Declare Your Independence from Health Uncertainty

This Fourth of July, as we celebrate the spirit of independence, why not take a step towards achieving true health freedom with a comprehensive health assessment? At MyHealth1st, we believe that understanding your body’s unique needs is the key to optimal wellness. Our comprehensive Level 2 Biomarker Assessment provides you with detailed insights into your health, helping you uncover hidden issues and take control of your well-being.

What Are Comprehensive Health Assessments?

A comprehensive health assessment goes beyond standard health tests to provide a deep dive into various aspects of your health. At MyHealth1st we offer a Level 2 Biomarker Assessment which analyzes key biomarkers such as hormones, inflammation markers, vitamins/minerals, metabolism, infection, and immunity. By understanding these biomarkers, you can gain a complete picture of your health and identify areas that need attention.

What is a Biomarker?

Biomarkers are biochemical measurements used to assess your body. At our clinic, we use LabCorp for the majority of our lab assessments.

What Makes Our Approach Different?

You are only as healthy as your assessment says you are. If you don’t assess the important things then your results might say you’re “healthy,” when really you’re not. The reality is you haven’t had a proper evaluation, and you’re left without the information you need to make empowered health decisions.

Our Level 2 Biomarker Assessment is comprehensive and holistic. We look across all systems of the body and use that objective information to understand a given biomarker both individually and collectively as part of a broader pattern. This approach avoids segmenting symptoms into isolated conditions and also allows us to proactively manage your health risks.

Why Are Comprehensive Health Assessments Important?

Proactive health management is essential for maintaining optimal wellness. Comprehensive health assessments help uncover hidden health issues at the root level that may not be apparent through regular check-ups. For instance, you might discover hormonal imbalances, deficiencies in essential vitamins, or early signs of inflammation. Knowing these details allows you to take proactive steps to address them before they become significant health problems.

Example: A Common Scenario

A patient in their forties presents with weight gain, brain fog and fatigue, stiff/sore joints, and difficulty sleeping.

Conventional Approach

  • Initial Lab Assessment: A simple metabolic panel shows elevated LDL cholesterol and glucose, HbA1c trending towards the diabetic range, and mid-range iron.
  • Treatment Plan:
    • Cholesterol: Prescribe a statin for elevated LDL cholesterol. No mention of supplementing CoQ10 to avoid muscle pain.
    • Dietary Advice: Advise cutting back on saturated fat, such as animal protein and fats. No mention of cutting back on carbohydrates to address glucose.
    • Iron: Iron levels are within the reference range, so no treatment is recommended. Serum ferritin (a marker of iron stores) was not checked so deficiency without anemia was not caught.
  • Referrals:
    • Rheumatology: Refer for arthritis consultation to address joint pain.
    • Sleep Study: Order a home sleep test for sleep apnea to address sleep and poor energy.
  • Follow-Up After One Year:
    • Cholesterol: Statin therapy and dietary changes have lowered cholesterol but the patient has gained 30 pounds and experiences muscle aches and fatigue.
    • Rheumatology: Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and prescribed steroids and Methotrexate which caused nausea and vomiting.
    • Sleep Apnea: Sleep study revealed Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and CPAP machine was ordered. The patient still experiences poor sleep quality and daytime fatigue.
    • Current Symptoms: Persistence of joint pain, low energy, and poor mood.
  • Next Steps: Suggest starting an antidepressant.

Now, let’s compare this with our approach at MyHealth1st.

MyHealth1st Approach

  • Initial Biomarker Assessment: Measure a wide range of biomarkers, including fasting insulin, triglycerides, C-Reactive Protein, Myeloperoxidase, Fibrinogen, hormone levels, vitamins/minerals and more.
  • Treatment Plan:
    • Metabolism & Inflammation: Address signs of inflammation and poor triglyceride glucose index. Recognize insulin resistance and pre-diabetes and prescribe Metformin [1].
    • Diet & Lifestyle: Recommend following the Blood Type Diet, meal planning with our health coach, and focus on balanced macros and portion control [2,3,4].
    • Supplements: Targeted, high quality supplementation to complement a healthy diet and close nutritional gaps.
    • Additional Tests: Check for hidden infections [5]. Start bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for sub-optimal testosterone [7].
  • Follow-Up After One Year:
    • Energy & Weight Gain: Patient has renewed energy after two rounds of BHRT [8]. Balanced macros and portion control led to significant weight loss and improved lipids without need for a statin [2].
    • Metabolic Health: Fasting triglycerides halved, pre-diabetes reversed, HbA1c in optimal range.
    • Joint Pain: With hidden infection treated and antibodies now undetectable, joint pain has disappeared and inflammatory markers improved [6].
    • Brain Fog & Sleep: Thiamine (Vitamin B1) deficiency caused by overeating of refined carbs was corrected and, coupled with weight loss, led to reversed sleep apnea and improved cognition without need for CPAP machine [9]. 
    • Current Symptoms: The patient feels better than they have in years.
  • Next Steps: Now that acute problems have been addressed, we can transition to proactive monitoring of biomarkers and ensure they remain in optimal range.

Benefits of Knowing Your Biomarkers

Understanding your biomarkers offers numerous benefits:

  • Detailed Insights: Gain a thorough understanding of your health beyond basic tests.
  • Personalized Health Plans: Receive tailored recommendations based on your unique biomarker profile.
  • Early Detection: Identify potential health issues early and take preventive measures.
  • Optimal Wellness: Optimize your health with targeted interventions for better long-term outcomes.

How to Get Started

Getting started with our comprehensive Level 2 Biomarker Assessment is simple:

  1. Schedule a Free Discovery Call: Discuss your health concerns with our New Patient Coordinator and learn how our biomarker assessment can help you.
  2. Get the Assessment: Undergo a comprehensive evaluation of your biomarkers.
  3. Review the Results: Our team will help you understand your results and create a personalized health plan to optimal health.

Declare your independence from health uncertainty this July. By understanding your body’s unique needs through our Level 2 biomarker assessments, you can take control of your health and achieve optimal wellness.



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Lilly Young

Lilly Young, raised in the realm of health and wellness by her mother, Dr. Lari Young, blends her passion for writing and medical research to offer insightful contributions to the MyHealth1st blog.