Laboratory testing is done to determine areas of dysfunction and can assist in revealing nutritional deﬁciencies and weaknesses. Nutritional evaluation or testing provided in counseling is not intended for the diagnoses of disease. Rather, these assessment tests are intended as a guide to developing an appropriate health-supportive program to monitor your progress in achieving your goals.
Blood tests have been used as a tool for measuring health for a long time. However, they have been used primarily as a means for diagnosing disease. Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis is a fresh new look at an old tool of measure with the intention of preventing disease before it takes hold of one’s health.
There really is no better health screen that is more efficient than a comprehensive blood test. It will also establish a baseline that can be used to track a person’s health over time. When performed along with a comprehensive health evaluation it provides both the professional and the client peace of mind knowing that a thorough screening has taken place.
When interpreting blood chemistry lab results, there is a Functional Range and a Pathological Range. Test values that fall between the Functional Range and the Pathological Range are considered sub-clinical and can indicate the beginning stages of disease.
They should be used as markers, indicating something that is not as good as it should be; or they can be a sign of a developing condition that is not bad enough to treat medically…at least not yet.
Most health practitioners today use only the Pathological Ranges and do not address the sub-clinical findings until they become a serious medical condition. The goal is to identify developing nutritional problems and prevent them from manifesting into something more serious.
Studies show health issues stem from biochemical imbalances. In fact, each “disease” is really a specific pattern of biochemical imbalances. Your Functional Health Report works by analyzing results from your lab data. It identifies your body’s unique biochemical patterns and makes specific, scientifically based recommendations.