Test, Don’t Guess!

Test, Don’t Guess!

Hey, this is Robin Nielsen and I’m really, really happy to be here with you today. We had an incredible training, menstrual regularity, the menstrual regularity training, and it was fantastic. So many of you participated and got some great information on how you think you can get your menstrual cycle so much more regular. So today I’m going to actually kind of tag on to that and give you some information about the most important lab tests for you to monitor. And many of these lab tests are actually not run very commonly anymore. There are lab tests that were part of a much bigger panel that your doctor used to run all the time. And for some reason with the insurance companies and diagnosing patients and all of that, they actually don’t run many of these tests anymore because the doctors have been, guided to only order tests based on a diagnosis.

So, if you don’t have a diagnosis for some of these tests, then they’re probably not going to run them. So test, don’t guess. I’m going to share with you 16 main tests for lab work that you can run and then keep track of. You’re becoming the CEO of your own health and this is a great way to take charge and see how you’re doing. So you’re going to get your lab test results, just regular blood work and then wherever you’re starting from, there is no judgment around it. It’s whatever your number is and then you’re going to start taking those actions that I talked about in the menstrual regularity training, the PCOS training, the menopause training and the hormone rockstar training.

All of them, you’re going to start taking those actions to just pivot your health in a really powerful way. Then you’ll start to see those numbers improve slowly over time. It’s really great. It’s very inspiring and very motivating when you see that the work you’re doing to feel so much better actually shows up on blood test results. It’s fantastic. So let’s go over my 16 favorites. When I do lab work with my private clients, it’s actually a very long list. It’s over 45 blood test markers, but these are the ones that you can easily do and keep track of and you’ll know if they’re improving and if you’re doing everything right. If they’re not improving, then you need to make some adjustments. So it’s a great way to figure out if what you’re doing is really supporting you and of course how you feel is just as important. So keep track of that too.

Ask any questions around lab tests here. Oftentimes when we think of lab work and we are focused on our hormones, so estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, FSH, LSH and sometimes prolactin, those are not very helpful when you’re first starting out. Especially if you’re just trying to feel a little bit better. You don’t want to look at your sex hormones yet because they’re definitely going to be out of balance and depleted if you haven’t been taking care of your major hormones, insulin and cortisol. So our fight or flight hormone, our get stuff done hormone is cortisol and insulin is our blood sugar hormone.

That’s what gets sugar into the cell so that you can burn it for fuel and have great energy. So a lot of times when we become more insulin