What your blood has to say
Transport of important substances
By researching your blood, we will test the levels of the most important vitamins and minerals. These nutrients are indispensable for the biochemical processes in your body.
The bloodstream can be seen as the roadmap of our body. Your blood is transporting all kinds of substances such as red and white blood cells, oxygen and hormones. Your organs produce these substances, which are then transported by your blood to their destination. You can compare this process with highways: the trucks transport the products of the factory via their distribution center to their final destination.
Are those trucks actually reaching their final destination?
The blood in your bloodstream tells us if there is a sufficient amount of vitamins and minerals present. Unfortunately, you are still left with the question if these indispensable substances are actually doing their job on cell level. We can find out more about the amount. Maybe you are lacking certain vitamins or you might be overproducing another substance. You can compare this again to trucks. You can count the number of trucks that are passing over the highway. The question is then, do you know how many of these trucks are actually reaching their final destination, the distribution centers? And are the distribution centers actually opening their doors to accept the products?
Information about your organs.
When we are testing your blood, we will also measure the levels that tell us about the status of the functionality of your organs. This we can measure by looking at certain hormones or enzymes. For instance, we would look at the thyroid hormones, that way you can look at the functionality of an organ. The information we collect this way will tell us about how the biochemical processes are working in your body. The lack of certain substances in your blood is often the result of processes in your body that are not functioning properly for a longer period of time.
During the trajectory, we will repeat the blood tests, that way we can see the effects of the taken measures and if it is actually working. That way we are not simply guessing if the treatment is working or not. We will know and can make adjustments when necessary.
Research and a custom made approach.
The family doctor is using reference values to determine if you have a sufficient amount of certain substances in your blood. That approach is different than looking at if your values are at their optimal level. Optimal values are personal and based on your own biochemicals.
At the IBD Free Life we are going to look at your optimal values based on your biochemicals and your body. We will also take a look at your complaints. Shortly: we will determine what your body needs to heal and what it needs to stay healthy.
How does it work
Based on the anamnesis, we will determine during the intake consultation if it is necessary to ask you to do a blood test. If so, you will receive an extraction kit and a lab form.
- Write down your personal/ contact information on the form.
- Call your family doctor or Preventive medical examination (PME) for a laboratory near you.
After the extraction, your laboratory will send your bloodwork to our lab. The results will be in after two weeks. The results of your bloodwork will be discussed during the next consultation with your therapist.
The results of your blood test combined with the results of the stool test and the anamnesis form the directory for your personal trajectory. .