The fact is that in regard to health, biochemistry is everything, and everything is in the biochemistry.
This means that absolutely everything in the body is defined and determined by its biochemistry, and that everything we eat, drink, and do, but also everything we think, feel, and believe, defines and determines the biochemistry of the body.
Bloodwork is the only way to take a look inside. It is also the only way to have quantitative measures of biomarkers that we can identify as being associated with specific aspects of our health, and do something about correcting imbalances. It is also a very useful way to monitor our health over time, especially if we are engaging in a health enhancing programme.
Is your fasting insulin above 5, is it above 15 IU/L? Are your triglycerides above 50, are they above 150 mg/dl? Is your vitamin D levels below 40 ng/ml, your vitamin B12 below 600 pg/ml? What about your homocysteine, is it above 6 umol/l, and your C-reactive protein, is it above 1 mg/dl? Or what about your thyroid markers, do you know what are your free T3, free T4, and TSH levels are?
There's a lot we can learn from bloodwork that we simply cannot know without taking this look inside the body. So, if you're serious about your health, you simply have to do regular bloodwork. That's all there is to it.
G. Belanger, PhD — Kalibra Co-Founder and CSO