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Guest Post: Discover the Nutritional Story in your Blood Test

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Courtney Jonson, L.Ac. is a preventative healthcare practitioner and is available for WellnessFX consults in California. Visit her site here.

I think it is important to point out that each year Americans continue to spend more out-of-pocket money on health services beyond those offered within the traditional health-care system. There’s a very important message being sent here.  People are actively searching for “more” when it comes to their healthcare.  Gone are the days that patients are routinely given comprehensive detailed laboratory assessments.  In fact, the average health care practitioner spends very little time with his or her patients.  A 45-minute office visit to the doctor that includes 5 minutes with the doctor and 40 minutes waiting is dangerous to one’s health.  This poses a serious problem and, I believe, is one of the main reasons why people end up in an office like mine.

People are seeking healthcare solutions and practitioners that can provide them with comprehensive evaluations, carefully thought out treatment plans and non-invasive, early detection screening options.  It is this transformed mindset that sets up the stage for “functional” medicine, and comprehensive evaluations in which people seek objective analyses such as lab tests with conservative support that includes nutritional therapy, diet, and lifestyle change.

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The Birth of WellnessFX

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Imagine a man. He’s been health-conscious his whole life. One day his doctor informs him things have begun to go downhill. His cholesterol–fine mere months before–has gone crazy.

“Why is this happening?” he asks.

“Life,” the doctor says. “You’re forty-five years old. Your bad genes are starting to flip on and your good genes are shutting down.”

The man remembers how his grandfather died as a result of heart surgery and how he’s been fighting to avoid that same fate. All his efforts–the countless hours in the gym, the runs in the morning, the small portion sizes at family dinners–begins to feel like they were for naught. What does he do?

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.