Many times people are told they are “fine” by their doctor, but the level of testing they have had done was inadequate to identify issues or you could be in the “normal” range, not the optimal range and that could be affecting your performance. Inadequate testing of thyroid, adrenal hormones, sex hormones, ferritin, inflammatory markers or other nutritional biomarkers can lead to undiagnosed issues with your health or a drop in performance.
This is not necessarily the fault of doctors as they may not understand the special needs of athletes, biohackers and others who want to live their lives in optimal health and not fall into the “average” category. Also, doctors are restricted as to how many tests they can order through medicare, so they are reluctant to order specialised tests like full thyroid panels or hormone testing for their clients.
At Planet Naturopath we offer a wide range of testing services to help you optimise your performance, health and nutrition.