Years ago, when I began interpreting blood chemistry reports for my clients, I quickly realized how important this skill actually was. I realized in many ways that until I had a firm understanding of blood chemistry, my ability to understand my clients health complaints was limited.
I felt that in order to really appreciate and wrap my head around the best nutritional recommendations for my clients, the correct interpretation of their blood chemistry was very important. I took it upon myself to get totally immersed in blood chemistry analysis. I found that the conventional model of blood chemistry interpretation was extremely lacking in depth, and did not quantify the actual problems and symptoms that my clients were presenting.
Through the course of my studies, I developed a firm grasp around the concept of “Functional” blood chemistry analysis. I understood that in order to best serve my clients, I needed to excel in the ability to identify what “ideal” reference ranges actually consisted of. It was very clear that the standard laboratory reference ranges were of little clinical value, and could actually cause a great deal of confusion, as well as the inability to capture the essence of the problems I was seeing.
Patterns Analysis of Blood Chemistry
A breakthrough understanding came when I learned how to effectively identify blood chemistry patterns. This means that beyond the basic level of understanding of “ideal” ranges for individual markers, there exists an entire sphere of blood chemistry interpretation which is devoted to understanding “patterns” within blood chemistry.
Pattern analysis of blood chemistry can effectively identify physiological imbalances and nutritional deficiencies by viewing and understanding the complex relationships that exist among blood chemistry factors. In many ways, understanding blood chemistry pattern analysis is much more difficult, tedious and time consuming. Indeed, at times it may even seem like a labyrinth of information. However, as I came to learn more, the rewards of learning and developing this method became quite bountiful, and I realized that pattern analysis was something I could not function without in my practice.
Blood chemistry pattern analysis enables the clinician to pinpoint the primary imbalances with greater precision and clarity. In many respects, it removes a great deal of uncertainty because it quantifies physiological imbalances in terms of relationships, rather than just as individual “high or low” markers.
The “high or low” version of blood chemistry interpretation can actually lead to very reductionist, allopathic and ineffective recommendations. Take for example if a person’s total cholesterol is 350. The clinician who is only using the “high or low” version of blood chemistry analysis will say: “We need to get your cholesterol down. Take niacin. And if that doesn’t work, take fish oil 5X daily. And if that doesn’t work, try garlic. And if that doesn’t work, try kyshore guggul. And if that doesn’t work, then try red yeast rice. And then if that doesn’t work, cut all of your fat and dietary cholesterol intake and become a vegan.”
Does this sound crazy to you? Well the truth is that most clinicians are practicing this way. The primary problem with this approach is that:
nowhere is it even questioned WHY the person has a total cholesterol of 350. Instead, the client is directed to go on an exotic fishing trip, down the endless rabbit hole of allopathic nutrition, and/or allopathic medicine.
Because the clinician failed to investigate the underlying issues, and instead opted to treat the part rather than understand the whole, the greater task of clinical investigation and discovery is missed.
In truth, what is actually needed is a better system of interpretation and clinical investigation. By looking at the entire blood test report, and closely analyzing all of the factors that are related to cholesterol, all of the physiological systems that are affected by cholesterol, and all of the possible reasons why cholesterol is “high”, we can form a more complete impression of the entire clinical presentation.
In terms of why the total cholesterol is 350, we first must investigate cholesterol’s relationship and involvement to aspects of physiology through a pattern analysis. We must analyze not only the “total” cholesterol, we must also pay attention to: the LDL/HDL ratio, the triglycerides, glucose, inflammatory markers (such as CRP), electrolyte activity, liver-related markers, adrenal-related markers, thyroid functions and GI inflammatory markers. By reviewing these markers and categories, we can form a more holistic impression that seeks to understand what is taking place within the many complex layers of the body. If we don’t conduct these important analyses, we are not even scratching the surface of clinical investigation, and instead we revert to superficial and inefficient allopathy in our protocols.
Using a “functional” model of blood chemistry analysis, you will be able to grasp, comprehend and appreciate the whole rather than only the individual parts. This is where the real gold is, clinically speaking.
A New System, A New Era, A Deeper Approach
By understanding the many problems faced today in the clinical world, my desire has been to create a blood chemistry course that teaches clinicians how to become better at what they do, so that they can educate and help as many people as possible. This leads to a more successful practice, more referrals, and your clients will view you with more confidence and respect.
You also need to learn how to use blood chemistry as a “transition test”. This means that, based upon your client’s blood test results, in some cases you may need to recommend other types of follow-up testing such as: hair analysis, stool testing, urine and saliva profiles, and even genetic testing. Given the extraordinary amount of functional lab tests today, blood chemistry can serve as an inexpensive, simple, yet powerful preliminary screening tool, which can launch a deeper clinical investigative exploration.
What I have created is a blood chemistry system that does all of this, and teaches clinicians how to be better at what they do. This course is designed for any type of practitioner who has the genuine desire to learn new information, and how to apply it clinically. I’ve created this course to not only help you understand your client’s test results in a powerful way, but also to guide you in making the right nutritional recommendations.
Each of the 31 blood chemistry patterns in my course discuss extensive nutritional therapies and lifestyle recommendations, which are aimed at improving biological functions, and maximizing your client’s health potential. Your clients will achieve ideal health when they are empowered, educated, and given the correct formula for success. I provide you with many of the tools to do this.
Breaking It Down: Functional Blood Chemistry & Nutritional Analysis Course
In this extensive presentation of material, I’ve assembled the most relevant, and fundamentally essential components to functional blood chemistry analysis. In its entirety, this 20+ hour interactive course:
- Delves into the Nuts & Bolts of Nutritional Physiology, extensively covering fundamental aspects related to: liver detoxification & functions, kidney functions, methylation and cardiovascular disease, hormone axis balance, immune functions, inflammatory signaling pathways, and numerous other aspects of nutritional physiology
- Teaches functional, ideal ranges for individual markers found on a: Comprehensive Metabolic Panel, CBC, Lipid Panel & Thyroid Panel
- Teaches you how to identify 31 Functional Blood Chemistry Patterns of Imbalance
- Aids the clinician towards identifying the clinical correlation of symptoms that are strongly associated with each blood chemistry pattern
- Illuminates numerous examples of sample blood test results, highlighting the fundamental patterns of imbalance present
- Identifies the appropriate follow-up testing, which is then used to cross-correlate your functional blood test analysis findings
- Teaches how to support and maintain health through the implementation of properly applied nutritional therapies
Additionally, you receive my “Fundamental Blood Chemistry Analysis Clinician’s Manual”, which includes a listing of every blood chemistry factor discussed in the course, PLUS several additional blood chemistry markers, which will assist your clinical investigative journey. You will also receive my Quick Reference Guide (QRG) for protocol implementation, which is based upon the analysis of the 31 blood chemistry patterns taught in the course.
I am confident your clinical practice will excel as a result of this course. You will learn sophisticated tools that will empower you to become a top clinician of choice.