The longer I was vegan and started exercising every day the lower my white blood cell count became. My doctor wondered why so she sent me to a hematologist who after running every test couldn't come up with a reason. NO ONE asked me a single thing about my diet. I'm so sick of doctors knowing nothing about nutrition.
I saw you in that SJWFLIX ORIGINAL®©™
also where my negroidian hornyVegan at?
So eat more plants, do more excersice, got it!
What was the actual number range for an ideal white count. I think I missed it. Does it start at 3?
How can I test my White Blood Cell Count?
I'm at over 9 and have been consistently, but my protein was fine and sedimentation rate and all that, and I'm certainly not obese, higher end of healthy weight and losing. I have CEBV and CFS, but my neutrophils are low and Eosinophils quite high. Perhaps chronic stress plays a role? Cause I definitely have had that for many years. I've also been vegan for almost 2 years mostly whole food.
Why don't you talk about how our body has a 400% increase in white blood cells when we eat cooked food?
My WBC is 4.1
3 meses siendo Plantbased y mis glóbulos blancos bajaron increíblemente. Lo comprobé por estudios de laboratorio que me hice, no sólo eso, muchas cosas más que descubrí!!!! Gracias Doctor!!!!
I and several of my family have M.E., which current research suggests is something inflammatory/immune-related.
Back in 2009 (after about 8 years of ME) my WBC was 7.5. I've since then tried an anti-inflammatory diet, plus more recently stopped eating meat and taken up (organic) food-growing and some easy cycling. So, I'm wondering what my reading would be now in 2017.
Not sure how to get the test done, but I'll come back here when I do.
Thanks Dr. G….greatly appreciate all you do…3.6 on WBC here…so go WFPB no oil vegan!
the doc really needs a new microphoneit also kept on dying and getting low in the last Q&A (at some points it does in this vid too)
2.9 for me… haven't been sick in over a year
I had a high WBC on every test when I was younger; the doctors never had an answer and said I must have a little virus. I've recently had some tests, so I'll have to look at it and post it here. But I wonder how much food allergies cause WBC to go up. Since becoming an adult, I've found that all my symptoms of illness went down when I figured out what my allergies are. It is so maddening to know all of my symptoms were caused by food, but the doctors never thought about it even though the symptoms were classic.
I just looked mine up, I got WBC of 3.4. I'm a 44y/o nonsmoking, non-drinking, vegan & follow as much of Dr Gregors advice as I can.
So if low wbc is a sign of health, then what does low wbc mean for someone who if fighting a disease or illness?
Wow. My WBC was 4.0 and was flagged as low. I was worried! Thanks Dr. Gregor 🙂
Brilliant research! Thank you Dr. Greger! Now I'm going to celebrate my low, low, low WBC!🎉 Great news!! You're the best!! Cheers to exercise & a whole food plant based diet! 🌿🌎💚
Perhaps the reason that white blood cell count is reduced on a plant based diet is due to a reduction in the pH of bodily fluids. When our sinus fluid, urine, joint fluid, or any other fluid besides our blood, is too acidic it breaks down tissue more quickly. It's like when people marinade foods to break down their tissue. The more acid we produce to digest animals and processed foods the more acidic our fluids become and the more dead cells we have to clean out and replace. The acidic fluids age us quicker, cause swelling, and cause an increase in white blood cells needed to help clear out the excess dead tissue. I hope someone will study the correlation between white blood cell count and pH of bodily fluids. pH could be an even cheaper indication of disease that people could monitor at home.
4.3 crew checkin in 😀 … thanks Dr. G!
please do a video on a ideal red blood count. mine is 3.96 wich is considered low on the "reference range scale" I have been to hemotologist and my blood work is great. I'm told this is just normal for me due to no other markers for concern. she says only 90 percent of population falls in reference range. you can be out side or reference range and still be perfectly healthy. have you ever come across anything like this? I have been a vegan for 8 yrs as well. thanks so much !
Can WBC be used as a proxy for CRP?
My reading of the literature is that 3.5-6 is optimal:
What is the doc's WBC?
What about RBC? Is that supposed to be lower as well?
Perhaps white blood cells are a type of fungi. Candida maybe?
My WBC counts were taken twice due to the doc saying they were too low, regardless of the fact that everything else came back perfectly fine, 1st panel was: 2.9 and my second was: 3.2, I'm 31. Vegan for 2 years. I eat Whole Foods mixed with faux meats/cheeses every so often. I do not use any tobacco, and I drink wine occasionally. Looks like I'm pretty fucking healthy 😊
What if you have a high WBC but low auto leukocyte percentage?
Can you please do a video on RBCs? What is high blood clotting caused by?
Mine dropped below the normal range when I switched to a plant-based diet, though not by a lot. The normal range is 4-11 K/µL. Mine is 3.8.
