS
big role in ALA to DHA/EPA conversion
FBG
pre first meal of day
FDA
increasingly unhelpful
FDG
aka 18F: tagged PET scan glucose
Fe
FFA
{remark pending}
FFQ
Food Frequency Questionnaire
Highly unreliable substitute for food logs, much less controlled metabolic ward
FH
omnibus phrase for diverse conditions
FHS
deminimus diet details
FLD
could be ALD or NAFLD
FM
See also IFM
FMD
Measured by BAUI
FMD
Valter Longo's patented program
FMT
Approved in US for C.diff
FNP
FNS
MyPlateOfMetabolicSyndrome
FO
or eat fish, very carefully
FOB
{remark pending}
FODMAP
overgrowth diet
FOS
a commercial prebiotic fiber
FPG
Fasting Plasma Glucose
Same as FBG.
FRS
weak marker from weaker data
FSA
pre-tax earnings set-aside for medical expenses
fT3
not Total T3
fT4
not Total T4
FTI
aka T7: synthesis of TT4 and T3U
FWIW
For What It's Worth
factoid that may or may not add to the discussion
FYI
For Your Information
this whole page is a giant FYI


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G6PDD
Needs to be ruled out if HbA1c is discordantly low
GABA
{remark pending}
GAPS
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride
GBM
a brain cancer
GBP
Reversibility needs to be looked into
GCA
HZ a cascade suspect
GD
probably an optional ailment
GDD
Avoid this contrast agent until the science is clear
GDM
probably an optional ailment
GERD
often remisses on WB/Undoctored
GET
GF
usually a warning label
GFAP
brain pathology marker
GFR
{remark pending}
GGT
Marker of liver disease, and possibly SIBO
GI
target is zero
GI
{remark pending}
GLA
an anti-inflammatory ω6
GLP-1
GLUT1DS
KD is a treatment. ExKs contemplated
GMO
a nuanced issue (editor's remarks)
GOED
Fish oil industry association
GOS
commercial prebiotic fiber
GP
also known as PCP
GP
Can remiss on program. Dysbiosis aspect needs a ponder.
GRAS
Some grandfathered-in things are not
GS
liver disorder in processing bilirubin
GSV
main leg vein
GTT
Insulin Assay might make more sense
GWAS
A curated resource of SNP-trait associations
GYN
more commonly OB-GYN


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γLA
See GLA


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H&H
Half and Half
Half and Half is a commercially available blend of equal parts whole milk and light cream. It averages 10 to 12% fat, which is more than milk but less than light cream.
h/o
Online Medical Dictionary definition
H2
Usual context is HBT
HALP
Two forms of familial (re: CETP). Alcoholism can produce similar syndrome.
HbA1c
90-day moving average BG
HBOT
Also part of CAM cancer treatment
HBT
A marker in SIBO
HCA
A hazard in high temperature meat cooking
Hct
a routine component of CBC
HCT
aka HCTZ, a diuretic used to manage BP
HCT
aka HSCT, a somewhat risky cancer and AI therapy
HCY
Endothelial health hazard
HDL
useful lipid panel number
HDL
Defunct. Useful tests. Business practices still being sorted out in court.
HF
vague unless what fat
HF
Includes CHF
HFCS
HFCS42 / 55 / 65 /90
HFD
High Fat Diet
may or may not be keto, or even healthy fat(s)
HFE
HHC might be meant instead
HFLC
vague unless …
Hg
Contaminant of concern in seafood
H-G
Perhaps the genetically-adapted human lifestyle
Hgb
a routine component of CBC
HH
UIC/Cureality Member Advocate
HHC
One form of iron overload
HHS
rarely useful
HIIT
HIPAA
often implies the medical records privacy provisions thereof
HLT
Started by former TYP member.
HMO
provides interesting perspective on gut flora
HMO
adds another layer of health obstruction gatekeepers
HMo
a pH indicator
HNE
See 4-HNE for HNE-4
HOMA
Test for IR and Beta (β) cell function
HPA
TSH nearly useless in HPA dysfunction
HPFS
on-going epidemiology
HPLC
HPV
Aggravates risk for more serious ailments
HR
Generic abbreviation
HR
Instantaneous Relative Risk
HRA
employer-funded account for medical expenses
HRA
Only as useful as the markers measured and dogma applied
HRT
NDT is one too
HRT
a measure in PVC
HRV
HSA
for disambiguation
HSA
HSB
became the Cureality Blog
hsCRP
confirms a low CRP
hsTnT
cardiac damage marker
HTMA
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis
usually seeking heavy metals
HTML
UIC serves XHTML
HTN
high BP
HUFA
{remark pending}
HWC
36% minimum fat content
Hx
Also Hx; for patient or family
HZ
aka Shingles


