Adrenal Stress Index
Adrenal Function Tests have been specifically developed to assess the level of patients’ adrenal function. Since cortisol levels ideally fluctuate according to a daily circadian, peaking in the morning and decrementing to a low at bedtime only to rise again over night, four time-specific saliva samples are collected during a “normal” day (morning, noon, afternoon and nighttime). Testing can include DHEA-S levels, estradiol, estriol, progesterone and testosterone.
Adrenal, Thyroid, Fractionated estrogens, progesterone, DHEA-S, cortisol, testosterone
Urinary neurotransmitter and salivary hormone testing is not diagnostic for any particular condition or disease, however testing can identify one or more biochemical imbalances that maybe playing a role in various conditions. Neurotransmitters such as Serotonin, Dopamine, Norepinephrine, Epinephrine, and GABA regulate our mood and sense of well being. A simple urine sample provides indicators of neurotransmitter levels allowing for targeted nutritional intervention to balance and optimize mood and create a greater sense of well being without medication.
There is overwhelming evidence confirming that nutrient deficiencies have been shown to suppress immune function contributing to chronic disease process including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis and Alzheimer’s. Testing for nutrient deficiencies can provide useful information to guide us in treatment and to optimize overall health.
Food Allergies (IgG)
Even a healthy diet can still contain food allergens without us even knowing it. There are two types of food allergy/toxicity reactions. The first, IgE or immediate/anaphylactic reactions are obvious because they occur as soon as the food is consumed. The second, called IgG or delayed response, is more difficult to determine. Foods can be creating symptoms in an individual up to four days after ingestion making it almost impossible to determine the culprit.
Organic Acid Testing (OAT)
This test highlights breakdown products of your body’s metabolism and can begin the evaluation process of yeast in the gastro-intestinal tract, bacteria, heavy metal exposure/toxicities, nutritional deficiencies as well as providing useful therapeutic options to correct imbalances.
Heavy Metal Testing
Heavy metal toxicity and exposures can begin in utero (a fetus concentrates a mother’s toxins) and continue throughout our lives. Unfortunately, build up (toxicity) of heavy metals (Mercury, Lead, Cadmium, etc) can be attributed to numerous pathologies (disease states) across the board. Testing our body burden gives us a baseline to begin getting the toxins out and regaining health.