& LAB TESTING
Functional Medicine is science-based approach to healing that is based on natural health solutions. We practice a "root cause" approach instead of the classic allopathic approach to sympom relief. In order to determine treatments we use lab work to delve deeper and specific nutritional treatment can be determined from this analysis. That’s right, nutritional treatment is tailored to your own biology by using your blood work (and other tests). By interpreting your tests in optimal ranges, rather than just going off of traditional high and low lab values , it is possible to optimize your health and help even hard to treat chronic conditions. Who wouldn’t want more energy and vitality, better sleep, less pain, lowered cholesterol and so much more? This work and the products we use are backed by the latest research. There are hundreds of scientific studies done every year that continually provide us with the knowledge to make the best choices for you. We want to get you better…faster. Most blood work ordered today is limited to a very basic number of tests because of insurance restrictions. We go beyond these limitations by ordering comprehensive studies and matching those findings with your history, questionnaires and exam findings to determine the best advice for you.
We also recommend high quality tested supplements so that you are getting what you need and purchase!
If you haven’t heard of an Organic Acids Test (OAT)
and you have any of the following health challenges
then this test may be what you are looking for:
*ADD or Autism
*chronic sinus infections
*chronic headaches or migraines
*memory or brain fog
*depression or mental problems
*unexplained pain or symptoms
The OAT provides an accurate metabolic snapshot offering markers for yeast, bacteria, mold exposure! It also provides information on vitamin status, neurotransmitters, glutathione status, oxylate metabolism and much more. These markers are NOT all found on common blood screens and can tell you about how well your body is making energy, making brain chemicals and antioxidants...all things that are important to optimal health and feeling great every single day!
Just take mold as an example...just a simple marker for high levels of exposure to Aspergillus, a common mold found in homes and on foods, could be the key to finally being done with all those allergy medications or the solution to daily depression. Molds and mycotoxins are a major cause of many chronic illnesses in that these toxins target organs such as the liver, kidney and brain and suppress our own immune systems. The best thing about knowing that mold (or yeast, or bacteria or any of these urine metabolites) is present on your OAT is that we can find the most natural and safe way to treat and mitigate the symptoms that you have without guesswork.