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Bowel Flora Testing: A Practical Guide The human gastrointestinal (GI) is an astoundingly complex ecosystem, a virtual rainforest of life that survives, reproduces, and exerts effects on its host. The host, of course, is not the Brazilian jungle, but you

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is proving to be more common than previously suspected, occurring in 20% of people with no symptoms, 50-75% of people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), as many as 100% with fibromyalgia. SIBO is a form of d

Given the complexity of causes for coronary heart disease, there are several additional strategies that should be considered for people at high-risk, e.g., those of you with family members with heart disease before age 65, prior history of cigarette smok

What is a Member Advocate? Hi, I'm Chris, also known at the Inner Circle by my Member Nickname "HeartHawk."  My role at the Inner Circle is rather unique as I am involved in almost every aspect of things from technology to operations a

A Primer on Stomach Acid and H. pylori The production of stomach acid is a basic requirement for human digestion, as well as protection from foreign microorganisms that gain entry into foods that humans ingest. The acidic environment of the human stomach

In this Undoctored Advanced Topic, we first consider H. pylori and its consequences, as well as how to identify and eradicate it, a project that you have the option of tackling on your own without the doctor. We then consider hypochlorhydria, the lack of

This forum thread is an example of the types of engagement, value, information, and community support you will find as a Member of the Undoctored Inner Circle. For more rich conversations about various health topics, become an Undoctored Inner Circle Memb

The incidence of many of the 200 or so diseases of autoimmunity are increasing worldwide, conditions that can potentially involve any organ in the body yielding such common conditions as rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, type 1 diabete

There are additional strategies that can add to your success in minimizing or fully reversing type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes. Please note that if you have type 1 diabetes or the latent autoimmune diabetes of adulthood (LADA) form of diabetes (uncommon,

A Guide to Achieving Optimal Thyroid Status Of all the body’s endocrine glands—hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenals, ovaries, testes, etc.—the thyroid gland, for unclear reasons, is the most susceptible to damage from components of diet and

The majority of statin drug “research” is, in reality, nothing more than marketing funded by the drug industry. Statin drugs do indeed provide a small benefit to some people, but at substantial health (and financial) cost. Overview Undoctored

Hydrogen Sulfide Dysbiosis and SIBO: An Evolving Concept The trillions of microbial species living and dying at any one moment in the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract produce numerous metabolites and byproducts. Microbes produce fatty acids such as buty

Fungal Overgrowth The exceptionally common and epidemic condition, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, SIBO, has a closely-related cousin: small intestinal fungal overgrowth, SIFO, i.e., unrestrained small intestinal proliferation of Candida fungal sp

Provided these efforts are undertaken before cirrhosis sets in (which is irreversible), fatty liver is magnificently reversed with Undoctored Wild, Naked, and Unwashed strategies, particularly wheat/grain elimination, limited carbohydrates, omega-3 fatty

Physiologic Ketosis, MCTs, and Exogenous Ketones: Exciting But Potentially Dangerous Could higher levels of blood ketones be at least part of the solution to preserving high levels of functioning and health, sufficient to make you feel 25 years old at, s

Metabolic Endotoxemia Metabolic endotoxemia refers to a situation in which bowel flora species die and release something called lipopolysaccharide, or LPS, a component of their cell walls. LPS is released into the intestines, then cross the intestinal wa

Advanced Health Topics The Undoctored Advanced Topics are not part of the Undoctored Core Program or Protocols. They are advanced discussions on late-breaking health discoveries and theories regarding health practices that may or may not be of b

An occasional person can continue to struggle with constipation even after all the bowel health-restoring strategies of the Undoctored Wild, Naked, and Unwashed program. There are a few modest efforts that you can add if you still struggle with constipat

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Can We Curate An Effective Probiotic to Manage SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)? Summary Conventional probiotics are haphazard collections of bacterial species/strains not targeted to achieving a specific benefit. Can we therefore curate prob

Diet, vitamin D, and magnesium provide most of the bone health benefits through a variety of means, including increased intestinal calcium absorption, reduced urinary calcium loss, reduced levels of parathyroid hormone, or PTH (high levels are associated

Should SIBO/SIFO Management Be Part of Your Anti-Aging Efforts? Classify this as a speculative piece, musings on the role of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, SIBO, and small intestinal fungal overgrowth, SIFO, on the phenomena of aging. But a numbe

