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Living Wheat-Free For Dummies by Rusty Gregory, Alan Chasen

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Chapter 17

Evaluating Your Wheat-Free Lifestyle with Testing

In This Chapter

arrow Getting a better understanding of cholesterol

arrow Testing for health baselines

You've just left the doctor's office and now can't remember what the heck he told you. You recall something about needing to watch this number or that number and the possibility of needing a cholesterol-lowering statin drug in the future. “Come back next year for your checkup, and we'll see how you're doing,” he said. All you have to show for your visit is a few pieces of paper with numbers that don't mean anything to you. All you can recognize is “high” or “low” next to some of the test results.

If this scenario sounds familiar, don't worry. You share the same feelings that most people have when they leave the doctor's office. That's why in this chapter, we explain what the basic numbers are for and what they mean. We show you which blood markers give you the best picture of your overall health. In addition, we discuss thyroid testing because it plays a huge role in the big picture of health and well-being.

remember.eps The bottom line is that your wheat- or grain-free diet brings fantastic changes to the blood markers that matter most, slowing ...

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