I get blood work done at least once a year and confess that I do not know what all the information they get means. Thought this piece from Medical News Today might be useful in that regard.
Doctors regularly order blood tests to get an idea of the overall health of their patients.
One of the things they check for is MCH levels.
These levels are regularly used to help diagnose blood disorders but can be difficult to understand. Different MCH levels may cause a variety of symptoms, which will require individual treatments.
What is MCH?
MCH stands for mean corpuscular hemoglobin.
MCH levels refer to the average amount of hemoglobin found in the red blood cells in the body. Hemoglobin is a protein in the blood that allows red blood cells to deliver oxygen to the cells and tissues in the body.
What is a CBC test?
A complete blood count test, or simply CBC test, is designed to give doctors a general overview of a person’s health. The test can help screen people for a variety of issues at once and may help diagnose conditions, such as bleeding disorders, infections, and anemia. Continue reading
It sets in the middle of our stomach and regulates some of the most important functions of our body. It performs more than 500 different chemical functions. And most of us don’t know the first thing about it.
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By Kris Gunnars
There is only a limited amount of food you can eat in a single day.
In order to maximize the amount of nutrients you take in, it makes sense to spend your “calorie budget” wisely.
The best way to do that is to simply eat the foods that carry the greatest amount and variety of nutrients.
These are the 11 most nutrient dense foods on the planet.
Not all fish is created equal.
Salmon, and other fatty types of fish, contain the greatest amount of Omega-3s.
Omega-3 fatty acids are extremely important for the optimal function of your body. They’re linked to improved wellbeing and a lower risk of many serious diseases.
Although salmon is mainly prized for its beneficial composition of fatty acids, it also packs a massive amount of other nutrients.
A 100 gram piece of wild salmon contains 2.8 grams of Omega-3s…
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This is a really good breakdown of how our body cleanses itself in spite of all the assaults on it from the environment on the outside and what we consume on the inside.