As a peaceful warrior, I would choose when, where and how I would behave.
With that commitment, I began to live the life of a warrior.
~Dan Millman

Wednesday, February 28, 2007


Okay, this is not only true for those in the spotlight. This happens all the time in our world of normal people. And they don't realize it until the body just can't normalize any longer. Yikes!

It is recommended that those who have an annual wellness check-in get a simple, inexpensive blood test. You can go through your doctor and pay through the nose or have it done yourself or through your health care provider. offers a comprehensive wellness package for $89. That's a steal! It includes: Complete Blood Count (CBC),Thyroid Profile w/TSH, Lipid Profile, Liver Profile, Kidney Panel, Minerals and Bone, Fluids and Electrolytes, Diabetes (glucose).

Now, why you might ask?? Well, if you did eat something from that Hollywood party, would your doctor actually find anything on your labs? Most of the time they don't. Often labs are read from a pathogenic perspective. If you look at the ranges on many results, they are vast! Most people will fall into them, get prescibed a med for symptoms and still be sick because a cause was never determined.

You want to find someone who can read these labs from a FUNCTIONAL perspective. The ranges are narrowed down to assess from an optimal health perspective. There is a big difference here.

A word of wise for the athlete. Gale Bernhardt recommends in her publication that you get a blood test annually to be sure that you are not prone to anemia as well as assessing overall wellness while you are asking a lot of your body. My interpretation on overall is true glucose balance, cortisol and thryroid as well as liver enzyme function and kidney. These are key factors in immunity and energy production.

Okay, stepping off soapbox. Be healthy! ~j

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