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25OH
Usually re: 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D titer
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
ACM
All-Cause Mortality
the main number to look for - not the same as MACE
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
possibly beneficial
sometimes thought to be T3D
Ad Lib
Latin: as desired (free-feeding)
ADA
rarely beneficial
ADA
now calls itself AND
ADA
possibly beneficial
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
AIP
for disambiguation
AIP
aka Hamman-Rich syndrome
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
AMPK
cellular energy homeostasis enzyme
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
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
ASO
Mipomersen [Ionis Kynamro®] potentially useful in FH
AST
Liver test
ATP
Primary cellular energy nucleotide
avdp
legacy weight system
Brain peptide


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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
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
 
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
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
BTD
way down the list
BUN
Kidney health marker


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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
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
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
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}
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
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
CMV
A herpesvirus
CNA
US-centric classification
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
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
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
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?


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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
DD
common on web
DEXA
Bone density or body composition scan, aka DXA
DF
OTC drug label
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
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
DoB
Commonly used to confirm ID
DOD
funds nutrition research
DON
(long-term_care_facility)
DON
Adjunct in metabolic cancer treatment (glutamine inhibitor)
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-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


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E2
{remark pending}
E3
{remark pending}
E4
{remark pending}
eAG
Imputes average BG from HbA1c
EBCT
more commonly EBT
EBM
a warning label often used to prop up false dogma
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
EEG
Home testing at hand
EF
Measure of cardiac function
EFA
{remark pending}
EHR
"Lack of semantic interoperability" seems to capture the current status
EKG
more commonly ECG
EMF
the non-natives are the concern
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
ER
Do not start here
ER
also Controlled, Sustained, Timed or eXtended
ESC
Runs annual newsy conference
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


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ε2,ε3,ε4
Classical Apolipoprotein E allele notation


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FA
The formal name for fats
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
FFA
{remark pending}
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
FNS
MyPlateOfMetabolicSyndrome
FO
or eat fish, very carefully
FOB
{remark pending}
FOS
a commercial prebiotic fiber
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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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
GDM
probably an optional ailment
GERD
often remisses on WB/Undoctored
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
GLUT1DS
KD is a treatment. ExKs contemplated
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
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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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
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
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
HIPAA
often implies the medical records privacy provisions thereof
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
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
a measure in PVC
HRV
video pending on this
HSA
for disambiguation
HSB
became the Cureality Blog
hsTnT
cardiac damage marker
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
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-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
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
IL-2
{remark pending}
IMO
commercial prebiotic fiber
IMO
Also IMHO (…Humble…)
IMT
More commonly CIMT
IOP
May respond to diet
IP
copyright, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, etc.
IP
usually spelled out, and in the context of leaky gut
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
IR
more kinds than Wiki knows of
IRB
how knowledge is forstalled
ITP
{remark pending}
ITP
Low platelets associated
IU
{remark pending}
IVUS
less useful than CAC


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


[K]
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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
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
LEF
now just a brand?
LF
usually a mistake
LFHC
always a mistake
LFT
varying panel of multiple tests
LFT
for disambiguation
LLC
unincorporated association (enterprise)
LMA
a heart artery
Lp(a)
cholesterol particle w/extra apoprotein(a)
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
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
MCAS
an AI condition
MCE
hidden data rediscovered
MCFA
includes MCTs
mcg
millionth of a gram
MCI
{remark pending}
MCP
{remark pending}
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)
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
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
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
MND
Includes ALS, PMA and others
MoCA
Dementia and AD test
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}
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
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
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
ND
smileage may vary
NDT
e.g. Armour, Nature-Throid
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
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
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
NSAID
pervasive, cautionary
NSV
more commonly BV (Bacterial vaginosis)
NSV
diet wins other than weight loss
NT-proBNP
Heart function marker


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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
OB-GYN
{remark pending}
OBTW
Oh, By The Way
OGTT
Insulin Assay might make more sense
OHS
{remark pending}
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
OSA
CPAP is more symptom than cure
OSG
usually the last to know
OTC
non-prescription medication
oxLDL
the real “bad LDL”


[omega]
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ω3
could be ALA, DHA or EPA
ω6
not always ω6LA
ω6LA
a PUFA; minimize added ω6LA in diet


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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
Pb
Contaminant of concern in chocolate
PBM
why the med you really want isn't in the plan formulary
PCB
A pervasive and nasty POP
PCE
yet another “suboptimal risk calculator” (quoting AHA)
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
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
PET
scan usually for tumor sugar uptake
PFAS
persistent modern toxin that also bio-accumulates
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
PHD
The Jaminets' program; not LCHF
PI
usually top name on the paper
PIR
often mistaken for pathological IR
PIR
hyperinsulinemia, usually
PKD
Genetic developmental 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
POEA
Roundup® isn't just glyphosate.
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
PSA
get a 4K test instead
PT
{remark pending}
PTCA
angioplasty: more commonly PCI
PTCA
a liver imaging technique
PTH
{remark pending}
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
-
QoL
always a Tx consideration
QRS
in electrical conduction of the heart


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RA
often responds to program
RAI
explore alternatives if hyperthyroid suspected
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
R-KD
to control glutamine, usually
RNA
{remark pending}
RNY
A type of gastric bypass surgery
ROS
Implicated in CVD
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
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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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
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
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
SCFA
a major metabolite of gut flora
SCI
{remark pending}
SCI
{remark pending}
SDHS
hidden data contradicts PIs
Sed
Non-specific RBC inflammation marker
SG
rarely relevant
SGLT2
Or just reduce dietary glucose provokers
SI
gradually overtaking USc
SI
for disambiguation
SIL
common in web health chat
SirT1
A protein encoded by the gene of the same name
SKU
model#, part#, order#, UPC, EAN, 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
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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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
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
TED
also known as dysthyroid/thyroid-associated orbitopathy (TAO) and Graves' orbitopathy (GO)
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
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
TSH
a pituitary test
TSI
AI thyroiditis marker
TT3
fT3 is the preferred test
TT4
uninformative due to the amount of T4 usually bound
Tx
usually SoC
TYP
Book and program prior to Cureality


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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
UIC
subscription site
UL
food elements, mainly
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
U-U
subscription program
UV
get some in the AM


[V]
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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


[W]
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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


[X]
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XHTML
UIC serves XHTML 1.0 Transitional


[Y]
Full Text
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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]
Full Text
Remarks


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


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