How to Read Blood Work (Specifically for those on a plant based diet)

 

Topics to be discussed are as follows:

-what is the difference between the laboratory listed reference range (on your blood work) and an optimal or functional range?

-how to talk with your physician to obtain the correct blood tests

-what are the most important biomarkers for heart disease? (HINT, It is NOT cholesterol)

-what are the most important biomarkers for cancer prevention?

-what are the most important biomarkers for diabetes prevention?

-what vitamins should I specifically monitor if I am vegan? vegetarian? or somewhere in between?

-how to identify if you are really anemic or Vitamin b12 deficient

-latest research on plant based nutrition in relation to blood biomarkers

-possible participation (eligibility to be determined) in an ongoing research study by Jacksonville Health and Wellness

 

Each attendee will receive a BLOOD BIOMARKER WORKSHEET

Why blood work?

It offers a safe and effective way of providing you with objective data about how your body is functioning at a particular moment in time. If read from a functional perspective rather than a pathological perspective it can provide you with a baseline to follow your trajectory towards optimal health or towards disease. It can empower you decision making rather than simply relying on your doctor’s interpretation – which is oftentimes based on the symptom/drug model of treatment.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    When will this class be held again?

    February 1

  • Janet F.

    Reading Bloodwork was interesting and helpful. Lots of information to cover in a short amount of time. I did not take it all in.

    March 17, 2013

  • Jon & Heather R.

    Thanks so much:) I appreciate the feedback and look forward to many more. If anybody ever has a suggestion for future lecture/topic interest, please let me know.

    March 16, 2013

  • Candice

    Very informative talk! Jon explained the different blood tests in an easy to understand manner.

    March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lots of great info; great job condensing a tremendous amount of info into what was comprehensible in a short workshop.

    March 14, 2013

  • DALE W.

    Dr. Jon Repole did an outstanding job teaching us what to look for and the meaning behind each section or part of a comprehensive blood test.

    March 14, 2013

  • Katie T.

    Very informative!!

    March 14, 2013

  • Patrick

    Im working.

    March 13, 2013

  • Barbara A.

    This looks like just the information I need!

    March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As of now my work schedule is clear, but that could change between now and then.

    March 13, 2013

  • DALE W.

    looking forward

    March 10, 2013

  • Janet F.

    Looking forward to even more info on reading bloodwork.

    March 1, 2013

  • Alan F.

    Heide and I will be there!

    February 26, 2013

  • Barbara A.

    This looks like just the information I need!

    January 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As of now my work schedule is clear, but that could change between now and then.

    January 28, 2013

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