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IAOMT
Non-toxic dentistry; has finder
IARC
An arm of WHO
IAS
source for hard-to-find materials
IBD
usually optional ailments that resolve on program
IBS
marker of grain consumption
ICD
diagnosis recording & billing
ICD
{remark pending}
ICD-10
current edition
ICD-9
previous edition
ICU
{remark pending}
IDE
Aka insulysin or insulin protease
IDE
Usually needed for clinical trials
IDL
{remark pending}
IF
it's a tool in the box
IFCC
Sets standards for lab tests
IFM
Routine due diligence still applies
IFOS
3rd party testing program
IgA
primary antibody in mucosal membranes
IgE
mammal antibody associated with various chronic ailments
IGF-1
Growth hormone
IgG
the most common human antibody
IgM
antibody; "M" originally for "macro"
IGT
A pre-diabetic IR state
IHDA
A UIC member is a director
IHR
WHO regulations binding on signatories
IIH
{remark pending}
IIRC
If I Recall Correctly
alternatively: If I Read Correctly
IL-2
{remark pending}
IMO
commercial prebiotic fiber
IMO
Also IMHO (…Humble…)
IMT
More commonly CIMT
IOP
May respond to diet
IoT
not yet clear if the benefits exceed the hazards
IP
copyright, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, etc.
IP
usually spelled out, and in the context of leaky gut
IPMN
{remark pending}
IPR
2012 and later U.S. process for challenging bogus patents
IPR
for disambiguation - more commonly just IP
IPR
for disambiguation, but modern diet strikes again
ipRGC
IR
more kinds than Wiki knows of
IRB
how knowledge is forstalled
ISBN
may or may not match the UPC or other SKU
ISP
typically cable/fiber co., phone co.
ITP
{remark pending}
ITP
Low platelets associated
ITU
Intensive Treatment Unit
rather than ICU, in UK and elsewhere
IU
{remark pending}
IVUS
less useful than CAC


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JAK
abbreviation originally Just Another Kinase
JAMA
Articles usually pay-walled


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K1
{remark pending}
K2
see also MK-4 and MK-7
kcal
1000 calories
KD
Can be useful if not therapeutic
KD-R
would be part of a wider program


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LA
See also the ALAs
LAD
a cardiac artery
LADA
perhaps not so latent
LBP
Lipopolysaccharide Binding Protein
a test for LPS; not yet clear how valuable
LC
what carbs, and how low
LCHF
what and what
LCX
a cardiac artery
LD50
needs to be on NF panels
LDH
Tissue damage marker
LDL
for labs, presume LDL-C
LDL-C
fictional lipid marker
LDL-P
omnibus term for advanced liprotein panel
LDN
Implies off-label applications of naltrexone
LED
"white light" LEDs usually have disruptive blue content
LEF
now just a brand?
LF
usually a mistake
LFD
Low Fat Diet
advice that needs to be questioned every time
LFHC
always a mistake
LFT
varying panel of multiple tests
LFT
for disambiguation
LGG
GG is Sherwood Gorbach and Barry Goldin, strain is ATCC 53103
LLC
unincorporated association (enterprise)
LMA
a heart artery
Lp(a)
cholesterol particle w/extra apoprotein(a)
LP-IR
Turns useful NMR Small LDL-P into less useful handwaving
LPN
Lp-PLA2
vascular-specific inflammatory marker
LPR
common in GERD - another facet of dysbiosis?
LPS
Endotoxin and immune provoker
LTYG
Jini Patel Thompson's 2002+ dysbiosis program


