It’s your annual medical exam, and you know the routine - you spend 5-10 minutes with your doctor or the nurse practitioner/physician’s assistant, they weigh you, then measure your blood pressure and body temperature. If you’re lucky, they order a basic lab panel for 10-30 blood markers, which is fewer than half of what you really need for quality insight into your health.
Last week I shared with you a couple of learning experiences I had when I was first introduced to functional blood chemistry analysis – it helped me learn and then diagnose symptoms that saved my life, as well as diagnosing two patients with life-threatening blood disorders. The following case shows the power of reading lab markers holistically and functionally - please read on to learn more!
I will begin with my preferred definition of a Health & Lifestyle Alchemist: The transformation of pain and suffering into awareness and freedom through a unique process of transmutation by using symptoms and stressors in the body, mind, and life to inform a creative and emerging therapeutic process that cultivates vibrant health and lasting well being.
Going gluten-free isn’t always enough and taking the next step on your health journey to identify and eliminate cross-reactive foods may be necessary for you to maintain or regain vibrant health.
There is a current concept and practice in Western medicine that fevers are harmful, and the practice is to quell them. This may sound odd – but I’m always excited when a patient reports having a fever because I know a secret that your doctor and the media probably is not telling you. I’m going to let you in on it today!
A fever response to a virus or bacteria is a sign of a strong and healthy immune system. In my practice, the sickest people are the ones who claimed to never get sick and there are many studies proving the importance of fevers. There is a current concept and practice in Western medicine that fevers are harmful, and the practice is to quell them.