Getting a blood test (and other lab tests) is an important part of understanding the status of your current health and how it is changing over time as the foods on your plate, and overall lifestyle, shift.
While every doctor can order lab tests, sometimes they do not order specific tests that are particularly helpful for assessing the overall nutritional adequacy of a plant-predominant or plant-exclusive whole-food, plant-based diet (WFPBD).
This guide will arm you with the information you need to be able to productively converse with your doctor to ensure your blood test is as comprehensive and informative as it should. Plus, it’ll help you make sense of your results!
Host of the Plant Proof podcast, nutritionist, sports physiotherapist, creator of theproof.com blog and author of The Proof is in the Plants. The Proof is in the Plants is my first book, and it walks through the science of eating for a healthier you and a healthier planet. It contains the agenda-free information that we all need to become more conscious of how our daily food choices affect our body and the world around us.
My philosophy is simple. We live in an environment that makes it incredibly hard to follow an evidence-based dietary pattern, an environment that in many ways sets us up for failure. Rather than waiting for this environment to change, or waiting to experience pain, I want to arm you with evidence-based solutions. This will help you better navigate the world in which we live and improve your chance of living a long, healthy life, allowing you to do more of whatever it is you love to do.
It took me a master’s in Nutrition and years of research to understand the science and how our food choices are shaped. However, I believe that this information should be easily accessible to everyone.
This isn’t about dietary labels or agendas. It’s a space to honour science, to honour learning as a community and to encourage progress over perfection. If you want to upgrade your health and tread more lightly on the planet, I am here to help you do that.