Health and Wellness Blog

The Role of Bloodwork in Functional Medicine

Here at BioDesign Wellness Center, we place a great deal of importance on bloodwork. In fact — when it comes to our master plan of care — selecting which blood tests will be administered ranks right up there with your initial appointment and interview with our doctors. That’s because nearly everything we do from a diagnostic standpoint begins with analyzing the results of your bloodwork.

We sometimes use analogies to describe our practices, so with that in mind, we’d like you to think of blood tests as a sort of blueprint. Picture an outdated kitchen undergoing a complete remodel. What’s going to be the homeowner’s first plan of action? Probably hiring a contractor and having some plans drawn up, right?

Functional medicine bloodwork

A thorough blood workup provides us with those blueprints — vital details that we must have in hand in order to:

  1. Understand what’s happening within key systems in your body
  2. Get your body fully functional and working better than it ever was before

Another analogy: When it comes to blood tests, we liken the procedure to a farmer working a field. Think of your blood as the soil for your cells, tissues and organs. If that soil is missing key nutrients, or it’s been exposed to harmful chemicals, the crop will continue reading

BioDesign Wellness Center Has Joined the Blogosphere

With this initial post, we here at BioDesign Wellness Center welcome you to our new blog, which we expect will evolve into a valuable source for information about functional medicine and integrative healthcare in the Greater Tampa Bay Area. If you’re already familiar with BioDesign, we think you’ll appreciate the fact that we now have a blog of our own — a place where we can demonstrate our commitment to educate patients and others pursuing answers and solutions to chronic health issues or who simply want to lead healthier lives.

And by educate, we mean this: There is so much confusion and conflicting information out there about medicine and healthcare that people are understandably miffed. If you’re anything like the patients who arrive at our practice by way of a conventional medical organization, you don’t know what to believe or who to turn to with your questions and concerns.

At BioDesign, we help you understand and resolve the underlying cause of your health condition instead of just treating symptoms. We work to help you take control of continue reading

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