If you are on this page you are most likely part of the NBT crew or at least a fan of the podcast and heard the episode where Chris and I spoke about how awesome and powerful the Blood Chemistry Calculator is for tracking your health.
Have you ever been to the doctors to get a checkup and when the blood results come back the only input you get is “Everything seems fine”?
There is such a huge gap between health and disease.
The “everything seems fine” comment is great to hear and it’s often a relief to know there is nothing seriously wrong…
But this kind of feedback is virtually useless for getting insight into whether your efforts are pushing you in the direction of optimal health or chronic disease.
Here Is A Classic Example…
This patient had all but one of the 38 markers tested and on the standard lab results page there was just one measly marker out of range – Ferritin.
If this person went back to the doctor they would certainly get the, “everything is fine” comment…
But if you run the data through a machine that has been trained to recognise patterns the results are very different indeed!
Here’s what the software predicted…
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This certainly gives this person some actionable information to help address their fatigue and menopausal symptoms.
There is no way our human brains can crunch the endless possibilities of these 38 markers in the same way that a machine could – not even close I’d say.
Enter Blood Chemistry Calculator Software
I’ve been following the work of Chris Kelly and Dr Tommy Wood for a number of years now and had a feeling that they would one day combine their superpowers to create something incredible…
When they released the Blood Chemistry Calculator software I couldn’t get my credit card out fast enough to become a paying customer…
(The fact that Dr Bryan Walsh was part of the team developing the optimal health ranges and the algorithm made me even more excited – if that was even possible)
As soon as I started using the BCC software in my practice, I immediately saw its value and the potential.
Perhaps what I love the most, is how much useful health data can be extracted by the machine learning algorithm from a simple blood panel…
I was so excited I literally wanted to do cartwheels!
Unfortunately, when I would send patients to their GP with a letter requesting the basic blood panel with a brief description of the Blood Chemistry Calculator software…
Well, let’s just say the response was not quite as enthusiastic as mine. 😞
Our medical model is not exactly set up to help people make lifestyle changes and track the results, it’s more geared towards managing sick people and diagnosing disease in the early stages, so I get it…
Having said that, there are only 38 very basic markers that the software needs to recognise patterns and arguably these markers should be part of any basic health assessment…
I’ve looked at a lot of patient blood panels ordered by different doctors over the years and I’ve not seen one that includes all the markers required for the Blood Chemistry Calculator…
You may get ‘thrown some shade’ if you go to a regular doc and ask for the BCC basic blood panel, be prepared…
If you’d rather not go through the, “I’d like these markers tested so I can run them through a machine learning algorithm to track my health” conversation with your conventional doctor…
Then there is an easier way.
(Keep reading, we are getting to that soon)
What Happens If I Already Have Test Results But Only Have Some of The Required Markers For The Software?
It’s not like the software won’t work but it will affect the patterns the machine learning algorithm will be able to detect.
I ran a patient’s results through the software a while ago and after seeing the report, I realised that one of the markers was missing.
I did include the marker in the original test panel, so I had the team at the Blood Chemistry Calculator add that marker in retrospectively…
The marker was RDW (red cell distribution width).
Here are a couple of snippets from both reports, before and after…
Quite a difference!
5-Year Wellness Score
It’s not like this one missing marker skewed the whole report, many of the other scores and predictions lined up pretty well.
Having said that, the difference in the inflammation score alone changed the way I structured the treatment, so I’m glad I caught that…
(And it also illustrates how important it is to have all the markers if at all possible)
Imagine if you had a number of other markers missing as well…
How accurate would the report be?
If you are going to use the Blood Chemistry Calculator software to track your health, I’d suggest getting all the required markers.
Tracking Lifestyle Changes to Optimise Your Health
As discussed in the podcast with Chris, I’m super excited about how this software can help people track lifestyle changes they are making to improve their health.
Here are a few examples of what you could potentially track using the software:
- How changing your diet affects your markers of health
- Starting a new supplement regime, is it having the desired effect on nutrition status, inflammation, metabolic health
- Undergoing a therapy with any practitioner, what’s the impact on your health?
- Training in a different way and how this changes your health
- Doing a detox protocol
- Changing sleep patterns or starting a meditation practice
And the list goes on and on…
Of course, numbers on a test are not the only way to assess if something is right for you or not, but if you are making changes that feel good but are increasing your cardiovascular risk…
Well, it’s probably good to know about this sooner rather than later.
If You’d Like To Get A Blood Chemistry Calculator Report
There Are 3 Different Options:
Option 1: Pay the laboratory directly for your blood test (learn more…)
Option 2: Get your GP to order the required blood test for you (learn more…)
Option 3: You already have blood test results and just want the report (learn more…)
Typically, once I have the blood test results it takes 24/48 hours to get your Blood Chemistry Calculator Report.
What If I Need Follow-Up Help?
I know that anyone that listens to the NBT podcast is most likely very switched on and may just want their Blood Calculator Report to track their health.
The $79 cost of the report doesn’t cover me providing support for the report results.
I’m more than happy to offer follow-up consults for people who need them.
The fee for a 1-hour consultation is $249.
- a full health history intake
- 1-hour online consultation
- a summary of findings and recommended action steps based on the report
Once you get your Blood Calculator report back, if you decide you’d like a follow-up consultation, we can arrange that easily enough.
I really feel the work Chris, Tommy, Bryan, and Megan are doing with this software is groundbreaking and I’m more than happy to help you access what they have created.
If you have any questions, you can always shoot me an email.