The Complementary and Alternative Medicine domain is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that seek to provide an alternative to conventional medicine. In particular, the interpretations in this domain seek to provide proactive insights in areas where traditional medicine may not allocated sufficient resources. These interpretations focus on complementary approaches that aim to educate and empower you to have better conversations with your physician and make better daily choices.
Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease while also teaching the principles of healthy living and preventive medicine. Naturopathic medicine recognizes the innate intelligence of the human body and works in conjunction with that wisdom to heal and grow. A Naturopathic Doctor is most definitely one healthcare professional you want on your medical team.
Pain, both chronic and acute, impacts a large portion of the global population. Managing and understanding the origin of discomfort and how it affects other parts of the body is incredibly critical to overall health and success. Certain markers in the blood can help give a much clearer picture of what next steps to take and, in some cases, how to eradicate the pain altogether.
Understanding human biology is one thing, but understanding your personal biology is another. Our bodies send us messages everyday – by tuning into those messages, we can identify how to efficiently optimize our biological makeup. When we incorporate our biochemistry into the mix, we can modify our everyday habits to create “healthy living” shortcuts. Biohacking is about small incremental changes that you can make in your own life to create big change now and in the future – whether it’s to optimize your current workouts, become more mentally sharp at work, fine-tune your sleep or reduce overall stress – biohacking is the future.
When imbalances exist in the human body, the body will try to adapt in order to make up for those deficiencies. If those adaptations are not sustainable or if they impact other important systems in the body, this can lead to illness. When assessing blood work, those deficiencies, even when very minor, can have a trickle down effect that can create long-term health issues. By correcting deficiencies through targeted nutritional supplementation, your current and future health will benefit.
When we discuss aging, it often feels inevitable. But with innovative testing and new understanding of recognized tests, that may not be the case. In addition to measuring our state of health, our biochemistry will also indicate our biological age. Each cell in the body regenerates but the choices we make for our health will determine how quickly that process happens, and in some cases, if that process happens at all. By understanding where you are, you can get a clear picture of where you want and need to be – so whether you’re wanting to improve the appearance of your skin, the functioning of your memory or your overall energy, it’s important to understand your blood test results through this lens.
Mental health is now a well recognized pillar of our overall health and well-being. What was once considered a dysregulation of thoughts, or issues solely “in our head”, is now acknowledged to be impactful to all other systems in the body, and at the centre of a plethora of physical ailments. Our physiology, biology and biochemistry will impact our mental health as our body and systems are in constant communication. Therefore, understanding bloodwork can give us insight into our mental health status and how to best support our mind and emotions by assessing our bloodwork through this lens.
Looking to start a family? Understanding how each substance in the body impacts the ability to conceive a child (for both women & men) will give you that much more information to make the appropriate modifications needed to increase your chance of success. In addition, for women, the body may undergo a lot of stress from start to finish so getting a healthy baseline from the outset will provide strong understanding and guidance for each step of the way.
For active bodies and those who participate in competitive sports, understanding your biochemistry can give you that extra edge over your competitors. Your bloodwork gives you insight into how to leverage existing strengths, improve your weak points and optimize your overall performance.
Nutrition is arguably the foundation and origin of all health and subsequent states of disease. Nutrition is one aspect of our health that is not only available and accessible for most people to modify and improve upon, but it is an extremely effective form of treatment in and of itself. From a nutritional standpoint, bloodwork provides valuable insight into one’s health and well-being, and links the food we eat with our biochemistry.
The Conventional Medicine domain includes interpretations that were put together by top practicing physicians and medical experts in various medical fields. We rely on years of accumulated medical expertise and the most up to date medical knowledge and research. These interpretations provide clear and straightforward answers to what your lab test results mean for you based on your background, and what your options are moving forward, whether in follow up tests, preventive measures and available treatment options.
This interpretation will allow you to get a quick and easy explanation of your lab results from the perspective of a primary care physician. This means that the depth and scope address common conditions usually discussed with a general practitioner or a family doctor. We will explain what your blood test measures, what these results mean for you based on your age and gender, and what to expect if your levels are above or below the normal range. If you have a blood test or panel that requires the interpretation of a medical specialist, you can run them through our various sub specialty domains as well.
Endocrinology focuses on the glands and hormones in our bodies, the intricate connection between them, and the multiple diseases and conditions that hormonal imbalances can cause in the human body. When you are referred to do a blood test for a hormonal condition such as diabetes, osteoporosis or thyroid disease, an endocrinologist may be the best expert to consult with. The endocrinology blood work interpretation gives a deeper insight into your hormonal health from the perspective of a medical expert. We will explain what your blood test measures, what these results mean for you based on your age and gender, and what to expect if your levels are above or below the normal range.
Fertility questions can be overwhelming, and bloodwork is where you can find some answers. Whether you are looking to start a family, struggling with infertility, have a family history, or a pre-existing condition – the starting point is usually a fertility blood panel. The fertility expert interpretation gives a deeper insight to those who are looking to better understand this aspect of their health. We will explain what your blood test measures, what these results mean for your fertility based on your age and gender, and what to expect if your levels are above or below the normal range.
Women’s health refers to the branch of medicine that focuses on the treatment and diagnosis of diseases and conditions that affect a woman’s physical and emotional wellbeing. This medical expert interpretation focuses on tests relevant for women of all ages, conveyed in a female-directed language not often used in the medical discourse. In this interpretation, we will explain what your blood test measures, what these results mean for you based on your age, and what to expect if your levels are above or below the normal range.
Men’s health refers to a state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing as experienced by men, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The focus here is on a manner of communication that resonates with men in the best way possible and leads to improved self-empowerment around health.We will explain what your blood test measures, what these results mean for you based on your age, and what to expect if your levels are above or below the normal range.
Almost every one of us has had a direct or indirect experience with cancer. A full 40% of us will be diagnosed at one point in our lives and yet most of us know little or nothing about this disease. This interpretation provides an oncologist’s perspective on your lab results, including those indicators that may serve as cancer markers and those that have no direct relations to cancer. This is an excellent educational tool for those interested in better understanding this disease from their own unique and personalized perspective and of course those who are battling cancer and would like to eliminate much of the confusion that may come with reading general content.
Considering that our skin is the largest organ in our bodies and has its own microbiome, it is no surprise that many diseases and conditions also manifest themselves in our outer layer. From mild food allergies to stress, hormonal imbalances to autoimmune diseases and environmental influence – skin conditions are pretty common and speak volumes of our health. A dermatologist’s angle on bloodwork focuses on markers of diseases that manifest in the skin. They also evaluate bloodwork related to hair conditions. We will explain what your blood test measures, what these results mean for you based on your age and gender, and what to expect if your levels are above or below the normal range.