Programs / Testing
There are several tests available to help someone determine the cause of their symptoms. Sometimes I will order these tests and other times I will refer out to another practitioner depending on the situation. That said, I am familiar with these tests and in correlating the results to diet.
Gastrointestinal Function Profile
GI Effects Stool Analysis Profiles go beyond “old stool technology” to bring you the most comprehensive stool analysis to date. GI Effects Profiles use DNA analysis to identify microbiota — including anaerobes, a previously immeasurable area of the gut environment. In addition to much more comprehensive bacteriology, mycology, and parasitology, GI Effects Profiles report drug resistance genes, antibiotic and botanical sensitivities, gliadin-specific sIgA, Elastase1, plus other inflammation, digestion, and absorption markers clinicians requested — with no hidden costs. Sample Report
Resting Metabolic Rate
Your resting metabolic rate represents the amount of calories needed for maintaining body functions. In simpler terms it is the amount of calories your body would need if awake, but in a resting state all day. MedGem by HealtheTech is the device we use; it’s a handheld, noninvasive calorimeter that determines a person’s calorie needs. This machine can account for 75-100% of a person’s total daily calorie expenditure. (Medgem handheld device) Detail
Metabolic Nutrient Profile
Unlike any other nutritional assessments,
NutrEval FMV® provides a framework of core nutrients in 5 key areas: Antioxidants, B Vitamins, Digestive Support, Essential Fatty Acids, and Minerals. In this test, the Amino Acids are measured in a convenient first-morning urine collection.
NutrEval: Sample Report
Trouble sleeping? Feeling exhausted after a full night’s sleep? Have you been under chronic stress? Testing your cortisol might be helpful information for healing the adrenal system.
GI Food Allergy Sensitivity
IgE Food Antibodies are considered “true” allergies as onset of symptoms is typically within 1 hour of ingesting the food.
IgG4 antibodies are associated with non-atopic or “delayed” food reactions that can worsen or contribute to many different health problems. These reactions are considered the most common form of immunologically mediated food intolerance.