Bloodwork & Functional testing is an important part of Functional Nutritional Therapy.
Unfortunately, most conventional doctors today only run standard labs which leaves a lot of factors unchecked.
Prevention is key to optimal health.
The following lab panels will be able to uncover which systems/components are out of balance in your body.
By correcting these components of your health, you will be able to live in a way that is truly supported by preventative medicine.
Stop dis-ease in the body before it starts and get your functional labs run on a regular basis!
Spectracell Micronutrient Panel
Many things deplete our nutritional status and interfere with our immune system- Conventional foods, eating out, stress, medication, pollution, other toxicity and overall unbalanced or poor eating habits all contribute to nutritional depletions!
Spectracell CardioMetabolic Panel
Poor blood sugar regulation and unhealthy fatty acid make up often present long before a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes or Heart Disease. SpectraCell’s CardioMetabolic, Pre-Diabetes, and LPP™ Plus Tests offer clinically relevant evaluation to help define risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), progression toward Type 2 Diabetes, and inflammation.
Spectracell Hormonal Panel
SpectraCell Laboratories offers comprehensive male and female hormone panels that 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.
What is MTHFR and why should I have it checked?
MTHFR is an enzyme responsible for converting 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate to the product 5-methyltetrahydrofolate – it is involved in the metabolism of folate and homocysteine. The product of the reaction catalyzed by MTHFR converts homocysteine (a potentially toxic amino acid) to methionine (a useful and necessary amino acid). It is estimated that 40-50% of people have a genetic mutation that affects their risk for cardiovascular disease as well as neurological imbalances. Checking this important marker can be key in preventing many conditions and imbalances.
How often should I do Functional bloodwork?
Most people benefit from getting these labs drawn once a year, although if imbalances show up, it is highly recommended to check every 3-6 months to determine whats working and what needs to be changed or added in order to bring your values in the optimal range.
Intestinal Barrier Assessment/ Leaky gut test
The Advanced Intestinal Barrier Assessment 5150 measures DAO, histamine, and DAO: Histamine ratio, and Zonulin.
Comprehensive Stool Analysis with Parasitology
The Comprehensive Digestive Analysis is designed to test the ecology and physiology of the gut. The gut is central to health and nutrition because without adequate digestion nothing gets into the system as it should. Gut health is inherent to optimal wellness.
Food Intolerance/Allergy Testing
This test measures how your body reacts to the foods you eat and pinpoints the foods that support healthy body chemistry and those that are toxic to you. As your body reacts differently to each and every food, the food you eat each day will enhance proper body chemistry, or disrupt the correct balance. Even nutritious foods you eat (like corn, soy, egg whites, green pepper, whey, or chicken, for example) may actually act like a poison in your body. When you eat foods that form toxins in your system, those foods can cause harmful, chronic problems with your health.
This test will look at BOTH IgG “intolerance” as well as IgE “allergy”– AND we will also be able to identify if your immune system is strong enough to combat the allergy or intolerance for the specific food!
Finally! A food test that actually increases the number of foods we CAN EAT!
Pure Genomics – Genetic Testing for Prevention!
TEST – TRANSLATE – TARGET
Discover how your genetics play a role in your health, and learn how to take prevention to a whole other level!
Full report with specific recommendations regarding diet, lifestyle and supplementation will be provided.
We will uncover your personal predispositions for:
Metabolic & Weight SNP’s
Cognition & Mental Health
How to Get Started ASAP:
- Visit 23andMe.com to purchase a Health & Ancestry genetic kit.
- You will receive an email from 23andMe when your results are ready.
- Contact me!
- We will review your VERY personalized recommendations!