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Help Interpreting NutrEval Results

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by wootah88, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. wootah88


    Alexandria, VA, USA
    Hi all,

    I will be seeing my doctor soon to interpret these results but I am really interested in your input because I feel like I've learned more from this community than doctors themselves.

    Quick summary: I experienced an extremely stressful time in my life a few years ago which happened to follow getting really sick in Nicaragua. My digestive issues started getting worse, which seemed to coincide with my increase in stressful situations, to the point where I now have multiple sensitivities and potentially a mast cell disorder. I'm currently on a diet of meat, certain veggies, and certain fruits. That's the shortest version I've got :)

    Disclaimer: I realize this is A LOT of information and do not expect people to know everything that this information could mean but I appreciate any input. Also, I realize that I should only take the information on this forum as anecdotal but I do sincerely appreciate the information shared on this forum.

    Thanks in advance for anyone willing to check this stuff out! I mostly want to make sense of the DHPPA and the BHBA but any further information would be AMAZING!


    Vitamin C - Low
    alpha-Lipoic Acid - Low
    Riboflavin - Low
    Cobalamin - Low
    Thiamin - Borderline Low
    Niacin - Borderline Low
    Pyridoxine - Borderline Low
    Folic Acid - Borderline Low
    Glutathione - Low
    Plant Based Antioxidants - Borderline Low
    Need for Probiotics - Borderline, bordering high (25 billion CFU)
    Need for Pancreatic Enzymes - High
    Mitochondrial Dysfunction - Borderline
    Need for Methylation - High

    Malabsorption/Dysbiosis Markers
    DHPPA - Very high (this I'm not sure how to interpret. Could this point to SIBO? What else could cause this?)
    Benzoic Acid - Borderline High

    Cellular Energy/Mitochondrial Metabolites
    BHBA - Very high (30.5 with reference range <=2.8)
    Succinic Acid - Very low
    Malic Acid - Borderline High
    Adipic Acid - Borderline High

    Vitamin Markers
    alpha-Ketoisovaleric Acid - Borderline High
    alpha-Ketoisocaproic Acid - Borderline High
    alpha-Keto-beta-Methylvaleric Acid - Borderline High
    Glutaric Acid - Borderline High

    Nutritionally Essential Amino Acids
    Histidine - Low
    Isoleucine - High
    Leucine - Borderline High
    Lysine - Borderline Low
    Methionine - Low
    Phenylalanine - Borderline Low
    Tryptophan - Low

    Nonessential Amino Acids
    Alanine - Low
    Aspartic Acid - Very High
    Glutamic Acid - Borderline Low

    Markers for Plasma Representativeness
    Asparagine/Aspartate - Low

    Intermediary Metabolites
    alpha-Aminoadipic Acid - High
    alpha-Amino-N-butyric Acid - Very High
    Cystathionine - HIgh
    Glycine - Low
    Ethanolamine - Low
    Phosphoserine - Low

    Dietary Peptide Related Markers
    1-Methylhistidine - High

    Omega 3 Fatty Acids
    alpha-Linolenic - Very Low
    Overall - Normal

    Omega 9 Fatty Acids
    Overall - Borderline Low

    Omega 6 Fatty Acids
    gamma-Linolenic - Very Low
    Dihomo-gamma-Linolenic - Low
    Archidonic - Borderline High
    Eicosatienoic - High
    Overall - Borderline High

    Saturated Fatty Acids
    Stearic - High
    Arachidic - Low
    Behenic - Low
    Lignoceric - Borderline Low
    Pentadecanoic - Low
    Margaric - Borderline Low
    Overall - Normal

    Delta - 6 Desaturase Activity
    Linoleic/DGLA - High
  2. AkeBono


    I would input also what kind of digestive issues you have.
    Knowledgeable users here can make connections easier this way.
  3. wootah88


    Alexandria, VA, USA
    Thanks! At first it started as abdominal pain, which would cause dizziness, then also nausea, diarrhea, bloating/distention, cramping, brain fog when I eat certain things. Gas isn't really an issue, in fact I feel I am less flatulent than I was previously. I went gluten free January 2014, which helped minimally. Had a stint of histamine intolerance, where I'd get irritable, flush, sensitive to temperature changes, itchy, and searing stomach pains. Currently I am on Neuroprotek which is helping my digestion as well as my moods (which is incredible because I've been suffering with a high degree of depression and anxiety that I have never experienced before). I still have bloating/distention, searing pain in the abdomen, brain fog, diarrhea (though this appears to be improving), mood changes, anxiety...

    That's the majority of it but there is definitely more that I'm leaving out to keep this from getting too lengthy!
  4. AkeBono


    I would put a thread in GUT Forum.
    Also did you have the chance to find out whats causing it? IMO is very important otherwise you'll run in circle forever.
    I have been in a similar situation for years. Supplements made me feel better but masked the real cause.
    My approach now is heal the gut keeping snps mutation in account. I also have huge histamine issue - its really nasty.
    If you didnt already - put a thread in the gut forum with a link to your message here.
    Good luck
  5. wootah88


    Alexandria, VA, USA
    Haven't found exactly what's going on. Back in the summer when my histamine intolerance was really bad I tested positive for candida and was treated for that. I'm currently on Nystatin because my new doc said it would hurt to start while we're waiting for my Genova stool test to get back. I'm just confused that the markers for fungus/yeast on the NutrEval test weren't high, just the DHPPA. And I don't know what that means...

    Thanks for the response!
  6. AkeBono


    Well, I'm not an expert but a sufferer like you. Still...

    As you probably know already candida overgrowth won't come alone. many times has other root cause other imbalances. I started with candida diagnostic and discovered Hpilory and parasites after many many months of treatment and tests.

    Also tests have their limits; candida urine and blood tests for me were ok but 3 stool analysis showed overgrowth. which one to trust? I trust the stool tests. Some use NutrEval just as a starting point to test more by stool test for example.

    Genova test is ok for bacterial yeast and general status of gut. if youve had parasitic infection also is not the best. BioHealth and Parasitology Center are better.

    See also gut forum.

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