Saliva Hormone Testing is comprehensive hormonal testing for men and women through saliva analysis. WHO (World Health Organization) has determined that this the most accurate physiological assessment of hormonal function. Most labs only test four samples/day. However, we test five samples/day to assure even greater accuracy.
Effective for dysmenorrhea, pre and post-menopausal disorders and anti-aging. Hormones target all tissues in the body. Imbalances influence memory, IQ, cognitive abilities, weight, digestion, skin, hair, libido, etc. It is an important aspect of wellness care. Natural transdermal hormonal replacement products are available, utilizing liposome technology. This is a vital tool to help achieve functional longevity.
The test is as easy as spitting in a straw. This is invaluable information for anyone who has a chronic or significant health problem or simply wants to look and feel younger.
This service is provided through Health Restoration. Call today. 813-985-1322.
Kelly Miller, DC NMD FASA FBAARM CFMP*, is a physician for Health Restoration.
*There is currently no licensure for Naturopathic Physicians (NMD) in the state of Florida and the Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine does not currently recognize the credentialing of the Fellowship from the Brazil-American Academy for Aging and Regenerative Medicine (FBAARM), or the Certification in Functional Diagnostic Medicine (CFDMP) from Functional Medicine University.
SpectraCell’s micronutrient testing measures 33 specific nutrients, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, and metabolites that are essential contributors in mitochondrial energy production, the detoxification of dangerous hormone metabolites, the regulation of neurotransmitters, gene regulation, and hormone synthesis, and immune response.
Micronutrients profoundly affect hormonal health. Conversely, hormones profoundly affect nutrient levels. The nutrient hormone interaction is quite intricate, so evaluating one in the context of the other provides a clearer picture of what is going on with each patient. The ways micronutrients influence hormones are many and varied.
Micronutrients act on hormone percussions. Vitamin D which is not a vitamin but actually a hormone is also a hormone precursor for other steroid hormones.
Micronutrients catalyze hormone synthesis. Zinc is a required co-factor in the synthesis of Testosterone, as well as over 300 other enzymatic functions. Similarly, selenium is required to convert thyroid hormone T4 into the biologically active hormone T3. The intermediary, androstenedione can either convert to testosterone or estrone. Decreased conversion to testosterone is related to deficiencies in Coenzyme Q10, alpha lipoic acid, Vitamin E, and zinc. Co-factor deficiencies directly impact hormone conversion and production.
Micronutrients serve as strict components to hormones. The amino acid, aspartic acid, is a key structural component of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH).
Micronutrients regulate enzymes that act on hormones. Vitamin C inhibits aromatase which in an enzyme that converts testosterone to estradiol. Vitamin C has also been shown to increase progesterone. The nutrients/hormones/enzyme relationship is both powerful and intricate.
Micronutrients detoxify dangerous hormone metabolites, Folic acid, B6, B12, as well as minerals like magnesium and antioxidants like glutathione are needed to convert dangerous estrogen metabolites into benign or even beneficial metabolites. In fact deficiency of specific micronutrients increases the risk of certain cancers (breast, uterus, ovary, prostate) by inefficient metabolism of carcinogenic estrogen by-products.
Micronutrients affect neurotransmitters that regulate hormones. A good example of this is the interaction of B6, prolactin, and dopamine. Vitamin B6 is a co-factor for dopamine, which inhibits prolactin secretion, thus telling the pituitary to increase testosterone.
Micronutrients activate genes that regulate hormones. Vitamins, minerals and antioxidants directly affect genetic expression, including genes that regulate hormones. For example, Vitamin A activates the gene that controls the release of thyroid stimulating hormone.
Conversely, hormones alter nutrient levels. Hormones directly impact the function of several nutrients. For examples: thyroid hormone stimulates the production of copper transport protein, ceruloplasmin. Similarly, prolactin stimulates intestinal calcium absorption. The hormonal influence on micronutrients states is complex.
Micronutrients are essential to the healthy tissue function of organs. The prostate gland has more zinc than any other tissues in the body. Zinc is essential in the production of HCL in the stomach. Zinc is essential in the immune response. It is involved in over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body.
Micronutrients are essential in the energy production within the mitochondria of the cells. Many of the B vitamins, magnesium, Coenzyme Q10, and L-carnitine are all co-factors involved in this energy production. Deficiencies of any of these micronutrients will inhibit energy production contributing to cellular dysfunction of the liver, inhibiting detoxification processes, and heart contract ability reducing oxygenated blood throughout the body.
