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Your blood never lies : how to read a blood test for a longer, healthier life /
James B. LaValle, RPH, CCN, ND.
imprint
Garden City Park, NY : Square One Publishers, [2013]
description
xii, 351 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN
0757003508, 9780757003509
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imprint
Garden City Park, NY : Square One Publishers, [2013]
isbn
0757003508
9780757003509
contents note
Part 1 : The lipid panel. Triglycerides ; Total cholesterol ; LDL cholesterol ; HDL cholesterol -- Part 2 : The basic metabolic panel. Glucose ; Calcium ; Potassium ; Sodium ; Chloride ; Carbon dioxide ; Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) ; Creatinine ; BUN/creatinine ratio ; Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) -- Part 3: The hepatic function panel. Total protein ; Albumin ; Globulin ; Albumin/globulin (A/G) ratio ; Bilirubin ; Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) ; Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) ; Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) ; Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) -- Part 4: Complete blood count. Red blood cells (RBCs) ; Hemoglobin ; Hematocrit ; Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) ; Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH) ; Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) ; Platelets ; White blood cells (WBCs) -- Part 5 : Hormones. DHEA ; Cortisol ; Estrogen ; Thyroid hormones ; Progesterone ; Testosterone ; Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) -- Part 6: Optional tests. Homocysteine ; C-reactive protein (CRP) ; Vitamin D ; Magnesium.
general note
"What your blood test reveals about your health & what you can do about it"--Cover.
abstract
A blood test can tell you many important facts about the state of your health. And yet, most of us cannot decipher these results ourselves, nor can we formulate the right questions to ask about them. LaValle explains all the information found on a typical lab report, and makes it accessible to you, so that you can take control of your life.
catalogue key
11759162
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
James B. LaValle, RpH, CCN is a nationally recognized clinical pharmacist, nutritionist, and the founder of LaValle Metabolic Institute and Integrative Health Resources. Dr. LaValle has extensive experience in clinical practice, product design and formulation, and technology development. He is also an educator, media personality, and author who has written over eighteen books, including Cracking the Metabolic Code and Smart Medicine for Healthier Living.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 2013-05-20:
Clinical pharmacist and nutrition and metabolism expert LaValle (Cracking the Metabolic Code), who heads the company Life Time Fitness, offers a comprehensive guide to understanding blood tests in this useful volume. The book is divided into logical sections that reflect the blood test itself: "The Lipid Panel," "The Basic Metabolic Panel," "The Hepatic Function Panel," "Complete Blood Count," "Hormones," and "Optional Tests." In each section, LaValle clearly explains what the numbers mean, noting that "normal" does not necessarily translate into "healthy" or "optimal." Arguing that blood tests should be read much like trends in the stock market, LaValle urges readers to probe deeply and examine the results, employing the blood test as a preventive-care tool that can help ward off such problems as diabetes and heart disease. The blood test, he asserts, should serve as a "blueprint" for present as well as future health. In each section, LaValle also thoroughly describes medication, lifestyle, and dietary changes that may be required to address issues uncovered by test results; readers can identify what the suggested medical treatment would likely be and also discover alternative methods for improving their numbers. This patient-empowering text will help readers decipher their blood test results, and, more importantly, it serves as a guide to preventive care. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Summaries
Main Description
The mystery surrounding blood test results is explained, in simple language, making it understandable and accessible. You will now know how to interpret the results of a blood test indicating how well the kidneys and liver are functioning, the potential for heart disease, and a host of other vital health markers.
Main Description
This book clears the mystery surrounding blood test results. In simple language the author explains all of the information found on these forms, making it understandable and accessible. Your Blood Never Lies provides the up to date information you need to take control of your life and your health.
Main Description
If you're like most people, you probably rely on your doctor to interpret the results of your blood tests, which contain a wealth of information on the state of your health. A blood test can tell you how well your kidneys and liver are functioning, your potential for heart disease and diabetes, the strength of your immune system, the chemical profile of your blood, and many other important facts about the state of your health. And yet, most of us cannot decipher these results ourselves, nor can we even formulate the right questions to ask about them-that is, until now. In Your Blood Never Lies, Dr. James LaValle clears the mystery surrounding blood test results. In simple language, he explains all the information found on a typical lab report-the medical terminology, the numbers and percentages, and the laboratory jargon-and makes it accessible. This means that you will be able to look at your own blood test results and understand the significance of each biological marker being measured. To help you take charge of your health, Dr. LaValle also recommends the most effective standard and complementary treatments for dealing with any problematic findings. Rounding out the book are explanations of lab values that do not appear on the typical blood test, but that should be requested for a more complete picture of your current physiological condition. A blood test can reveal so much about your health-and Your Blood Never Lies gives you the information you need to understand your results and take control of your life. Highlights basic blood panels as well as important optional tests. Explains common causes, symptoms, and potential complications of abnormal blood levels. Walks you through a typical blood test, from beginning to end. Provides up-to-date information on modern epidemics like heart disease and diabetes. Recommends conventional and natural therapies to balance blood values. Guides you in choosing quality supplements that promote optimal nutrition and health. Reveals why patients should question even normal blood test results. Includes a chart to keep track of your test results and a listing of standard reference ranges. Book jacket.
