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.