The Most Important Tests for Health
C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.
If you are healthy and have no significant symptoms, then it is unlikely that the usual “annual” tests of CBC and Metabolic panel will show anything. In fact many feel that the annual exam for healthy, asymptomatic people is a waste of time and money. So if you have no significant symptoms that suggest asking a physician for help, here is what I recommend:
Homocysteine-if it is above 7.5 you are at significant risk of heart disease. Easily controlled with methyl 12, methyl folate and vitamin C
Nagalase-if above one, you need careful evaluation of vitamin D level. Elevated nagalase is associated with increased risk of cancer and serious viral diseases like HIV