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Why blood labs may fall short

SO many of my clients have "normal" labs and are told they should feel ok even though they don't. Or their doc tells them how they're feeling is normal and just part of aging. And I've had docs flat out refuse to order certain blood panels that I've asked for because they feel the labs are unnecessary.


This is the thing about labs.... result ranges aren't based off of optimal levels, they're based off of averages from the standard American.... which we know are far from optimal. That coupled with insurance constraints that don't allow docs to order the most comprehensive blood panels, many folks don't find they're getting the answers they need to start their healing process.


Here are a few other reasons blood labs may fall short:

1. Blood doesn’t necessarily indicate what’s happening in your organs and tissues.

2. Blood is an indicator of what’s happening in the moment but doesn’t necessarily measure what’s happening over a period of time.

3. Because most docs don’t operate holistically, they may be unaware of more appropriate lab tests or may feel uncomfortable ordering them because it’s not within their “scope.”

4. Sometimes there’s a better way to test. Hair testing may be a better marker for heavy metals, saliva for hormones, urine for mold and glyphosate and stool for parasites.


There are a wide variety of labs and tests that are able to help you pinpoint the root cause of your health condition(s). Make sure your practitioner uses a variety of testing modalities so you don't get medically gaslit. Click here to see some that I use.



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