How Routine Blood Tests Find Nutritional Deficiencies and Keep You Healthy

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Routine Blood Tests: How They Can Find Nutritional DeficienciesDid you know that according to a recent study, over 75% of Americans are not eating a nutrient-dense diet? Nutritional deficiencies can cause a type of malnutrition. Malnutrition is a serious problem with long-term effects, such as chronic health problems and weaker immune systems.

People often overlook routine blood chemistry panels, but standard blood tests are essential. After all, they can tell you about your health, what you need to improve, and if you have nutritional deficiencies in your current diet.

Keep reading, and we will walk you through what you need to know and how you can make improvements to your lifestyle.

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Nutritional Deficiencies

Nutritional deficiency is when the body isn’t getting enough nutrients. This includes vitamins and minerals. Your body requires vitamins to stay healthy and to function.

Vitamins are in the foods we eat, but this is not always enough. This is true, especially today, when the soil is less fertile than ever before. People that have certain conditions or lack in some natural vitamins need to compensate with extra supplements.

Vitamin deficiencies are more common than you think. Always consult with a health professional before adding a new supplement to your diet.

Chronic undernutrition affects more than 925 million people in the world. 

If you face malnutrition, you will lose weight, your body can lose its normal functions, and your body fat and muscle can deteriorate.

Malnutrition can cause organ failure, poor wound healing, and other conditions.

 Malnutrition can cause serious health problems, such as stunting your growth, eye problems, and chronic conditions.

You want to make sure your body has the right amount of nutrition. You also want to make sure you’re getting all the vitamins and nutrients you need.

Routine blood tests will help test your nutrition levels. It is essential to get a physical every year, but it’s equally as crucial that you get your blood tested as well.

Why Routine Blood Tests Are Important

Nurse preparing for blood draw during routine health screeningGetting a comprehensive blood chemistry panel is an important way to keep track of your physical health and well-being. It’s an efficient and cost-effective general blood screening test.

The panel will help you understand your current condition, and from there, you will work with us to create a customized plan to meet your body’s needs to stay healthy.

Though this isn’t the same type of blood panel that your medical doctor will request, it’s vital for your body’s wellness, and will still show you more in-depth information about your nutrition levels and what your body needs.

At Dody Chiropractic Center for Wholeness, we provide a comprehensive blood chemistry panel and an in-depth report of your results. We look beyond what blood test results would say are “normal” and dig deeper into the chemical imbalances in your body.

Our goal is to bring your body back into a balanced state. We will come up with a plan together on how to do this, and we will help you every step of the way.

How do you get started? It begins with a phone consultation before you get your blood drawn. Afterward, you will receive an in-depth report, and you’ll learn more about what the numbers mean and what changes you can make.

Flaws in Standard Blood Tests

How other places find their average ranges for routine blood tests are often flawed. They aren’t always accurate because current averages are calculated by looking at 100-200 people tested recently at that lab.

Averages aren’t set by one central lab or multiple working together to get the most accurate results. They are set by each lab individually, which poses the problem of not having a proper sample size.

The lab takes the average number from the lab results for the clinical range and finds high and low marks. Using high and low deviations, they find the normal range.

Another error in this system is that people usually get a blood test because they already have a health problem. This adds to the calculations being off of what is considered healthy. In addition, we look at the “healthy” ranges for biomarkers whereas your doctor will look at “normal” ranges.

Here at Dody Chiropractic Center for Wholeness, we look to help you find the underlying cause of the nutritional deficiencies and fix it. We aim to decrease medications, if possible, to relieve any symptoms you’re having and bring wellness and harmony to your body.

You can start small with health goals that help improve your body’s imbalances. We can help walk you through the best plan for you and your body.

Achieve Your Health Goals

Blood work can also be your guide to find the right diet and fitness routine. You want to make sure you take your blood work into account, so your diet or fitness routine is best for your body.

It can also be a guide for what supplements you should include in your diet. In some cases, taking too many supplements can be harmful, as it can cause overcorrections.

That’s why you should consult a professional to help guide you on what supplements to choose and how much to take per day. Routine blood tests are the starting point that can restore balance in your diet.

After the tests, you can work toward your health goals. By choosing the right diet and getting the proper nutrition levels, it can help improve your skin, hair, nails, and improve the function of your body.

Your health goals can start small. This includes changing your diet, incorporating more healthy foods, and eating well-balanced meals. They can also include exercising, such as going on walks, biking, or even running.

Schedule Your Routine Blood Check Today

Now that we’ve gone through the benefits of why you should get routine blood tests, it’s time to schedule your appointment.

We are a holistic wellness center that aims to help people improve their health and quality of life.

A comprehensive blood panel will help keep you healthy and maintain your body function and nutrition levels. The test makes sure that you are taking care of any imbalances and avoiding future health issues.

Schedule your blood work today. Contact us to get a 15-minute consultation, and ask any questions about how getting your blood tested will help your health.

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