Information in this book has been updated and replaced by: North American Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine: 2013 October, v.01, n.01 (ISBN-13: 978-1492891451; ISBN-10: 1492891452). Foundational Assessments and Wellness Promotion in Integrative Chiropractic and Functional Medicine is a clinically-oriented textbook that introduces and reviews essential concepts in patient assessment and wellness promotion. Beyond reviewing fundamentals of patient management and history-taking, this book provides valuable insight into the performance and interpretation of necessary laboratory tests. Laboratory interpretation is often necessary for the management of common conditions such as hypertension and diabetes, as well as for the detection of the cause(s) of chronic unwellness and the contributors to various common clinical disorders. Routinely performed lab tests are often underinterpreted; many doctors have not been trained to optimize their usefulness. Further, many available tests are underutilized, thus leaving doctors and patients unaware of the answers that are easily available to them. This book shows doctors how to use tests accurately and effectively; the nutritional protocols help doctors and patients along the path toward wellness and optimal health.