We offer the following advanced lab testing
Neurotransmitters are chemicals that are found in the brain. The function of these chemicals affects our mood, emotions, pain, and energy levels. These chemicals include GABA, serotonin, dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, fatigue, brain fog, ADD, or chronic pain, your doctor may recommend checking your neurotransmitters to find the underlying cause. This is done with a simple urine test at home. Your physician may be able to help bring these brain chemicals back into balance with diets, supplements, and lifestyle changes. With these non-prescription therapies, you will not suffer the negative side-effects that can often accompany prescribed medication.
Advanced Nutritional Testing
Many of us have heard the saying, “you are what you eat.” However, few of us ever get full nutritional testings done. It is highly important to know what our bodies are deficient in, as well as what we have an over-abundance of. Nutritional testing provides us with this valuable information and comes with full, color-coded results. This knowledge will empower you to make sure that your body can receive exactly what it needs to maximize your health.
Comprehensive Cardiovascular Blood Testing
This comprehensive testing of your cardiovascular system goes above and beyond the general lipid panel that is typically recommended to patients each year by their physicians. It looks at the size of the lipids in the body, which strongly relates to how harmful these particles actually are. It also tests for many inflammatory markers, which are strong indicators of the risk of future heart attacks and strokes. Genetic markers for cardiovascular disease are also tested. Having all of this knowledge enables you and your doctor to develop a plan to maintain wellness and to avoid future cardiovascular disease.
Adrenal Stress Testing
We all suffer from a great deal of stress these days. With all of the technology, it is nearly impossible to get the much needed time for rest and relaxation. This stress can wear down your adrenal glands, as your body spends too much time in an “on” mode. Other hormones suffer as the body works too hard to keep up with cortisol production. If you are feeling “burned out,” you may need to have your adrenal hormones checked. This is an easy saliva test that will indicate what you need and the supplements that can help bring your body back into balance.
Environmental Toxicity Testing
It’s true…most people have hundreds of toxic chemicals in their bodies. Toxins are in the food that we eat, the clothes that we wear, the cleaning products, soaps, and shampoos that we use every day. Many of these toxic chemicals can effect our hormone or neurologic systems. Additionally, toxins are often stored in fat, making it difficult to lose weight. By knowing what our bodies are contaminated with, we can make educated changes to our environment, our food choices, and our personal care products to begin the process of detoxification.
In-depth Gastrointestinal Health Analysis
The way that bowel health affects our general health is greatly underestimated. We are just beginning to understand the extreme importance of this system. Problems with our gastrointestinal health can lead to all sorts of issues, including nutritional deficits and auto-immune problems. It is amazing how many of us have hidden bowel issues, such as over-growth of bad bacteria, under-growth of necessary bacteria, pathologic yeast, parasites, and lack of adequate digestive enzymes. A simple stool test is all that is needed and it can be done right in the privacy of your own home.
Food Sensitivity Testing
Do you ever get very bloated, gassy, or tired after eating? Food sensitivities are extremely common. These are not allergies, which cause the release of histamine. Food sensitivities stimulate our white blood cells and put our immune system on alert. They are commonly found in patients with auto-immune disease and are becoming more frequent as more foods are being genetically modified. Chronic fatigue and general pain can be reduced by avoiding food that adversely stimulates our immune system. The only way to identify problem foods and additives that your body is uniquely reacting to is to have this advanced testing done through a reputable clinic.