Functional Lab Testing
Want to feel better? Stop guessing. Get tested.
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.
Food Allergy/Sensitivity/Intolerance Testing
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:
Fatigue / Poor sleep
Constipation, Diarrhea or soft stool
Gas or bloating
Gastro esophageal reflux (GERD / Acid Reflux / Heartburn)
Hives, rash, eczema or edema
Joint pain and inflammation
Headache or migraine
Poor absorption of valuable vitamins and minerals
Decreased immune function
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.
Advanced Intestinal Barrier Assessment
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.
Digestive Stool Analysis
I use several labs with advanced genomic technology using an easy-to-collect stool sample at home, which offer a more accurate and 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 a range of analyses including digestion, absorption, bacterial balance, yeast, viruses, Secretory IgA, and parasites.
You’ll learn what your good and dysbiotic bacteria levels are in the gut, and gain an understanding of how these impact health conditions and metabolic functions. In addition, there are functional keystone species in the gut that can be unfriendly to pathogens and allow good gut microbes to thrive. Diet, lifestyle and supplement recommendations are provided with the report.
Organic Acids Test
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.
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.
"Maureen has the added knowledge about specific lab tests to order to help put the body into balance using the right supplements in addition to nutritional suggestions and plans."
- Grace, 66
Stop guessing. Get tested with Maureen
Healthy nutrition is about more than what food to eat. It's about what your body needs. Through comprehensive lab testing, we identify why you're experiencing greater acid reflux, leaky gut, inflammation, difficulty losing weight or other symptoms that keep you from feeling your best. Then, I guide you through a plan that is tailored to your precise needs - addressing these underlying conditions and establishing you on a path of healthy aging.
Ready to stop guessing with Maureen?
Have PPO health insurance and/or a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or a Health Savings Account (HSA)?Maureen works with Dr. Jeanette Boggs Reed, D.C. to facilitate getting coverage for what is allowed from your insurance and savings accounts.