The #3 Test that your doctor may not tell you about is the Micronutrient Test (FIA) or nutritional testing. Have you ever wondered whether you are getting enough nutrients in your diet or whether your vitamins are being absorbed and utilized by your body? This blood test measures 29 different vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty
The #2 Test that your doctor may not tell you about is the Coronary Calcium CT Score or Heart Scan. Have you ever wondered whether you already have some degree of heart disease? Coronary Calcium CT Score is a noninvasive test using a limited heart CT scan to measure the amount of plaque in the
#1 Advanced Cholesterol Testing Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in men and women and determining heart disease risk is the first step in preventing heart attack. Remember when the only thing your doctor looked for was whether your total cholesterol was over 200? Then we decided that the most important number was
I think most would agree that we have a looming “perfect storm” in medicine which will result in a huge shortage of primary care physicians. This oncoming perfect storm will be due to an influx of patients because of health care reform and the aging baby boomers combined with fewer physicians choosing primary care specialties.
“Just because you can’t measure it, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.” This was a tweet by the husband of a someone with fibromyalgia (FM). This tweet lit a fire under me. Fibromyalgia is a condition that many physicians believe is psychosomatic, in other words physical symptoms originating from mental or emotional causes. This widespread belief