Taking Charge of Your Health

The biggest mistake that most people
make is believing their doctor when they tell you that you’re fine, but you don’t
feel fine. In fact, you may even feel terrible, but your doctors insist that
your blood work is all normal. And I get it. We’ve all been told that if our labs
are fine then we must be fine. You might even have been told that it’s all in
your head at this point. But let me ask you this: Does everyone that you know
that has received normal blood work results back, in fact, feel normal
or feel optimal? No. And by ignoring this and not trusting how you actually feel,
you could be spending a lifetime in pain and discomfort. I see this in my practice
all the time. People are at their wit’s end because they know that something at
the core of them is not right. They know that they are not fine, they know
something is out of whack, they know something is wrong, but every doctor that
they’ve seen has told them that in fact they are fine. Feeling normal and feeling
optimal are very different things. Your body is incredibly intelligent, and
so are you. You know innately when you are not
feeling right, but we have been taught to listen to our doctors and listen to our
primary care givers and to not question their judgments. Most doctors are
excellent and they’re there to help you out as much as possible. But if you’ve
got one that is stopping at looking at a few labs and telling you that you’re
fine when you still don’t feel fine, it’s time to move on. So, how do you move from
feeling terrible to actually feeling optimal? The first step is to take a much
more comprehensive look at your blood work through the eyes of optimal
performance instead of crisis management. These things are very different. There
are three main problems that come with the vast majority of conventional blood
work that you get from your doctor. Number one: Conventional blood testing is
designed to look for a specific problem that is then treatable with a specific
medication or medical procedure. They are not designed to uncover the myriad of functional imbalances that are often at the heart of one’s
problem. Problem Number Two is that conventional reference ranges are huge.
For many lab tests there is a very large reference range of what is considered
normal and it does not take into account the optimal zones that healthy
populations tend to live in. Problem Number Three is that routine exams cover
very few blood tests most of the time, and so when you are told that everything
is normal, “everything” was not actually checked. Most
doctors just look at the normal reference range between where is normal
and where is not normal. But very often that person can have an array of
different symptoms and even possibly be in a crisis state and still be within a
normal reference range. If we’re able to catch you before you get into a crisis
state then we can get you back into optimal, substantially improve your
symptoms, and decrease the potential for chronic disease. So do you really want to
stay in pain and discomfort and give up to the fact that this is just the way
your life is going to be because your doctor told you that everything was
normal? Or do you want to get to know your body better, tap into the power of
your optimal self, and restore that zest for life that you once had?

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