“What's amazing is that knowing your health data can only help you. There's never been anyone that hasn't benefited or been harmed by knowing more about their cholesterol, thyroid function, inflammation, or Vitamin D levels. You can only benefit from a blood test.”- Dr. Murdoc Khaleghi
We all know that knowledge is power. Therefore, to fully understand where our health stands and to become bulletproof, we need to look at the entire picture.
How much can your blood panels reveal about your health? This week, author, physician, and Medical Director at WellnessFX, Dr. Murdoc Khaleghi, talks about the importance of blood tests and explains how a personalized analysis can make your physical and emotional health bulletproof.
Make Your Health Bulletproof
Maybe you don't feel good and don't know why?
Thanks to blood tests, we can learn more than we ever could before about our personal health. With this knowledge, we're given the opportunity to make necessary life changes to feel better each day and prevent disease in the future.
A blood test can tell you so much about your biomarker levels and organ functions. Take advantage of this valuable information and make good, healthy changes in your life.
Take Advantage of Blood Tests
As we evolve as a society, we're becoming more aware of the importance of our health. With all of the benefits that blood tests give us, we can lead healthier lives.
Taking a blood test may sound scary if you think about needles and having your blood drawn. However, the process is simple and can help you learn so much about your body and mental health.
Even if you're a very healthy person, a blood test can show some surprising information about yourself and alert you about any health concerns.
How Often Should You Take a Blood Test?
How often you should have a blood test done depends on your health concern or motive. If you want to take charge and find the perfect wellness combination for you, Dr. Khaleghi recommends having a blood test done every 6 months to 1 year until you reach your health goal.
Overall, with the help of a blood test, you can make better decisions concerning your nutrition, fitness, sleep, and mental health.
Understand Your Unique Health
“One of the best features of a service like WellnessFX is the opportunity to really get your individualized feedback and adjust accordingly. The health adjustments that were right for me may not be right for everyone else. We all vary genetically.”- Dr. Murdoc Khaleghi
An ordinary blood test can provide us with general information that is difficult to understand. Fortunately, one of the best things about a personalized blood test is that a personalized consultation is provided to explain the results and recommend what steps to take next on your wellness journey.
Each and every single one of us is genetically different. Thus, our bodies need different amounts and forms of nutrition, exercise, and health care.
A personalized blood test will give you insight into several health factors, including:
- Blood health
- Cardiovascular health
- Thyroid function
- Vitamin D
- Blood sugar
- Organ health (livers, kidney)
Whether you want just an overall view of your health or focus on something specific such as athletic performance, blood analysis organizations like WellnessFX offer different types of blood tests.
Improve Your Mental Health
“It's very interesting that emotional health seems to be both an effect and a cause of our health markers. By making yourself healthier, you improve your mental health. By improving your mental health, you make yourself healthier.”- Dr. Murdoc Khaleghi
From nutrition to exercise, knowing more about your health means that you can make better choices for yourself each day. As Dr. Murdoc Khaleghi explains during the podcast, living a healthy lifestyle becomes a positive feedback loop for both your body and mind.
By focusing on improve health basics such as eating better, exercising more, sleeping soundlessly, and taking more Vitamin D, you're improving your overall health and wellness.
When your physical health improves, so does your emotional health.
Resources From The Show
- The Everything Guide to Preventing Heart Disease Dr. Murdoc Khaleghi
- The Everything Low Cholesterol Book Dr. Murdoc Khaleghi
- Healthiest You Ever by Dr. Murdoc Khaleghi and Meera Leester
- The Complete Idiots Guide to Boosting Your Immunity by Dr. Murdoc Khaleghi and Colleen Totz Diamond
- The WellnesFX Blog
- Burned Out and Gaining Weight: One Entrepreneur’s Quest to Take Back His Health by Josh Trent on the WellnessFX Blog
- Wellness Force Episode 11- Beyond Meditation: How to Get a Better Brain With Ariel Garten
- Muse: The brain sensing headband
- WellnessFX YouTube Channel
About Dr. Murdoc
Dr. Murdoc, an active clinician and writer, has published several preventative health and wellness books and been featured on all the major networks, CNN, and numerous radio shows, with a focus on making complex health topics understandable and engaging.
Murdoc has performed cardiovascular and health-care cost-effectiveness research via fellowships from the American Heart Association, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and National Institute of Health.
Also earning degrees in engineering and business from UCSD, UC Berkeley, and Columbia, Murdoc has been a leader and consultant in several health services and technology companies.
What You'll Hear On The Show
3:45 About Dr. Murdoc Khaleghi
4:20 What's something fun about you that people don't know?
6:00 What is WellnessFX?
8:40 What do you think is holding doctors back from using these services like WellnessFX?
11:00 How do we take more control with the blood test? What is a blood test and how can we use it to help our health?
12:30 Who are the users of WellnessFX?
15:00 The three different blood test packages rom WellnessFX
16:30 What does cortisol do for our body and health? What's good about it and what are risk factors? How can we measure it?
24:50 What Dr. Khaleghi learned from his own blood test.
26:40 What was the biggest impact on your life from the blood test and understanding your bio-markers?
29:15 What's your favorite unsaturated fat foods to eat?
31:00 What Josh learned and how the blood tests benefited his health.
34:00 How does WellnessFX address metabolism for different individuals?
36:00 How do we know when we've revived too much sun? What's the toxicity level?
39:30 How often does it took for the blood cells to turnover? How often should we be checking our blood channels?
40:50 How do emotions play a part in taking a blood test?
42:50 Have any patients experienced an emotional health changed from doing a quantification of the biomarkers?
44:30 How does WellnessFX help people to take more personal responsibility?
46:20 7 for 7 round: Josh asks Murdoc 7 fast questions
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About The Author, Lauren Bryant, Podcast Production
Lauren Bryant is the Podcasting Assistant and Show Notes Writer for Wellness Force Radio. She has a BBA in both Marketing and Spanish for Business as well as certificates in Advanced Business Communications and International Business from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire.
Lauren’s wellness journey began at a young age when she joined her local YMCA swim team, The Wave, of La Crosse, WI. One of the most profound views on wellness that anyone has said to her was when she was an assistant swim coach for that same YMCA swim team.
One day during a practice, former head swim coach, Jon Brenner, shared with her that the most important thing about coaching the swimmers was that “It doesn’t matter if they become the best athletes in the world. What’s important is that we give them the tools and guidance they need to live a healthy, active lifestyle for the rest of their lives.”
Since hearing those words, she has taken it to heart to not only focus on continuously living her own healthy lifestyle, but to help others pursue their wellness goals as well.
Lauren is not only an avid swimmer, but a fan of running, yoga, cooking, and doing any activity outside that involves being surrounded by nature. In the Fall of 2014, she completed a long-awaited goal of walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain.
According to Lauren, wellness is about finding gratitude and joy in doing any type of physical or self-care activity that we love. Wellness means providing ourselves with self-love, good nutrition, and the inner peace that our individual minds and bodies need.