It’s your annual medical exam. You know the routine. You spend five to ten minutes with your doctor. They weigh you, take your body temperature and measure your blood pressure. They may also take blood and order a test for 10-30 markers. The results of your blood test are “within normal ranges” so you breathe a sigh of relief and move on even if you’re experiencing some mild symptoms of ill health.
The truth is you need more than a basic blood test to assess your health accurately. The compilation of these conventional reference ranges used by doctors to determine your wellness come from a massive population, most of whom are having their blood analyzed because they are sick.
There is no way these reference ranges can give you an accurate picture of your health. For that, you need Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis (FBCA) which looks at a comprehensive panel of sixty-eight or more markers along with a urinalysis.
The reference ranges used in this type of blood testing are from a much smaller population of healthy people. Plus, the healthcare professional reading this type of comprehensive bloodwork panel has been trained to interpret the results functionally so that any issues are apparent before they become disease or illness.
Functional blood chemistry analysis is the preventative superhero.
This comprehensive form of blood testing and analysis empowers you the consumer by viewing you as a whole person. It gets to the root of lingering health issues such as allergies, inflammation, pain, headaches, fatigue, depression, food cravings, PMS, gas or bloating. FBCA considers your unique health history, nutrition, and lifestyle. Conventional blood analysis considers blood markers in isolation.
Functional analysis, on the other hand, recognizes multiple causes for high marker levels and looks for patterns across various markers. Consequently, the functional health practitioner can more accurately discern the reason. Moreover, FBCA healthcare practitioners interpret your blood test results and recommend appropriate and individualized care based on your baseline biomarkers. Additionally, they can then track your current and future health and guide preventative care.
Original article here: https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/07/03/the-shocking-truth-about-your-blood-work