Metabolic Testing

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    Jul 10, 2010 12:08 AM GMT
    Anybody done this? I'm thinking about it but wanted to see if anyone knew if it is worth it or not. Here's a video on it. It gets into weight loss which I obviously don't need but thought it would be good to find out anyway.


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    Jul 10, 2010 6:36 AM GMT
    Hello Friends........

    Metabolic testing is a process that allows you to discover what
    is the maximum amount of calories you can consume in a day and still lose weight! This easy test measures your RESTING METABOLIC RATE or RMR. Your RMR is the number of calories you would burn doing nothing but resting all day! The majority of all calories burned {about 70 to 80%} are burned at the resting level.

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    Jul 10, 2010 8:28 AM GMT
    Something more accessible and potentially more valuable would be to go to a doctor and get a "Composite Metabolic Panel" (CMP) blood test.

    This test will give you hard, scientific data on various components of your blood that are perhaps more important than whether or not you are burning more calories than you consume.

    The CMP will give you 14 specific data points in regards to how your body is functioning. Getting this test performed periodically (quarterly for those with chronic manageable illness; semi-annually for those who have no apparent illness) can help you to understand "when something is going wrong". It's better to know early and to be able to apply corrective action or treatment, then it is to allow conditions to manifest in disease.

    Some health challenges that a CMP can help you to "head off at the pass" include diabetes, kidney and liver problems, hypertension, and improper electrolyte and fluid balance.

    Besides, most health insurance policies will cover a CMP if it is indicated for diagnostic purposes in response to "a complaint". Just asking for a CMP for the sake of knowing is probably not a justification for ordering this test.

    I get a CMP quarterly, and have done so for nearly 13 years. I know just how healthy I really am. And, I am really healthy for a guy who has survived and thrived despite HIV for just about 26 years now.

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    Jul 10, 2010 3:30 PM GMT
    Thanks guys.

    Hey GAMRican. Does the CMP also tell you anything about the amount of calories like what Kerry47 posted? Or should I just go ahead and have them both done?
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    Jul 11, 2010 3:45 AM GMT
    The CMP does not measure caloric intake vs. caloric output.

    Choose your diagnostic tools carefully and thoughtfully. A diagnostic tool which is not firmly rooted in scientific method could be not only useless, but harmful.

    BTW, the CMP does not have any kind of "infomercial" associated with it (to my knowledge). It is a clinical diagnostic lab test, not something you do at home or outside a clinical setting.
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    Jul 11, 2010 4:32 AM GMT
    Ah okay. I'll be seeing my doctor in September so I'll discuss it with him then.
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    Jul 11, 2010 4:40 AM GMT
    sauvix saidAh okay. I'll be seeing my doctor in September so I'll discuss it with him then.


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