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Oxidative Stress & Specialized Markers - part 3

Oxidative stress: Specialized markers provide more clues Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Once blood chemistry biomarkers have been evaluated, more specific biomarkers associated with oxidative stress can be utilized. A comprehensive approach would include looking at the following [1]

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August 12, 2020

Oxidative Stress & Blood Biomarkers - part 2

Oxidative stress: Functional Blood Chemistry Clues Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Oxidative stress affects many different cells and tissues, contributing to a wide variety of diseases. The presence of underlying oxidative stress may be revealed in commonly available blood chemistry panels in which biomarker fluctuations may provide clues to the presence of this underlying “smoldering ember.”

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August 11, 2020

Oxidative Stress - part 1

Oxidative Stress: And you thought you were stressed! Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN This is part 1 of a series of articles we are posting on Oxidative Stress covering assessing oxidative stress, the importance of glutathione, antioxidants inside and out, the antioxidant effects of cholesterol, and more. Every single one of your 30 trillion cells is exposed to oxidative stress by the minute and they all need help counteracting it.

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August 10, 2020

Beyond PSA - Additional Biomarkers for Assessing Prostate Function

In my previous article on assessing prostate function I talked about the crucial role that prostate-specific antigen (PSA) plays in men’s health. However, PSA levels alone aren’t enough to diagnose prostate cancer, which is why I want to talk about other primary biomarkers for prostate cancer that we need to consider.

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August 3, 2020

Why Prostate-Specific Antigen Is a Key Biomarker for Men

Compared to testosterone, it can be easy to forget about the crucial role that prostate-specific antigen (PSA) plays in men’s health. However, this biomarker’s levels in the blood serve as one of functional medicine practitioners’ most important tools for ensuring the health of their male patients.

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July 31, 2020

Blood Chemistry Analysis and Functional Medicine: What You Need to Know

It’s tempting to consider blood chemistry analysis as a diagnostic practice that falls squarely in the domain of allopathic medicine. Anyone who has ordered or had a blood test knows that the results are typically a battery of individual markers, measurements and statistical ranges that offer very little insight into the functional health of the testee. Blood tests — as many Functional Medicine practitioners believe — are only useful for diagnosing patients already presenting with severe illness.

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July 27, 2020

Free T3 : Free T4 ratio

Thyroid hormones are the spark plugs of metabolism. Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Thyroid hormones take a front and center role in regulating metabolism, directly affecting energy expenditure, weight maintenance, lipid metabolism, gluconeogenesis, and growth and development.[1]

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July 27, 2020

AMA Episode 2

Welcome to AMA episode 2. In this episode Dicken and Beth Ellen answer a number of questions submitted by the ODX software users including looking at guidelines about how long a patient should stop supplementation prior to re-testing, the rationale behind WBC % reading in relation to WBC absolutes, weird prolactin units, GlycA as an inflammatory biomarker, and what are some of the other reasons for an elevated RBC, HCT and HGB other than dehydration.

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July 22, 2020

New Ask Me Anything Feature

The New "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) Feature Now Live In ODX Application! Have clinical questions? Post them to the New AMA section! We just enabled a brand-new "Ask Me Anything" section in the software available to anyone with an active software subscription. This allows you to submit your clinical questions to us (and vote up other people's questions) so we can do the research for you and get an answer back!

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July 20, 2020

AMA Episode 1

Welcome to episode 1 of our new "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) feature. In this episode Dicken and Beth Ellen look at the best ways to handle biomarkers that are close to the optimal range and how to handle blood test results that are brought in that are a few months old.

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July 19, 2020

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