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Best Health Screening 2022: Most important lab tests that are frequently overlooked

While studies suggest the health of Americans suffers due to excessive, unnecessary and/or ineffective medical tests and treatments, certain lab tests can offer truly important clues about your health. Unfortunately, some of the most valuable tests are rarely ordered by conventional physicians. What's more, the reference ranges provided on lab test reports are often misleading, as what's considered "normal" is not necessarily ideal for optimal health. So, which lab tests are really worth getting on an annual basis, and what are the ideal reference ranges you're looking for? I wrote this chapter for my new book on partial fasting that is coming out in the spring, but it was so important that I wanted to give it to you now for free. So, below is a list of eight of the most important lab tests that are frequently overlooked. No. 1 — Vitamin D Optimizing your vitamin D is one of the easiest and least expensive things you can do for your health. My recommendation is to

Top 9 Nutrients for Brain Health 2022

Like autism among children, Alzheimer's among seniors has reached epidemic proportions, with no slowdown in sight. On the contrary, evidence suggests the trend is worsening. In 2022, Alzheimer's affects about 6.5 million Americans age 65 and older; of this number, 73% are over age 75. Alzheimer's is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. 1   The World Health Organization predicts that by 2050, 139 million adults worldwide will be living with dementia. 2 It's important to realize that dementia is a lifestyle-predicated disease, and there are many strategies that will help prevent this kind of neurodegeneration. In essence, anything that will help optimize your mitochondria will also help prevent Alzheimer's. Here, the focus is on specific nutrients shown to play an important role in brain health and cognition, starting with marine-based omega-3, which contains two long-chained fatty acids that are vital for brain health: docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapen


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