How many times have you felt sick but your doctor told you that there was nothing wrong with you because your labs were normal? The Biology of Functions is a biological modeling algorithm and is different from regular lab tests because it doesn’t measure disease. The biology of functions evaluates function.
Modern blood testing is based on two ways of evaluating the body: direct and indirect.
The direct method is to measure blood elements, such as hemoglobin, platelets and white cells. It measures blood elements but doesn’t relate their numbers to the function of the body.
The indirect method is to measure enzymes and factors that are spilled into the blood when the organs or cells which produce them are damaged, like a cracked pitcher of milk that leaks its content in the refrigerator. It measures late stages of disease that have already led to some organ damage.
If a person were under mental stress, would you wait until they had a nervous breakdown before you asked them how they are feeling, or would you want to intervene when they were still able to function and cope with their stress?
Thus, the biology of functions evaluates how well your body is working and how hard it has to try to make it work that well. It creates a snapshot of your body and asks “What is the function of each part of your body and what is the function of your whole body?” rather than, “Is there a disease or not?” The human body is not a black and white, on and off system to either be healthy or sick. Everything in nature exists on a gradient, a subtle scale of function. Some things function well, others not so well. Therefore, the way we measure the body should reflect how the body is functioning in real life. Most imbalances can be treated with 3 simple approaches.
Thus, the biology of functions looks at subtle and often early imbalances that occur before normal blood tests reveal damage to organs. For example, a person can suffer from a pre-diabetic state for years before developing diabetes. Early signs include blood sugar imbalance and mild nerve dysfunction that may not be present on physical exam or regular blood tests because they are functional imbalances.
The ability to detect warning signs today means you can make meaningful changes in your lifestyle and diet to prevent or slow down the progression degenerative states in the body.