Blood Work!

Sorry about the delay!

After eating only beef, salt and water since January 2018 it’s basically completely normal – with slightly raised ferritin levels). That’s 9 months of only meat, and 8 months of only beef, salt, and water. Crazy.

Here are the pictures of the tests:

I’m going to test testosterone next,  just out of curiousity. Comment about what else you want to see and I’ll write it all down and get it tested for the next round.

The ONLY thing that was abnormal was slightly raised ferritin levels. No, I’m not concerned. But this is interesting. People are told to introduce solids to babies when they’re 6 months old because there’s not enough iron in breastmilk and many mothers are anemic. I didn’t introduce solids until she was 8 months. She wasn’t really interested before then. Clearly, I’m not anemic at all. Just thoughts. At the time this blood test was taken I also hadn’t resumed menstruating. That’s a year of no periods. My thoughts are that this also has something to do with the raised ferritin levels but who knows.

What I find the most interesting about this is:

  1. My cholesterol is completely normal. I wasn’t sure what the cholesterol would show, and I wouldn’t have been concerned if it was abnormal but it’s not even, so that’s cool.
  2. I used to have high levels of lymphocytes (which is a sign of infection). Now they’re low but in the normal range. That’s amazing. I’ve always had high lymphocyte numbers (and other white blood cell numbers). This is a great sign. I’m really happy about this.

I had my vitamins tested through a naturopath. Still waiting for results. Prior to any dietary changes, I had low zinc, low vitamin D as a child, and as a 20 year old all my B vitamins were low (except for B12). Not ridiculously low but kind of. After going low carb my zinc and vitamin D went up but my B vitamins (other than B12) stayed low. Perhaps the beef, salt, and water diet has fixed my B vitamins. Perhaps they are still low. We will see soon enough.

110 thoughts on “Blood Work!

  1. Breastfeeding mothers in indigenous tribes usually do not get pregnant, FYI. Your menstrual lapse may just be due to your breastfeeding schedule, and the fact that you are eating meat.. 🙂

  2. Jenn says:

    I have Adult Onset Still’s Disease, the adult version of Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. High ferritin levels are one of the main blood test results doctors look for in diagnosing AOSD, so it’s likely that’s also the case for SJIA. Your ferritin levels could very well be related to your arthritis, even if you’re not having symptoms at the time.

  3. I’d kill to know your vitamin A levels. As you may or may not know, there is a theory (by Grant Genereux) starting to circulate about vitamin A being the root cause of autoimmune disease (and related inflammatory disorders). A diet of beef, water, and salt should be almost 100% devoid of vitamin A, and 8 months on the diet should be enough to get your vitamin A levels to near zero. Testing this would be huge as it would, at the very least, pretty much prove that vitamin A actually isn’t an essential nutrient, which would undo 100 years of scientific belief about it. Please keep me posted!

  4. Gasem says:

    Any “body” that eats some pounds of beef is going to have a slightly elevated ferritin. NBD and certainly not a sign of disease given an obvious reason. Cholesterol is made by the body. Dietary cholesterol simply reduces the body’s production. Cholesterol is in every cell in the body, required for life. In disease it seems to be hyperinsulinemia that causes cholesterol imbalance. A carnivore diet like yours in fact is one cure for hyperinsulinemia. Hyperinsulinemia or Insulin/glucagon imbalance may be a factor in your auto-immune issue. I’ve thought this for decades but it’s completely against what I was taught in medical school, but the half life of medical knowledge is 4 years. That means every 4 years you have to unlearn half your stuff to be current. If you want something to assay, assay your insulin level. It’s a standard $30 test in the US. I’ve always viewed high cholesterol as a possible marker of inflammation and a result not cause of heart disease. My feeling is hyperinsulinemia based on a grain based diet is the cause and is just a different expression of inflammation. Listen to youtube by Ben Bikman PhD if you want some scoop that not just political opinion. The dude is righteous. Your honesty is inspiring.

  5. Johnny says:

    What about your CRP and ESR levels? Beyond a complete CBC, I’d love to see where your inflammatory markers are at, before and after! Thanks

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