When you have digestive disorders, it is common to suffer from fatigue, depression, weight problems, anxiety, insomnia, hormone imbalance, chronic illness, or even diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, colitis, or diabetes. Now, there is a variety of sophisticated functional lab tests that help us determine the specific areas causing your underlying problems and enable the development of a plan to get you back to feeling your best.
60% of Americans suffer from symptoms associated with food reactions. 90% of all food allergy reactions are caused by eight foods. Symptoms associated with food sensitivities include:
Identifying what foods you react to can be accomplished through a sophisticated lab test or through an Elimination Diet process. We will determine which method is best depending on the severity of your gut issues and financial considerations.
You may have heard the term “Leaky Gut”, a term used to describe unhealthy and weak lining of the intestine. When the intestinal barrier is broken down, undigested food particles can enter the blood stream and cause many physiological ramifications. This condition is becoming more and more relevant to identifying imbalances in the body and underlying health issues. Intestinal Permeability can be caused by dietary factors, gut conditions, stress and/or medications. This test evaluates important aspects of digestion, including proteins, enzymes and histamine.
Micronutrient testing is an assessment of your nutritional status. The test includes 33 vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. You may not be absorbing all the nutrients from your foods because of your digestive issues and/or your diet may not be providing all the nutrients that your body needs. This test provides a clear picture of what nutrients are adequate, borderline or deficient. It is a more sophisticated test that also enables me to identify patterns for particular health conditions. This requires blood to be drawn at a local lab.
A FDA approved and DNA technology stool test offers a comprehensive look at the overall health of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and your immune system function. It is a non-invasive evaluation of gastrointestinal function that includes analyses of digestion, absorption, bacterial balance, yeast, viruses, Secretory IgA, and parasites.
This screening test provides an accurate metabolic snapshot of what is going on in the body and can be very useful for discovering underlying causes of chronic illness. It assists in evaluating energy cycle function, neurotransmitter levels, nutritional and antioxidant deficiencies, yeast and bacteria overgrowth, fatty acid metabolism and oxalate levels.