…My question is why do they “assume” that 95% of the population that comes to a lab test 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. Functional blood chemistry looks at individual markers as well as groups or patterns of markers.
Functional Blood Test Analysis
looks at narrow ranges of blood test results. When you get a copy of your blood test you are looking at ranges that are derived from all the people who got their blood drawn at a particular lab within the last 12 months. Who goes to get their blood drawn? Sick people or people who don’t feel well. It doesn’t happen often that a healthy person goes more than a couple of times to get a blood test done. Therefore, the computer only can calculate wide ranges of a particular marker in which all of the sick people are falling with their blood test result.
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 start correcting imbalances. In other words, the snowball effect of a high blood sugar level can be reversed by the body itself if we give it what it needs.
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.
You can get a comprehensive blood test either through your doctor or through
Which blood test results are we talking about in a Blood Chemistry Screen?
Histamine whole blood
Vitamin D 25-H
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