Most people are familiar with general blood lab tests and have them done when they visit their practitioner. Blood test results are given in a “Normal” range and your results will fall inside or outside of this range. Most conventional doctors are trained to go down the list and as long as the result is in this “normal” range, results are essentially ignored. They are generally trained to focus on just the results that are “out-of-range” – when disease is already present – and act on that information.
But, how many times have you been to your doctor and had lab work performed that comes back “normal”, but you do not feel “normal”? Or, at least you know you should feel better than you do?
Some people go through the process of going to the doctor and having lab tests over and over again until they finally get the news they are now in the pathological range and have a chronic disease – heart disease, diabetes, etc.
Wouldn’t it make sense that results didn’t change from normal to pathological practically overnight surprising everyone?
Functional blood chemistry analysis is an extremely effective tool used to comprehensively evaluate the status of a patient’s health . A comprehensive blood chemistry panel can give insight into the function of nearly all the major systems of the body:
- Gastrointestinal and Digestive Health
- Adrenal Function
- Blood Sugar Regulation
- Thyroid Health
- Blood and Immune System Health
- Liver and Gall Bladder Health
- Kidney Health
- Acid/Base Balance
- Toxicity and Inflammation
- Nutrient Deficiencies
Because functional medicine is based on an in-depth knowledge of human physiology and how various systems of the body work together, functional medicine practitioners look at a blood test for patterns instead of just looking at individual markers. By doing this, we can see how these different systems influence one another.