The #1 question I get on testing is this: WHICH LABS SHOULD I DO ASSESS MY HORMONAL HEALTH?
And sadly, women are taught, trained and conditioned by the medical community that blood tests are the Gold Standard. In reality, they are NOT.
Blood testing is the most common lab test done to explore hormones, and it's a good test for reproductive hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, as there's no major diurnal variation in these hormones (testosterone does have a slight drop throughout the day). The drawback is that it will not show you the metabolites of those hormones, which indicates the MOST important piece of the picture.
- Is your body USING the hormones you're making?
- HOW is your body converting them? Is it going down a dangerous downstream path, increasing odds of cancer or estrogen fueled cancers and diseases, or conditions such as cyst formation, infertility, PCOS, endometriosis?
- Is your body properly CLEARING them from the body? OR are they recirculating to other locations in the body, therefore creating an estrogen dominant or toxic testosterone feedback loop that may be contributing to PCOS, Hair loss, acne, anxiety, infertility and others?
The blood test also falls short when testing adrenal hormones like cortisol, as it can only show you total cortisol. Using saliva or DUTCH, you can check the free cortisol, which is a better marker. Saliva testing is also common, but won't show you the metabolites of cortisol. DUTCH, on the other hand, does both.
It's important that you know the truth.
Blood tests absolutely FAIL when it comes to REAL hormone healing
When I got my results back, I was astounded at what they hinted toward. The lack of optimization of hormones were a total explanation of my lack of motivation, low energy, unable to lose weight, quick to fatigue during my work outs and my battle between anxiety, fear and depression. My estrogen was high (estrogen dominance), which is a HUGE market for cancer pre-disposition, among other symptoms women blame on ‘hormonal problems’. My melatonin was super low making it hard to get to sleep and stay asleep, and hence burn fat. My overall cortisol levels were up and down which makes it difficult to control blood sugar, which hinted toward a war going on inside of my body from a pathogenic/bacteria standpoint.
I run this test along with a few others that will give me the TOTAL and COMPREHENSIVE birds eye view on how the players on your team are working together (or not) in your body. What I will NOT DO, is simply run 1 test that looks at your adrenal health and ‘treat’ that…doing so is irresponsible, negligent, short term and deductive in nature. In short, it’s what Western Medicine does and that renders you ‘still not feeling well’ that spins you into a ‘what’s wrong with me’ cycle.
Why Labs do NOT Hold the Answer to your Health
Labs you collect from your doctor look for downstream symptoms. To answer profit driven questions for THEM not health building solutions for YOU = Are you ALREADY sick? What drug should we put you on? What surgery do you need?
Labs you collect from Functional Medicine or Nutrition specialists while AMAZING and greatly important, are great for reference point to start your healing journey. They help you understand the UPSTREAM root causes for your symptoms.
The big myth formula women have been lead to believe is…
- Work with a ‘natural doctor'
- Do Functional Labs
- Get Results, perhaps a diagnosis, then…
- Take supplements to fix the damage
- Stop working with doctor, stop supplements
- Feel bad again, then go back to regular doctor
- Run labs
- Results come back. Perhaps a diagnosis is revealed
- On prescription drugs
- Start to feel more symptoms. Back to doctor. More labs. More diagnosis.
- OR worse…more prescriptions.
- Back to ‘natural doctor'
- More labs
- More problems.
- More supplements.
- More $ spent
- More sick
This is what I call the toxic treatment treadmill. Why? Because these micro decisions we are mislead to believe will be the FINAL ‘cure' for us are, at best, natural band aids. And in the meantime, time passes, furthers our healing potential.
Why is the doctor/appointment model not working for women anymore to finally get to the root causes of her suffering and FINALLY break free and into the life they WANT?
Because the answers are NOT labs or supplements.
And it's not your fault that you don't know this. Because, virtually no one is telling you the TRUTH about what the REAL answers are.
So what's the REAL answer to heal my hormones, garden my gut and beam up my brain?
Here's 50, just for starters:
- They are in the tens of thousands of thoughts you think.
- They are in the people you CHOSE to surround yourself by.
- They are in the environment in which you live.
- They are the HUNDREDS of decisions you make on a daily basis.
- At the end of your fork.
- In the personal care products you use.
- The water you drink.
- The sleep you get (or not).
- The schedule you make.
- The way you invest your time.
- The type of movement you partake in.
- The clothes you wear.
- The air you breathe.
- The way your body processes toxins.
- Your genetics.
- How you cleanse.
- The technology you use.
- The quality time / vacations you take (or not).
- Your time in nature.
- The books you read.
- What you feed your mind.
- How you listen to your heart.
- How you play with your inner child.
- What you create.
- How you handle stress.
