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Top Blood Tests for Nutritional Deficiencies (That Your Doctor Probably Doesn’t Order)

Nutritional deficiencies lead to disease. That’s a scientific fact. If you want to live a long, healthy life, your body needs an adequate supply of essential nutrients.

Blood tests are the only way to accurately measure your nutrient levels and what’s happening inside your body. They provide a basis for diagnosis of medical issues and disease.

Blood tests are like the fuel gauge on a car, showing specific measures inside your body. The information gained from blood testing is also used for diagnosis and treatment plans.

But standard blood tests are not enough. 21st century intracellular analysis is where health begins. It’s a must that you get comprehensive micronutrient blood testing annually. We need to know if the nutrients are getting inside the cells! 

The Best Type of Blood Tests

Most blood testing in the U.S. is dictated by insurance companies (big shock, huh?). This has deadly consequences.

Insurance companies are concerned about profits. Thus, they often won’t cover anything but the most basic blood tests. As you’ll understand when finished with this article, these routine blood tests are very insufficient in preventing disease and understanding wellness.

Many physicians in America simply order for their patients the routine blood tests they think the insurance company will cover. They’ve been conditioned by the system to do the routine.

Routine blood testing is not comprehensive…it doesn’t measure enough of what’s happening inside your body for an accurate health assessment. In fact, there are more than 100 blood tests available. Routine testing in most cases covers less than seven of them, and one is a measurement for sexually transmitted diseases!

Routine blood testing is also incomplete…it only measures what’s going on in the blood, not what’s happening within cells.

It’s inside of the cell that the action happens. You can have all the vitamin C in the world floating around in your blood, but if it’s not getting into the cell properly, you are done.

The best type of nutrient blood testing is comprehensive in nature and reveals what’s happening with the blood and within the cells. It’s not expensive, and the insights it provides about your health are invaluable.

Blood Tests for Nutritional Deficiencies

Great blood tests for nutritional deficiencies measure activity in white and red blood cells. Science shows that analyzing white blood cells is particularly important, as it provides the most accurate analysis of what’s happening with your body and its deficiencies.

Nutritional blood testing should measure:

Vitamins                                            Fatty Acids
Minerals                                            Antioxidants
Amino Acids
Metabolites

Comprehensive nutritional blood testing includes:

Vitamins

  • Vitamin A, all the B’s, vitamin C, D, E, and K

Minerals

  • Calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium, chromium

Antioxidants

  • Alpha Lipoic Acid
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Glutathione

Amino Acids

  • Asparagine
  • Glutamine
  • Serine
  • Cysteine

Fatty Acids

  • Oleic Acid, omega 3, 6, 9

Metabolites

  • Choline
  • Inositol
  • Carnitine
  • MMA

Your holistic healthcare provider can order these tests for you.

You can also order your own test kit from us online, and one of our health coaches can help you with the process. We’ll arrange for your blood to be drawn at a local draw center near you. We’ll make sure it gets to our lab partner. It takes about two weeks for us (and you) to get the results. Then, one of our health coaches will review your results with you and develop an action plan with you for better health, based upon the test data. We can do this together online or at our office in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Click here for more details.

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