Excess Fat & Assessing Your Healthy Numbers

| June 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Having excess fat is not a disease. However, it can be an outward manifestation of internal imbalances that lead to conditions such as diabetes, “heart attacks”, strokes, Alzheimer’s, autoimmune conditions, asthma, poor surgical outcomes and poor pregnancy outcomes.

The way to assess whether excess fat is associated with the inflammation that leads to the above, you should have blood work to assess levels of thyroid (TSH), blood sugar (hemoglobin A1c), liver enzymes (AST/ALT/GGT), liver produced fats (cholesterol/triglycerides/LDL and its fractions), hydrochloric acid production (MCV) and CRP.

  • TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) should be 1.0 or less.
  • Hemoglobin A1c should be 5.2 or less.
  • Liver enzymes should be less than 25.
  • Your cholesterol ratio (total cholesterol divided by HDL), should be 4.5 or less.
  • MCV (Mean Corpuscular Volume) should be around 85 in adults. An MCV above 85 is indicative of reduced B 12 absorption due to inadequate production of hydrochloric acid.

Read “How This Yogi Is Reclaiming The Word ‘Fat'” from Women’s Health by ASHLEY ROSS (June 7, 2017) to see why Jessamyn Stanley says, “To me, to use the word fat is not an insult.”

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Category: Cholesterol, General Health, Inflammation, Weight Management

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