Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis
This quote sums up the importance of FBCA. “There is no general screening test that is more efficient, effective and affordable than a comprehensive blood chemistry panel. A comprehensive blood chemistry panel will allow the healthcare professional to quickly assess the degree of health or disease in a client. It is the ultimate tool in biomedical laboratory sciences to evaluate new clients. It allows the healthcare professional to establish a baseline of biomarkers that can be used to track the client’s health immediately and over a period of time.”
Datis Kharrazian, DC, DHSc, MS, MneuroSci, FACFN, FABVR, FAACP, DACNB, DABCN, DIBAK, CNS and Author of Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal and Why Isn’t My Brain Working?
Blood chemistry is an effective and efficient tool to use in order to screen and identify imbalances in the body-metabolism. Unfortunately, few Western trained MDs and NMDs are versed in Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis (FBCA), nor do they know how to order appropriate comprehensive panels. Further, conventional blood chemistry analysis compiles its “normal” ranges from millions of patients, most of whom are moderately to severely ill. When a patient’s blood falls within “normal” among a group of sick people, how can this possibly demonstrate anything about their wellness?! You should think of this as “Dysfunctional Blood Chemistry Analysis!” By contrast, FBCA focuses on healthy functional people to create “normal” ranges. Functionally normal ranges are much narrower than their conventional counterparts. When a patient’s levels fall within functionally normal ranges, we can be much more confident about the health of that blood component. When a patient’s levels fall outside functional ranges, but within conventional ranges, we can note a red flag for imbalance and possibly-developing disease patterns that conventional medicine would most likely ignore. By catching imbalances before they manifest as symptoms and severe tissue damage, a patient’s prognosis is greatly improved.
I am passionate about educating people about FBCA. I want it to be more widely available through healthcare providers who understand how to use it in a holistic way to individualize treatment. I also want you as a consumer to be well educated so you can make informed choices. FBCA has enabled me to more effectively guide people with nutrition, supplementation, lifestyle and treatment plans to better meet their biochemical health needs. It has also directed me to when it would be appropriate to utilize other testing tools, given me the knowledge of who and when to refer out to more specialized medical services, and allowed me to catch people who had fallen through the cracks of the Western medical model.
In my own journey of healing, it has been a life saver. My health was misdiagnosed and mismanaged for years until finally I began to learn about the benefits of Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis. The comprehensive testing and follow-up deciphering of my lab ranges opened up a new world of understanding into what my body was trying to tell me and how best to support it. I am forever grateful for the wise pioneers in this field who are making these tools available!
Currently we operate under a “sick care” or disease-management model dictated by the corporate HMO system. Functional, holistic healthcare focuses on early detection, prevention, education, individualized treatment of both root cause and symptoms, thus empowering people toward optimum health and well-being. The days of comprehensive annual physical examinations with laboratory assessments seem to be behind us. The blood chemistry panel is the perfect example of the diminished quality and comprehensiveness of annual exams. The HMOs dictate what a doctor can order. Their goal is to provide minimal care for the least amount of money. HMOs limitauthorization for blood tests by deeming those that don’t expose the doctor to undue risk of malpractice as “not medically necessary”.
Many people in the United States are recognizing the limitations of this kind of healthcare model and looking for answers. Far too many people are slipping through the cracks by being misdiagnosed, mismanaged or not diagnosed at all. Finally there is an answer!
The fundamentals of Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis give us a solid foundation for preventing, treating and managing health in a holistic and comprehensive fashion.
I liken it to looking into a crystal ball of your future health. With FBCA I can see what imbalances may be lurking now or in the next 5-10 years.