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MACE
Featured when all-cause-mortality unimpressive
MACR
6-minute video by Dr. Ford Brewer
MACRA
making actual actual healthcare increasingly unlikely
MAD
synonym for SAD
MAD
ambiguous: requires a detailed specification
MADD
ExKs possibly beneficial. Statins extra hazardous
MADD
More commonly Glutaric acidemia type 2
MADD
An apoptosis gene
MAT
A type of SVT
MCAS
an AI condition
MCE
hidden data rediscovered
MCFA
includes MCTs
mcg
millionth of a gram
MCI
{remark pending}
MCP
{remark pending}
MCS
MCS
for disambiguation - might describe some medical guilds
MCT
often from coconut
MD
precise meaning has regional variations
MD
program may provide some protection
MD
for disambiguation
MDA
Primal (a specific paleo)
MDD
MDR
probably incorrect
ME
MEND
Evolved into ReCODE
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
MIA
Missing In Action
generic: something/one that would be expected, but not presently found
MIPS
incenting MDs to go concierge; a part of MACRA 2015
MK-4
a Vitamin K2 subtype
MK-7
a Vitamin K2 subtype
MLM
aka network marketing
MMA
Use with and not instead of B12 test
MMA
A focal motor neuron disease
MMA
Terminal branch of the external carotid
MMA
Autosomal recessive metabolic disorder
mmHg
Unit of pressure, often BP
mmol
an SI unit
MMP-9
MND
Includes ALS, PMA and others
MoCA
Dementia and AD test
MoM
for Magnesium Water
MPO
MPT
Info. site of everydayhealth.com aimed at med pros
mRCC
RCC Stage IV
MRI
aka body NMR
MS
Use metsyn to avoid ambiguity
MS
Metabolic treatments emerging
MSA
{remark pending}
MSG
often under the "natural flavors" euphemism
mTBI
not clear that concussion really is “mild”
MTHFR
or the related gene
mTOR
longevity implications
MUFA
e.g. olive oil
MUPS
possibly just lack of consensus
MUS
see also MUPS
MVP
floppy mitral valve syndrome, systolic click murmur syndrome, billowing mitral leaflet


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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
NADH
key metabolic coenzyme
NAFLD
the fruit of feckless fructose
NASH
The most extreme form of NAFLD
NCEP
NIH, so be suspicious
NCGI
Might be FDA gluten-free, but producer can't guarantee it
NCGS
just 1 reason to be grain-free
NCIMB
UK repository of reference cultures
ND
Not Detected
might appear on a lab report
ND
smileage may vary
NDMA
carcinogen found in treated municipal water, and contaminated metformin
NDT
e.g. Armour, Nature-Throid
NEJM
NET
dysbiosis would appear to be a factor here
NET
dysbiosis would appear to be a factor here
NET
for disambiguation
NF
net carbs can be calculated from NF; prebiotic fiber can't
NF
USP in the US
NF
listed for disambiguation
NF
Ketosis possibly useful
NF-κB
{remark pending}
NGNS
No Grains No Sugars
May or may not be low net carb, could overlook other important strategies
NGSP
Now just an abbreviation
NHANES
24-hour dietary recall
NHS
on-going epidemiology
NHS
UK's universal sickcare regimentation and rationing
NICU
{remark pending}
NIH
why research usually isn't
NIOSH
Does set useful PPE standards
NMN
NADH precursor
NMR
preferred advanced panel
NMR
the generic technology
nnh
worth knowing when considering nnt
nnt
will you be the One?
N-O
Generally beneficial
NOAC
Often implies "non Vitamin K"
NOKAFS
No One Knows Anything for Sure
An abbreviation used on the Forums by some to convey the sense that there are few, if any, absolutes.
NP
see also APRN
NPF
their current dietary advice undermines their credibility
NREM
Non Rapid-Eye-Movement
a sleep stage distinct from REM
NSAID
pervasive, cautionary
NSNG
No Sugars No Grains
An NGNS program usually associated with Vinnie Tortorich
NSTEMI
ST a segment of EKG wave
NSV
more commonly BV (Bacterial vaginosis)
NSV
diet wins other than weight loss
NT-proBNP
Heart function marker


