Functional Nutrition Testing
I offer optional functional lab testing to ensure we are working with all the pieces we need to get to the root causes and the whole picture of your health in order to heal, meet your goals and thrive through functional nutrition!
Here is some of the testing I offer:
Nutrition and Toxicity Assessment
This is arguably the most comprehensive nutritional evaluation of your body, allowing us to take inventory of your current nutrient status, metabolic and cellular function as well as screen for toxicity. This profile assesses numerous metabolic pathways and synthesizes this complex biochemistry into personalized and actionable nutritional treatment options. Critical nutrients that are functionally assessed include:
- Glutathione and CoQ10
- B Vitamins
- Amina acids
- Essential Fatty Acids
- Digestive health makers
- Methylation assessment
- Toxic Elements/Heavy metals
- Oxidative stress markers, mitochondria, and cellular health
Nutrigenomic (Nutrition-Based Genetic) Testing
There’s no such thing as a one size fits all approach to diet, nutrition and fitness and disease prevention. Nutrigenomic testing identifies your unique nutrition-based genetic profile.
This kind of testing looks at genetic biomarkers that help to establish best practices for diet, supplements to consider and avoid, exercise, fasting and other lifestyle practices that are best for your personal genotype to optimize your health and the optimal approach to your weight loss and body composition goals as well as specific approaches in disease prevention that are critical for you.
Food Sensitivity and Food Allergy Testing
This test measures both IgG food sensitivities and IgE food allergies. The body can react to foods in many different ways. Adverse food reactions can lead to distressing symptoms and chronic health conditions. Often times it is unknown exactly which food(s) may be the cause and testing can help identify the problematic foods.
Removal of the reactive foods often results in the resolution of symptoms whether as a short term measure while supporting underlying gut or immune/inflammatory root causes or more permanently, based on the results of this test you can gain clarity on potential for intolerances and course of action.
Functional GI Stool Test
The most advanced and comprehensive assessment of complete GI health, assessing the root cause of most gut complaints.
A functional stool test that provides immediate, actionable clinical information for the management of gastrointestinal health. Utilizing cutting-edge technologies and biomarkers, this test offers valuable insight into digestive function, intestinal inflammation, and the intestinal microbiome in order to make meaningful changes in diet, lifestyle, and microbiome health for optimal gut health and for all the other systems and organs impacted by our gut health.
Your gut is the epicenter of your physiological and mental health. If your health goals include a better immune system, better digestion and elimination, brain health, mood health, skin health, hormonal health, weight loss, and chronic disease prevention then start with your gut!
Adrenal and Functional Hormonal Health Assessment
Replacement therapy is not the only path to addressing hormones. A functional assessment of Endocrine hormones allows us to support and balance hormones through food first as well as for applying support through lifestyle medicine, circadian medicine, and herbal medicine.
Body Composition Test
This is an in-office test (only) that goes beyond looking at pounds alone and instead measures your entire body composition of fat, muscle, electrolytes, and water in order to have the best assessment of immediate health markers and hydration.
If weight loss is a goal it also helps us to assess where our attention should divide between fat loss and muscle gain goals and in follow up appointments serves as the most comprehensive and transparent assessment of your weight-loss and body composition progress.