Has your doctor told you...

“Your blood test results are completely normal,”

...but instead of feeling relief, you felt worse, knowing that something was wrong, but the doctor was unable to find any answers?
From the desk of Thom Underwood,
The Rebel health coach
Yes, I get it!! This was me as well… 

“Normal” lab reference ranges of standard labs are designed to identify and diagnose disease states only, with the goal of fitting 95% of the American people within the “clinically” normal reference ranges. 

As the population becomes sicker, the number of people who are declared  “clinically normal” gets larger, making the definition of abnormal or disease states relative.

The question is:

 Is good enough for you to be compared to the rest of the sick population and be judged as “normal’ by conventional medicine, or do you have more lofty goals, like: sleeping well; being: headache-free, at a healthy weight and body composition; having: energy to live your life, bowel regularity, a short term memory, a libido, stable blood sugar; not craving sugar or being constantly moody and actually feeling joy?

What Is Functional Blood Chemistry?

Not all physicians interpret blood tests the same way
There are two main types of reference ranges in the field of blood chemistry analysis: a Pathological range and a Functional range. A pathological range is the range that labs like Labcorp or Quest will include when you have blood drawn. Doctors will look at these ranges and if your results fall within this range, your test result is “Normal” and there is nothing wrong with you. This happens every day with patients who have Thyroid disease, Insulin resistance, etc

Unfortunately, Health is not Black and White…

We are all a puzzle. You may be a 500-piece puzzle or a 5000-piece puzzle but the first thing we need to do in order to start putting the pieces together is to dump them all out, spread them around and start to make the connections. Often, we need to connect the edges first before we can start seeing the full picture. But trust that EVERY puzzle comes together!

You see if we rely on these ranges health and disease becomes a very black and white issue.If you are in the range, you are normal and “healthy” and if you are out of range then you are “sick”. Unfortunately, Sickness and disease and even health come in varying shades of gray. Therefore, doctors who focus on Root cause Medicine or Functional Medicine often pay more attention to “Functional laboratory ranges
Functional Range are considered sub-clinical and can indicate the beginning stages of disease. They should be used as biomarkers, indicating a developing condition. Another way of saying is that you are sick, but you are not sick enough to be treated…at least not yet.

Most traditional doctors use only the Pathological Ranges and do not address the sub-clinical findings until they become a serious medical condition where either drug or surgery are your options. The goal is to identify developing nutritional problems and prevent them from manifesting into a serious medical condition. This will help us on our path to true health and a better-quality life.

Diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease are merely a cascade of symptoms indicating bodily imbalances.
The Truth

Let’s look at why many people are told that they are normal, but they feel anything but normal-

50% of the patients who consult my practice don’t feel well and yet many of them have had blood work that appears “normal.” We can assume one of three things is happening with these individuals.
The doctor is using pathological reference ranges and not Functional ranges.
The patient has not had the Correct testing done for their symptoms and health problems- They may need Functional Testing
The patient is making up their health problems and there is nothing wrong with them. ( I often find problems with #1 and #2)
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Take a minute and look at the illustration below to further understand Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis

When you get your blood test results, it tells you the individual blood marker (i.e. Glucose, HbA1C, uric acid, etc) on the left side and on the far right you will notice the laboratory range. The laboratory ranges are the Pathological range. If you have biomarkers that fall in this range, your doctor will tell you that you are normal and healthy.

Next, I want you to notice the “Functional Ranges” (just to the left) This is what we want to pay attention to. This is the range that assesses for the “risk of disease.”

What you will notice is that the “Functional Ranges” are narrower. You will notice in this example that this person has various biomarkers197 that show up in Red or Yellow. Red is the pathological/Disease range and Yellow indicates the patient is out of the Functional range.

Why are they different?

Conventional medical training is concerned with the diagnosis of disease and rarely preventative medicine; therefore, patients are usually not consulted regarding the parameters of the functional range. Health care providers that practice preventive medicine are those most inclined to incorporate consulting patients when their levels present outside of the functional range. If biomarkers can be managed BEFORE they fall within the pathological range, and functional testing can be implemented then prevention can be practiced.

Nutritional Analysis of Your Blood Test May Indicate the Need for:

  • Diet and lifestyle changes
  • Nutritional support of metabolic pathways
  • Nutritional support of key organs for weight loss and detoxification
  • Key nutrients such as Vitamin A, B6, B12, D
  • Fluid and electrolyte balance
  • Minerals such as magnesium, calcium and iron
  • Tissue hydration
  • And much more…
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“For years I struggled with auto-immune issues due to complications from a bacterial infection. My primary care doctor sent me from one specialist to the next with each one reporting that they could find nothing wrong. Thom Underwood, and his holistic approach to health, has been a game changer for me. Now I know that the foods I’m eating and the supplements I’m taking are optimizing my health based on my individual labs.

Anyone who is serious about nutrition or needs to find a path back to being healthy would do well to talk to Thom and sign up for his Functional Health Analysis and Report.
-C. Thornton

Purchase the Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis with Consult

  1. Need a 2nd opinion as it relates to your existing blood work?
  2. Has your doctor told you everything is “Normal” but you don’t feel “NORMAL”
  3. Do you think your doctor may have missed something?
  4. If you answered Yes! A Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis may be just what you need.

Get started with a Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis Here’s how it’ll work:

Step 1– Order now
Step 2– Once Ordered I will then add you to my HIPA Compliant portal so that you can submit copies of your existing blood work. I recommend Blood work to be recent- within 6-12 months and from either LabCorp, Quest labs or your local hospital. Functional lab testing not included in this price, if you need new blood work, I offer ridiculously cheap blood panels so we can keep track of your progress without any hassle. There is no less expensive way to get a broad perspective on things that may be affecting your health.
Step 3– Once received and reviewed by Thom Underwood, I will contact you through email and schedule a time to discuss your test results. 
Please note this is only a review of existing blood work - I cannot order testing for you under this service.

NOTE: This service is only available for individuals who have existing blood work. This a second opinion and Thom Underwood’s analysis. The analysis is $197.00. This includes a 45-50 minute consultation to discuss your existing lab test results.
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