SpectraCell’s Micronutrients Testing provides the most comprehensive nutritional analysis available measuring functional deficiencies at the cellular level.
*Excerpts from Micronutrient Testing: How to Find What Vitamins, Minerals, and Anti-Oxidants You Need. by Kelly Miller DC NMD FASA FBAARM CFMP*
This service is provided through Health Restoration. Call 813-985-1322.
*There is currently no licensure for Naturopathic physicians (NMD) in the state of Florida and the Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine does not currently recognize the credentialing of the the Fellowship from the Brazil-American Academy for Aging and Regenerative Medicine (FBAARM), or the Certification in Functional Diagnostic Medicine (CFMP) from Functional Medicine University.
MRT - FOOD/CHEMICAL ALLERGY/SENSITIVITY TESTING
Is your food making you sick? Do you suffer from chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, heartburn/GERD, chronic sinusitis, fibromyalgia, arthritis, chronic joint pain, chronic sinus problems, insomnia, weight imbalances, autism/ADD, chronic diarrhea, skin eruptions, muscle pain?
Are you suffering from a stubborn health problem that won't go away no matter what you do? Or perhaps the medications or treatments you're taking aren't actually getting at the root cause of your illness- but you want something that will? If you feel this way , or know someone that does, consider some important facts:
Medical Research has shown that sensitivities to foods and food-chemicals can be involved in a wide variety of painful symptoms and chronic health problems.
If foods and additives in your diet are causing your illness, whatever medications you are taking will ultimately fail because they only mask the symptoms. They don't treat the underlying cause of the symptoms. And as it is too often the case, many medications have side effects that can lead to other health problems.
If food sensitivities are causing your illness and you don't properly address them, you could easily end up suffering for many years, spending thousands of dollars and lost time, productivity, and quality of life for treatments that will never work the way you want.
The solution for illness caused by food sensitivity.....
With the patented blood test called MRT (Mediator Release Test) you can account for both Type 3 and Type 4 pathways. MRT also identifies reactions to food chemicals. This is translated into faster and more complete relief for those who test with MRT. In fact. independent studies confirm MRT is the most accurate and most comprehensive blood test available for food and food-chemical reactions.
A simple blood test could hold the answer to your chronic health problems.This service is provided through Hoffman Clinic for Optimal Health. Call today for a consultation at 813-985-1322.
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Organic Acid Comprehensive Profile
Organic acid testing is a way to measure whether your body is getting and using nutrients to drive optimal health. Nutrients are protecting agents. Just as your car has additives and devices that protect it, nutrients serve to protect your heart, brain, and other critical organs. Like a car’s gauges warn of potential problems, your body has certain chemical indicators, known as organic acids, that can alert you to potential problems. Also measured are markers that assess intestinal health, neurotransmitter activity, and detoxification demands. Early warnings can help you make diet and lifestyle changes that may both extend and enhance your quality of life.
Organic acids are metabolic intermediates that are produced in pathways of central energy production, detoxification, neurotransmitter breakdown, or intestinal microbial activity. Marked accumulation of specific organic acids detected in urine often signals a metabolic inhibition or block. The metabolic block may be due to a nutrient deficiency, an inherited enzyme deficit, toxic build-up or drug effect. Several of the biomarkers are markers of intestinal bacterial or yeast overgrowth.
Many chronic health problems can be difficult to diagnose, especially whan they involve nonspecific symptoms such as fatigue, foggy thinking, gastrointestinal upset, joint aches, sleep cycle disturbances, and more. Standard medical testing is designed to identify disease states. Organic acid testing does not diagnose disease; it helps to give insight to the underlying causes of disease.