[O]
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O3
aka O3, a strong oxidant
OA
{remark pending}
OAC
Common treatment to prevent clotting (e.g. after stenting or to prevent stroke with atrial fibrillation)
OAT
for disambiguation
OAT
OB-GYN
{remark pending}
OBTW
Oh, By The Way
OCD
OD
Over-Dose
OGTT
Insulin Assay might make more sense
OHS
{remark pending}
OMAD
One Meal A Day
No authoritative reference found yet.
OMT
Optimal Medical Therapy
per SoC, so perhaps nothing of the sort
ONR
funds a lot of KD research
OO
EVOO not strictly needed
OOP
Out Of Pocket
Net cost to you after: -coverage -discounts -rebates +tax +S&H
OR
aka Operating theater
OR
see also ROR
OS
an outcomes measure, typically in cancer
OS
Operating System
What your device is running (e.g. Android, iOS, Linux, Windows)
OSA
CPAP is more symptom than cure
OSG
usually the last to know
OT
or Occupational Therapist
OT
Off Topic
raising a new matter not germane to an existing discussion
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
a PUFA; minimize added ω6LA in diet
ω9


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P1…P4
Pathogen biosafety level
See BSL.
P110α
aka PIK3ca; missense mutations common in cancer
PA
Physician Associate in UK
PA
{remark pending}
PAC
{remark pending}
PAD
{remark pending}
PAH
A hazard in high temperature meat cooking
PAH
for disambiguation
PAH
for disambiguation
PAH
for disambiguation
PANS
PANS
PAP
Pap
aka pap smear
PAP
for disambiguation
PAP
usually as CPAP; less commonly BiPAP.
PAP
for disambiguation
PAP
for disambiguation
PAP
rare congenital lung disease; for disambiguation
PASI
PAT
proprietary EndoPAT test apparently credible, possibly painful
PAVR
See also TAVR
Pb
Contaminant of concern in chocolate
PBM
why the med you really want isn't in the plan formulary
PC
varies w/context
might be Palliative Care, Pancreatic Cancer, Primary Care or Prostate Cancer
PCB
A pervasive and nasty POP
PCE
yet another “suboptimal risk calculator” (quoting AHA)
PCI
Cardiac cath, usually w/further intervention
PCMA
the PBM lobby
PCOS
often resolves on program
PCP
also known as GP
PCR
Method of amplifying DNA
PCSK9
P9 inhibitors in iffy development
PD
some conjecturing as T4D
PDE5
usually re: the inhibitors thereof
PDF
device-independent Postscript
PDH
enzyme that precedes the citric acid cycle
PDR
entirely worth ignoring today
PE
Arterial blockage in lungs, usually traveled clot
PED
usually implies anabolics, but includes nootropics
PEM
a hallmark of ME/CFS
PEM
for disambiguation
PEM
for disambiguation
PENE
see also PEM
PET
scan usually for tumor sugar uptake
PFAS
persistent modern toxin that also bio-accumulates
PFAS
a catalyzing enzyme
PFDA
persistent modern toxin that also bio-accumulates
PFHxS
persistent modern toxin that also bio-accumulates
PFNA
persistent modern toxin that also bio-accumulates
PFOA
persistent modern toxin that also bio-accumulates
PFOS
persistent modern toxin that also bio-accumulates
PFS
a somewhat ambiguous measure of cancer survival
PGS
often mistaken for pathological IR
pH
-log10 H+ moles/L
PHD
The Jaminets' program; not LCHF
PHEIC
About as alarmed as WHO can get.
PHGG
Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum
hydrolysis effect on emulsifying properties unclear
PHI
combines all three forms (total PSA, free PSA and p2PSA) into a single score
PI
usually top name on the paper
PI3K
PI3K inhibitors are emerging agents in cancer treatment
PIK3ca
Gene that encodes P110α
PIR
often mistaken for pathological IR
PIR
hyperinsulinemia, usually
PKD
Genetic developmental disorder
PKD
a proprietary formal therapeutic program based in Hungary
PKD
for disambiguation: an inherited metabolic disorder
PLAC
PLAC® is not a generic term
PLLC
not uncommon for medical LLCs
PLOS
open access science, technology and medicine publisher
PM
not always enabled
PM2.5
An emerging concern
PMA
Next step after IDE
PMA
aka Duchenne-Aran MND
PMC
Often a great place to start
PMLE
an idiopathic primary photodermatosis
POEA
Roundup® isn't just glyphosate.
POEM
POP
POS
see also PCOS
PP
After meal or challenge bolus
ppb
unit-less 1 in 1 000 000 000
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
PR
Public Relations
or Press Release (i.e. the agenda, which may not match the data)
PSA
get a 4K test instead
PT
{remark pending}
PTCA
angioplasty: more commonly PCI
PTCA
a liver imaging technique
PTEN
Mutations of this gene implicated in cancer
PTH
{remark pending}
PTHrP
PTS
DVT complication
pts
You are here
PTSD
can respond to program
PTU
Often prescribed for hyperthyroid
PUFA
includes ω3s, ω6s, ω9s, CFAs and others
p-Value
statistical probability (or not)
PVC
{remark pending}
PWV
{UIC video pending}


