I believe that one of the reasons behind the sad state of our health affairs nowadays is because of the “one-size-fits-all” or cookie-cutter approach in health care. We are all biochemically unique or different and because of that, one thing that may work for one person may not work for another. Thus, the saying, one man’s potion may be another man’s poison. There are specialized tests available that tell us about our genetic risk factors (single nucleotide polymorphisms) and nutrient deficiencies. Regular blood work however (CBC and serum chemistry), can also tell us a lot. Just FYI, there is actually a nutritional company out here in California that educates health care practitioners on how to better interpret these “regular” blood tests. Once again, the more information a person has about themselves, the better off they are. This not only goes for so-called objective tests but also the subjective feeling of “listening” to our own bodies.