Let me ask you a question: if we were to draw a line representing health with poor to the left and optimal to the right, where would you fall on that line? I'm not talking how you FEEL necessarily, because we know symptoms are a poor indicator of overall health and/or function. How are you functioning? How is your physiology?
One huge aspect to getting on track with your health is to understand where you are now - after all, if you don't know where you are starting from, how can you get to where you want to be? Let's talk about lipids. Most panels ordered by physicians are looking at Total Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglycerides, etc. Unfortunately - these markers are very unreliable when determining true health.
Every day, patients with NORMAL lipids suffer from heart disease and heart attacks. Why? Did you know that you could look at the actual particles that make up those markers?
We’d encourage you to research Apolipoprotein-A (APO-A), Apolipoprotein-B (APO-B), Small Dense LDL (sdLDL), Lipoprotein(a). We’d also encourage you to read about inflammatory markers such as Fibrinogen, Homocysteine and hsCRP.
Each of these markers more accurately tells us the story of how you are doing physiologically. Is your blood sticky? Is it small and dense? Do you have a genetic predisposition to heart disease? Do you have elevated inflammatory markers elevating your risk for a heart attack or stroke? Knowing the REAL story is essential because then you have an accurate dialog as to what you need to do to get healthier and truly reduce your risk for heart disease or other chronic illnesses.
When we talk about our vision of changing healthcare - this is a big step and it starts with educating our community!
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