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Q10
-
QA
Quality Assurance
this definition was QA checked for correctness
QoL
always a Tx consideration
QR
Quick Reference
Any of several “sticky” articles in sub-forums devoted to core program elements such as Vitamin D3, Fish Oil, Iodine, Magnesium and Gut Flora
QRS
in electrical conduction of the heart


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RA
often responds to program
RAI
explore alternatives if hyperthyroid suspected
RAS
Run Away Screaming
a suitable response to far too much destructive SoC advice
RBC
{remark pending}
RCA
heart artery
RCC
FDG PET is a diagnostic
RCT
movement of cholesterol from peripheral tissues back to the liver
RCT
strong suspect in chronic infections
RCT
also needs to be double-blind
RD
Rarely beneficial
RDA
probably incorrect
RDI
also Reference D.I.
ReCODE
AD prevention and reversal protocol
REM
Restorative sleep phase
RFA
Of use in some cases of A-fib, MAT and SVT
RHR
Resting Heart Rate
R-KD
to control glutamine, usually
RMR
RN
RNA
{remark pending}
RNY
A type of gastric bypass surgery
RO
ROI
Return On Investment
takes priority over health in too many cases
ROR
ROS
Implicated in CVD
ROW
Rest Of World
progression of a health situation outside the epicenter region
RPS
not necessarily prebiotic
RQ
ratio of CO2 out : O2 in
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
RSD
More commonly RSI
RSD
aka CRPS
RSI
CTS is one
rT3
{remark pending}
RT-PCR
Sometimes called qPCR
r-Value
implies zero about causation
Rx
also R with cross-stroke (u211e_prescription_take)
RYR
natural monacolin K


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S&H
Shipping and Handling
this particular abbreviation ships to you at no extra charge
s/p
Online Medical Dictionary definition
SAD
what average people eat
SAD
see also ipRGC
SAMe
possibly beneficial supplement
sat.
usually saturated fat
SBO
where probiotics arise from
SBS
disorder(s) in the wake of small intestine excision
SBS
listed for disambiguation
SBS
listed for disambiguation
SCAD
{remark pending}
SCD
not LC, or even grain-free
SCD
for disambiguation
SCD
for disambiguation
SCD
for disambiguation
SCD
increases CVD risk, and HbA1c test distorted low
SCD
for disambiguation
SCD
for disambiguation
SCFA
a major metabolite of gut flora
SCI
{remark pending}
SCI
{remark pending}
SCN
The main circadian clock of the hypothalamus
SDHS
hidden data contradicts PIs
SED
Sed
Non-specific RBC inflammation marker
SG
rarely relevant
SGLT2
Or just reduce dietary glucose provokers
SHBG
SI
gradually overtaking USc
SI
for disambiguation
SIBO
SIFO
Small Intestinal Fungal Overgrowth
e.g. Candida albicans
SIG
Commonly as .sig This site's auto-append isn't functioning.
SIL
common in web health chat
SirT1
A protein encoded by the gene of the same name
SKU
model#, part#, order#, UPC, EAN, ASIN, etc.
SLT
may be just the extra Tx needed to get off glaucoma meds
SNP
genetic base pair variant
SoC
why you can't get real health care
SoDC
Standard of Don't Care
what the SoC too often amounts to
SPD
breakdown of "white" light by wavelength
SPD
SPD
SPD
Schizotypal or Schizoid Personality Disorder
for disambiguation
SPECT
can image actual brain activity
SPF
eggs, usually, note: not “PF”
SPF
Getting just SPF from sunscreens is a challenge
SSRI
no friend of gut flora
ST
{remark pending}
st
14 pounds avdp, 6.35 kg
STEMI
ST a segment of EKG wave
STTM
Madness is likely intentionally ambiguous
SUA
One marker of excess fructose consumption
SVT
{remark pending}


