Advanced Lab Tests
Alongside therapeutic nutrition counseling and care, labs can provide you with a deeper understanding of your symptoms so you can feel empowered and confident in your treatment plan.
Mediator Release Test (MRT)
Food sensitivities can play an important role in triggering symptoms in many challenging conditions.
The Mediator Release Test (MRT) checks the levels of inflammation that your body is producing in response to 170 different foods and chemicals, this way you know exactly which foods your body is reacting to, and which foods you are not reacting to.
We then proceed with a customized elimination diet known as LEAP which stands for Lifestyle Eating and Performance. Your MRT results will be translated into delicious meal ideas so you can hit the ground running and start feeling better fast. This process eliminates any guesswork of having to figure out which foods are problematic to your body, that way we can dramatically increase your chances of seeing symptom improvement within the first few weeks.
The GI-MAP is a comprehensive stool test that helps us get a snapshot of your gut microbiome so we can better understand the root cause(s) of your symptoms. It targets the DNA of various organisms in the large intestine that may be contributing to your health complaints and can detect for things like parasites, bacteria, fungi, and more! Once we have an understanding of your microbiome, we can start the process of healing.
SIBO Breath Test
A breath test can help you determine if your symptoms are caused by small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth occurs when bacteria enter your normally sterile small intestine and begin to colonize. As a results, people with bacterial overgrowth typically develop symptoms including nausea, bloating, vomiting, diarrhea, malnutrition, weight loss and malabsorption.
Almost every physiological function in your body requires micronutrients to function optimally. Micronutrients play an important role in energy production,
hemoglobin synthesis, maintenance of bone health, adequate
immune function, and protection of the body against oxidative
stress and cellular damage. Knowing both your extracellular and intracellular micronutrient levels are key to a thorough understanding of your nutritional requirements at a foundational level, which may contribute to your risk for disease, while simultaneously and positively impacting your overall health and well-being.