Ever since the original Wheat Belly experience that began in 2011 turned the nutritional world topsy-turvy by yielding health and weight loss success on a spectacular scale, the collection of insights and strategies from the program has grown, yielding ev

Preventing Migraine Headaches Migraine headaches, as any sufferer will tell you, can be debilitating, painful, and inconvenient, affecting 17% of females, 6% of males. While over a dozen genetic markers have been identified that predispose to migraine he

Because I am part of a team working in a facility in New Jersey in which residents shall be offered a program to preserve or reverse cognitive decline and dementia, I have extensively reviewed the body of existing evidence to get a better handle on what h

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Advanced Topic: Heavy Metals - Cadmium In the Undoctored program, we adhere to the philosophy of restoring the human body to its natural state by addressing modern factors that have disrupted it, a practice that reverses numerous common chronic diseases.

Can you stop or prevent atrial fibrillation (AF)? There are a number of important steps you can take to 1) prevent the development of the very common disorder of heart rhythm, atrial fibrillation, and 2) make it less likely to recur once you’ve exp

Prevention of Cognitive Decline and Dementia: Lifestyle Factors Just by engaging in the basic components of the Undoctored Wild, Naked, Unwashed program, you have already gotten off to a terrific start in preventing, or even reversing, cognitive decline,

Posted By: BarbaraT121212 (7/11/2018 12:44:13 PM)
Hi, I’m half way through the Undoctored book (Already read WheatBelly).  I’m going to get my tests done tomorrow from page 360.  Question, how important is the bowel flora testing to do “prior” to starting?  Can I wa ...

testing (Replies: 10)
Posted By: john9000 (1/26/2018 9:02:19 AM)
I’ve been on the program for 3 months now.  When should I get my blood retested? and up to now, all of my testing has been done by my primary care doc. How does one use the independent labs? which ones to use. My main goal has been to get my TSH und ...

NEW THYROID TEST (Replies: 13)
Posted By: Fitness (3/12/2020 3:23:22 PM)
I just had my Thyroid lab test results. In spite of me requesting a complete Thyroid Test including antibodies my GP did not order the full Thyroid Panel. The results are posted below. Prior to the test I stopped Biotin supplements for 3 days. The morning ...

Posted By: t1dtamer (10/22/2018 5:03:23 PM)
My CAC score of 489 led me to this forum. I posted my initial story here: /forum/topics.aspx?ID=21403 Here are my thyroid test results: TSH 0.92 mIU/L  Lab Range 0.46-5.56 mIU/L Free T4 /span

Reply From: Heart_Builder (9/20/2013 8:07:39 PM)
Well since I've gotten the test strips I'll give it a shot. I realize it probably won't work Thanks Dr Connolly and Stuart. Also thanks greatly HH for the test strips 

Reply From: JannyLite (12/22/2020 4:04:35 AM)
I will second the suggestion for genetic testing. A young adult relative on Medicaid/MediCal was referred for genetic testing for medications and found, as others mentioned above, that the drugs she was being prescribed were actually contraindicated for h ...

Posted By: Kayrod (12/20/2020 12:57:10 PM)
My last test... Thank you all!. Rod Comp_Metabolic_Panel.pdf

Posted By: mjweb (11/20/2020 3:11:31 PM)
Ofter discovering I had a very high CAC score (1257) in October, around Nov 1 I started following the Undoctored protocol as strictly as I could. In addition to the core program, I’m also following the cardiac protocal.  Below are some quotes for blo ...

stress test (Replies: 2)
Posted By: Bertaboo (7/5/2017 3:27:03 PM)
I am new to this group.  I was trying to find some information on the best way to test for artery plaque.  My husband had the ultrasound of his neck arteries and that was fine but they wanted him to do the stress test with dye and meds.  I ...

Posted By: Kayrod (1/10/2021 1:24:09 PM)
I reached out about the 20th of December with some lab results from my annual physical. At that time, my cholesterol was 278, HDL, 49, LDL of 210 and triglycerides of 107. Well 10 days later on December 30th, I had some more blood work done by a different ...

Reply From: Heart_Builder (12/3/2011 4:20:59 PM)
FCT I would suggest you do this if you can. Here is my saliva test results. HB tr class="TableRow2" style="background-color: #dff2fc; padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 5px; padding-bottom:

Reply From: hopscotch (12/4/2011 12:49:19 PM)
HB, you might want to consider that although your cortisol test showed results within the reference ranges, the resulting pattern may not be optimal. Stop the Thyroid Madness recommends: 8 a.m. Top of the range  - you're not even halfway 11 ...

