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Testing Available

 

When it comes to a customized approach to nutrition, lifestyle and supplements, I take a “Test Don’t Guess” approach. Testing gives us a deeper look and more pieces to the puzzle to give you the personalized care that you deserve!

Are you feeling…

like you KNOW something is off in your body but all you are being told by practitioners is that “your labs look fine”? You deserve being heard and identifying what is going on underneath the surface so that you can have a plan and finally FEEL BETTER. Unfortunately, most patients I see are getting very BARE MINIMUM testing done by their practitioner and are not getting a full picture of their health to identify imbalances that are driving their symptoms. Here are SOME of the specialty tests that I use in my practice. Below, you will find a brief description of each test. Both the Nourish & Thrive and Gut Love Programs include testing and additional testing beyond what is included in the package is available for an additional cost.

  • Wheat Zoomer Test
  • Gut microbiome or “gut health test” called GI-Map
  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Test
  • Complete Comprehensive Metabolic Panel

Wheat Zoomer by Vibrant America

Are you reacting to gluten or wheat?

  • Research estimates that 18 million Americans have gluten sensitivity and 2 million Americans have celiac disease.
  • Many people feel they have issues with gluten and are tested by their doctors for celiac or a wheat allergy and come back negative but still have issues with gluten.
  • What sensitivity can damage the intestinal lining and lead to inflammation
  • Uncovering wheat sensitivities is important to help develop a nutritional plan to reduce inflammation and prevent disease
  • Wheat sensitivity can contribute to leaky gut, autoimmune disease and neurological symptoms
  • Chronic inflammation is associated with many diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis

The Wheat Zoomer will rule out issues with gluten, wheat and to see if a leaky gut is present

 

GI Microbial Assay Plus (GI-Map)

Let’s take a peek at your gut microbiome

Gut health impacts overall health. Over 70% of our immune system stems from our gut!

This test measures gastrointestinal microbiota DNA from a single stool sample with state of the art, quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) technology.

It’s a gut health test designed to detect microbes that may be disturbing normal microbial balance or contributing to illness as well as indicators of digestion, absorption, inflammation, and immune function.

Some conditions that warrant testing are:

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • IBS/IBD
  • Digestive complaints, diarrhea or constipation
  • Brain fog
  • Skin problems, like acne and psoriasis
  • Mood disorders, depression, and anxiety
  • Diabetes and weight loss issues

Learn more about the GI Map here.

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel

Not your average blood test

This is a great place to start for a test because it includes markers that are often not included in your annual blood work. This test is often my go to for clients in my Nourish & Thrive Program.

You won’t just get a fasting glucose level to assess your sugars. I’ll test your HgbA1c AND fasting insulin to get a better understanding of how well you are responding to the insulin and what your average glucose levels have looked like over the last 3 months.

Ever get told that your thyroid is “fine”? Take a peak at those labs and make sure you have not only a TSH but also a T4, Free T4, Free T3, Reverse T3 and thyroid antibodies TPO and TG so you have a FULL picture of how well your thyroid is functioning.

You’ll get all the above mentioned on this comprehensive metabolic panel

PLUS:

a FULL Iron Panel

Variety of thyroid supporting nutrients such as iodine, selenium, zinc and other micronutrients such as magnesium, Vitamin B12 and metabolite of Vitamin B12 MMA, Vitamin D, Vitamin B6

Omega fatty acid profile to assess your omega 3 to omega 6 ratio

CRP which is an inflammatory marker

and a few other labs that are incredibly valuable as we optimize your health and create a customized nutrition, lifestyle and supplement plan

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