Before the Boiling Point – What Lab Tests Should Be

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

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There are some lab numbers you need to know that your doctor is probably not testing you for. Medical school taught us to look for what I call “boiling points”. Imagine you put your hand in a pot of cold water on the stove and turn the burner on high. At some temperature, you’ll take your hand out to keep from getting scalded. That temperature will be around 120 degrees, depending on your pain tolerance. Five minute exposure at that temperature will cause a second degree burn. Water boils at 212 degrees. Your skin is instantly scalded if you put your hand in boiling water. But what about at 211,210 or even 180 degrees? The point is, the numbers most doctors use to sound an alarm are boiling points. Your body has already undergone damage by the time these numbers are reached. Blood sugar, for instance. When your hemoglobin A1C gets to 6.0, all of a sudden, your doctor says you are a diabetic. What were you at 5.999? There is no such thing as pre-diabetic, borderline diabetic or borderline pregnant. A hemoglobin A1C above 5.2 means you have excess sugar in your blood stream. Critters will feed on this sugar and overgrow. Here are other numbers you should know:

  1. TSH – This number is used to look at thyroid hormone levels. It’s a very inaccurate way to measure thyroid function. The boiling point for doctors varies but if your TSH is above 1.0 and you have symptoms, you most likely are producing inadequate amounts of thyroid hormone. It’s not usually a disease any more than being dehydrated is a disease. Your body is just low on something it needs in order to function normally. Thyroid levels naturally start declining around age 27.
  2. Hemoglobin A1C – This number tells us how much sugar is stuck to your red blood cells. Red blood cells live for 90 days, so this number gives us a 3-month blood sugar average. Imagine your red blood cells swimming through mud for 3 months. The muddier your blood stream, the more mud would be on your red blood cells. The fasting blood sugar used by most doctors is very inaccurate. It only looks at a specific point in time. Very easy for you to be good for a week before your doctor visit, fast for 9 hours, have a normal fasting blood sugar and still be diabetic. Hemoglobin A1C above 5.2 means you have excess blood sugar that will cause critter overgrowth. You don’t have to tag yourself with a name. Just know at what number you will get second degree burns.
  3. MCV – This stands for “mean corpuscular volume”. It’s a measurement of the size of your red blood cells. Health of red blood cells depends on the availability of certain nutrients. If you are low in iron, your red blood cells will get smaller. If you are low on B-12, your red blood cells will get bigger. The “boiling point” for your doctor is 106. Above this, he may recommend B-12 shots. However, you start getting “scalded” from having low B-12 levels around 85. You stop efficiently absorbing B-12 as hydrochloric acid levels in your stomach decline. B-12 is one of many vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that require hydrochloric acid for absorption. Paradoxically, it’s the absorption of alkaline minerals because of hydrochloric acid that allows your blood stream to be slightly alkaline.
  4. PSA – This stands for “Prostatic Serum Antigen”. PSA is a protein made by prostate cells (breast cancer cells also make PSA). A low level of PSA is normal as prostate cells, like other cells in the body, are always dying off and being replaced by new ones. When a cell dies, its innards get into the blood stream. If PSA levels go up, either there are more prostate cells dying off than normal, or the number of prostate cells has increased. Physical trauma to the prostate will make PSA go up. Long haul truckers and long distance cyclist may have an elevated PSA. Sexual intercourse may elevate PSA. Abstain the night before having your PSA checked. If there is critter overgrowth in the prostate (prostatitis), inflammation will destroy more prostate cells. Bacteria or Candida yeast overgrowths can cause prostatitis. PSA goes up with age due to more prostate cells being formed. This causes the prostate enlargement men get called “benign prostatic hypertrophy”(BPH). An enlarged prostate causes more bathroom trips due to inability to completely empty the bladder. BPH is caused by the overproduction of 2 hormones–insulin and estrone. Estrone is produced by belly fat cells. Insulin is produced in response to grains, sugar and elevated blood sugar (hemoglobin A1C above 5.2). Finally, an elevated PSA can be caused by prostate cancer. The boiling point for doctors for looking for prostate cancer is 4.0. This is why prostate cancer has spread so often by the time it is diagnosed. A PSA over 2.0, notwithstanding trauma, means you have cancer or critters in your prostate. Don’t sit on it.
  5. AST/ALT – These are liver enzymes (Transaminases) made by liver cells. As with PSA, there is always some level of these enzymes due to normal die off of liver cells. An increase in transaminases indicates liver damage, liver inflammation/critters, alcohol abuse or cancer. These numbers should be in the low 20’s. Above 25 means there is a problem. The most common reason we see transaminases go up is due to fatty liver disease or Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH). NASH is caused by the immune system response (inflammation) to an overgrowth of Candida yeast in the liver. If thyroid and/or hydrochloric acid levels get low, Candida will travel directly from the colon to the liver (where your sugar is stored) by way of a large vein called the portal vein which connects the colon and liver. Once in the liver, Candida will start to ferment the sugar stored there. What happens when yeast ferments sugar? Right, beer, wine, whiskey, moonshine or some other form of alcohol depending on the type of sugar/grain used. The boiling point for transaminases is 40-50, respectively. Above these numbers your doctor will ask if you have a drinking problem. If you say “no” and he says nothing, he’s calling you a liar. If he refers you to a liver specialist, he thinks you have NASH. NASH has a genetic predisposition. It is the number one cause for liver transplants in the U.S. because left untreated liver cirrhosis develops just as if you were an alcoholic. You make your own alcohol in your liver. Quite common in Hispanics. NASH is reversed with replacement of thyroid hormone, hydrochloric acid and BALi Eating.
  6. Vitamin D3 – Vitamin D deficiency is epidemic. Turns out that vitamin D3 is not a vitamin but a hormone. Hormones are more powerful than vitamins in that they modulate your DNA. Hormones are your computer programmers that tell your DNA what proteins to make. One example with vitamin D3 is the P53 gene that keeps cancer cells from multiplying. If your D3 levels are low, you’re more likely to die from breast or prostate cancer–especially if you have dark skin. D3 also tells your DNA to produce “cathelecidins”. These are natural critter killers produced by your immune cells. The lower your D3, the more likely you are to get sick from critter overgrowth. Sun exposure gives us some vitamin D3, not usually enough. This is why we get a “flu season” as exposure to Sun light declines in the Fall. Vitamin D3 also tells your DNA to make “happy chemicals” or neurotransmitters. These chemicals keep you from being depressed. Some people develop depression as Sun exposure goes down in Fall and Winter. This is called “Seasonal Affective Disorder”. Your D3 numbers should be 70-100.

You can order any of these blood tests for yourself if there is an Any Lab Test Now facility near you. They are all contained on the Weather Reports at the Amarillo and Lubbock locations.

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