Blood Work

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Why do you need blood work?

We are writing this information to educate patients on how to be their best advocate and take ownership of their health. These recommendations are not intended to diagnose or are all encompassing, but is a baseline to determine your overall functional health blood-wise, and if there are some indicators to suggest early disease states. It is imperative to catch a disease in its earliest state so that we can be preventative rather than reactive. All too often, we find patients coming in new to our practice who have not had routine blood work.

Why do we recommend getting blood work done twice a year?

It is hard to track true progress annually—a lot can happen in 12 months. We urge charting your health every 6 months to make sure you stay on track with your health goals. Why is it key to get blood work? A blood test will determine how well your body and your organs are functioning. With the toxic load in our environment and overall daily stressors, it is critical to get your blood tested at least twice a year to stay on a healthy lifestyle path.

• A CBC with differential is going to tell us how your red blood cells and overall immunity is functioning.

• A Comprehensive Metabolic Panel is going to look at how you are functioning in regards to blood sugar, protein absorption, electrolyte, liver and kidney function predominantly.

• Make sure you have your practitioner add in Magnesium testing if you are having cramps at night. Athletes especially can be low in magnesium. Also Vitamin D, homocysteine, B12, and folate all need to be checked. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin linked to several energy processes in the body. Homocysteine, B12 and folate are key to understanding how you are functioning metabolically, specifically methylation.

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