One of the most common questions I get asked is, “What do you do for prevention?” The answer is simple…attention daily to my MY 4 PILLARS and then a few extra tests every year! Because I’m all about prevention! Today, we’ll dive a little bit deeper and discuss what I do on an annual basis and how we can intertwine them into your yearly health check.
I recommend doing a breast and full body thermography once a year. This is one of the quickest ways that we can find inflammatory changes in the body. The best part of this is, if we find something that isn’t quite at the level we would like it it be, we can easily pivot, make adjustments and follow up in three months to see how our progress is going. I always, always, always go back to basics and check in on my four pillars of health for this one. If you are local to Birmingham and would like to be seen in our office, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
Every single year, I do a blood draw. It’s a window into your health and the perfect time to check in and see how things are going. Some tests even provide a three month snapshot and allow you to see how your body is trending. Functional wellness doctors have done this for years and I highly recommend incorporating. If you don’t have a regular wellness doctor, we can order blood work for you anywhere in the United States – email us at email@example.com. Already have your blood draw but would like a wellness approach? You can schedule a review of your blood draw here.
This is something new that I have added to my practice! It’s a simple monitor that you wear on the back of your arm and tracks how your body reacts to certain outside factors. I can see real-time what food, exercise and stress do the body – so cool, right? I can also track insulin at healthy and unhealthy ranges which can ultimately prevent diabetes decades ahead. I recommend doing this two weeks out of the year. If you are local to Birmingham or in the state of Alabama, I can send you this kit – email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Allergy Test
I do this test about every three years. It’s a simple finger prick that can tell you what is currently inflaming your body. It personally helps me pickup what items my body isn’t doing well with.
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