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Episode 011 - Know Your Labs Series: Part 1 - Lab Testing 101

Get ready to dig deep and feel empowered! Today's episode is just the beginning of a kick-ass part series where we're diving into the essential labs that all tired, exhausted women should know about. In this bite-sized episode, we'll break down the difference between pathological and functional lab testing, clue you in on signs and symptoms to look out for, and spill the beans on three distinct tests you NEED to know if you're feeling sluggish. Get ready to take control of your health and feel like a badass boss babe!

In This Episode:

[01:26] Benefits of being proactive with lab testing

[04:24] Pathological vs. Functional Lab testing

[05:32] Looking beyond what is considered the “normal range”

[07:46] How often should you run labs?

[10:16] Ferritin and long-term Iron storage

[13:48] B12 and how it affects your energy

[16:16] Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin

[20:48] The Nutrition Trifecta

Key Takeaways:

  • Lab testing can provide a wealth of information and context to help understand your health and symptoms better.

  • Knowing your general blood work metrics is an important benchmark for individuals to understand their overall health status.

  • “Normal” lab ranges are based on a large population sample and can include undiagnosed individuals, leading to skewed results.

  • If you feel like something is wrong or you're not feeling your usual self, it may be a sign that you should consider getting tested.

  • Before supplementing minerals and vitamins, it's crucial to conduct lab testing to determine the starting point and ensure that we don't supplement unnecessarily.


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