Reply From: HeartHawk (7/8/2013 1:31:42 PM)
Sam: I did testosterone for a while but did all serum testing.  T went up dramatically but for reasons I do not understand stayed high after discontinuing when I  upped my Vitamin D.  I just did a ZRT saliva cortisol test but that is my onl ...

Reply From: Heart_Builder (9/7/2014 11:06:51 AM)
Welcome Ca-fill, You are using my old avatar,    You can ask HeartHawk if it is possibly to set it for coaches only. Since the website has changed to Cureality I don't know how it works. I would suggest you take all personnel identifing data as ...

Reply From: Ashraf (4/16/2019 4:05:13 PM)
Just received my latest NMR dated 04/13/19 (the rest of blood work result will be posted upon receiving it) This NMR result does not look much better than the last one on 01/05/19 (see image above). Image of the recent NMR result below, any feedback ...

Reply From: Heart_Builder (12/4/2011 1:55:49 PM)
Thanks Hopscotch I'll consider that. HB

Reply From: hopscotch (10/17/2020 4:23:54 PM)
Sir, I’m in Texas and regularly order my own blood work. You’ll need a LabCorp or Quest facility nearby to draw the blood. Life Extension offers the NMR Lipoprofile you’re looking for. ...

Reply From: Heart_Builder (6/26/2016 2:01:54 PM)
Quoted From Pratoman: in view of my ST Depression  O.K. I see your point. HB Below is an FYI. 5 Types of Cardiac Stress Tests—They are Not All the Same p class="entry-meta" style="outline: 0px; margin: 5px 0px 15px; color: #b4b5b5; font-family: ...

Reply From: hopscotch (10/8/2022 2:17:12 PM)
You can track your temperature to have some idea of your response. For instance, you could choose temping either first thing in the morning when your temp would be expected to be lowest, or maybe late afternoon, when your temp might reasonably be highest. ...

Reply From: KathyBrown (2/1/2021 8:24:23 PM)
I posted my Thryve Stool Test Results on 1/27/2021 in the ‘Bowel Flora and Digestive Health’ section, and since I’ve not received feedback yet, was wondering if it could be discussed during the Live Meetup this Wed.  Here’s th ...

Posted By: Kayrod (12/20/2020 12:53:50 PM)
More test results and guidance if possible, although I think all looks normal as of now? Thank you. CBC_with_Diff.pdf

Reply From: KnitNPurlGirl (10/7/2019 4:02:25 PM)
Nuclear Lexiscan Cardiolite Spect Report December 4, 2019 Indication:  Pt has hx of hypertension and hypercholesterolemia and is being evaluated for symptoms of dizziness and chest discomfort. Type of study:  Rest/Stress single

Puzzling bloodwork (Replies: 2)
Posted By: Shikha (6/9/2018 12:38:39 PM)
My latest blood work has left my doctor confused. She wants me to see an endocrinologist. Per my doctor, my symptoms are that of hypothyroid while my numbers are that of hyperthyroid. Please help me make sense of these data. td style="

Posted By: Kirk VandenBerghe (5/23/2018 10:52:59 AM)
From If you’re a member, here’s the article.

Posted By: Kayrod (12/20/2020 12:47:34 PM)
Lipid_Panel.pdf I have been following this WOE very closely since mid-July of this year. This was my first Physical since fully being on this plan. Ideally I realize that I should have gotten a full lipoprotein panel, but that will be coming. Back in Dece ...

Reply From: Heart_Builder (12/7/2014 1:17:31 PM)
CJ, Great results and I'm glad you are alive but I'm confused ? Why did you need the thallium stress test for and what did you learn that you couldn't have learned from a stress echo ? I don't understand the need for the need for a thallium stress test an ...

Reply From: Heart_Builder (7/3/2015 5:00:47 PM)
JB I would consider the stress echo for your father. Quoted from the article below : If you are not able to exercise, you will get a drug such as dobutamine through a vein (intraven

Reply From: HeartHawk (1/11/2021 1:18:40 PM)
I finally got my Genova Diagnostic GI Effects results! GI Effects Report.pdf I liked the GI Effects reports the best of the four here are my reasons. 1. Although cumbersome, the GI Effects test was the only one of the four that collected four separate sam ...

