Know Your Numbers: How Personalized Testing Can Optimize Your Health And Reverse Disease with Pranitha Patil
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Dr. Mark Hyman
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Health & Fitness
Publication Date |
Sep 15, 2023
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This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox, BiOptimizers, and Super Simple Grassfed Protein. Doctors often order lab tests based on specific concerns, which means potential issues from hormone imbalances to nutrient deficiencies can be overlooked. Routine physicals may not capture the full picture, leaving gaps in our understanding of heart disease, cancer, and more. Standard lab tests at a doctor's office aren't comprehensive enough. However, with robust, routine lab testing and personalized insights from top medical experts, we can finally understand and manage our health. This proactive approach represents the future of your healthcare. I co-founded Function Health alongside Pranitha Patil and others. I was excited to sit down with her for this episode. Our mission is to empower people to live 100 healthy years. In our conversation, we dive deep into the importance of individualized health information, exploring topics like comprehensive cardiovascular, autoimmunity, thyroid testing, and much more. Pranitha made a bold move, leaving Harvard University's graduate school early to build Function Health. Her extensive background at Accenture saw her working closely with the largest hospital systems and health insurance providers, where she witnessed the problems with healthcare from the inside. More personally, Pranitha's own health challenges inspired her to prioritize giving people the power to own their health. Function is the first-ever membership offering access to over 100+ lab tests. It provides personalized insights from globally renowned doctors based on your results. You can join Function by securing your spot on the waitlist at, to get access within a few weeks. Join Function now! This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox, BiOptimizers, and Super Simple Grassfed Protein. For new members of ButcherBox, you can receive New York strip steaks for a year PLUS $20 off your first order. Go to and use code FARMACY. This month only you can get a FREE bottle of Bioptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. Go to and enter coupon code hyman10. Get 10% off Super Simple Grassfed Protein at and use code protein10. Here are more details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): Pranitha’s personal health journey (3:46 / 1:06) Optimizing your health with personalized data (8:30 / 5:58) Why normal biomarkers are not necessarily optimal (22:46 / 20:14) Comprehensive cardiovascular testing (32:50 / 29:38) Comprehensive thyroid testing (44:57 / 41:45) The prevalence of autoimmune disease and related testing (49:31 / 46:19) Women’s and men’s health testing at every stage of life (52:15 / 49:03) How I manage stress (59:04 / 56:29) Testing to assess immune and pancreatic function (1:01:51 / 58:39) Nutritional, liver, kidney, and other testing offered by Function Health (1:03:44 / 1:00:30) Correction: This episode mentions a book by Drs. Leroy Hood and Nathan Price. The title of that book is The Age of Scientific Wellness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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