Should I Get a Blood Test? Why?
Most people say to me “I already got a blood test and it didn’t tell me anything”, so they assume the same will happen when a natural alternative doctor does the test. How would it be any different? Isn’t a blood test a blood test? Now let me tell you why it is different.
Functional ranges of normal are different from lab ranges of normal. The lab reports the average range found in the sick population. The functional ranges are those found in an optimally healthy person. Do you wish to compare yourself to the rest of the sick population, or to what is known to be the optimally healthy range?
Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell that rises in your blood when you are fighting off a parasite inside you. The lab value of normal in central Texas is 0.0 to 7.0. However, the functional range which applies everywhere is 0.0 to 3.0. When Eosinophils are over 3 you likely have a parasite but a regular blood test won’t reveal anything until it is two and one-half times higher. It turns out most people have a parasite and don’t know it.
Triglycerides are considered normal when 0.0 to 150, but the functional blood range for a healthy person is 75 to 100. The Thyroid Stimulating Hormone called TSH on a regular lab value is .3 to 5.5, but a functional range in a healthy person is 1.8 to 3.0. Hopefully you’ll see a big difference here.
Eosinophils and parasites, triglycerides and blood fats, TSH and thyroid – all of these can be seen in a very different light when the functional ranges are applied.
If you feel sick and had a blood test, but nothing showed up, I invite you to make an appointment for a consultation. I will take the numbers off of the test you already have and give you the rest of the story. If you haven’t had a blood test recently, I will order one for you and we will go over it together and decide what natural nutritional alternative will achieve your optimal values. For more information, email us from this website on the contact page, or call us at (830) 833-0889.
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