- The boundaries you express.
- How you give yourself away.
- The f*cks you give.
- The power you give to others with their Opinions of you.
- The $hit you take that beats you up inside.
- The shots you miss.
- The ones you don't take.
- Your self care routines.
- The health of your gut and the microbes driving your food cravings.
- Your oral health.
- Mineral levels.
- Your toxic load.
- How you poop.
- How you pee.
- How you sweat.
- Your detox strategies.
- Where you live.
- The identity you tell yourself you are.
- Your ‘I am' statements.
- Your limiting beliefs.
- The thoughts you think on repeat (which reflect 90% of your thought life)
- Your WHY in life. Your purpose.
- Your sex live.
- Your love life.
- Your spirit or ‘God' life aka HOW BIG ARE YOUR WINGS?
I could go on and on…these are the hundreds, no THOUSANDS of things that influence lab results that NO amount of supplements could ever fix. WHY?
Because what caused the lab dysfunctions was never considered, holistically, simultaneously and comprehensively.
We cannot fix any problem from the same level of thinking that caused it
So in order to fix the real problem, we have to do real digging.
To where it began.
Usually in childhood.
Then continued into adult hood.
Perhaps its toxins. Maybe gut bugs. Food sensitivities. Nutrient deficiencies. Genetics. Stinkin' thinkin'. Physical trauma. Emotional trauma.
There are simply WAY too many confounding variables to ever holistically heal anything, unless you address all of these things together.
How could it EVER be possible for an MD to go over ALL of this with you … in the average of 7 minutes they spend with us?
And even with natural doctors…even if you spend on average $500 for 30 minutes with them, plus the $1-2k in lab tests…how could the lab findings, supplements and diets, protein powders, and pills fix the problem?
The answer is…it can't.
Sure these things may make you feel better.
Maybe 10-30% better.
We surveyed the women we see and the average female today is operating at only 30% of her potential.
Maybe she got to 40-60% by spending a lot of time, money and energy on the revolving doctor, treadmill, supplements train.
But what about getting to 100% by going DEEPER to understand what caused the labs to be off kilter in the first place?
What if you got REAL for once and asked yourself…what is my body trying to say?
And REALLY listened.
Worked with someone who TAUGHT you how to listen.
What if you could access the other 70% FASTER, while having more fun AND with less time, money and energy?
Now you have a Choice
OPTION A: Stay as is, change nothing, and accept things as they are – your symptoms, suffering, circumstances. Temper your expectations such that you're leaving your health up to chance, and your dreams potentially to rot inside of your soul.
OPTION B: Do something about it. And within that you have THREE choices:
- See a Medical Doctor and go the drugs, surgery and at best bio-identical hormones route for the rest of your life, because that's what they will tell you your options are (treat symptoms, not root cause)
- See a Functional, natural doctor and go the supplements and natural treatment methods. This is the most expensive option. (treat symptoms and some root cause naturally. Less invasive, still not addressing the key things contributing to root cause issues).
- Work with a team of Holistic Health coaches who offer hundreds of micro healing strategies and are well trained to offer and comprehend extensive lab testing, medical history plus a well rounded approach and system to healing such that all key areas of your life are given the proper attention leading to transformation not just information and supplementation. Key ares like diet (food and supplements), rest & restoration, adrenal love, exercise, mindset, and stress management, which encompasses literally hundreds of decisions you make every day that contribute to your self healing.
If you want to take the long, hard road with labs and supplements, by all means, go for it. Some people will only ever trust a doctor because they've been brainwashed that they are Gods and have all of the answers.
Just know what to expect in terms of results. They will be temporary and flighting.
So, what's next? What should I do? Who can help me?
I would dare say that YOU are your own best healer, best doctor and inner compass that IS your own God, which has the full power to get through and heal FROM anything.
As long as you take ownership of your own health, temple and life, you're off on the right foot. As I say:
OWN YOUR POWER!
You're brighter, smarter, more capable than you imagine!
It's all in the systems, solutions, strategies, self talk, self care and self love strategies that create the totality that IS your health. Your vitality. Your abundance. Your dreams.
If the next thing on your mind is: Well, I wonder how much it would cost to work with someone who can help me with Option 3. I should find out then save money so that one day I can afford that.
You're still not making your Health and the dreams at stake for you not being your FULL POTENTIAL Prio#1.
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If not now, when?
If not you, who?
If not this, what?
Average minds that seek average say “Once I have the resources I will say YES to that thing”
Great minds that seek greatness say “I may not have the resources now, but I will say YES and trust that by doing so the Resources will arrive because I HAVE ARRIVED”.
Abundance mindset is not limited by time, money, space, energy.
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Talk to you soon, sister!