When you have digestive disorders, it is common to suffer from fatigue, depression, weight problems, anxiety, insomnia, hormone imbalance, chronic illness, or even diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, colitis, or diabetes. Now, there is a variety of sophisticated functional lab tests that help us determine the specific areas causing your underlying problems and enable the development of a plan to get you back to feeling your best.
60% of Americans suffer from symptoms associated with food reactions. 90% of all food allergy reactions are caused by eight foods:
Identifying what foods you react to can be accomplished through a sophisticated lab test or through an Elimination Diet process. We will determine which method is best depending on the severity of your gut issues and financial considerations.
Micronutrient testing is an assessment of your nutritional status. The test includes 33 vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. You may not be absorbing all the nutrients from your foods because of your digestive issues and/or your diet may not be providing all the nutrients that your body needs. This test provides a clear picture of what nutrients are adequate, borderline or deficient. It is a more sophisticated test that also enables me to identify patterns for particular health conditions. This requires blood to be drawn at a local lab.
A stool test offers a comprehensive look at the overall health of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It is a non-invasive evaluation of gastrointestinal function that includes analyses of digestion, absorption, bacterial balance, yeast and parasites.