blood testing

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  • Do you find yourself dealing with chronic health issues or eclipsed from reaching your life goals due to health issues?
  • Are you concerned about future medical issues and want to deal with them BEFORE they cause disease?

These questions deeply concern me and have led me into having my blood tested and most importantly examined from a functional medical point of view. Functional medicine is without doubt the best form of medicine for getting to the root of any health issue. And having blood tested gives the inside insights into how health may be optimised for athletic performance. Here in this post i delve into what i have learned and gained from having my blood tested in this way, and how you can too.

Functional medicine

Functional medicine essentially looks at underlying factors that govern health and addresses where imbalances may be occurring. And it provides a complete picture of where health may be at any given moment. What was most revealing was when my blood tests were both compared to results from previous tests.

These older tests revealed no major health issues when viewed from a standard medical point of view. However, when viewed from a functional medical point of view, they reveal danger signs of potential chronic health problems. Added, when these older blood tests were compared with my recent blood tests they showed how those chronic problems have been insidiously eclipsing me from my health potential and preventing me from reaching my life goals. They also reveal real dangers of much more advanced medical problems in the future.

All this relates to a very common story for many people, including myself – that we do not get diagnosed with a health problem until the problem itself is in an advanced disease state. Then the treatment often becomes disease centered on managing the symptoms of the disease. Overall this can lead to us spending our time managing symptoms, but never really addressing the underlying causal factors in our health

In my case, I have spent over half my life managing symptoms of stress and distress. Yet by failing to address underlying factors in my physical health, I face health problems concerning my digestion, absorption of nutrients, metabolism and blood sugar balance that in turn will generate future health problems, such auto-immune disease. So I’m really happy to have done the tests – to reveal both where I am with my health and also do the work now to bring my life and health back on track!

bottom line

Maybe you yourself have had a niggling problem affecting your energy or mood. Or maybe you have a problem affecting your ability to lose weight, or a problem concerning infections and allergic reactions. If that’s the case,  there could be some underlying health issues worth getting tested for – such as a blood sugar, hormonal or immune imbalance. Equally there could be an underlying imbalance in your health that could trigger a future risk of gaining a chronic health disorder.

So don’t you think its worth getting tested to see how the underlying systems in your body are functioning?

 

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