[quote name='TheKidInside' timestamp='1325257352' post='493280']I am sorry but that is an untruth...in the past yes, but hence I said specialty clinics.[/quote]
The fact that they're specialty clinics doesn't mean that their tests aren't hokum.
There are a lot of 'specialty' labs selling worthless blood tests
, and a lot of misinformed and/or cynical medical and paramedical clinics quite willing to use them.
What tests would you name, other than those I've mentioned, plus a few urine tests (Na (along with blood levels, which will come with your CBC IAC), K, I), zinc sulphate heptahydrate solution
GSH-Px is a reasonable
, if imperfect, functional test for Se. Transketolase activity, altho' not as solid, is a reasonable stab at a test for thiamine, tho' deficiency is rare unless you drink a lot of alcohol. If you favor others, would you please state what they are and on what evidence you believe that they're reasonable?
[quote name='TheKidInside' timestamp='1325257352' post='493280']Cron-o-meter's bank of food is terrible.[/quote]
Why would you say that?
[quote name='TheKidInside' timestamp='1325257352' post='493280']MyFitnessPal has a MUCH better bank, including a vegan restaurant that delivers sandwiches to many health food stores in NYC but unfortunately doesn''t track your nutrients from what I remember.[[/quote]
If it doesn't track your nutrients, then of what possible use is it??
[quote name='pamojja' timestamp='1326549611' post='495767']Though cronometer is a necessary beginning, I have do agree that dietary and supplemental intake doesn't correlate with what the more accurate blood tests (some listed by Michael) reveal. Our bio-chemistry is just too different[/quote]
I'd agree, except that (as noted) you can't
test functional status for most nutrients.
[quote name='TheKidInside' timestamp='1325257352' post='493280']Just as example, my 25(OH)D came up nicely when my vit D to retinol mcg ratio was at 1 : 8, but halved on the spot when retinol increased to a 1 : 10 ratio. [/quote]
Well, fortunately, you can get 25(OH)D3 tested; you can't, meaningfully, for most nutrients.