FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE

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UNCOVER THE ROOT OF DISEASE

Functional medicine is a systems-oriented, science based approach that involves taking your biochemistry, physiology, genetics, and environmental exposures into account when looking for the cause of specific health concern.

SINGLE ORGANISM

The circulatory, digestive, endocrine, immune, lymphatic, muscular, nervous, reproductive, respiratory, skeletal and urinary systems all work together to make you feel, think and be.

HOW DO WE DIAGNOSE YOU?

With a comprehensive questionnaire and specialized lab exams that will take a deeper look at your body and its current health status.

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CAN FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE HELP ME?

Through Functional Medicine, we can identify risks of a chronic disease, cause(s) of a current illness, and overall optimal levels of nutrients, hormones, enzymes, gut flora, that you body needs.

IS FM FOR ME?

Through a discovery session we can help you decide if functional medicine is your best option. In this consult we will discuss your case and choose, together, the best course of action.

THE 4 STEP APPROACH

Functional medicine uses a 4-step approach. Take a look!

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LABORATORY DIAGNOSTICS

NUTREVAL

Unlike any other nutritional assessments, NutrEval FMV® provides a framework of core nutrients in 6 key areas: Antioxidants, B Vitamins, Small Intestine Digestion, Essential Fatty Acids, Minerals and Heavy Metals. In this test, the Organic Acids are measured in a convenient first-morning urine collection and metabolites from a blood draw.

GI EFFECTS

The GI Effects Comprehensive Stool Profile is the stool test of choice for managing gut health and has been enhanced to now offer:

  • Further insight into gut flora by identifying 24 Commensal Bacteria targets using PCR technology
  • Identification of parasites using O&P technology
  • Biomarkers indicating levels of digestive and absorptive functions, as well as potential issues with gut inflammation and immunology
  • Interested in a specific Genova Diagnostics test? Contact us for a functional medicine consultation today!

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MALE/FEMALE HORMONE

SpectraCell’s comprehensive male and female hormone panels reveal the overall state of hormonal balance in a patient. Like nutrients, hormones influence all aspects of health and disease – mood, sleep, metabolism, immunity, heart health and appearance. An imbalance of one hormone can initiate cascade of events that alters other hormones, so a comprehensive look at hormone status is key.

THYROID TEST

Thyroid hormones directly regulate every cell in our body as most basic functions like metabolism, emotions and thinking. We also test several proteins that affect thyroid function as well as antibodies to thyroid which can detect autoimmunity (when the immune system attacks healthy tissue) and your levels of cortisol, the stress hormone.

CARDIOVASCULAR RISK IDENTIFICATION

There has been a monumental shift in the scientific understanding of the role of cholesterol in coronary artery disease. We offer testing beyond the conventional lipid panel because research shows that too often, traditional testing fails to detect cardiovascular disease in its early stages. In fact, a 2009 study shows that 50% of patients hospitalized for coronary events have “normal” levels of traditional markers such as LDL-C.

GENETIC TESTING

We test for various genetic markers with multiple clinical uses. Testing for lipoprotein genetic markers, such as the ApoE Genotype, helps articulate a patient’s inherited risk for cardio metabolic conditions. Coagulation genetic markers, such as Factor V Leiden and Prothrombin Mutation, determine whether a patient is at significantly higher risk for blood clotting. Pharmacogenetics testing, such as CYP2C19 or Warfarin Sensitivity, helps predict patients’ individual responses to a given medication, allowing for highly personalized treatment plans. Of course we also offer the MTFHR genetic variant testing for possible impaired detoxification.

ADRENAL TESTING

Saliva testing is an easy and noninvasive way of assessing hormone balancing needs. Unlike serum tests, saliva testing represents only hormones actively delivered to receptors in the body.

URINARY NEUROTRANSMITTER TESTING

Labrix neurotransmitter testing utilizes HPLC Triple Quadrupole MS/MS technology which is proving to be the most sensitive and accurate methodology for measuring urinary neurotransmitters.

Imbalances in certain neurotransmitters are associated with most prevalent symptoms and conditions below:

  • Mood disorders; depression, anxiety
  • Adrenal dysfunction; fatigue, insomnia
  • Loss of mental focus; ADD, ADHD, cognitive fog
  • Addiction and dependency
  • Hormonal imbalances; E2 dominance, E2 deficiency, low androgens
  • Loss of appetite control; insulin resistance

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FOOD SENSITIVITY TESTING

There is more than a 95% chance that something you are eating everyday is actually toxic to your system! The way we measure how your body reacts to the foods you eat is through the Bloodprint test, which pinpoints the foods that support healthy body chemistry and those that are toxic to you.

  • Bloodprint 154: tests 154 types of foods.
  • Bloodprint 115: tests 115 types of foods.
  • Bloodprint 88: tests 88 types of foods.
  • Bloodprint Kosher: tests 108 foods associated with kosher diets.
  • Bloodprint Vegetarian: tests 104 types of foods associated with vegetarian diets.

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INTESTINAL PERMIABILITY

A possible cause of leaky gut is increased intestinal permeability or intestinal hyper-permeability. This could happen when tight junctions in the gut, which control what passes through the lining of the small intestine, don’t work properly leading to leaked substances into the bloodstream. This test will identify the permeability of your gut to determine if this is contributing to your symptoms.

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FOOD INTOLERANCE TEST

The Alcat Test may help uncover which foods and other substances trigger chronic inflammation and its related health issues such as gastrointestinal, metabolic disorders and others. The Alcat Test measures cellular reactions to over 450 substances.

CONDITIONS WE CAN HELP YOU WITH

We create programs that fit every need, here are some examples:

GI HEALTH

NUTRITONAL DEFICIENCIES

DERMATITIS

HORMONAL IMBALANCE

THYROID IMBALANCE

MENOPAUSE

LOW ENERGY

CHRONIC FATIGUE

DECREASED LIBIDO

NEURODEGENERATIVE DISORDERS

AUTOIMMUNE CONDITIONS

DERMATITIS

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