"Suck a quart of fat out of someone…" such imagery! 😵
Got my blood test recently, can't wait to see my WBC!! I hope it's low!
Agreed with the entire video up until the end. It is not used in diagnosis and prognosis of CHD because it isn't specific enough. Someone can get an infection from staying in a hospital and their WBC would go way up. Markers like CRP and Troponin I will always be better because they are much more specific. -Vegan MLS(ASCP)
Sad how the medical industry doesnt truly care about helping people
Hmmm… I had a well paying corporate job maintaining equipment for the sterilization of newly manufactured medical equipment. The work wasn't too demanding, physically.
Part of working there was receiving a thorough physical… and I was told I had a high white count.
I was eating mostly vegan, and working out regularly. The only problem I could see was that I'm a night owl, and was working a day shift, starting at 6am. I was constantly sleep deprived.
I was dismissed within 2 weeks of being notified of my high numbers.
I always have been a health nut, taking well researched supplements, working out, eating good food…
Although the job paid well, I didn't like it… but this WBC stuff was weird… I wonder if it was their way of getting rid of me with a fabrication… Meh… life goes on… NEXT!
I'm looking forward to the next blood test.
low wbc could also be due to low b12 levels, so don't get too exited just because you're a vegan and your wbc is 3.0, or whatever. especially if your rbc is low too, and mch is high. he should have clarified that in the video.
LIPOSUCTION!! I love you Dr Gregor!
Long term vegan here. last year my WBC was 4.5 and this year it was 4.7
6.1 rbc here
Guys, I'm talking to vegans here and other generally health-oriented people, are you pissed off at other people who smoke, drink too much, eat shit food, etc and never exercise? How do feel/what do you think when you see all this toxicity in front of you?
Mine is 2.98 in my last Easter exam…never known it were such an important data…interesting enough, the reference range is considered 4 to 11 !
99.9% of people people never put the most significant dietary change to the test and thus will forever be confused about how to completely control their short term and long term health. I refer to a REAL dietary test not some short lived, short sighted so called "healthy diet" fad or craze.
great video. Any suggestions what screening blood work a person should get for cardiovascular screening if we are pretty healthy/ Is C-reactive Protein, homocysteine and WBC counts enough, just as a general screen?
Is 2.2 good or too low? I didn't quite get what the ideal number is…
ideal health = Listen to the body
Bad joke [6:06]: "Bone marrow of those eating traditional plant-based diet has the capacity to create as many white [blood] cells as needed but suffers from understimulation. They're just not smoking enough cigarettes and (Hah) eating… as many inflammatory foods." —Michael Greger.
What about high CRP levels? I am concerned as I was told this is a sign of heart disease. I have very high CRP and would love to get it to the normal range. Any information about CRP what it is, what it means, how can it be lowered would be appreciated.
What drug should I take to reduce WBC?
love dr grger
Right after I went vegan, about two years ago my WBC was at 4.0 & a few months ago it was 3.1. I've been vegan for two years and before that vegetarian. Don't smoke, don't drink and my vit B12 is normal range. This last time my doctor referred me to a hematologist and the hematologist found nothing wrong. They tested my WBC three weeks later and it jumped to 4.2! The only change in my life style was that I added an additional 80g of fat per day into my diet at the time (since I was doing a raw vegan cleanse) and needed A LOT of fat in my diet to make it sustainable for me. Before that I followed a HCLF diet. It's interesting now knowing what I've experienced and seeing the correlation between fat, inflammation and WBC. Dr. G keep up the good work!
Hi, Could you also add the links to the studies and or paper you used in the video? It would be great to do reviews and check the sources.. Thank you.
My recent blood test came back with a WBC of 4.1. Honestly a bit surprising to me, considering I'm asthmatic and suffering from allergies quite a bit in the summer. Also I suffer from anxiety causing me stress, which can raise WBC.So I have pretty much constant low grade inflammation, but according to my lab results a WBC on the lower end of the normal range (they noted normal range as 4.0-10.0). Not quite sure how that works.
Huh, I am always getting flagged for low WBC on my blood work. I was sent to hematologist for dropping under 4 several times. Not a vegan though, I just don't eat much processed food. Looks like nothing to worry about. In fact quite the opposite.
I have a high red blood cell count. 6.41
raw vegan at 3.4 and my doc was worried a bit but I immediate thought of it being a good thing possibhly
My WBC is 4,3. I am vegan vor 4 Years
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My wbc count varies from 14,000 to 19,000 most recent 17,500 and no one can find a reason. I’m a smoker but I doubt it raises it that high
My WBC is way below the reference range. It's 3.6. Is that bad?
