I rarely recommend medical testing, but sometimes it is necessary if diet and lifestyle changes don’t get you to 100% optimal functioning. The reason you are not fully realizing your health potential could be because of something we can’t see. There could be a food sensitivity, heavy metal toxicity and/or other environmental contaminant holding you back, and if we can’t see it, we can’t address it.
Therefore, the limited tests I will recommend include:
- Vitamin D
- Particle Size Lipid Profile
- Food Sensitivity
- Nutrient and Toxic Elements
- Comprehensive Nutritional Panel/Micronutrient
- Comprensive Food Sensitivity, Food Additivive/Coloring, Environmental Chemicals, and Mold Toxicity
I don’t test the gut biome, because most of us have compromised gut health in some manner and I often address this through proper nutrition that emphasizes healthy fats, diverse vegetables, and managed sugar consumption.
I also test nothing your primary healthcare provider or specialists would request. You might as well save the money and use your insurance. If you don’t have insurance or a primary healthcare professional, then we can discuss other testing or I can recommend a doctor for you. Also, if you want a second opinion your lab results, we can go over them and work on recommendations (not diagnosis). I’m here to be part of your healthcare team.
Adequate Vitamin D levels support the proper regulation of over 200 genes, cancer prevention (by down-regulating p53 and up-regulating p21 gene expression), increases nutrient absorption, optimizes hormonal function, boosts immune function, and can support a healthy inflammatory response.
If your doctor will request the NMR LipoProfile test or some other test that accurately measures lipid particle size instead of the standard lipid panel, then go through your doctor to get this test.
If not, the NMR LipoProfile is an advanced cardiovascular diagnostic test that uses nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to provide a rapid, simultaneous and direct measurement of LDL particle number and size of LDL particles, and direct measurement of HDL and VLDL subclasses. The atherosclerotic culprit is LDL particle number, not LDL cholesterol. The NMR LipoProfile test provides a more accurate picture of cardiovascular (CVD) risk than the standard lipid panel.
We can find usually find foods promoting a negative impact on your health through the coaching process, but sometimes this isn’t the case. The Alcat 100 Food Sensitivity Panel can uncover specific food intolerances that can aggravate the immune system, promote inflammation and other related health issues. The Alcat 100 Food Sensitivity Panel tests for intolerances related to gluten/gliadin, grains, eggs, dairy (casein and lactose), legumes and others.
By adopting healthier eating habits and avoiding toxic things, I often find the body will gradually rid itself of toxic metals and other environmental contaminants, although this isn’t always the case. Sometimes these compounds can stubbornly hide away in fat and muscle tissue, preventing a full return to optimal functioning. When this is the case, I recommend the Nutrients and Toxic Elements test to determine which toxic elements might be high and which essential elements may be deficient. Toxic elements include: Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium, Bismuth, Cadmium, Cerium, Lead, Indium, Mercury, Tellurium, Thallium, Tin, Titanium, Tungsten, and Uranium.
By adopting a Primal lifestyle and making changes based on recent research findings, you will prevent and likely reverse most nutritional deficiencies and will not need a follow-up test. For my clients who still haven’t fully achieved optimal functioning or are looking to go above and beyond meeting their general health goals, I offer the Comprehensive nutritional Panel/Micronutrient Panel. This panel will let you know all the essential vitamins and nutrients you may be deficient in, this information can allow you to choose foods that can specifically reverse these deficiencies. Here is a sample of the lab report you will receive.
The Alcat Comprehensive Wellness #1 test provides a robust food sensitivity panel above and beyond that of the Alcat 100 Food Sensitivity Panel. The Alcat Comprehensive Wellness test #1 also test for food additives/coloring sensitivity, environmental chemicals toxicity, and mold toxicity. The Alcat Comprehensive Wellness #1 test is the most comprehensive test I suggest and I only suggest it if no solution we develop together addresses your health concerns. This test covers most things you would inhale, put in your mouth and/or absorb through your skin.
Any test you purchase and complete is primarily for your information and interpretation. If you want to go over your tests results with me, we can formulate a targeted lifestyle and nutrition plan to address sensitivities, deficiencies and toxic exposures. I do not use these results to diagnose or treat any disease state. If you are extremely concerned with what you find from these tests, I recommend you go over your findings with your primary care physician and/or appropriate medical specialist.