Have you received routine blood work this year? If not, you should make it a priority as we come into the fall season.
Most people don't understand the importance of getting a full spectrum screen at least once a year. There are many factors that affect our health- monitoring our deficiencies and other potential hazardous issues in our body is one critical way to stay on top of our health.
So what should we ask our doctor to test for during the exam?
Unfortunately, most traditional practitioners will not be as thorough or think it's necessary, unless you ask. It will also depend on your insurance, but checking for these markers will be covering most angles:
-CMP (Comprehensive Metabolic Panel)
-CBC (Complete Blood Count)
-Full Hormone Panel
-Full Thyroid Panel (not just TSH)
-MTHFR (Genetic mutation that affects the methylation process: this is just a one time check, not yearly)
-Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Calcium
- Vitamin D! (Last year, this saved my "winter blues")
-CRP (Biomarker for inflammation)
- Hemoglobin A1C (Diabetes risk)
Check with your doctor to see if there are any other tests that he/she thinks is important to know at this time in your life and then double check your coverage before going thru with the exam.
Marrying the results of your specific blood work with a personalized nutrition and wellness program is the absolute recipe for long term success and vitality. The future of medicine is both traditional and holistic working together for healing, and this is a great place to start.
For more information from the master of Functional Blood Chemistry check out Datis Kharrazian and his two books: Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? & Why Isn't My Brain Working?
Do your research, speak with your doctor, and get scheduled today!