The circulatory, digestive, endocrine, immune, lymphatic, muscular, nervous, reproductive, respiratory, skeletal and urinary systems all work together to make you feel, think and be.
With a comprehensive questionnaire and specialized lab exams that will take a deeper look at your body and its current health status.
Through Functional Medicine, we can identify risks of a chronic disease, cause(s) of a current illness, and overall optimal levels of nutrients, hormones, enzymes, gut flora, that you body needs.
Through a discovery session we can help you decide if functional medicine is your best option. In this consult we will discuss your case and choose, together, the best course of action.
Completion of a comprehensive questionnaire that analyzes all the variables contributing to your health condition.
After analysis of your questionnaire and acquiring 1 year of medical records, you will receive a complete report detailing areas of focus that are affecting your health.
Laboratory testing is usually necessary to take a deeper look at your body and determine what the root of your ailments are.
After we receive your results, we will prepare a custom program created to heal from within based on your body needs.
Unlike any other nutritional assessments, NutrEval FMV® provides a framework of core nutrients in 6 key areas: Antioxidants, B Vitamins, Small Intestine Digestion, Essential Fatty Acids, Minerals and Heavy Metals. In this test, the Organic Acids are measured in a convenient first-morning urine collection and metabolites from a blood draw.
The GI Effects Comprehensive Stool Profile is the stool test of choice for managing gut health and has been enhanced to now offer:
SpectraCell’s comprehensive male and female hormone panels reveal the overall state of hormonal balance in a patient. Like nutrients, hormones influence all aspects of health and disease – mood, sleep, metabolism, immunity, heart health and appearance. An imbalance of one hormone can initiate cascade of events that alters other hormones, so a comprehensive look at hormone status is key.
Thyroid hormones directly regulate every cell in our body as most basic functions like metabolism, emotions and thinking. We also test several proteins that affect thyroid function as well as antibodies to thyroid which can detect autoimmunity (when the immune system attacks healthy tissue) and your levels of cortisol, the stress hormone.
There has been a monumental shift in the scientific understanding of the role of cholesterol in coronary artery disease. We offer testing beyond the conventional lipid panel because research shows that too often, traditional testing fails to detect cardiovascular disease in its early stages. In fact, a 2009 study shows that 50% of patients hospitalized for coronary events have “normal” levels of traditional markers such as LDL-C.
We test for various genetic markers with multiple clinical uses. Testing for lipoprotein genetic markers, such as the ApoE Genotype, helps articulate a patient’s inherited risk for cardio metabolic conditions. Coagulation genetic markers, such as Factor V Leiden and Prothrombin Mutation, determine whether a patient is at significantly higher risk for blood clotting. Pharmacogenetics testing, such as CYP2C19 or Warfarin Sensitivity, helps predict patients’ individual responses to a given medication, allowing for highly personalized treatment plans. Of course we also offer the MTFHR genetic variant testing for possible impaired detoxification.
Saliva testing is an easy and noninvasive way of assessing hormone balancing needs. Unlike serum tests, saliva testing represents only hormones actively delivered to receptors in the body.
URINARY NEUROTRANSMITTER TESTING
Labrix neurotransmitter testing utilizes HPLC Triple Quadrupole MS/MS technology which is proving to be the most sensitive and accurate methodology for measuring urinary neurotransmitters.
Imbalances in certain neurotransmitters are associated with most prevalent symptoms and conditions below:
There is more than a 95% chance that something you are eating everyday is actually toxic to your system! The way we measure how your body reacts to the foods you eat is through the Bloodprint test, which pinpoints the foods that support healthy body chemistry and those that are toxic to you.
A possible cause of leaky gut is increased intestinal permeability or intestinal hyper-permeability. This could happen when tight junctions in the gut, which control what passes through the lining of the small intestine, don’t work properly leading to leaked substances into the bloodstream. This test will identify the permeability of your gut to determine if this is contributing to your symptoms.
The Alcat Test may help uncover which foods and other substances trigger chronic inflammation and its related health issues such as gastrointestinal, metabolic disorders and others. The Alcat Test measures cellular reactions to over 450 substances.
By Dr. Kendrick Heywood on April 20, 2017
Diabetes is a very common and growing widespread disease. Diabetes Type II is known as inuslin resistance diabetes. It is the result of chronic elevations of blood sugar and a decrease in the sensitivity of insulin released from the pancreas.