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What Can Blood Tell You About Your Health? (Infographic)

What Can Blood Tell You About Your Health? (Infographic)

While you may think of a blood test as nothing more than an annoying annual formality, there’s a lot more that you can learn from your blood, as long as you know the right questions to ask it.

This new infographic, by WellnessFX and Column Five Media, outlines some of the useful health information you can learn from your blood, from your heart attack risk to your Vitamin D levels. Even if you don’t plan to go get a blood diagnostic test, you can still learn from its suggestions of which foods help and hinder cholesterol levels and inflammation. Check it out below!

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Courtesy of WellnessFX

 

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12:59PM PDT on May 7, 2013

If I wasn't so scared of needles, maybe I would do a blood test more often...

5:37AM PDT on May 6, 2013

thanks

3:53AM PDT on May 6, 2013

Thanks

3:07AM PDT on May 3, 2013

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

11:54PM PDT on Apr 27, 2013

thanks for sharing

10:27AM PDT on Mar 24, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

1:12AM PDT on Mar 23, 2013

thank you =)

3:38AM PST on Mar 8, 2013

Thanks for the article.

4:41PM PST on Feb 20, 2013

Fish oil: DHA is the single most important and biologically functional nutrient in fish oil.

Skip the minimum daily recommended 240mg of DHA/day. I go with 900mg./day DHA(not fish oil, but the DHA in fish oil), the optimal amount for healthy brain function, heart function and gland function.

The value of EPA(in fish oil, the larger copmponent) is only in its limited ability to be converted to DHA in the body.

12:40AM PST on Feb 20, 2013

Thanks so much!

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