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T&C
Terms and Conditions
also known as ToS (Terms of Service)
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
T3U
a measure of unbound TBG
T4
thyroid hormone
T4D
conjectured term for PD
TA
TAVR
See also PAVR
TB
Curable but not going away anytime soon
TBG
TBI
can respond to fish oil
TC
mostly useless lipid marker
tDCS
TED
also known as dysthyroid/thyroid-associated orbitopathy (TAO) and Graves' orbitopathy (GO)
TED
Entertaining, but not uniformly reliable
TF
What hath Crisco wrought?
TF
A clot trigger
TFE
Yet another engineer takes on consensus dogma
TG
very useful lipid marker
Tg
for disambiguation
Tg
of most interest in antibody tests thereof
TgAb
AI thyroiditis marker
THC
Possibly beneficial. Often illegal.
TIA
aka mini-stroke
TIA
Actually reduces odds of an answer
TIBC
aka transferrin iron-binding capacity
TL;DR;
usually leads a one-sentence summary
TLA
is one itself
TLP
{remarks pending}
TMAO
Common straw man in plant-based confusion
TMI
TNF
Cytokines that can cause apoptosis
TnT
cardiac damage marker
ToS
also known as user agreement
TP(a)
Breaks down clots
TPOab
AI thyroiditis marker
TRAb
AI thyroiditis marker
TSE
why game brains are off the menu today
TSH
a pituitary test
TSI
AI thyroiditis marker
TT3
fT3 is the preferred test
TT4
uninformative due to the amount of T4 usually bound
TTSI
mash up of TSH and fT4
TUL
Tolerable Upper Limit
alternate TLA for UL
Tx
usually SoC
TYP
Book and program prior to Cureality


[U]
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UC
usually resolves on program
UCH-L1
brain pathology marker
ucMGP
{remark pending}
ucOC
{remark pending}
Ud
because U is ambiguous
UdB
not the only blog
UHT
aka ultra-pasteurized, 135°C (275°F) for 1 to 2 seconds
UIBC
TIBC minus serum Fe
UIC
subscription site
UL
food elements, mainly
UoM
USc
often not the same as Imperial units of measure
USDA
Big Grain™ marketing dept.
USP
published standards for ingredients
USPSTF
perhaps part of why there's so little actual prevention going on
UTI
U-U
subscription program
UV
get some in the AM


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VAP
discontinued LDL-P test
VDR
Part of why vitamin D intake varies
VEGF
One of many angiogenics
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
VTE


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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
WHO
UN is parent, so there's that
WNL
Within Normal Limits
numbers please: normal ≠ healthy ≠ optimal
WNU
tagline for the Undoctored program
WOE
because “diet” is ambiguous
WTF
extreme puzzlement - the precise meaning of F is in dispute
WYSIWYG
Composing as-rendered vs. as-coded


[X]
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XHTML
UIC serves XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XOR
Logic term: one rules out the other


[Y]
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y/o
Medical abbreviation
YAG
Medical solid state laser material
YHN
A population sample defined as young healthy normal adults (ages 20-29) of the same gender and ethnicity
YMMV
A term used to convey the sense that not everyone will achieve the same results as stated.  This is consistent with the notion that we are all unique and may respond differently to the same treatment or strategy.


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


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