Many diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, and even food allergies start very slowly and imperceptibly. When a person starts a health improvement program the best way is to run a series of medical tests to determine the current or baseline status. It makes a lot more sense than to make changes that are like blindly working in the dark. Then after a period of time the tests can be repeated to determine what progress has been made. This is the sensible approach. Many of the tests can also be done at home. A cost effective way to provide even more data to monitor the progress.
There are many very accurate tests that can be easily performed at home. They include blood pressure and blood flow, temperature, lung volume and velocity, arterial oxygen delivery, stress, mental reflex memory and cognition, body weight, visual color and contrast recognition, muscle strength and agility, hip waist ratio, and a number of simple urine and saliva test strip tests. A visiting phlebotomist network is also available to cover the tests requiring blood draws. This approach of readily available testing is a great way to do periodic progress monitoring.