Blog Category: Blood Testing


Vitamin B12 Is Essential For Energy, Healthy Aging, and the Brain

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

Nutrients are essential for life. Vitamins and minerals are required in small amounts but play oversized roles in health and disease. However, vitamin B12 might be the most overlooked and misunderstood nutrient. Vitamin B12 Deficiency Causes Many Symptoms Vitamin B12, or cobalamin, is an essential nutrient needed for the function of the nervous system and

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How to Reach The 100-Year Life With NAD+ (PART III – Balance Methylation)

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

Can NAD+ supplements interfere with methylation pathways? If so, what does that mean for your health? Will you live longer but increase your disease risk? Are there ways to boost NAD+ and support methylation for healthy longevity? Having enough NAD+ and maintaining methylation are necessary for health, energy, and longevity. Methylation neutralizes hormones, manages neurotransmitters,

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How to Prevent Future Prostate Problems and Avoid Cancer

Unchecked, chronic symptomatic prostatitis makes you more susceptible to developing prostate cancer.

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

Annoying prostate inflammation called prostatitis, with or without low-grade infection, affects between 64-86% of men at some time in their lives. Symptoms can be mild to bothersome, tend to worsen with age, and can lead to cancer

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What Is the Truth About Real Nutritional Supplements?

The Internet is full of misinformation and marketing - here's how to discern supplement fact from fiction.

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

The Internet is full of misinformation and marketing. Here’s how to find accurate evidence on real nutritional supplements and test their effectiveness.

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Telomere Testing: What’s The Best Anti-Aging Scorecard?

Why not measure telomeres as markers for aging?

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

Every day, doctors use laboratory tests for cholesterol and LDL levels, along with hundreds of other makers, to diagnosis disease and evaluate risk for illness. Why not measure telomeres as markers for aging?

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The Link Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Breast Cancer

Scientific evidence mounts to support the idea that low vitamin D levels contribute to cancer growth.

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

Scientific evidence mounts to support the idea that vitamin D deficiency contributes to cancer growth, and that optimizing vitamin D levels helps prevent cancer, and even improves chances of beating breast cancer.

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Five Reasons Why You Need to Get Your CRP Tested

Knowing if your CRP level is high and how to lower it could save your life.

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

For my patients, getting tested for C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is as necessary to disease prevention as flossing your teeth or getting your LDL cholesterol level checked. Knowing if your CRP level is high and how to lower it could save your life.

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How To Avoid Cancer Misdiagnosis & Save Your Life

What can you do to avoid getting the wrong diagnosis?

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

More people die from medical errors, including misdiagnosis, than are killed in car accidents. What can you do to avoid getting the wrong diagnosis? Getting the wrong cancer diagnosis sets into motion a clinical approach that may or may not be proven effective. You may even get dangerous treatments that are unnecessary.

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Useful Tips for Having Blood Drawn

Getting your blood drawn can be stressful. Here's how to do it right, so you only have to do it once.

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

Getting your blood drawn can be stressful. Here’s how to do it right, so you only have to do it once.
I’ve seen a lot of patients squeamish and anxious about having their blood drawn. It’s definitely not an easy experience for everyone, and that’s okay. Yet, with a little preparation, you can help make the process go smoother.

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Five Tests to Tell If You Have Hashimoto’s disease

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

If you have hypothyroidism, you might also have Hashimoto’s autoimmune thyroiditis. What is the difference? My new patient Carol looked tired. Her complexion was ashen and purplish crescents framed the lower rim of her eyes. She was overweight even though she ate a mostly vegetarian diet, avoided refined sugar and dairy products; had stopped eating wheat, didn’t eat fatty or fried foods, and never snacked.

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