How Blood Tests Help You Achieve New Years Health Goals

Blood Testing for Health Goals

Every year, millions of people resolve to live their lives a little healthier, starting on new years day. This resolution could mean an attempt to better track what you eat day-to-day or how often you go to the gym every week. In the end, the only thing that matters is that you are healthier at the end of the year than when you started.

The diet and fitness industries have grown into billion-dollar industries in the last several decades due to people’s continuous search for a way to get healthier. As many know, the path to overall wellness is a long and tedious process, and for many, fad diets don’t work in the long run. 

Blood tests allow you to better understand how your body operates, giving you insight into how to optimize your lifestyle to your health goals. 

Below we discuss how blood tests can help you achieve your health goals.


Wellness Testing

The best thing you can do to optimize your health goals is to understand how your body is currently functioning fully.

Wellness Tests give you a complete insight into your body’s overall health. From general chemistry and micronutrient values to advanced assays, including hormone levels, thyroid function, inflammation markers, and factors related to heart health, you won’t find a more comprehensive test profile on the market.


Thyroid Blood Tests 

Feel like you’ve tried everything and still can’t seem to lose weight? My Labs Direct’s Thyroid Health test provides specific detail about your thyroid function and the hormones that it releases. Thyroid hormones impact energy levels, body weight, body temperature, cholesterol levels, and much more!

According to Northwestern Medicine Endocrinologist, Eve D. Bloomgarden, MD “Approximately 4.6 percent of people in the U.S. ages 12 and older have some degree of hypothyroidism, the vast majority falling into what is known as “subclinical” or mild hypothyroidism. Mild hypothyroidism is typically asymptomatic but can progress to overt hypothyroidism. “Hypothyroidism from any cause results in a decrease in energy metabolism or the basal metabolic rate. Patients often experience a modest amount of weight gain prior to diagnosis because of this metabolic slowing,” 

She goes on to state, “To accurately test for hypothyroidism, a blood test for thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is used. Even small changes in your thyroid hormone levels (T4 and T3) will cause very big changes in TSH secretion. “The TSH test is really accurate and is the appropriate test for 99 percent of cases. Other lab tests for thyroid function are supplemental and may not be clinically relevant or appropriate.”


Nutrition Tests 

My Labs Direct’s Basic Nutrition & Lifestyle Risk test was designed for healthy adults at low risk for disease and illness. This test will analyze basic micronutrient levels, hormone levels, and basic organ function. 

Nutritional testing provides insights into how your current diet affects your body. Your nutrition plays a pivotal role in your overall health, and over time, dietary imbalances can lead to more severe issues.  


The information provided by blood tests is an invaluable tool to better understand how your body is functioning and what areas may need attention. Understanding how your body functions allow you to better optimize your lifestyle to achieve maximum results at the start of the new year! If you have any questions, concerns, or need testing, we can help. Contact My Labs Direct at 877-355-7978 or visit  MyLabsDirect to learn more.

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