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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Recommended Additional Tests for Assessing Menopause

In addition to any blood tests ordered by your physician, I recommend that you request a blood test of your vitamin D levels and then compare with recommendations for "Optimum" levels. Please bear in mind that "Optimum" does not necessarily equate with "Normal" ranges.

I also recommend that you order a hair tissue mineral analysis. While it is quite expensive, this test will establish accurately what your vitamin and mineral needs are for optimum health. In so doing, you will eliminate most of the guesswork and potentially save the cost of taking a whole lot of unnecessary supplements.

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