A new client reports that her blood tests show her to be low on “everything”. She reports that her hormone replacement is customized to her blood tests. I always encourage my clients to see their physician first for a thorough physical and blood panel to first rule out the possibilities, but she is not going to do that. Please pass on anything you know that will help me to discuss this more intelligently with her. Thank you.
I remember that there was a company years ago which appeared in the expo hall at one of the IDEA conventions with great fanfare and a very impressive display. They were doing exactly what you are describing. Their services were REALLY expensive, and they were trying to entice trainers to connect their clients to them with very lucrative incentives (up to $1000). I asked several presenters about their legitimacy, and most were diplomatically non-committal.
That company promised the fountain of youth in their very expensive bottles, and the approach of blood tests and everything being ‘low’ sounds very familiar.
It appears to be a ‘Buyer Beware’ scenario. Who knows? It may be helping some people. I am sure your client is reluctant to go to her doctor for fear that she will hear what she does not want to hear.
On the other hand, if everything else checks out okay with her, there should be little reason why you cannot train her. I would document, though, that you advised her to get a ‘second opinion’.