Friday, November 14, 2014

Self Assessment: Urine Analysis

If you want to know how your internal organs are doing, there's a very simple test that can tell you if your are experiencing any imbalances based on the biochemical content of your urine. The urine of the body is not only linked to the kidneys and bladder, but it is a doorway to gauging the health of the liver, pancreas, intestines, immune system, gall bladder, pH and blood.

There are several types of urine analysis (UA) that are available over the counter (OTC) however the most popular version that is used by hospitals, clinics, diagnostic labs, and naturopaths is the 10 SG (specific gravity) test. With a small sample of your urine this test reads the body's glucose, ketones, specific gravity, abnormal blood content in the urine, pH, abnormal protein presence, urobiligin, nitrates and leukocytes. This vital information gives you the ability to know when imbalances occur. It is also a guide for the actions needed to maintain your health.

You can find the multix 10 SG in a variety of brands and they are available OTC at your local independent pharmacies in the diabetes testing supplies. Local independent diagnostic labs also provide this type of test for as little as $29. Most times when you visit your medical doctor or Nautropath, this UA is the standard test that is done when you are asked to give a urine sample.

Taking control of your health and well being means gaining the knowledge necessary to be able to assess your overall health and identify imbalances before they become a sickness or disease.

A Life Of Peace Wellness Institute offers certifications in Naturopathy that teaches profiency in these self assessment skills for individual and family health or for a professional career in Naturopathy, Herbalism or as a Naturropathic Clinician. Visit our website for more information.

- Dr. Akua Gray, ND
     November 14, 2014
Houston, TX     

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