The Common Sense Guide to Understanding Your Blood Test Results So You Can Live a Healthier Life
Tell me if you’ve heard this one before...
A patient goes to a doctor, who sends them to the phlebotomy lab. A few weeks later they get a call from a nurse who says, “Your cholesterol is high, so we sent a prescription to the pharmacy.”
No further explanation is given. And the next time the doctor can see you so you can ask a question is in 6 months.
Or what about this one...
The receptionist sends an email that says, "Everything looks fine." but the patient is exhaused and the weight won't budge, even though they are exercising constantly and barely eating...
You need to be informed and empowered, not kept in the dark.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN IN THIS GUIDE
It can be so intimidating! Forms and Codes and Numbers and Diagnosis and all that without anyone breaking down just what it all means in PLAIN ENGLISH!!!
We are here to end that confusion. Here are some of the things you'll learn in this comprehensive guide:
HOW BLOOD LABS WORK
THE PROBLEM WITH REFERENCING RANGES
HOW TO PREP FOR LABS
MAKE YOUR NEXT ANNUAL LAB EFFECTIVE
CMP VS BMP
INDIVIDUAL RECOMMEND TESTS
DEEPER DIVE INTO MORE COMPLEX HORMONES
AND MUCH MORE!....
We want regular folks to feel informed and comfortable with their body and medical topics. So many of us have had the experience of hearing our doctor tell us about lab results, but having no footing on what they are seeing in the numbers. Or maybe we get the full report in writing, but then have no idea what the test is testing and what the results mean!
We wanted to solve that by providing descriptions of common blood tests and what they test for, as well as understanding the results. With a more solid grounding in understanding, it is our hope that you become much more confident and feel like an empowered health partner not just a passive patient in a relationship with your health care provider.
This guide covers basics - Level 1, if you will. Plus some super common Level 2 issues that so many folks deal with they are important to educate you on. Things like hypothyroidism for example.
We won't be going into advanced or follow-up labs. This book is not here to diagnose anyone with anything! Simply to educate on the basics + commonly seen issues.
MAKE UNDERSTANDING YOUR HEALTH A PRIORITY
YOU HAVE ONE BODY, TAKE CARE OF IT
With Common Sense Labs, you'll have the information you need to understand your blood test results and what they mean for your health. This guide provides clear descriptions of common blood tests and their purposes, as well as explanations of what the results mean in terms you can understand.
Whether you're hoping to gain a better understanding of a current condition or just want to be more informed about your health in general, this guide has you covered. So dive in and get informed!
Plain. Simple. Common Sense.
Our guide is broken down into 15 sections, each with detailed and easy-to-digest information on this complex topic.
It also contains plenty of charts, graphics, and supplementary content that will help you as you learn about the topics laid out in each section.
Unlike most doctors, I love questions and ideas from you.
I used to be a fat, miserable, ignorant doctor, until I slowly discovered the power of removing the slow-poisons of the standard diet, and replacing them with the nourishment of a proper human diet…
I am a Licensed Family Physician and have been practicing Family Medicine in rural Tennessee for over 20 years, and have seen over 25,000 patients in my career so far.
No big medical words here, just plain talk you can use to stay healthy and happy. If you like it limp-wristed and sugar-coated then you should probably look somewhere else.
I’ll explain how you can use your diet and your lifestyle to get the health you want. Videos about the low-carb/ketogenic/carnivore diets, intermittent fasting, thyroid health, hormone optimization, and much more. I’ve declared an all-out war on the epidemics of hyperinsulinemia, diabetes, and obesity currently hurting our world, and hurting your health.
I am a Keto Coach and recipe creator who works with people who have spent much of their life struggling with their weight.
On my journey to lose over 100 pounds, I've learned a lot.
It was the process of tweaking, unlearning, relearning, experimentation, and deep work that has allowed me to finally feel in control of my health.
I credit the messy middle of Keto – where I felt like I was flailing and failing, with the skills that taught me not just to solve my own struggles but to empower others to solve theirs.
I now run programs specifically designed for folks who seem to have lost their “easy” button; working with them to find the path to their optimal health.
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