Today, more than ever, people are taking an interest in their health and overall well-being. Even more importantly, they’re becoming active participants in self-guided healthcare.
This is a very good thing. After all, your state of health ― both now and in the future ― relies mainly on self-directed care. Let’s face it: Who’s going to look after your health more closely than YOU?
As the result of increasing health awareness, an ever-growing number of people are changing lifestyle habits. They’re taking up exercise ― joining a gym and doing yoga, Zumba, CrossFit, and/or weight-bearing exercise… eating a healthier diet with more fruit and vegetables, and going organic… taking time out to relax and practising de-stressing methods and techniques.
At the same time, far too many people don’t truly understand the core aspect of overall health and well-being ― how it can be achieved or maintained. The crux of the issue is to prevent disease before it has a chance to creep in and get a foothold.
But not knowing how to do it doesn’t mean it can’t be done. There is a way to do this! You can obtain optimal health and keep it
Your Blood Doesn’t Lie!
A blood test is the best way to protect and maintain your health, including prevention of disease. It’s absolutely the most accurate method of self-care being offered today.
Disease is a process that develops over time. As an example, insulin resistance (IR) typically precedes diabetes type 2, but it can continue for at least a decade before true diabetes type 2 develops.
And disease usually spawns more disease. Case in point: Diabetes type 2 is linked to a host of other health issues ― Alzheimer’s disease, breast cancer, hypertension, kidney disease, obesity and more. Insulin resistance increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Yes, it’s scary, but you don’t need to get to this point! Your best protection is to monitor your health by getting regular, periodic blood tests and keeping an eye on your results. And, of course, you need to pay attention to your diet, especially your glucose (sugar) intake.
An Ounce of Prevention…
Think about it: No financial crisis happens overnight. It takes years to occur. So, too, do breakdowns of the body. If you are clever enough to stop for a second, take a step back, look at the early warning signs and then take action before the actual event, you can prevent a financial crisis from ever happening. It’s just the same with your body.
Diabetes or any other chronic disease can take years, even decades, to become apparent. The good thing is, you don’t have to wait to get a diagnosis of disease ― a diagnosis that may well send shockwaves through your system.
Instead, pay attention to those minor initial imbalances ― warning symptoms such as headaches, weight gain, etc. ― that eventually, if not attended, evolve into serious health issues and abnormalities. Keep an eye on your health and follow it.
You can guide and improve your health instead of poor health guiding you! You can stay one step ahead. This is possible.
A blood test is the most independent and reliable factor for predicting your health status. Science has gained a tremendous amount of knowledge about physiologic markers that predict impending illnesses and disease. Blood tests give us the ability to detect and measure substances that indicate disease risk.
Blood tests are, in fact, the only way to discover threats to your health that may lie ahead. This knowledge allows you to take action that can prevent risks from becoming your reality.
Is a Normal Level an Optimal Level?
In one word, NO! As a general rule, most people ignore the results of their blood tests, especially when their doctor informs them they’re normal. But what does the term ‘normal’ actually mean? It simply tells you that you are within the expected ranges of someone your age ― that is, your blood tests are not abnormal, or ‘out of range,’ for your age.
However, this doesn’t mean they are optimal.
Typically, conventional doctors don’t discuss blood test results when they are within the conventional ‘normal’ ranges. It isn’t until blood values hover over to the other side of ‘abnormal’ that you’re likely to be told to change your lifestyle. This usually happens only when disease, a disorder or some other health issue has already had the chance to develop within your body. But at this point, it is already late.
Where to Start…
Your blood tests are important. They are your lifeline. They can tell what’s in store for you and when it is time to make important changes before it is too late ― before your condition becomes irreversible.
It’s equally important that you find and work with a qualified restorative medicine doctor, who is light years ahead of conventional medical practitioners in understanding the importance of blood tests.
The goal of restorative doctors isn’t to achieve so-called ‘normal’ ranges, which are already tilting toward disease. Rather, it’s to return your blood to optimal ranges ― around what they were in your 30s when your hormones were at their best and you functioned at your peak. These are the ranges you had when you were young… the ranges that will protect you.
A restorative doctor has the specialised training to know your blood doesn’t lie, knows the right blood tests to order and how to correctly interpret your test results.
What is more, your restorative medicine doctor will continue to work with you and guide you in making needed changes that will make a profound difference in your health outcomes for years to come.