Just got a text from the doctor that I have elevated liver count (alkaline phosphatase) at 186 (reference levels 35-105). I'm going in for another test, but not until Friday, so I figured I'd ask if anybody has any knowledge on this.
I read that it could be liver or bone disease.
I haven't seen the other results, that was all he commented on.
I've been 100% HCRV for about 6 weeks now. And I've been struggling with my appetite for several of those weeks. I figured I might be low in iron since I've not been eating much greens this year, so I started eating more, and also took some iron supplements, but I'm still low on appetite, and some days I've barely managed over 2000 calories. As a result I'm obviously really low on energy.
I've also woken up with my arm/fingers asleep, and sometimes I get this tingling sensation in my hands.
Probably a longshot, but worth a try. This sucks!
Here is an explanation of your result:
Your results could be indicative of:
When you go for more tests, get checked for thyroid and vitamin D.
Yes, on an imbalanced diet, especially when the calcium to phosphorus ratios are not 1:1, bone problems such as osteopenia and osteoporosis can start. The good news is, you can control and even cure them on a balanced diet.
Even though low fat fruitarian, a few fruits like bananas do not have good calcium to phosphorus ratios and must be balanced or alkalized with greens.
Most long term fruitarians have to supplement with 1-2 pounds of lettuce greens a day.
I have written more on this topic and provided more references here:
Your results are high, but not necessarily in the emergency range yet. Work with your doctor in finding out all of your results and rule out thyroid and vitamin D issues. Have a bone density test done to see if you have osteopenia or osteoporosis.
You may be able to reverse your symptoms with diet alone provided you eat enough greens and keep calcium to phosphorus ratios balanced. Having said that, if you choose to try diet alone, get another blood test done after a few months to monitor results.
Good luck and Peace, PK
Thanks, that's helpful. I did get tested for vit D and more, but I haven't seen those results, they must have been within range since he didn't comment on them. I will ask to get a print out on Friday.
I have been eating mostly bananas for a lot of the year, and it's especially when eating bananas and dates that my appetite disappears completely. I seem to be able to eat large salads OK.
1:1 calcium to phosphorus ratio? That's hard. I see even on days I've eaten a lot of greens, I get anywhere from 1,5:1 to 3:1 in favor of phosphorus. On banana mono days, it's like 7:1 phosphorus.
I'm going to get another head of lettuce right now.
Yea, the calcium phosphorus ratio starts at 1:1. For every part phosphorus eaten, at least one part calcium should be eaten. However, if you eat more calcium than phosphorus, that is ok.
Oranges have an excellent calcium to phosphorus ratio and are actually quite high in calcium.
I cannot remember dates, but yes, bananas have higher phosphorus ratios than calcium. You can still eat them, but perhaps limit them to one meal a day, eat other fruits like oranges, and 1-2 pounds of lettuce greens a day.
edit here, I love this site for looking up the nutrient data of fruits and greens, and it provides a lot of vitamin and mineral info that other sites do not, and it shows calcium and phosphorus.
I provide you with a sample of medjool dates which have a perfect 1:1 ratio:D
Yeah I noticed that dates have a good ratio, mangoes are pretty close to 1:1 too. Will try substituting some of the bananas with those. I don't do so well with citrus fruit at the moment, not really greens either, digestion wise, which is why I've been eating mostly fruit, but I'll get them in anyway.