Conventional blood chemistry analysis while considered the gold standard in today’s medical practice, centers solely on the diagnosis of disease. It is not very useful as an early detection system because it lacks the ability to identify any tendencies that could ultimately lead to disease later on.
is preventative in nature and utilizes a different set of laboratory ranges (set forth by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry
). The goal is to identify patterns and tendencies within your blood so that pathology never manifests and disease is averted
Additionally, functional analysis utilizes very comprehensive and detailed laboratory reports to establish the big picture of how well your body is functioning on all levels, allowing me to address any concerns through lifestyle modification, dietary recommendations, and supplement protocols.
Blood chemistry pattern analysis enables the clinician to pinpoint the primary imbalances with greater precision and clarity. In many respects, it removes a great deal of uncertainty because itquantifies physiological imbalances in terms of relationships, rather than just as individual “high or low” markers. The “high or low” version of blood chemistry interpretation can actually lead to very reductionist, linear and ineffective recommendations.
Take for example if a person’s total cholesterol is 350. The clinician who is only using the “high or low” version of blood chemistry analysis will say: “We need to get your cholesterol down. Take niacin. And if that doesn’t work, take fish oil 5X daily. And if that doesn’t work, try garlic. And if that doesn’t work, try the next latest cholesterol lowering supplement. And then if that doesn’t work, cut all of your fat and dietary cholesterol intake and become a vegan.”
What if your cholesterol being high is a result of higher levels of stress or toxicity that have to be addressed first? What if what is considered high cholesterol by mainstream medicine is in fact a healthy adaptation to one’s circumstances? What if you have nutrient deficiencies which are impacting your body’s ability to detoxify and that is driving up your cholesterol?
With a functional analysis of your blood chemistry we are looking at underlying causes of health issues not just which markers are out of range. We look at the the whole system and design an customized program to support optimal health.
The Functional Blood Chemistry Analyzer® reporting system, reports on the following physiological parameters:
- Blood sugar handling
- Cell hydration
- Digestive markers
- Liver-related markers
- Adrenal status markers
- Thyroid activity
- Pituitary -related markers
- Inflammatory activity
- pH markers
- Skeletal integrity
- Renal function
- 10 nutrient markers
- Immune response