We’ve all had blood work done as part of a physical. And then for most people the doctor gives them copies of their results with some chicken scratch scrawled on it and says either – you’re fine, the levels are all normal – or will point out something that is out of balance and you are left to figure out how to correct it or, more commonly, given a prescription to “correct” the problem. But is it really a problem? You figure your doctor will follow up and most times they do, but anywhere from 6.8-62% of lab tests and 1-36% of radiology results are not followed up by health care professionals! And even when they are, you may still walk away not understanding what you need to know.
My husband got his blood work back and his doctor was very adamant that his cholesterol was too high and insisting he has to go on Lipitor. Did you ever wonder where those numbers that indicate normal or abnormal are determined? And while I’m asking questions, I don’t want my levels to be “normal” (whatever that means) I prefer them to be “optimal” – what about you? How can your “normal” level be “normal” for me – if we are all metabolically unique?
Couple that with heart disease statistics getting worse, not better since statins were introduced, the negative side effects generating their own problems and the fact that most prescription drugs don’t work for most people most of the time and you may be wondering – what’s the point?
Well I would never tell you not to get blood work done – it’s a wonderful way to get an overall picture of what is working for you and what isn’t – IF the levels indicating normal are actually correct. As this article from Natural News details, normal may not be so normal after all!
My husband and I opted to use a natural protocol and I will let you know how his blood work comes out when it is retested in a few months. This is also why I offer a blood work evaluation. I developed and began offering this evaluation when a client asked me to look over his blood work results and suggest some supplements. He was clearly diabetic according to his results but the only thing his doctor mentioned was not to drink soda! So many people figure “no news is good news” and if there was a problem, their health care professional would tell them about it, but from the statistic I mentioned, that’s not always the case.
Do you understand what your blood work results mean and how to optimize your levels?