Cold water exposure and winter swimming is supposed to be healthy. But it also increases white blood cell count. How do the two things go together and would you recommend the practice based on these findings? Is a high white blood cell count maybe only a marker of unhealthy inflammation when it comes from a bad diet? And if it is caused by another natural stress-factor like cold it is no unhealthy?
Got mine today 1.3 year Vegan 3.8 here. I was concerned at first which took the fun out of my low cholesterol😀 thanks!
I have 3.0 wbc is it dangerous
I eat low carb high fat (every meal is fatty meat + veggies) and my wbc count always sits between 3.6-3.8. I would assume what we LCHF and vegetarians/vegans have in common is that we all are health focused so we eliminate processed foods, exercise, don't smoke, etc.
Mine is 2.3 and i'm extremely fit and healthy.
Maybe WBC correlates to fat cell concentration. Lose weight and WBC goes down? All the time?
my wbc count 1500 plz help me how to increase
Just had my checked two weeks ago 3.4 I'm an extremely healthy vegan, very disciplined…No dairy/sugar 10-years/ no meats/oils and eggs 4-years. I'm also a certified nutritional consultant so my diet is on point!!! Yay Veganism…..!
My neutrophils are 1.8 – 29 year old male vegetarian. My doctor is a little concerned should I be worried?
Neutrophils is what counts..Not the WTC Count..
I just got my blood test today and my WBC is 3.5. is it really bad? my doctor told me that I should wear mask all the time to cover my mouth. should I worry about that?? anyone please share your experience with me.
wow. im the lowest here. 1,6 !! i gonna die doctor ?
2.8 for me and don’t remember when I was sick since I cut out meat, dairy and processed food and ate whole food plant base.
What range wbc count tell me any one please
Thank you Dr. Greger, I was tested twice for low wbc, 3.8. I am very relieved now. I feel great and rarely get mildly sick.
My wbc is always between 3.7 – 4.0 and I don’t remember the last time I got sick. Also, I’ve been eating meat my whole life and I eat a lot of junk food as well. I think it’s just hereditary.
I was recently sent to a blood specialist to run further tests because they were alarmed with my low white blood cell count. I was freaking out because I was in a waiting room with a lot of cancer patients, too many to count. They asked me all these cancer related questions…I conclude that I am Vegan and simply healthy 😊
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The results in this study have more to do with caloric restriction then having a so called plant base diet. I my self got an even lower WBC of 2.6 with a ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting.
What if neutrophils are high and lymphocytes are low?
I’ve been in the 3.0 to 3.7 range my whole life and I eat meat but I also excersise 6 days a week and I hardly eat any processed foods. Plus I don’t drink or smoke. The average American does not fall into that category, thus the range of 4.5-10
Does poor gut health result in higher WBC as well?
I'm at 3.11 (10E9/L) Reference range in SWE (3.5 – 8.8)
So im at the lowest of the "new" ref range according to greger. No meat, alcohol or smoking in 6 years.
Is 3.88 too low wbc white blood cell count for a male age 59?
My husbands hemoglobin is 21 , his hemocrit is 58. Been tested for PV and jak2 . Negative. yay .. RBC is about 5 but wbc is 3.88 usually like 5.something to 7. Still searching for answers about my husband since 2018. He does smoke…..but cut way back. Anyone out there like him? We are in NC IN THE USA. And he is 58 years old 5"8 approx 168 pds.
My dads cell count,white, went from 11000 to 12000 to 13000 all the way to 19000 and this is the last I’ve heard at this moment,how high can it go idk?
Thanks, vegan pal, I'm on keto and IF, I dropped 15 kg and I wonder what is going on with my WBCs. Best wishes.
My numbers are 3.5. Hey all my life I'm lookin to work out and train hard eat cleaner as time goes on and my Doc says I'm conderned cause I noticed your WBC has gone down over the past few years… Whaaaat! I'm thinkin that's supposed to be a good thing right!.. Cummon
Amazing information and explanation. Many thanks to you Sir.
My WBC count is slightly lower then average, I have no infection, no issues, have not missed work for the last 10 years. The Dr seemed to suggest this is an issue, Thanks for being a educator and providing this. (but I do eat organic eggs, and organic , raw cheese but moderately and eat mostly vegetables, olives, olive oil, berries and that is about it.
So Im pregnant and this are my last week results👇WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNTYour Value 11.3 Thousand/uLStandard Range3.8 – 10.8 Thousand/uLFlag H
My doctor call me saying that that if I feel like Im having a fever that I need to go to the ER.
Mine was 6.5 but I use to smoke a lot and was not fasting at the time plus I use to eat a lot of junk food. Maybe now it’s a lot lower. Plus I had tonsillitis and I just got them removed 3 weeks ago. Yeah and now I’m full whole food vegan diet I’m going to have my test done next week.
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