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why are my labs getting worse?


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I just received my annual blood test results, and they show that I’m going backwards in many areas.

I have been sticking strictly to the Undoctored program for two years now, and until six months ago was making good progress. (Background: I am 67 male, 165 pounds [steady], BMI 23.5, exercise every day including 2-3 weightlifting sessions per week. I had bypass surgery 18 months ago and have made a full recovery.)

In December 2021, I had a mild case of covid and recovered quickly, but since then my numbers have been going the wrong way. Here are the main concerns, compared with 12 months ago:

Fasting blood glucose: up from 93 to 109

A1C: up from 5.0 to 5.4

Insulin: up from 3 to 9

Triglycerides: up from 74 to 123

ApoB (NMR not available): formerly down from 130 to 48, now back up to 78

HDL: down from 81 to 61

LDLC: up from 58 to 73

CRP: up from 0.4 to 0.7

Blood pressure: mornings 130-150, rest of the day 95-115

Carotid scan: shows no regression in 25-50% stenosis since beginning the program

CAC scan: no longer available since bypass – was 1320.

As stated I follow the program strictly and nothing has changed there, so I’m thinking much of this might be post-covid effects. A google search finds several studies showing that glucose and lipid markers can become elevated post covid.

For the record, here is my daily diet and supplement schedule:

Breakfast: half an avocado in an omelet or on almond-flour toast, half-to-full cup L. reuteri yogurt, 2 squares Lindt 85% dark chocolate, black decaf coffee

Lunch: fiber shake with small raw potato, tablespoon acacia fiber, 2 teaspoons inulin, one scoop each of Paleo Valley greens powder, collagen, amino acids, creatine powder, a handful of walnuts and 2 tablespoons of organic raspberries.

Snack: walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds

Dinner: Fish or chicken with green vegetables, 2 glasses wine

Supplements and medications:

3200 DHA/EPA fish oil

5-10,000 IU D3

500mg magnesium

1 kelp tablet

500mg Vit C

1 tablet Koncentrated K

1 tablet Tocotrienol

1 tablet Carnosine

3 tablets Paleovalley organ meat extract

3 tablets Lifeextension Senolytics (weekly)

1 gram NMN powder

1 gram Resveratrol powder

20 mg rosuvastatin

10 mg ezetimibe

1 baby aspirin

I am seeing my regular doctor next week, and I am going to start a course of Metformin, and if that’s not enough then I’ll look at SGLT2 inhibitors, and possibly Rapamycin. Blood glucose is the mortal enemy in my opinion, the doorway to all disease. I was getting it in good shape until Covid, but I intend to launch an all out war against it. I don’t care if it’s diet, supplements or pharmaceuticals, so long as they work.

Comments please.

 

 

 


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