Functional Health and Wellness
How The Program Works
We think getting a good health baseline is wise for everyone. The program will guide you through a unique process designed to make you aware of your current health status.
Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis
We suggest that you proceed in the order listed above. Complete each Health History questionnaire first. Then move on to the Self Inventory. Once you complete the self check, read the section on Functional Blood Chemistry and order your tests. Then look at the Diet/Supplements and Environmental Toxins sections.
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We start with a proper history. Not too long, but not so short as to omit important information about your health. We include links if you wish to dive more deeply into any particular area. If lots of boxes are checked, then you may wish to pursue professional guidance. All forms are online - no paper!
Health History Questionnaire- A review of your health history and your family health history. This is very important information for determining "how far down the rabbit hole" you are. Your age, your current state of health, and your family (genetic) history are key factors in determining what testing you may or may not need to get a good baseline.
Micronutrient deficiency and Environmental Toxicity Questionnaire - our current world is very different than the one in which most of mankind has lived. Our food is processed and our environment is toxic. How much are you affected? Answer these questions and you will quickly learn whether or not you may be micronutrient (vitamins and minerals) deficient and/or have issues with toxicity (air pollution, water, chemicals in food, etc.).
Multiple Symptom Questionnaire - do you have a specific sensitivity to gluten? This survey will help you make that determination.
Exercise Readiness - are you ready to exercise? Take this Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire and find out.
Mental Health Survey - "The Self-Administered Gerocognitive Exam (SAGE) is designed to detect early signs of cognitive, memory or thinking impairments. It evaluates your thinking abilities and helps physicians to know how well your brain is working."
Take a good look at yourself. What is important? We guide you through a self assessment. The goal is to identify any “red flags” which you can then discuss with a health care professional. This section also includes links if you wish to dive more deeply into any particular area.
The intent is NOT to make a “diagnosis,” but simply to learn more about your body. How is your dental health? What does your skin look like? Do your joints move the way they should? Have you performed a breast self exam or testicular self exam? What is your hip/waist ratio?
Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis
Most people have had some sort of general physical examination blood work run by their doctor at some point in their lives. The doctor quickly scans down the list to see if any values are out of the reference range. If not, the doctor pronounces "everything looks fine."
Unfortunately, the specific tests on this "blood work" are not standardized from doctor to doctor. And the reference ranges for each test are not standardized from lab to lab. Lastly, these reference ranges are not optimal health ranges. This section explains what a functional blook chemistry analysis is and provides you with a list of suggested blood chemistry tests.
What are the right foods to eat? How much of each? Are supplements necessary? Which ones?
Am I exposed to environmental toxins?