Coach Debbie, Functional Diagnostics Nutrition (FDN)Practitioner and Functional Nutrition Practitioner (F-NTP), reviews the difference between “NORMAL” and “OPTIMAL” results in a blood chemistry panel.
As a FDN Practitioner, we learn that… blood chemistry interpretations vary between conventional medicine vs. functional medicine approach.
- Broad reference ranges vs. tighter optimal ranges
- Seek to identify pathology/disease vs. seeking to identify changes in our physiology vs. identifying dysfunction early on to be preventative
- Prescribe pharmaceutical medications to treat “abnormal” markers vs. nutritional therapy, lifestyle and natural supplements suggested to RESTORE FUNCTION and homeostasis.
Learn more about functional lab testing and comprehensive blood chemistry testing here