Functional Micronutrient Deficiency Test – 34 measures – vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids. This test tells us how well the nutrients are functioning within the cell; it does not measure the amount of nutrient in the blood at that moment in time. This is a better indicator of functional deficiencies and is the only test of its kind
tests for genetic polymorphism that affects detoxification, hormone metabolism, folate metabolism and homocysteine levels (increases risk of clotting and stroke).
The ApoE gene is involved in the metabolism of cholesterol and triglycerides. There are 6 genotypes, and 45% of the population has a variant that increases cardiovascular risk. This is a genetic test that only needs to be done once in a lifetime.
Lipoprotein Particle Profile
Different than a standard cholesterol test, this panel measures lipoprotein particle sizes and numbers, LP(a), homocysteine, fasting insulin, and other risk factors not identified on a standard cholesterol test. 50% of those that have a heart attack have normal cholesterol levels! This test could save your life!
Telomere Length Testing
The telomere is the cap on the end of our DNA. As we age, the telomere shortens. This test measures the length of the telomeres, and tells you whether you are aging faster than normal, normally, or slower than your age. It was featured on a segment on the Today show, “Living to 100!” Click here for more information.
Adrenal Expanded Stress Test
Measures four cortisol levels, DHEA, and 12 neurotransmitters (covered by most major insurance). Stress affects every aspect of your health. The adrenal glands produce our stress “chemicals”. This panel will show if your adrenal function is overactive, normal, or burned out. It also measures neurotransmitters, which affect brain (or mental) health.
Comprehensive Stool Analysis
includes a microbial panel, inflammatory markers, and IgA anti-gliadin. It also measures gut health, inflammation and gluten antibodies. Microbial Stool Analysis tests for gut dysbiosis (lack of good gut flora).
Saliva Celiac Panel includes total IgA and anti-gliadin IgA (gluten).
Research findings in the last several years have shown the far-reaching effect that gluten sensitivity has in the all systems of the body, not just the gut! ADHD, migraines, liver cancer, pancreatitis, cardiomyopathies, numerous autoimmune diseases, and other pathologies may have gluten sensitivity as a common trigger of the disease. Previous testing technologies were inaccurate and produced many false negative results. These new
panels contain new measures that identify gluten sensitivity, the resulting damage to the intestines known as leaky gut, cross-reactivity with other foods that can cause the body to react as if gluten was ingested, and intestinal enzymes that cause an opioid effect when eating gluten, making it difficult to eliminate gluten without withdrawal-like symptoms. Undiagnosed gluten intolerance or sensitivity results in inflammation throughout the body and triggers many disease processes. Your healthcare provider can discuss the benefits of each panel with you and help you to decide which one(s) would be appropriate for you.