We conduct standard blood tests to determine physiological and biochemical states such as disease, mineral content, and organ function. These tests provide a tremendous amount of information to the practitioner. Standard blood tests are performed as a screening. More specific tests can be ordered if necessary.
These tests include blood count, blood chemicals, lipids (cholesterol), blood glucose, prostate specific antigen (PSA), iron levels, food allergy testing, vitamin and mineral status.
Toxic Metals and Environmental Pollutants
The question is not “Are You Toxic?”, the question has become: “How Toxic Are You?”. Toxic metals used in industrial processes have increased human exposure dramatically during the last 50 years. Toxic metals have detrimental effects, even at minute levels, but the effects vary with the mode and degree of exposure and with an individual’s metabolism and detoxification. The utility of tissue heavy metal analysis for diagnosis and treatment applications has been increasing as the medical understanding of the relationship between nutrient and heavy metal toxicity develops.
Acute metal poisoning is rare. More common, however, is a chronic, low-level exposure that accumulates in the body over time and which can be associated with a vast array of adverse health effects and chronic disease. For an individual, toxicity occurs when net retention exceeds physiological tolerance.
The preferred method to test toxic metals is via urine analysis.
IgG/IgE/IgA Food Allergies
Food allergies can be linked to numerous health concerns including, but not limited to, digestive issues, headaches and skin rashes. Identifying and eliminating/minimizing exposure to these potential allergens is the first step in allowing the body to heal itself.
By evaluating the levels of hormones, such as estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA and cortisol, within the body, valuable insight can be gained on menopause, fertility concerns, PMS, stress levels and thyroid function
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis
A stool analysis detects the presence of pathogenic microorganisms such as yeast, parasites, and bacteria that contribute to chronic illness and neurological dysfunction. This test also evaluates digestion, absorption, inflammation and immune function within the digestive tract.
Nutrients require a specific internal environment to be properly digested and transported throughout the body. Many chronic disorders come from digestive problems and inadequate nutrient absorption. A stool analysis will help guide a more accurate and complete treatment protocol for your digestive concerns.