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Blood Test Results Decoded

Unlock the secrets of your blood test results and reclaim your health today

Blood Test Results Decoded

If you’ve ever been told that your blood test results are normal but you feel awful, then this course is for you.

Be your own health detective and uncover the underlying causes of your symptoms, or upgrade to include a one-to-one deep dive 1 hour consultation with Sandra.

Discover How to Decode Your Blood Tests and Uncover What Doctors Often Miss

You don't have a diagnosed condition, but you're not well.

Are your "normal" blood test Results actually hiding your health issues?

You’re proactive about your health, but you’re still not feeling your best. Your doctor says your blood test results are “normal,” but you know something’s off. You’re not alone. Many women are told their blood test results are fine when they’re far from it. Why? Because conventional medicine uses broad standard ranges that often miss underlying issues like nutrient deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, and more.
Normal Ranges Fall Short of how to be healthy - they only point to disease

This is why 'normal' ranges don't explain how you're feeling

Normal range (0.5-5.0 mU/L) vs Functional range (1.3-2.0 mU/L)

Are you struggling with unexplained fatigue, weight gain, or hair loss? Your thyroid levels might be “normal” but conventional standards are flawed when looking for health. The functional range is narrower and designed to catch these issues early, so you can take action.

Normal range (6-34 µmol/L) vs Functional range (15-23 µmol/L)

Feeling constantly tired or irritable? Standard ranges for iron are so broad that they often miss mild deficiencies or excesses.  Iron is required for energy and to stabilise our moods, making dopamine and serotonin.

Vitamin D:
Normal range (adequate > 75 nmol/L) vs Functional range (125 – 225 nmol/L)

A level of 75 may be considered “normal,” but is it optimal? The functional range aims for optimal health, especially for immune function, bone health and fertility.
What's Inside "Blood Tests Decoded"?

A comprehensive guide to understanding your blood test results through a functional medicine lens

This course is meticulously designed for women like you— proactive and unwilling to settle for vague answers. We delve into the often-overlooked markers that conventional medicine fails to address.

You’ll learn how to interpret your blood test results using functional medicine’s narrow ranges, where true health lies.
From hormonal imbalances to nutrient deficiencies, this course is your roadmap to understanding what’s really happening inside your body.
Leverage the insights gained from your blood test results to create your personalised health strategy.
You Can't Afford to let your health suffer

The Hidden Dangers of "Normal" Blood Test Results

You’ve been told your blood test results are normal, but you’re still plagued by unexplained symptoms. The crisis point? Ignoring these signs can lead to long-term health issues. This guide equips you with the knowledge to identify what’s really going on in your body, so you can take action before it’s too late, and before you end up taking unnecessary medication. Don’t let your symptoms escalate into chronic conditions. The time to act is now. Don’t miss knowing if you have undetected:
  • anaemia
  • high blood sugar
  • autoimmune hypothyroidism
  • inflammation
  • sluggish liver
  • oestrogen dominance
  • or other health issues
Understanding the Unique Blood Test Ranges for Women

Why One Size Doesn't Fit All: The Importance of Gender-Specific Blood Test Ranges

Did you know that many blood test ranges are actually different for women than for men? Yet these crucial differences are often overlooked in standard medical practice. For example:

    • Haemoglobin: Women generally have lower levels than men. Standard Range for women: 140 to 150 g/L vs men: 138 to 172 g/L. 

    • Ferritin: Lower levels in women can be a sign of iron-deficiency anaemia. Standard Range for women: 70-90 µg/L  vs men: 110-120  µg/L. 

    • Creatinine: Typically lower in women due to less muscle mass. Standard Range for women: 70-90 µmol/L vs men: 70-115 µmol/L.

Understanding these gender-specific ranges is crucial for women, especially when it comes to diagnosing conditions like anaemia, kidney function, and more. Ignorance of these differences can lead to misdiagnosis and ineffective treatments.

Meet Your Guide to Decoding Blood Tests

Let me help you - I'm a Functional Medicine Practitioner with almost 10 years experience in decoding blood test results

I’m a functional medicine practitioner with years of experience in supporting women’s hormonal health. I’ve seen firsthand the limitations of conventional medicine in treating nuanced health issues.

I’ve designed this guide to empower you with the exact same knowledge and tools I use to help my clients, so you take control of your health.

You don’t have to settle for “normal” when you can have optimal.

Health is about more than just the absence of disease. It’s about thriving, not just surviving. It’s about waking up with energy, maintaining a stable mood, and enjoying a vibrant life — every single day.

When you aim for ‘optimal’, you’re not just avoiding illness; you’re actively promoting better health. You’re taking control of your well-being, fine-tuning your body’s systems, and aiming for a state of health where you feel your absolute best.

Optimal levels of nutrients, hormones, and other markers can mean the difference between dragging yourself through the day and facing each morning with enthusiasm and vitality.

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What will I learn in this course?

Blood Test Results Decoded is unique because it focuses on the functional medicine approach to interpreting blood tests. Unlike conventional medicine, which often uses broad standard ranges, functional medicine employs narrower ranges to identify underlying health issues.

This course is designed to empower you with the knowledge to take control of your health, armed with insights that go beyond what standard blood tests can offer.

For each blood test marker:
  • the functional, optimal range for women’s health
  • an explanation of what it is and why it’s important
  • the significance of a low value for your health
  • the significance of a high value for your health
Markers includeD:

Blood sugar

  • HbA1c

Bone profile

  • Calcium
  • Phosphate
  • Calcium/phosphate ratio

Cholesterol panel

  • Cholesterol
  • LDL cholesterol
  • HDL cholesterol
  • Triglycerides

Liver panel

  • Gamma-GT
  • Alanine transferase
  • Albumin
  • Alkaline phosphatase
  • Globulin
  • Bilirubin
  • Total protein

Thyroid panel

  • Triiodothyronine (FT3)
  • Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)
  • Thyroglobulin antibodies (TgAB)
  • Thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPOAb)
  • Thyroxine (T4)
  • Free thyroxine (FT4)

Complete blood count

  • Red blood cells
  • Haemoglobin
  • Hematocrit
  • MCV
  • MCH
  • MCHC
  • RDW
  • Platelets
  • White blood cells
  • Neutrophils
  • Lymphocytes
  • Monocytes
  • Eosinophils
  • Basophils

Urea and electrolytes

  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Sodium/potassium ratio
  • Creatinine
  • Urea

Iron panel

  • Iron
  • Ferritin
  • Total iron-binding capacity (TIBC)
  • Unsaturated iron binding capacity (UIBC)
  • Transferrin saturation


  • Total protein
  • Albumin
  • Globulin
  • Albumin/globulin ratio


  • Vitamin B12
  • Folate
  • Vitamin D

Inflammation markers

  • Uric acid
  • CRP
  • ESR

Women’s hormones, including optimal ranges for fertility

  • LH
  • FSH
  • Oestrogen
  • Progesterone
  • Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG)
  • AMH
  • Prolactin

Learn the difference between 'normal' and optimal ranges

In this module we explore these limitations of conventional reference ranges and introduce the concept of functional medicine ranges. Knowing the functional reference ranges of healthier populations of people with whom you can compare your data, such as those who have healthy metabolic function and no chronic disease, who take no medications, are non-smokers and exercise regularly, is the key to optimising your health.

By grasping the significance of these markers and understanding optimal levels, you can uncover valuable insights about your health.

11 tips for accurate readings

11 recommendations for what you should do, or avoid, to get the most accurate blood test results, and not spoil your samples avoiding repeat testing.

Do I need a medical background to understand this guide?

No, you don’t need a medical background to benefit from Blood Test Results Decoded.

The course is designed to be accessible and understandable for anyone who is proactive about their health. Complex medical terms and concepts are broken down into easy-to-understand language.

Whether you’re completely new to the world of functional medicine or have some prior knowledge, this course aims to empower you with actionable insights into your health.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for women who are proactive about their health but are frustrated with the limitations of conventional medicine.

If you’ve ever been told your blood test results are “normal” despite feeling unwell, or if you’re dealing with unexplained symptoms, this course is for you.

How Is this course different?

Unlike many health courses that offer generic advice or focus solely on wellness trends, Blood Test Results Decoded is rooted in the science of functional medicine. But what truly sets this course apart is its laser focus on the often-overlooked nuances of blood tests, specifically through the lens of women’s unique physiological needs.

Firstly, this course introduces you to the concept of functional ranges—narrower, more precise ranges that offer a more accurate picture of your health. These ranges are especially calibrated to detect subtle imbalances and deficiencies that standard tests often miss, allowing for early intervention and more effective treatment.

Secondly, the course addresses the critical issue of gender-specific blood test ranges. Many women are unaware that ‘normal’ ranges can differ between men and women, leading to potential misdiagnoses and ineffective treatments. This course empowers you with the knowledge to understand these differences and what they mean for your health.

Lastly, the course offers an exclusive bonus—a spreadsheet with all the functional test ranges, allowing you to plot your own results and track your progress over time. This is not just a course; it’s a long-term tool for your health journey.

In a world filled with health courses that offer broad strokes and quick fixes, Blood Test Results Decoded provides you with actionable, personalised insights based on scientific rigour and clinical expertise. It’s not just about interpreting numbers; it’s about understanding what those numbers mean for you as a woman, and how you can use that knowledge to reclaim your health.

How long will I have access to the guide materials?

Once you enrol, you’ll have lifetime access to the course material, including any updates or additional resources that may be added in the future. This allows you to revisit the content whenever you need a refresher or when you have new blood test results to interpret. Your pace, your way. Dive in as you like, for as long as you like.
Exclusive bonus

Get my blood test monitoring grid with Functional Test Ranges!

Enrol today and receive an exclusive bonus—a meticulously designed spreadsheet with all the functional test ranges.

This is the same Blood Test Monitoring Grid I use in my clinic. This grid serves as a visual representation of your blood test results over time, allowing you to track patterns, identify trends, and monitor your progress.

It’s like having a health diary at your fingertips!

Exclusive guide + One-on-One Consultation Package

Let's do it together! Elevate Your Health Journey with my Personalised Guidance

Are you looking for a more personalised approach to your health? My exclusive Course + One-on-One Consultation package is designed for women who want to go beyond the general course material and dive deeper into their unique health profiles.

With this package, you’ll get all the benefits of the Blood Test Results Decoded guide, plus a 60-minute one-on-one consultation with me, a certified functional medicine practitioner specialising in women’s hormonal health. This is your opportunity to discuss your specific blood test results, symptoms, and health goals in a confidential setting.

*Lab testing is extra and will be discussed with you. Lab testing is typically in the range of £126 – £460.

Upgrade Your Health Journey with Personalised Guidance. Book Your Package Today!

Join Blood Test Results Decoded today and unlock a healthier future

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain the knowledge, confidence, and tools you need to navigate the complexities of blood testing. Enrol now and embark on your journey to health intelligence.

Remember, your health is a precious asset, and understanding your blood test results is the key to proactive and preventive care. Together, let’s decode your health and pave the way to a vibrant and thriving future.

Course modules:

  • Decode and monitor your blood test results
    • What are normal and optimal blood test ranges?
    • General blood test results decoded
    • Fertility blood test results decoded
    • Blood test results monitoring grid
    • Tips for accurate blood test readings
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