What is Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis?
Is your doctor telling you your blood work looks fine yet you still have unexplained symptoms?
When you look at your printed blood test results, it tells you the individual blood marker (such as WBC or Cholesterol), your test result and the lab reference ranges.
The lab reference ranges for a particular marker are calculated by laboratories from all the people who came for a blood draw to a specific lab at a certain time. A reference range is usually defined as the set of values which 95 % of the normal population falls within. It is assumed that those 95 % are healthy.
My question is why do they “assume” that 95 % of the population that comes for lab tests is healthy? Is that really so? How many people feel unwell, experience symptoms and yet their lab work looks “normal”?
In other words the conventional laboratory ranges are designed to identify and diagnose disease. Everyone within those lab ranges is considered “normal”, disease free.
The people with the “normal” blood test results don’t fit into the disease model. So the person needs to present him/herself with specific symptoms in order to be classified or diagnosed. Once they are diagnosed and fit into a specific box they can get treatment: which is usually a prescription drug.
Let’s take a look at Functional Blood Chemistry
Looking at individual markers is simply not enough; we need to look at patterns of several individual markers combined. One example is the fasting glucose level. When it reaches a threshold, usually over 130 the physician will decide if you need to take blood sugar lowering medication. His goal is to lower the test result number. Does that fix the problem?
When we look at the blood test results from a functional blood chemistry perspective we would integrate the insulin marker as well as triglyceride and liver function markers.
Why? Because one test result by itself doesn’t tell us much.
As a client you can now order your Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis directly through me.
See Paypal “Add to cart” at bottom of page.
Functional Blood Chemistry looks at individual markers as well as groups or patterns of markers.
We look at imbalances or dysfunction in normal physiology of the body. We don’t “diagnose” anything; instead we look for the underlying cause of blood markers that are not considered in the functional range. By addressing the underlying causes of a high blood sugar level the body can correct imbalances and gain back homeostasis (balance) to continue the healing process. In other words the snowball effect of a high blood sugar level is being reversed.
What can we accomplish with Functional Blood Chemistry?
A Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis gives the client a better understanding of the function of the body’s metabolic systems such as:
Gut Function, Blood sugar regulation, Thyroid health, and Liver health.
Which blood test results are we talking about in a Blood Chemistry Screen?
|Fasting Glucose||Uric Acid||BUN||Creatine||eGFR||Sodium|
|TSH||F T3||F T4|
|Histamine whole blood||Homocysteine||PSA||
|Vit D25 H|
As a client you can now order your Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis directly through me. See Paypal “Add to cart” at bottom of page.
What do you have to do to receive the analysis?
- Get a comprehensive blood test either through your doctor or through
- LifeExtension or Directlabs
- Pay for my Service Fees / see Paypal Add to cart at the bottom of this page
- Send me an email subject: blood analysis and I will send you an assessment form which you have to fill out and send it back to me prior to sending the blood test results back.
- Send the test results to me via email
- I will send you an email with the link to my booking calendar, Skype screen name and instructions. If you can’t meet me via Skype then you need to include your phone number in your email.
- Book an appointment with me
- I will send you the analysis as a pdf file in an email prior to the consultation
- Please have the analysis file open on your computer screen or printed out prior to the consult.
Tests you can order through Life Extension:
Comprehensive Thyroid Panel (if you suspect you have a Hashimoto Thyroiditis)
As a Holistic Health Practitioner and Functional Diagnostic Practitioner, my goal is it to help the whole person and not just isolate one symptom. I do NOT diagnose, cure or treat any illness or disease, prescribe medication or therapies. I urge you to stay with your current physician and continue to take the medication he/she prescribed and advised you to take. I also would suggest that you let your physician know that you are seeing a Holistic Health Practitioner and inform him/her about your lifestyle changes.