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  • Writer's pictureMartha Lewis

The problem with your doctor's blood work to find the cause of your insomnia

Updated: Jun 3, 2021

Have you been to a doctor, done some blood work and the doctor tells you that everything looks normal? But you don’t feel normal!

The tests that most doctors do look at one system in your body. If you complain of mood swings, PMS and insomnia, for example, your doctor will do a blood test for hormones. And it may show that your hormones are out of balance. And your doctor will prescribe hormone replacement therapy to fix it. But they aren’t getting to the root cause of why your hormones are out of balance. Which means that you’ll be on drugs for a while, possibly forever.

There are two ways that the testing I do is different from a typical doctor's blood work.

First of all, I do multiple tests to look at all the systems of the body and the output of those systems so I can see the big picture of what's going on in your body that’s causing your sleeplessness and other symptoms.

Secondly, I interpret the lab results differently. With a doctor, the lab you do the testing with indicates “normal” ranges of the markers they’ve tested for. I've learned that just because they are normal does not mean that they are ideal. Those ranges are based on the extremes of very sick people and then the average determines their normal ranges. That’s why every labs’ “normal” ranges are different. I use much narrower ranges that reflect where we want your body to be when it’s operating optimally in full health.

If you’re tired of being told that everything is normal even though you know it’s not, I can help. If you’re tired of not sleeping and being tired every day, I can be the last practitioner you talk to about this. It starts with a phone call. I’ll find out what’s going on with your sleep and tell you exactly how we’ll find out what’s causing your insomnia. If you’re a good fit for my program, I’ll tell you what it looks like to work together so you can finally get the sleep you need to wake up feeling rested, on fire and ready to rock your day!

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