WLS Vitagarten Lab Tracker Workbook

On November 10, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

Well, it’s been teased and discussed, and even some have purchased down in Houston, but here’s the Lab Tracker Workbook, First Edition.  I’m really horrible at self-promotion, so excuse the choppiness of this introduction.

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Wanna bet?

This is quite long, might get a touch political, technical, and snarky.  But I feel it has a number of things that needs to be said so please be patient with me.

Bariatric Eating has never been one to join the Obesity Help events.  There’s a long bit of history that new members won’t know, but maybe should?  I’m putting it up to provide a bit of back story as to WHY BE traditionally does not attend the OH events:

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“Expert” Opinions

On November 8, 2010, in General Nutrition, by Andrea

Sitting in the "Supplement Lecture," trying to find a way not to slit my wrists.

I’ve not been blogging.  This is my mistake, life has been in the way with my parents moving from Kentucky to North Carolina, some personal issues involved in that, their house being built apparently on an ancient VooDoo burial ground, and my inability to cope with it all.

Oh.  And my deciding, randomly, to take much of the information that I know about lab draws and tracking laboratory trends and writing a book.  9 days before the Houston OH event.  Yes, you saw that.  Nine.  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.  And I did it.  But that’s another blog post.  Coming.  And yes, they will be for sale.  Once I figure out how much to charge for shipping, etc.  Not the point, MOVING ON.

So, this weekend, the OH peeps were able to listen to the wonderful Connie Stapleton (who I REALLY think needs to do a segment on transfer addictions… PLEASE folks?  Please tell her this?  It’s a severe problem in our population with “current” numbers at 1 in 3 people being alcoholics and I think the number is VERY soft), the hilarious Mary Jo Rapini, and Bariatric Chef Dave Fouts (who, by the way, is ONE OF US).

But.  But.  But.

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Order of Blood Draw

On October 14, 2010, in Tests, by Andrea

Despite our thoughts on the matter, there is an actual process to the order for our blood draws.  Some tubes can render several tests, and some tubes should be drawn before others.

Here is the order, according to Bakerman’s ABC’s of Interpretive Laboratory Data, Fourth Edition:

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Blood Collection Tubes

On October 14, 2010, in Tests, by Andrea

I’ve discussed various blood tests, what they are used for, how we read those tests, how we modify our vitamins based on those tests and much more.  But what exactly do we know about the tubes themselves?

This is just a touch of information about the tubes used in drawing procedures – including any additives used in each one.  This isn’t a cohesive guide by any stretch, but I think it’s interesting info to have regardless.

Info from Bakerman’s ABC’s of Interpretive Laboratory Data, Fourth Edition

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