Blood Panels to Consider When Adapting to a Ketogenic Diet
When starting any new eating or dietary plan, it is necessary to measure to see where you are in terms of metabolic health. Just like recording your weight at the beginning of your journey so you can measure progress, establishing your baseline metabolic status is extremely useful to keep you motivated and in the game. The following blood tests are recommended to establish that baseline.
- Comprehensive Metabolic Panel - 14 tests that reveal kidney and liver function, electrolyte acid/base balance, blood sugar and blood proteins
- Complete Blood Count
- Cardiac CRP - an important measure of chronic, systemic inflammation
- Homocysteine - elevated levels are associated with atherosclerosis and blood clots
- Apoliopoprotein B - is the primary protein component of LDL, VLDL and IDL
- Vitamin D - low levels are associated with a wide variety of metabolic and degenerative diseases
For more information on the many health benefits of keto-adaptation, please check out Dr. Kaufman's Metabolic Rehabilitation Program.