Appropriate testing can be a valuable tool in uncovering underlying deficiencies and areas of imbalance. During your initial consultation, Emily will determine which tests may be right for you.
Tests available for order include, but are not limited to:
- Food and Herb Sensitivities
- Other sensitivities – mold, chemicals, environmental toxins, preservatives, and anti-inflammatory agents
- Micronutrient panel – also measures total antioxidant function, and immune response.
- Cardio-Metabolic Testing
- Vascular Inflammation Markers
- Lipoprotein Particle Profile
- Hormonal Balance
- Thyroid Hormones
- Genetic testing – Telomere, Apolipoprotein E, MTHFR, Factor V Leiden, and Prothrombin
Please reach out for more information in regards to testing (some tests are eligible for coverage by most insurances)
What is the difference between a sensitivity and an allergy?
- An allergy initiates an immediate symptomatic response by triggering a release of antibodies. True allergies can affect multiple organs, and can be extremely severe and even life threatening. Food sensitivities or intolerances also influence an immune response, however symptoms vary and can take multiple days to present them. Symptoms manifest in a number of ways, from headaches, skin issues, joint pain, to digestive discomfort such as gas and bloating.
What is Leaky Gut?
- Also known as intestinal permeability, Leaky Gut is a condition where the tight junctions between the epithelial cells or intestinal cells create gaps and cracks in the gut lining. This space between cells then allows for proteins and other particles to escape from the intestines and into the blood stream. These undigested particles create an immune response leading to underlying inflammation and a wide variety of symptoms. Leaky Gut can be caused by an accumulation of factors, from antibiotic use, yeast overgrowth and microbial imbalance to food sensitivities, nutritional deficiencies, and other aggravating factors.
What is candida?
- Candida is a type of yeast naturally found in body. However, a number of dietary and lifestyle factors can initiate an acidic environment in which the yeast thrive and starve out other beneficial gastrointestinal bacteria. Candida overgrowth manifests in a number of ways, from gas and bloating, to brain fog, skin issues, weight gain, sugar cravings, and many more.
What is MTHFR?
- This gene provides the blueprint necessary to make the enzyme methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. This enzyme is responsible for converting 5, 10-methylenetetrahydrofolate to 5-methylenetetrahydrofolate, which is important imperative in the metabolism of folate and homocysteine. The product of this reaction converts homocysteine (a potentially toxic amino acid) to methionine (a necessary and beneficial amino acid). This gene is important in methylation and detoxification, and can indicate an increased risk for Cardiovascular Disease. Mutations in this gene are common and can impair its enzymatic ability, which inhibits proper detoxification.