There's a story in your blood!
What is it telling you?
Blood tests have been used as a tool for measuring health for a long time. However, they have been used primarily as a means for diagnosing disease. Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis is a fresh new look at an old tool of measure with the intention of preventing disease before it takes hold of one's health. It is patient centric rather than disease centric approach to healthcare.
Current research and scientific study within the medical field has opened new doors into how nutrition professionals look at markers in the blood for nutritional deficiencies and imbalances. A comprehensive blood chemistry panel can give a nutrition professional insight into developing problems and allow for a preventative course of action.
It will also establish a baseline that can be used to track a person's health over time. When performed along with a comprehensive health evaluation it provides both the nutrition professional and the client peace of mind knowing that a thorough screening has taken place.
Most healthcare providers today will not run this kind of in-depth testing. They tend run very basic blood panels and try to diagnose a person's condition based upon limited information. This is likely due to cost, insurance limitations and a general lack of focus on disease prevention. Each individual test tells only a part of the story. Although some of these tests hold merit on their own, they are each part of a puzzle. When all of the blood chemistry markers are looked at as a whole, it provides a much more complete picture as to how healthy, or ill, the patient truly is.
What is the difference between a Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis and "regular" blood testing?
When interpreting blood chemistry lab results, there is a Functional Range and a Pathological Range. Test values that fall between the Functional Range and the Pathological Range are considered sub clinical and can indicate the beginning stages of disease. They should be used as markers, indicating something that is not as good as it should be; or they can be a sign of a developing condition that is not bad enough to treat medically…at least not yet.
Most health practitioners today use only the Pathological Ranges and do not address the sub clinical findings until they become a serious medical condition. The goal is to identify developing nutritional problems and prevent them from manifesting into a serious medical condition. This will help us on our path to true health and a better quality life.
Benefits of a Comprehensive Blood Chemistry
Nutritional Analysis of Blood Test May Indicate the Need for:
Signs of Nutritional Imbalance
A person's state of health should be monitored regularly. Doing so can significantly reduce the risk of developing many common disorders that plague our society today…such as…heart disease, cancer, diabetes/blood sugar imbalances, liver and thyroid conditions, kidney disease, stroke, anemia, vitamin/mineral deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, fatigue, abnormal weight gain, mood imbalances, bone loss, sexual dysfunction, memory impairment, and so on. There is no better time than right now to take the necessary steps to scientifically prevent future disease and achieve optimal health and well being!
If you have a blood work report that is less than 6 months old, we can use that to determine your wellness if appropriate panels have been run. If not, we can order the proper test for you. Your test results will be analyzed and you will be provided with a detailed report of findings. Dr. Candy will review your results with you and explains what they mean.
To view a list of required blood markers for a complete Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis.