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Why should Patients want the Longevity Cholesterol Test?

To meet insurance reimbursement requirements laboratory tests are designed to find “health deficiencies”.  Many of these deficiencies are determined by tests that look for bad genetics, or an abnormal quantity of a biological chemical related to a specific disease processes. Genetic tests are unlikely to improve the healthcare for the majority of the US population.  Although many genes influence our health and life expectancy, they are not longevity genes.  In fact, our genes control only 25% of how well we age and how long we live.  While our environment, including lifestyle, is responsible for 75% of our life span.

In the world of modern medical science, normality for the patient has no "internal" definition determined by the status of the individual.  This fact underlines the serious shortcomings of modern laboratory tests, which are based upon the accuracy and reliability of "normal ranges".

The person with optimum health and well being for instance, would be defined as abnormal if others lack the same qualities.  One explanation for the broad range of normal values in a clinical test maybe, individuals with sub-clinical disease are included when the normal range sample group is chosen.  These sub-clinical individuals may have test values that differ significantly from the average of the normal group.  Since such participants have been declared "normal", the normal range must be extended to include this data.  After over 200 years “modern medical science” is no more able to understand or define internal normality or optimum health than was the case 200 years ago.

Each of us has a unique biological and chemical profile.  Therefore, comparing our individual profile to a national average has limited preventative value.  The more appropriate method to detect changes as a result of lifestyle modifications and interventions is to monitor the resulting changes in the individual's biological and chemical profile.   Aging is a set of progressive changes in body composition, at the molecular and cellular level.  These changes are the side-effects of essential metabolic processes.  Many of these changes represent damage, which above a certain threshold becomes pathogenic.  At Integrative Health Research (IHR), we believe a shift toward smaller size HDL and LDL particles is pathogenic.  The Longevity Test can measure the small but significant changes in LDL and HDL size profile.


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