Laboratory Analysis

Question: What specific tests might our office be recommending for our patients?

Answer: Every patient's condition is different, but listed below are some of the tests that are used:

  • Hair Analysis - Profile 2 (hair sample)
  • Adrenal Stress Index (saliva test)
  • Regular Male Hormones Panel (saliva test)
  • Post Menopause Hormones Panel (saliva test)
  • Regular GI Health Panel (stool sample)
  • Urine Toxic & Essential Elements (urine test)
  • IgG4 Food Antibodies-30 (blood spot test)
  • Fatty Acid Profile (blood spot test)
  • Complete Hormone Panel (urine test)
  • Estrogen Metabolism Plus (urine test)
  • Porphyrins Test (urine test)
  • Autism Panel (urine test)
  • Fatty Acid Profile (blood spot test)
  • Female Blood Profile I (blood spot test)
  • Female Blood Profile II (blood spot test)
  • Male Blood Profile II (blood spot test)
  • IntraCellular MicroNutrient Test (blood draw)
  • Lipoprotein Particle Profile Test (blood draw)

Question: What is so great about our testing?

Answer: Sometimes one of our patients have had the experience of being examined by a traditional medical doctor having blood tests done, x-rays or other tests taken, only for the MD to report back that all the tests are normal. Yet, the patient knows that there is something wrong! Sometimes people don't get well under the traditional medical system. Unfortunately this experience is all too common.

Traditional doctors are trained to look only in specific places for the answers, using the same familiar labs or tests. Yet, many causes of illness cannot be found in these places. The usual tests do not look for food allergies, hidden infections, environmental toxins, mold exposures, nutritional deficiencies, heavy metal toxicity and metabolic imbalances. The right tests can uncover underlying predispositions that can be modified through diet, lifestyle, and high quality whole food and herbal supplements. We work with a number of testing companies and labs that offer unique and powerful diagnostic testing.

The medical system also teaches that certain numbers from test results, as long as they are in a certain range, are acceptable and "okay." We look at those same numbers and can see a problem developing and can recommend lifestyle changes to "stem the tide."

Question: How are the nutritional protocols and food plans determined for a patient?

Answer: Our focus is on function. How are the systems of the body functioning? The Functional Assessment Questionnaire that our patients fill out at the beginning of their care is geared towards finding which systems of the body are in a state of disfunction. After it has been determined which systems are malfunctioning, then the goal is to do testing to find out what is causing the malfunction within the system. The causes could be heavy metal toxicity, food allergies, diet, etc. After the test results are reviewed, a supplement protocol and food plan protocol are recommended to help to begin to rebuild the system that is not functioning properly. The protocols may consist of heavy metal detoxification, reversing allergies in the body, rebuilding organs that are in dysfunction, etc. As function is restored, then issues such as hormone imbalances will be corrected as the organs and systems of the body begin to operate properly. Fixing the problem is far different than treating the symptoms.

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