Having a blood analysis test is a bit like getting an overall health check. You could be walking around with anaemia, diabetes, digestive disturbances, heart disease or any number of other issues, without even knowing. It’s a really basic test but you get a good insight from it.
The test looks at the haemoglobin, and primarily we’re checking to see if you’re anaemic and then we ask why. Is it poor diet? Is the digestive system troubled? and if there’s anything amiss we would recommend talking to your GP. The next thing we check is your blood glucose – if you’re running around with high blood glucose then you’re diabetic, so it’s something worth knowing about.
From this we can start to learn about the health of the liver. It’s an amazing organ and it can take a lot before problems shos in the blood through something like drinking too much. It also has amazing powers of rejuvenation so if you change bad patterns you can turn it around over time.
We look a cholesterol, good and bad, and the balance between them that shows a basic level of health at an early stage because the earlier you spot a problem, the more you can do about it.
The window that the blood analysis provides gives a starting point for people to make small changes to their health, a lot of which can be done with diet. At Grayshott we’re not big users of supplements and we never remove whole food groups, we like to show people what sorts of foods you can eat, so when you visit there’s an emphasis is on education, and when you go home you know what you’re doing and why. The result is healthy living that doesn’t have to affect your social life and is sustainable at home!
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