Understanding Your Labs:
Individual lab values are import in understanding both your acute and chronic health risks. More important is the story your labs tell about your chronic health, when taken together. Many markers used to assess your chronic state of health also change (usually elevate) when you have an acute health problem. Analyzing and evaluating many different biomarkers often helps a trained practitioner to differentiate between acute and chronic conditions. We encourage you to consult with someone knowledgeable about labs to tell your “health story.”
Optimal Values: We have established science-based “optimal” biomarker ranges by determining, through researching the worldwide medical literature, when a level of a marker is associated with an increase in early mortality risk - based on sound statistical analysis. Usually, when your mortality risk increases, so does you risk for chronic disease or debilitation (called morbidity). Those who obtain are complete Chronic Disease Temperature lab panel are provided with a detailed report that includes reference to optimal (mortality) values.
Your “Chronic Disease Temperature” (CDT): This single value, displayed as an estimate on the next page, is the combination of many important biomarkers for chronic risk and early mortality. Of all the markers, this combination score is the single most predictive of your current and future health risk because it combines markers that predict chronic disease across a broad spectrum, from cancer and heart disease, to diabetes and kidney diseases.
Your optimal Chronic Disease temperature is 98.6. We use the same scale as your core body temperature (thermometer) scale - because no value above 98.6 is desirable - it implies some level of excess risk. However, a chronic disease temperature of 98.6 implies near perfect health - which is difficult to achieve. Importantly, if you work to and are successful at lowering your chronic disease temperature - and keeping it as low as possible - you most likely will live a longer and healthier life.
If you don't have one or more of these labs, consider contacting us to have them ordered. These are some of the most predictive labs for measuring your chronic health.