I really appreciate you looking into this for me. \\i have seen your posts in the past, you offer great information.
I’ll be posting in chunks as I am at work on break and will get labs once I am home.
Who I am:
31 year old male, lifting most of my life. I am 5’10, 170lbs, 32 in waist.
Body hair - not much, light colored and thin, mostly on arms and legs nothing really on chest or back. Head is light brown hair now thinning on top over the last 2 years.
I have a masters in Kinesiology, certified Exercise physiologist, functional movement screen specialist, studied for my PCIP 1 and 2 and dabbled in biosignature but never certified. I used to work 3 years in a clinical facility working with individuals with cardiac issues, diabetes, parkinsons, and then i worked as a fitness consultant with the Police for 5 years before i switched roles and became a police officer as well.
No major health concerns or issues - family hx of type 2 diabetes, both mom and dad, my blood sugars tend to run high.
I average from 5.0-6.0 over various tests. In canada 4-5.9 is normal, 6.9 is pre-diabetic and consistently over 7.0 is diabetic.
I grew with with two sisters so I have been kicked in the testes multiple times, and had a testicular torsion scare when I was 15 but it turned out not to be the case. I have strained my testicle 3 times since then deadlifting - severe pain like a hernia but no tear. Even had ultrasound done.
My diet I try to do carb cycling around my workouts - eating carbs before and the meal after, and maybe in the meal before bed if I train in the morning. Calories are approximately 2200 but fluctuate. I gram of protein per pound of body fat, 150 grams of carbs, the rest in fat. I focus on increasing saturated fats and cholesterol. I eat around 700mg of cholesterol daily. I mostly drink vodka and red wine on weekends and sometimes beer in the summer. This is maybe 1 to 2 nights a week from 3-24(rare) drinks in a night. If i drink alcohol the night before, then in the morning I have no morning wood, otherwise I normally do. I sweat alot so I use celtic sea salt in almost every meal or add to water everyday. I eat seaweed and seafood atleast once a week. I like to use insulin mimickers like vinegar, cinnamon, psyllium/flax seed when i can.
Training is mostly poliquin style - agonist/antagonist training, 4x a week 45-60 minute sessions. 2 days on, 1 day off, 2 days on, 2 days off. I throw in the odd conditioning day when I have time, sprints, sled, kettlebells, tire and hammer, jacobs ladder etc. usually only lasts 30 mins.
No medications for anything but I do supplements, with protein, bcaas, creatine mono, fish oil, now adam multi, green tea extract, curcumin and caffeine preworkout. Before bed is 30 zinc, 400 magnesium glycinate, 1000mgvitamin c, 5000is vitamin d, and 5g glycine.I am lactose intolerant so I take probiotics (yes, always kept in fridge) and rhodiola post workout as well.
Never used any steroids knowingly, dont cook in plastics, and look for paraben free options in everything.
To be honest I havent looked much into thyroid/heavy metal issues, so I’ll read into if further when I have time tonight when I post the labs.
I am sorry this is all over the place and again, thanks for all of your help!