The Organic Acid Comprehensive Profile measures many vitamin compounds that provide evidence of your need for virtually all B-vitamins. Also included are organic acids produced by intestinal bacteria and yeasts, as well as products of detoxification. The Profile will also help assess specific metabolic dysfunctions that are used to customize a nutritional program to help you mange those areas in need of support. This allows an approach that treats the cause of disease, not just the symptoms. The goal is to identify dysfunctions related to nutritional deficiencies and correct them before disease is allowed to develop. More specifically, The Organic Acid Comprehensive Profile is valuable for determining the following:
Functional vitamin and mineral status
Amino acid insufficiencies such as carnitine and NAC
Oxidative damage and antioxidant need
Phase I and phase II detoxification capacity
Functional B-complex vitamin need
Mitochondrial energy production
Lipoic acid and CoQ10 status
Markers for bacterial and yeast overgrowth
From a single urine specimen, the Organic Acid Comprehensive Profile provide important information for treating the following conditions and more:
Anxiety, attention and memory disorders, autoimmune disorders, bloating and gas, blood sugar dysregulation, constipation, depression, dermatitis, ear, nose, and throat symptoms, fatigue, headaches, hypertension, liver disease, mood changes, multiple chemical sensitivity, muscle and joint pain, nausea, acid reflux, sleep abnormalities, and weight gain.
Every day, we are exposed to hundreds of toxic chemicals through products like pharmaceuticals, pesticides, packaged foods, household products, and environmental pollution. As we have become more accustomed to chemical-laden products, and as our environment has become more contaminated, we have been confronted with an accelerating rate of chronic illnesses like cancer, heart disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, chemical sensitivity, autism spectrum disorders,AD(H)D, autoimmune disorders, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Because exposure to environmental pollutants has been linked to many chronic diseases, The Great Plains Laboratory has created its new Enviro-TOX Panel, a group of tests specifically designed to assess exposure to common environmental toxins and the damage that can be caused by this exposure. This panel includes three tests, all of which can be done from one urine sample:
Organic Acids Test
The Organic Acids Test has 74 markers and gives you a metabolic snapshot of a patient’s health. It includes specific markers for oxidative stress and inflammation, such as quinolinic acid and pyroglutamic acid, which are often elevated in either acute or chronic toxic chemical exposure and/or when the body is not properly detoxifying chemicals. It also includes a marker for succinic acid, which is highly correlated with toxic chemical exposure.
GPL-TOX: Toxic Organic Chemical Profile
GPL-TOX tests for over 163 different chemicals including organophosphate pesticides, phthalates, benzene, xylene, vinyl chloride, pyrethrin insecticides, and others. This profile also includes Tiglyglycine (TG), a marker for mitochondrial disorders resulting from mutations of mitochondrial DNA. These mutations can be caused by exposure to toxic chemicals, infections, inflammation, and nutritional deficiencies.
Glyphosate is the world’s most widely used herbicide and is the primary ingredient in RoundUpTM. In addition, it is a broad-spectrum herbicide that is used in more than 700 different products from agriculture and forestry to home use. The World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer published a summary in March 2015 that classifi ed glyphosate as a probable carcinogen in humans
GENETIC TESTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING:
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT GENETIC TESTING - Take the guesswork out of finding an effective diet and exercise solution by revealing the secret steps to achieve weight goals unlocked by your specific genetics. The test will determine whether a low fat, low carbohydrate. or balanced fat, protein, carbohydrate diet may be best for you, and whether you need mild to moderate or vigorous exercise to most efficiently lose existing body fat. The test provides new information way beyond traditional assessments to help understand the genetic factors that lead to weight gain, so that you can tailor your nutritional intake and fitness routine for improved, sustainable results.
NUTRITIONAL NEEDS GENETIC TESTING - Identify variations in your genes crucial to your B vitamin metabolism and the ability to manage oxidative stress. B vitamins are involved in every metabolic process in your body. Individuals that show suboptimal results for the genes can be at increased risk for ineffective utilization of B vitamins and potential for cell damage caused by oxidative stress, both of which can in some cases lead to increased risk for certain diseases and cancer.
HEART HEALTH GENETIC TESTING - Identify your genetic predisposition to heart attack based on inflammation. The genetic analysis identifies individuals with a lifelong tendency to produce certain chemicals in the body that lead to inflammation. Overproduction of these chemicals can start a chain reaction that ultimately may lead to a heart attack. Knowing your genetic risk will enable you to take specific actions to decrease your overall risk.
BONE HEALTH GENETIC TESTING - Identify whether you are more likely to be susceptible to spine fractures and low bone density associated with osteoporosis. Early intervention now can help prevent osteoporosis later. Preventative measures can reduce the risk of bone loss and fractures, which in the case of vertebral fractures may lead to a hunched appearance and permanent disabilities.
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