Posted By: KathyBrown (1/27/2021 9:05:44 PM)
Dr. Davis: I received my stool test results from Thryve and would like to know what these results really mean, and what do I need to do to improve my gut bacteria.  Do any of these indicate SIBO/SIFO? (Hope this is the right place to ask this questio ...

When to test Thyroid? (Replies: 6)
Posted By: ultraviolet (6/16/2017 8:29:16 AM)
I’ve had thyroid symptoms for years. With no one supporting me. My diet has also been grain reduced for years but not "grain free." And taking various supplements but not the right amounts as I know now. 7 days ago I started Dr. Davis’s comple ...

Reply From: Auds (10/7/2018 4:50:11 PM)
I had genetic testing done. Multiple cancers in the family motivated the Doctors to offer the testing to my sisters and I. In avoidance of cancer, hoping the testing would provide insight and a direction, we said yes. The MD that administered and read my ...

Reply From: Ashraf (12/30/2018 10:21:12 PM)
Does NMR lipoprofile test is the same as lipoprotein fractionation ion mobility?

Reply From: Heart_Builder (1/7/2015 8:55:29 PM)
Chavender A stress echo is almost always better than a than a thalluim stress test. I had two thalluim stress test. If I ever did another it would be stress echo. A stress echo is a sonargram of the heart in essence and it doesn't use radiation. The radia ...

Latest NMR Numbers  (Replies: 6)
Posted By: Ashraf (10/16/2019 8:30:20 PM)
I am trying to understand my latest NMR test numbers (image below) LDL-P is very high, Small LDL-P is normal and HDL-PM is low. I am not sure how LDL-P very high and at the same time Small LDL-P is low? Any help to understand the numbers would be apprecia ...

Posted By: Zorrely (2/5/2021 5:25:03 PM)
Can someone please refer me and confirm if I have a thyroid problem. Here are my results: TSH - 3.2 IU / L    (0.35 -3.6) FT3 - 3.4 pmol / L   (2.6 - 5.7) FT4 - 13.5 pmol / L   (9.00 - 19.00)

Posted By: Kim2012 (10/7/2020 11:03:01 AM)
I’ve been following this WOE x 1 year and resisting the statin war with PCP. I received my NMR score and am alarmed. What do you think? Lipolipids NMR Lipo Profile/spa

Reply From: Bob Niland (7/11/2018 1:01:13 PM)
Welcome to the forum, BarbaraT611 re: I’m going to get my tests done tomorrow from page 360. Which tests? (Here’s an expanded list) re: Question, how important is the bowel flora testing to do “prior” to starting? What test is that ...

testing, testing, 123 (Replies: 6)
Posted By: Kathy in OK (7/22/2022 1:47:56 PM)
I have the following tests paid for at Life Extension.  In order to get the most benefit, I’d like some guidance on timing of the blood draw, etc. Magnesium, RBC Blood Test #LC080283 C-Reactive Protein (CRP), Cardiac Blood Test #LC120766 NM ...

Reply From: Bob Niland (7/14/2020 9:46:40 AM)
Rover1, if you have a LabCorp handy, the Life Extension tests are a great deal, and are available to you in Mn. Just to review the process for those unfamiliar: One time: create an account on LE (free). It can be used order tests for one person or multipl ...

Tests (Replies: 2)
Posted By: Rover1 (7/14/2020 8:12:32 AM)
I’m out in the countryside and my NP does not work with me about testing. i have HDL at 32 and LDL at 168, Trigs at 96.  My 3 month A1C is 5.5 and I have wide blood pressure, in the 50-60 mornings and 70-80 in the evenings.  I’m  testing my ...

Reply From: Malcolm (7/23/2022 12:21:16 AM)
Kathy in OK wrote: C-Reactive Protein (CRP), Cardiac Blood Test #LC120766 You might want to verify whether this test is CRP versus hs-CRP. You really want to get hs-CRP, which is the more sensitive test.

Testing (Replies: 1)
Posted By: HeartHawk (1/16/2021 11:47:33 AM)

Reply From: Bob Niland (4/7/2020 12:32:49 PM)
Spy on the Inside: I’m wondering if it would be of any benefit to test myself for SIBO? What test did you have in mind? There might be 3 tiers of testing to use: Do the core program, including gut flora cultivation. The reaction to working up to 20g ...

