What are Biomarkers Part 2
Hi, I'm Dr. Martin, Chief Clinician at the Martin Clinic. Well last video, we talked about biomarkers, and I want to get a little bit more specific in this one, why they are so important.
You know why? Because people are frustrated today. They get the normal lab work comes back, and [00:00:30] they say, "Well you know what, I don't know why you're tired. I don't know why you're gaining weight. I don't know why this is going on or that's going on."
Well we at the Martin Clinic have developed our testing over the years to zone in on what the issue is in your body. For example, let me give you some specifics.
Probably the thing that we look at the most is insulin resistance. Of course we're going to test blood sugar. We do that, actually, by a urine test, which we believe is [00:01:00] the most accurate, but we not necessarily looking for diabetes.
We're looking to see if you're heading down that road to diabetes, a pre-diabetic, for example. Wouldn't you love to know so that you can make lifestyle changes? Well, we can tell you by our testing. We look at the adrenal glands, very important, so often never tested. We check your cortisol levels to find out if your adrenals are working properly.
How about the, you know, the [00:01:30] B12, because there are two ways of testing that. Normal way, it could be circulating in your blood, but what if you don't have B12 inside your cells? So we do a B12 test through the saliva, which is very accurate and being a lot of people are missing out on that. We do vitamin D levels. We check your pHs of the body fluids, which are really important, saliva and urine. [00:02:00] Again, we check for heavy metals. You should know that. If you have mercury, lead, cadmium, these things ...
Those are the big three, and others, but again, toxins they have in your body. Check for candida, yeast, parasites, often silent, but can give you lots of symptoms.
So again, what if you don't live near our clinic. Got a lot of people that've asked us that. Well, we've developed the home kit, the biomarker [00:02:30] home kit, that you can literally order. We send test tubes to you with easy-to-draw samples of blood, saliva, and urine.
You send it back to us for a full analysis. Therefore, you take the Martin Clinic home with you, and so we do these testing. Again, the importance of finding out where you're at before you get sick.
I often explain to people, here's a healthy organ. It's over here. [00:03:00] Here's a diseased organ. It's over here. The journey over from 100% healthy organ to a diseased organ often takes many, many years, but the body will give you clues that it's going down the wrong path. That's where we come in at the Martin Clinic.