Blood Testing

Essential blood tests you should review annually

(Blog written for Wild View Retreat

You do not have to be a doctor to read your blood test results. Often we leave the fate of our health indicators in the hands of medical professionals, taking their word verbatim without any understanding of what our blood tests are really saying. In this blog Nutritional Therapist Katia Frank (Nutrition Applied) a graduate of the Institute of Optimum Nutrition briefly discusses the key health markers that we need to know to prevent risk of chronic disease, how to read them and where to get them tested.

By becoming familiar with these simple blood tests, you’ll be able to assess your risk of chronic conditions such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, high cholesterol and Type 2 diabetes which all start years or decades prior to symptoms manifesting. You’ll then be better placed to make the necessary dietary and lifestyle changes to alter the progress of a particular health condition.

You can request these blood tests from your GP or via the following companies:




In Conclusion…

Whether you are dealing with a chronic disease or just want to be the healthiest version of you, these blood tests will provide you with the essential information to determine the best course of action. It is advisable to have an experienced practitioner work with you to help you interpret the results and guide you in making the necessary changes to optimise your health.