FBS – FASTING BLOOD SUGAR = 100 milligrams per deciliter of blood

Fast for at least 8 hours prior to blood draw. Between 100-125 indicates prediabetes.


WAIST TO HIP RATIO = 0.8 or lower

Belly FAT is a more telling predictor of your health than the number you see on the bathroom scale o.O

how to: Measure your waist where a belt would go. Your natural waist is the point between your lowest ribs and your hip bones, which can be easily identified by placing your hands on your hips. Relax your tummy by breathing out gently and not tucking in. Then, adjust the measuring tape so that it is level all around.  It should not exceed 80cms (32in) in women and 94cm (37in) for men.


THYROID: 0.4-4.0 Miu/L (milli-international units per liter)


Very important to check if older than 50 or post-menopausal. The test involves a special kind of Xray that provides a “T-score,” which compares your current bone density to that of a healthy 30 yr old who presumably has peak bone mass.

CIRCULATING D: 35 nanograms per milliliter or higher

Vitamin D deficiency increases the risk for osteoporosis, breast CA, hypertension, and multiple sclerosis.