Unless you have been living under a rock I’m sure you have heard…
“an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”
…so get off your ass and prevent!
Part of my prevention is getting my blood work done every couple years, well at least that is my intention. I took a bit of a hiatus after all the blood work pre and post having babies but I knew it was time to check up on my insides.
There is no diet that specifically warrants you to check your blood work. We all should keep stalk of how our bodies are aging, how are immune system is doing, how the kidney’s are functioning, if the blood is fat, thin, sticky or slippery… All of these details tell us (or our doctor) how our bodies are doing and gives us a little glimpse down the tunnel of our future.
If you eat a plant-based diet your doctor will be more than happy to get you a blood test (in my experience, most are worried as soon as you tell them), which is super ironic because although you can be a junk-food-vegan, which I totally DO NOT promote, that is not considered a plant-based diet. The majority of people are eating a typical western diet and dying of typical western diet related diseases, also called lifestyle diseases. Regardless of our diet choices we have the right to request a nutritional panel be done whenever we feel the need!
I did want to proudly should from the roof tops that chemistry experiment that is my body is right on track! I can only attribute that to what I choose to put into my body on a daily basis 🙂
For anyone curious here are my numbers: