You’re absolutely correct. I ran a health optimization startup more than a decade ago that drew on clinically proven but under-utilized data and one of the many tests we used was the calcium scan. At that time we were also ahead of the curve in using the HA1C test while everyone else was still using the fasting glucose test. Today there’s still a total misuse of T3/T4 and androgen hormone values by US endocrinologists wedded to the notion of Gaussian distributions being more important than the symptoms patients present with. The disparity between well-documented research and standard medical practice is simply astonishing — and very bad for patient outcomes.

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