Reply From: Shane 102 (8/28/2021 8:16:27 PM)
I used the food marble to test for sibo.  My baseline was 0.  i then ate 5 g of fiber and eggs.  I then tested over the next 90 min.  It went up to 2.5.    So that is a good sign for me.. that I probably dont have sibo.& ...

Reply From: Bob Niland (1/26/2018 9:18:07 AM)
john9000: I’ve been on the program for 3 months now. What’s weight been doing? re: When should I get my blood retested? Depends on what tests you want, and whether affected by on-going weight change. re: ... and up to now, all of my testing ha ...

Reply From: Bob Niland (7/11/2018 1:40:49 PM)
BarbaraT121212: Bowel Flora is on page 359. Which test did you have in mind, uBiome or uBiota? There’s also AmGut and Viome. I daresay that few members have run any of these, and if I were so inclined, I’d go with Viome, as they sequence everything, and n ...

Reply From: Spy on the Inside (4/7/2020 10:01:58 PM)
I currently take probiotics and L. reuteri.  After finding out from a stool test that I had multiple species of pathogenic bacteria, I was advised to stop taking pre biotics while I was on a program to eliminate these bacteria. As for the test I was ...

Reply From: Spy on the Inside (4/8/2020 6:23:53 PM)
Thanks for your input.  I am aware of the AIRE device but will that detect methane producing bacteria? I’m just not sure how accurate the breath tests are?  The Genova one is the lactulose challenge one that has been suggested to me And He ...

Reply From: Bob Niland (4/8/2020 10:06:08 AM)
Spy on the Inside: I currently take probiotics and L. reuteri. That covers probiotics, but doesn’t address prebiotics (other than any residual in the yogurt). Have you tried ramping up to 20g/day mixed & varied. p

Reply From: HeartHawk (1/16/2021 11:50:12 AM)
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Reply From: HeartHawk (4/7/2020 10:28:06 PM)
Spy: Good to hear from our spy on the front lines!  Although I have had and treated SIBO on several occasions I too wonder if my assorted myalgias might be due to SIBO (or just a 65-year old guy still pretending he is 25, lol). Because SIBO seems to ...

Posted By: Spy on the Inside (4/7/2020 12:20:55 PM)
I’m wondering if it would be of any benefit to test myself for SIBO?  I don’t have any GI symptoms at all... no gas, bloating, diarrhea or constipation... none! I do however have chronic muscle pain and stiffness, I have had for years.  I do all ...

Reply From: BarbaraT121212 (7/11/2018 1:17:17 PM)
Thanks for the list Bob.  Bowel Flora is on page 359.  I’m getting the 4 blood tests on page360 done.

Reply From: Bob Niland (4/8/2020 6:37:07 PM)
» 2m. Wait for a dual H2+methane device to arrive. Venkat S: Is that a hope or you have heard something? It’s merely been a FoodMarble rumor for over a year, and the problem may be regulatory (having to admit what gasses they test for) rather than t ...

Reply From: Venkat S (4/8/2020 6:20:58 PM)
Quoted From Bob Niland:  2m. Wait for a dual H2+methane device to arrive. Is that a hope or you have heard something?  I suffer from constipation , so would buy that instantly. Does keto breath test works on same H2 principle?

Reply From: Bob Niland (3/1/2019 8:03:40 PM)
john9000: what do you see on these results? Look to be about the same (within test repeatability tolerances). Also, you’re getting more tests than necessary at this point, many of which aren’t terribly useful anyway. re: 1 year ago is in the t ...

Posted By: HeartHawk (12/4/2020 2:13:32 PM)
To All: As many Members already know from our discussions on the Weekly Live-Video Meetups, I have undertaken a project to review and compare four of the leading providers of PCR-based stool test kits.  The project had two simple goals: 1. Provide ph ...

Reply From: Bob Niland (7/22/2022 4:57:43 PM)
The LE lab orders will also have pre-draw instructions, so be sure to check those. For example, I don’t know if any of the common Mg supplements would distort an RBC-Mg test. and LE’s cautions might not include any awareness of uncommon Mg supps, like Mg- ...

Reply From: Bob Niland (7/23/2022 9:19:57 AM)
Malcolm: You really want to get hs-CRP, which is the more sensitive test. True, but in this case, LE doesn’t offer an hsCRP. The CRP may have been ordered while still on LE sale, and should be a useful first-order approximation. If the result is concernin ...

Reply From: Dr. Davis (7/11/2018 2:33:00 PM)
Right: Do bowel flora testing in some form just for your own insights, Barbara. We have no specific protocol to deal with abnormalities short of SIBO or major disruptions, e.g., complete absence of Lactobacillus or dominance of methanogens.  The scie ...

Reply From: john9000 (2/8/2018 6:19:03 AM)
Here are my test resuslts: img alt="" src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAtgAAAGCCAYAAADaLrQJAAAgAElEQVR4AeydB1hURxeGvy0sAoogKAKKYsGKgigitiBNMWKPWLFhi7FhT2y/NXZjib232Lsm0Rg7KkaDghoBRUUEpUgRFnb3/M+yuxSlaTACns1D9t4pp7wzd+bcuXNdARER+MMEmAATYA ...

Reply From: john9000 (3/5/2019 8:05:15 AM)
I see that TSH is not where optimal is according to the protocol.  For the next 30 days, here is what I’ll implement, with an effort to rebalance TSH.  Should I do 3 drops or 6 per day.  img alt="" src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAA ...

Reply From: JannyLite (1/4/2020 2:29:37 AM)
Quoted From JennVsDiabesity: Based on what I told you all is there any way I can get insurance to cover Lp(A), hsCRP and NMR Lipoprofile blood tests?  Like is there appropriate diagnostic codes for this? I have medicare. I’ve found with my mother, I’ ...

Reply From: john9000 (3/5/2019 11:39:57 AM)
Dr. D.  I’m on the yogurt, daily.. ok to have the vanilla extract(1 tablespoon) per quart, making about 7 servings.? so my results, even in my mixed up way, according to your comments about wheat grass, are more about the probiotics, the cleaner eati ...

Reply From: Dr. Davis (2/8/2018 7:09:05 PM)
Yes, a declining TSH with iodine supplementation does indeed suggest that iodine deficiency was previously present. This is the best way to correct hypothyroidism, but only works about 20% of the time. You seem to be among the lucky 20%. As Bob points out ...

Test (Replies: 3)
Posted By: Lucky Lime (4/13/2022 3:11:09 PM)

Reply From: Bob Niland (3/5/2019 8:20:11 AM)
john9000: For the next 30 days, here is what I’ll implement, with an effort to rebalance TSH.  Should I do 3 drops or 6 per day. 1: One drop per day, which is 449mcg. That’s a megadose product at label portion size, a dosing discouraged o ...

Reply From: Lucky Lime (4/13/2022 3:11:42 PM)

Reply From: HeartHawk (4/13/2022 5:05:12 PM)
Lucky: Can you provide additional detail?  What do you see a "double" of and what are you attempting to do when the "double" occurs? HH

Reply From: Rover1 (7/14/2020 10:18:43 AM)
Thanks Bob!

Reply From: john9000 (3/1/2019 12:53:09 PM)
what do you see on these results? 1 year ago is in the thread. have not been consistent on the iodine, don’t want to over do it and cause problems. img alt="" src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAA58AAAJDCAYAAACMmqCcAAAgAElEQVR4Aey9D3hcV3nn/ ...

Reply From: Dr. Davis (3/5/2019 10:56:53 AM)
Not addressing the probiotics, John, is a really bad idea. Neglecting prebiotics explains a lot of the complications suffered by people on prolonged ketogenic diets, for example: kidney stones, osteoporosis, constipation, diverticular disease, and increas ...

Reply From: Lucky Lime (4/13/2022 3:13:00 PM)
For some reason I see a double.... Always returns me to the old website...

Reply From: Bob Niland (2/8/2018 11:52:37 AM)
John, Dr.D. would have more insight than I on the thyroid labs and their trends, but it looks like things are shifting favorably, and with some attention to full program implementation, that might be all that’s required. The fT3 and fT4 are right at the p ...

Posted By: Roshak (12/14/2020 3:17:26 PM)
I have recently starting dropping weight and I know the general rule of waiting until weight plateaus for 4-6 weeks before having bloodwork performed.  I am curious if that rule applies to Iodine and Thyroid testing? My assumption is yes based on the ...

Reply From: Dr. Davis (4/8/2020 10:45:28 AM)
It is ALWAYS worth an assessment for SIBO, Spy.  Even 12-20% of  "healthy controls" in various studies have been shown to have SIBO. With a history of antibiotic exposure and food intolerances, the likelihood of having SIBO is even higher. Uncor ...