Main Description
A standard blood test indicates how well the kidneys and liver are functioning, the potential for heart disease, and a host of other vital health markers. Unfortunately, most of us cannot decipher these results ourselves, nor can we even formulate the right questions to ask about them'or we couldn'™t until now. In Your Blood Never Lies, best-selling author James LaValle clears up the mystery surrounding blood test results. In simple language, he explains all of the information found on these forms, making it understandable and accessible. This means that you can look at the results yourself and know the significance of each marker. Dr. LaValle even recommends the most effective conventional and complementary treatments for dealing with any problematic findings. Rounding out the book are the names of test markers that should be requested for a more complete physical picture. A blood test can reveal so much about your body, but only if you can interpret the results. Your Blood Never Lies provides the up-to-date information you need to take control of your health.
Main Description
A standard blood test indicates how well the kidneys and liver are functioning, the potential for heart disease, and a host of other vital health markers. Unfortunately, most of us cannot decipher these results ourselves, nor can we even formulate the right questions to ask about them-or we couldn't until now. In Your Blood Never Lies, best-selling author James LaValle clears up the mystery surrounding blood test results. In simple language, he explains all of the information found on these forms, making it understandable and accessible. This means that you can look at the results yourself and know the significance of each marker. Dr. LaValle even recommends the most effective conventional and complementary treatments for dealing with any problematic findings. Rounding out the book are the names of test markers that should be requested for a more complete physical picture. A blood test can reveal so much about your body, but only if you can interpret the results. Your Blood Never Lies provides the up-to-date information you need to take control of your health.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Best-selling author Dr. James Lavalle clears the mystery surrounding blood test results. In simple language, he explains all of the information found on these forms, making it understandable and accessible. This means that you can look at the test results yourself and know the significance of each marker.
Main Description
A standard blood test indicates how well the kidneys and liver are functioning, the potential for heart disease, and a host of other vital health markers. Unfortunately, most of us cannot decipher these results ourselves, nor can we even formulate the right questions to ask about them ”or we couldn "t until now. In Your Blood Never Lies, best-selling author James LaValle clears up the mystery surrounding blood test results. In simple language, he explains all of the information found on these forms, making it understandable and accessible. This means that you can look at the results yourself and know the significance of each marker. Dr. LaValle even recommends the most effective conventional and complementary treatments for dealing with any problematic findings. Rounding out the book are the names of test markers that should be requested for a more complete physical picture. A blood test can reveal so much about your body, but only if you can interpret the results. Your Blood Never Lies provides the up-to-date information you need to take control of your health.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
How to Use This Bookp. 7
The Lipid Panel
Triglyceridesp. 21
Total Cholesterolp. 31
LDL Cholesterolp. 40
HDL Cholesterolp. 49
The Basic Metabolic Panel
Glucosep. 59
Calciump. 80
Potassiump. 91
Sodiump. 101
Chloridep. 109
Carbon Dioxidep. 115
Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)p. 123
Creatininep. 130
BUN/Creatinine Ratiop. 137
Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR)p. 140
The Hepatic Function Panel
Total Proteinp. 151
Albuminp. 155
Globulinp. 161
Albumin/Globulin (A/G) Ratiop. 170
Bilirubinp. 172
Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT)p. 177
Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)p. 181
Aspartate Ammotransferase (AST)p. 186
Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase (GGT)p. 191
Complete Blood Count
Red Blood Cells (RBCs)p. 201
Hemoglobinp. 210
Hematocritp. 215
Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV)p. 219
Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin (MCH)p. 224
Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration (MCHC)p. 229
Plateletsp. 234
White Blood Cells (WBCs)p. 240
Hormones
DHEAp. 252
Cortisolp. 256
Estrogenp. 262
Thyroid Hormonesp. 268
Progesteronep. 276
Testosteronep. 281
Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)p. 286
Optional Tests
Homocysteinep. 291
C-Reactive Protein (CRP)p. 299
Vitamin Dp. 307
Magnesiump. 312
Conclusionp. 319
Testing Laboratoriesp. 321
A Guide to Reference Rangesp. 323
Tracking Your Blood Test Resultsp. 329
Referencesp. 333
About the Authorp. 343
Indexp. 345
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