Lab Testing for Better Health – PODCAST

Testing your blood gives you insight into the most important laboratory – your own body. Get baseline screening blood tests or decide to take a deeper dive by ordering from our menu of advanced biomarkers.

Here are some of the baseline functional biomarker tests I recommend for my coaching clients

  1. Sugar Metabolism Screening – Fasting Insulin, Fasting Glucose and Hemoglobin A1c
  2. Inflammatory Markers – High-sensitivity CRP and Homocysteine
  3. Nutrient Panel – Vitamin D and Magnesium

WHAT IS NUTRIGENOMICS? – Podcast


Have you heard about Nutrigenomics? In this episode of Dr Karen Health Talks, I explain how we are not victims of our genes. In fact with the human genome project showing that humans have the same number of genes as worms, there is a whole new understanding of the cause of human variation. I use the specific example of Alzheimer’s Disease and the ApoE4 SNP and how this marker is more likely to be expressed with a diet high in saturated fat and sugar. You may want to  listen to this podcast many times to get an understanding of the future of personalized health and wellness interventions. There will be more episodes on this topic!

Have you heard about Lipoprotein A?

Lipoprotein(a) (also called Lp(a) or LPA) is a lipoprotein subclass. Genetic studies have identified Lp(a) as a risk factor for atherosclerotic diseases such as coronary heart disease and stroke.

The Lp(a) test is typically ordered by a doctor if you have other risk factors for heart disease. Results of this test help determine your risk. Increased amounts of Lp(a) in the body are associated with inflammation in the walls of the arteries. This can lead to changes in the blood vessels, including atherosclerosis. This is a hardening of the arteries.