I imagine you know all about my non-comfort level with normal ranges..
can you confirm (out here or via PM) if your 1) serum zinc is up in the 120 neighbourhood, 2) serum mag minimum 2.2-2.3, 3) b12 min 500, 4) vit d3 around 40-50, and so on? (i'm going for US units let me know if anything doesn't match your lab's units..)
yes an electrolytes test should point up your potassium sodium balance. I don't have optimal target levels within existing 'normal' ranges off the top of my head though
as for blood thinners. how is your hydration level? what is your history re blood pressure - low, high or normal?
how are your dietary sources of blood thinning foods?
I just google searched
vascular function tone flow nutrition deficiency
and interestingly it turned up this study:
Effects of chronic vitamin E deficiency on vascular functionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8680733
have you ever had vit e levels tested? i have found vit e testing troublesome but it is typically low in ms patients, and forms a significant proportion of the klenner protocol for ms. in hindsight, i think it was a big part of why the klenner protocol (my silly little newbie version) made a huge difference for me.
then I got into google scholar and this one came up
Dietary Copper in the Physiology of the Microcirculationhttp://jn.nutrition.org/content/127/12/2274.short
that made me think, are you supplementing zinc, and if so is it properly balanced with copper to prevent depletion?
looking up healthiest food sources of vit e and copper
vit e - sunflower seeds, spinach, swiss chard
copper - sesame seeds, cashews, spinach, swiss chard
my approach: no meds so far - just nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory whole foods, and supplements where needed
info: www.whfoods.com, www.nutritiondata.com