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Hormone and Blood Analysis


Question:

Can you help me find out more about hormonal and blood analysis procedures, what the results say and implications and procedures to help health?

Answer:

We typically run physiological tests in order to optimize the training process by achieving faster and better results. Physiological tests we use fall into three different categories: hormonal tests, comprehensive metabolic profiles and toxic load tests.

The hormonal tests we run will give us information ranging from anabolic/catabolic balance to thyroid output as it regulates fat metabolism. In order to save on the amount of tests we run, we use the Biosignature system to assess which hormones are out of balance. This saves both money and time to the client and practitioner. Dr. Mark Houston, M.D., Director of the Hypertension Institute has found, “Biosignature is one of the most advanced noninvasive methods available to rapidly and accurately identify insulin resistance and cardiovascular risks. This allows for onsite effective medical treatment decisions."

The comprehensive metabolic profile will tell us if any deficiency or nutrient imbalance is limiting gains. For example, a magnesium deficiency will precipitate insulin resistance and disturb sleep patterns, thus impeding muscle recovery.

The toxic load tests will tell us if there are levels of toxic elements such as mercury, cadmium and lead interfering with the client’s health, thereby limiting gains.

All of these tests should be run by a medical doctor or equivalent. For example, in the state of Arizona, naturopathic medical doctors (N.M.D.) can run these tests. Other states may allow acupuncturists to run these tests.

Working closely with a functional medicine practitioner will dramatically increase your results with your clients, which in return will certainly increase your returns. Good luck.