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The Most Powerful Pearls in Everyday Labwork


I am so excited to share this webinar and THESE POWERFUL IDEAS with you.  Labwork can be a key puzzle-piece in helping you to use functional medicine science to identify root causes of your patients’ challenges.  As we often say at SAFM, if you’re truly unsure, then Test, Don’t Guess.   However, labwork is only ONE puzzle piece and there are many pitfalls in using it accurately and effectively.  Check out this video to get some clinical pearls you can use right away.  You’ll learn:

· The single, most Harmful Myth about labwork
· Three pearls you need to know about getting Labwork that’s Accurate
· The Most Misunderstood lab marker: are you falling in the same trap?
· Two powerful markers to Get in Front of an Epidemic
· What’s Messing up your patients’ Thyroid labwork
· And much more!

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155 Questions for “The Most Powerful Pearls in Everyday Labwork”

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    Linda Noel says:

    Such GREAT information! But I do have to make one correction to what Tracy said. ESR stands for ERYTHROCYTE Sedimentation Rate, not Estimated Sedimentation Rate.

  2. 147

    Can an inflammatory dynamic like osteoarthritis in the knee cause an increase in LDL?

    • 147.1
      SAFM Team says:

      Yes, it can. This is a perfect situation in which there’s an active tissue damage and this will raise LDL levels, that are typically mobilized during an active inflammatory response. Please keep in mind that the root causes of the osteoarthritis, such as intestinal hyperpermeability (aka leaky gut) and toxicity or joint trauma plus other factors can be the reason for higher LDL levels as well.

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    Sara says:

    The correlation of thyroid and liver, and stress levels! My cholesterol has been high high high the past 2 times and I’ve also been under tremendous amounts of stress this year!

  4. 145
    David Waldman says:

    I like the pearl about ALP being under 50 and being associated with zinc def. my recent lab showed 46, so I’m a little low.

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    Julianna Buongirno says:

    I was amazed as to how you spoke about everything. It was when you spoke about type 2 diabetes. It is so reassuring to me that I have been in the right when it comes to advocating for my husband. Getting the right bloodwork, working with his doctors instead of against them. Doctors will listen when you place the diagnosis in a dynamic term. They just don’t realize that there is a solution vs. a medication. I believe there is definitely a difference between diagnosis vs dynamic. What leads up to pre-diabetes is so important.

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    Tina McCaffrey says:

    So many good pearls. Low ALP is an indication of zinc deficiency and elevated LDL in women could be link to hypo thyroid.

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    Uppie says:

    I’m one of those unusual individuals who has a genetically very low LDL (around 30). I’m a 35-year-old FNP student, and I’ve been digging around to see if I should be concerned about this. After listening to your lecture, I am even more curious what your thoughts are!

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      SAFM Team says:

      Certainly this can be genetically driven e.g. . However, it’s also a possible outcome from hyperthyroidism or from lipid malabsorption from the GI tract or even a moderate impairment in cellular metabolism or synthesis in the liver. I would be particularly interested in exploring the GI tract component via comprehensive stool testing. The body recycles its cholesterol via bile on a daily basis with the intention of reabsorbing 95+% of it. You could also do an organic acids test to check markers for cellular metabolism; nutrients are key here and/or there may be genetics at play (e.g. the body needs copious Vitamin B5 to drive synthesis). I would check your serum CoQ10 as well. Certainly if I were you, I personally would be focused on increasing levels via food (e.g. organic, free range eggs and grass-fed ghee or butter). You may also find this interesting:

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    Lili Sannino says:

    I love love this training! I am in my first semester and already know sooo much. The best thing I have ever done to grow professionally! Thank you, Tracy! You are simply the best!

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