Reply From: Kathy in OK (7/23/2022 4:51:04 PM)
Thanks for that, Bob. Now for the timing... I’ll have to wait 10-14(?) days due to indiscretions last night.  A sister-in-law is retiring from teaching at a local college for 20 years.  There was a big celebration, catered and all that, and I ha ...

Reply From: HeartHawk (4/8/2020 9:24:12 PM)
Spy: Aire device does not currently detect methane but there is talk it may be addressed in future models. HH

Reply From: BarbaraT121212 (7/11/2018 7:29:26 PM)
Thank you both!  Excited to start 

Reply From: Bob Niland (7/22/2022 2:09:58 PM)
Presuming that the FBG isn’t all that crucial*, the key factor is fasting (due to the NMR), likely at least 12h. If it were my suite, I’d just set a LabCorp appt for early AM. Now, fasting needs to include normal foods of course, but due to the NMR, I’d a ...

Reply From: Kathy in OK (7/22/2022 2:42:14 PM)
Thanks Bob.  I knew you wouldn’t let me down!

Reply From: Ashraf (7/1/2019 11:54:08 AM)
What is the good time to complete a comprehensive stool test after SIBO treatment?  Do I have to start SIFO treatment before doing stool test?   Do I have to wait to test negative for SIBO/H2 gas before performing a comprehensive stool ...

endoPat test (Replies: 1)
Posted By: gonetokiowa (7/19/2009 6:36:49 PM)
I just read an article on the EndoPat test . It is used to test your endothelial cells. Sounds interesting. Is this test needed if one is already doing heart scans?

Reply From: dan2341 (7/15/2020 6:52:12 AM)
Life Extension has new stool test called GI 360 $374 on 7/15/20.   Looks like good price for such a comprehensive test.  LEF hits one out of the par ...

Quest Testing (Replies: 5)
Posted By: BirdmanSam (4/4/2013 8:40:31 PM)
I am ready to ask my doctor for more testing including an NMR lipoprofile.  Last fall Quest offered this through Liposcience.  Now I no longer see the test offered, but they now are offering apparently the full line of Berkeley Heart Lab testing ...

Reply From: Heart_Builder (3/30/2013 3:47:57 PM)
Stuart, This thread is where we argued out the radioactive stress test verse the stress echo. Dr Davis agreed the stress echo is the better test most of the time. The only exceptions is you are real fat and the sound waves can go through the fat that well ...

Iodine testing? (Replies: 2)
Posted By: Debi (10/6/2020 2:23:12 PM)
I just ordered multiple tests from Life Extension:  comprehensive thryroid panel, NMR liproprofile, magnesium RBC, Vit D, and A1c. Should I have ordered an iodine test also?  I have been supplementing with 1 drop Heritage Store Atomidine mo ...

VAP Testing?. (Replies: 1)
Posted By: onewaypockets (2/24/2006 10:47:12 AM)
The Track Your Plaque book and website outline lipoprotein values that correspond to levels set in the Berkeley Heart Lab and Liposcience companies testing formats. Many of us with HMO's have difficulty though in easily ordering tests from these companies ...

Reply From: cpeil2 (6/2/2009 7:25:24 PM)
Yes, there is a temptation to overtest when you find out that you can order nearly any blood test imaginable online - the "kid in the candy store" phenomenon.   I have been doing self-directed testing for about five years. &n ...

23andme Testing (Replies: 10)
Posted By: SpiNNy (4/6/2017 10:08:59 PM)
Can this new ruling impact my 23andme testing results that are in process, I am going to try to contact them anyways. Does ApoE data now come from the test results for the $99 t ...

Reply From: LCL (9/29/2008 9:21:43 PM)
It's my understanding that the thyroid tests that are now considered the most useful are TSH, Free T4, and Free T3.  The others are all "old" tests that they don't think really tell you anything. I use the Lab Tests Online website for info ...

Reply From: slimjohn (6/8/2009 8:59:09 AM)
From the Quest site:   Patients cannot order tests themselves, but if you are interested in having a specific laboratory test performed, please ask your healthcare provider if the test is appropriate for you, and if he/she can order the test(s) for y ...

NMR Testing.. (Replies: 0)
Posted By: onewaypockets (1/23/2007 7:28:00 AM)
This may have already been posted, but I did find on the net a source for the NMR LipoProfile testing that Dr. Davis prefers. Up until now it has been easy to get self VAP testing, but much more rare to find the NMR without a doctors orders. I am not asso ...

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