My mother says she'll stop giving me grief about my diet if I get blood work done and everything comes back OK.
The few sites I've seen online have a wide array of tests, some that include certain vitamins and minerals, but it's hard to gauge which one(s) will give a complete picture. What is a good place to go with (in the U.S.A.), and which test(s) do you recommend? I have no current or past health issues, and I feel great.
Not sure what happened to my prior note, so I'll try again.
I asked a similar question of our own Dr. Robert Sniadach a while back, and he replied:If you haven't had comprehensive blood analysis for some time, or if not since major dietary changes, then yes, I'd recommend a full blood chemistry panel and CBC analysis. You also can consider a urine test. Maybe a stool sample if you have digestive or colon issues. Also consider getting tests of B12, VitD & A, and possibly iron and zinc levels. I have no idea what these extra tests might cost, so you'll have to be the judge about them. Read up about these tests on the internet to get a good idea of what they are about.
Ive had people say that 'I know you've riden over 190 000km as a vegan, ran marathons, won 24hr solo xc races and look like a picture of health BUT where are your blood tests..'
Then I show em and they say 'yeah but Im still not certain, lets see how you are when your 120..'
Besides, blood tests only matter if you have some previous tests to compare too. Its like saying 'Im stronger now'. Stronger compared to what? How did we measure it?
You could be low in something or high in something but unless you have a 5-10 picture of blood profiles then its not going to mean much in terms of pinpointing exact causes etc.
Hope that makes sense. :)