More about our Functional Medicine Testing…
All test kits are mailed to you, completed at home, and mailed to the lab. Metabolic Typing Nutrition is a prerequisite for this testing.
-Organic Acids + Food Sensitivity w/ Candida Test (finger stick – blood).
This one test looks at food sensitivities and intestinal yeast and bacteria which can be significant blocking factors to health…
The Organic Acids portion of this test is looking for intestinal yeast and bacteria. Abnormal levels of these microorganisms can affect energy levels and immune function. If abnormal levels are detected, treatment can include supplements, vitamins, antioxidants and dietary modification. Upon treatment, clients have reported significant improvement such as regular bowel movements, increased energy and alertness, increased concentration and decreased abdominal pain.
The Food Sensitivity w/ Candida portion of this test is a useful guide for removing offending foods from the diet. The elimination of positively tested foods can improve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, autism, AD(H)D, arthritis, joint pain, and brain fog. Problems with Candida begin when the benign yeast form of Candida albicans mutates to its fungal form. Candida can take over sections of the intestinal tract resulting in numerous symptoms. As it grows out of balance, it produces toxins that can create holes in the lining of the intestines, leading to leaky gut syndrome.
-Stress and Hormones Test (saliva)
In this test, we are looking at the health of the adrenal glands and so much more…
This test allows us to look into the entire system that responds to stressors which ultimately result in the output of cortisol and DHEA-S from the adrenal glands. The cortisol and DHEA-S that are measured are an end-result of a carefully orchestrated stress response. This end-result information gives us a very clear look into how the body is handling stress.
Stress is a part of our daily lives – no one can escape it. How we internalize, manage and respond to stress has a significant effect on health and the development of disease. When we think of stress we often think of major life events such as the death of a loved one, divorce, major health issues, etc. While these stressors have consequences, the most common daily stressors are the ones which often go unrecognized and therefore are not adequately addressed. Some of the most common stressors include high and low blood sugar, poor quality sleep, and increased inflammation.
-Gut, Liver, Detoxification Test (urine)
This test is a convenient screen of the body’s most fundamental functional systems…
It looks at how well the liver is detoxifying, how well the body is breaking down proteins, and the body’s antioxidant capacity. The information provided from this test will indicate whether liver supporting formulas, digestive enzymes/HCL, and antioxidants are necessary.
-H.Pylori and Parasite Test (stool)
Screening the gastrointestinal tract is relevant in these days of food sensitivities, bugs, leaky gut, and stress…
It’s particularly relevant for those with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, digestive trouble or any symptoms linked to bowel dysfunction. Symptoms may include autoimmune disorders, joint pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, skin conditions, increasing food and environmental allergies, asthma, chronic sinusitis, migraines and yeast-related disorders.
This test is only available for the 8-Week Metabolic Typing Nutrition Program.