Have you ever had yearly blood work performed and was told everything is normal, even though you still feel terrible?
Just because lab markers fall within the lab range, doesn’t mean you are functioning optimally. There are many telling signs and patterns that reflect ones nutritional status from observing blood chemistry panels. But one needs to know what to look for in order to help. Unfortunately, most primary care physicians & nurse practitioners have little training in nutritional medicine and simply write this factor off as insignificant. But this couldn’t be farther from the truth!!!
Nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and omega fatty acids run every process in our body. Without adequate amounts of these crucial micronutrients, the bodies biochemical processes and physiologic pathways can’t operate efficiently or sometimes, even at all.
Common physiologic examples include making hormones (thyroid, insulin, testosterone), making neurotransmitters (serotonin and dopamine), detoxification, digestion, tissue repair, immune and cognitive function. Nutritional inadequacy is a major root cause to almost every disease but is rarely uncovered.
Blood chemistry panels are a window into how your body is operating and if anything is dysfunctional or becoming dysfunctional. The patterns and trends of your blood work tell a story and it’s too important not to listen. So what does one do if they aren’t getting this type of quality service form their healthcare provider???