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When Paleo Doesn’t Cut It: My $1500 Lab Test Results

TMI alert! This post is about my body and its functions, so if you're not into that kind of thing, stop reading now. But since we all have bodily functions, and many of us are on the same diet, and many of us are still having symptoms and seeking answers, I thought I'd share my illuminating recent findings from the $1500 worth of testing I just had done with my naturopathic doctor. Why I Did The Tests In my last … Continue reading

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Do You Need to Supplement Iodine? Part 2

I just got off the phone with my very knowledgeable naturopath, who will remain unnamed because I didn't ask his permission to quote him. I asked him about the iodine supplementation conundrum I talked about in my last post, since I couldn't seem to find the answer on my own (and didn't have the 1,000 hours I thought it might take to come to a good conclusion). The research and clinical findings are so totally polar... and I had a … Continue reading

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Do You Need to Supplement Iodine?

This post is a little weird because I don't yet know the answer to the question the title poses just yet. I just know that I'm in the process of figuring this out for myself, and it's becoming very clear to me that most of us are probably iodine deficient. Why Do We Care? Let me back up, though. I have had terrible breast tenderness for the last 3 months. By terrible, I mean that for 2 entire weeks of … Continue reading

Neely's Lab Results

My Blood Work On A Paleo Diet

The 30-day Paleo challenge is almost over, and on Friday I encouraged you all to get blood work done so you can see what eating Paleo has done for your health. Even if you've been on the diet for a while and took no part in the 30-day challenge, it's something you can consider. That is, if you have something to compare it to. If you've done blood work in the last year (or better yet, in the last 6 … Continue reading

Fatigue and Belly Fat, Continued

After my last post, Q&A: Fatigue and That Pesky Belly Fat, I received a message from the member who originally wrote in with the question. I know there are a lot of people out there just like her, a middle aged woman struggling with her weight and her thyroid, so I thought I'd post our correspondence for you all. She answered some of my questions from the post, and gave us more details about her situation. Dear Neely, Thank you … Continue reading

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