Adrenal Stress Index: The adrenal gland is the body's most important stress response endocrine organ. Chronic physiological and psychological stress can deplete the limited reserves of the adrenal gland. Saliva testing offers a powerful tool to evaluate the effects of gastrointestinal problems, stress-related and hormone-related diseases, toxic interferences in physiological function and the overall endocrine balance of the human body.
Amino Acid Analysis: Essential amino acids are the basic building blocks of the constituents of the body, and so are critical for health. They cannot be manufactured by the human body. Thus, they must be obtained through nutrition, requiring a good balance of food choices and intact digestive function. Amino acid analysis provides information about nutrient adequacy, the quality and quantity of dietary protein, the presence of digestive disorders, and the effects of vitamin and mineral deficiencies. In addition, amino acid analysis provides important diagnostic information about liver and kidney function, detoxification capacity, availability of precursors for neurotransmitter synthesis, and many inherent disorders in amino acid metabolism. Deficiencies may be rapidly addressed while investigating the underlying problem.
Essential Fatty Acid Analysis: While historically ignored, there are essential fatty acids. They contain molecular structures the human body cannot manufacture, and are critical for health. Essential fats play an important role in regulating inflammation, forming cell membranes, and in the optimal function of the brain, nerves, eyes, skin, connective tissue, blood vessels, and every cell in the body. Correction of deficiencies is crucial.
Organic Acid Analysis: Organic acids are metabolic intermediates produced in response to daily activity of energy production, detoxification, neurotransmitter breakdown, and intestinal microbial activity. Accumulation of specific organic acids often signals a metabolic pathway impediment. This abnormality may be due to a nutrient deficiency, an inherited enzyme deficit, toxic interferences in metabolic pathways, or drug effect. Testing for organic acids helps reveal activity and changes at the metabolic level. The test may reveal if there are adequate levels of vitamins, minerals, cofactors for your unique physiology, or if there may toxic interferences in the proper progression of metabolism.
Neurotransmitter testing: Neurotransmitters are hormones which transmit nerve impulses across synapses and also can act as endocrine hormones when travelling through the bloodstream. Neurotransmitters are necessary for the thought process, emotions, sleep, energy and autonomic regulation. Stress, poor diet, toxic chemicals, genetics or infections can affect the nervous system. Imbalances of neurotransmitter levels can lead to feelings of sadness and/or anxiety, disrupted sleep, fatigue, behavior problems, foggy thinking, inattentiveness and headaches. Identification of the specific neurotransmitter imbalances allows for their modulation and restoring proper neural function more rapidly.
Micronutrient Analysis: Vitamins and minerals are the facilitators of metabolic pathways. Determining lymphocytes micronutrient uptake may correlate to your overall body requirements. This may or may not reflect serum levels, the conventional method of testing, as you may actually need more for proper metabolism. Micronutrient assessment is important in a broad variety of clinical conditions including arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, various immunological disorders, metabolic disorders, toxic accumulations and micronutrient deficiencies. By determining the lymphocytes uptake of micronutrients, your requirement may then be fine tuned for your current situation.
Food Allergy Testing: Food allergies refer to the presence of antibodies in the bloodstream against the food you eat. Food allergies present with two types of reactions. The immediate, obvious IgE-mediated food reactions that may be related to histamine release include hives, wheezing, sneezing, vomiting and even anaphylaxis. Delayed or IgG-mediated reactions include non-obvious, chronic symptoms such as fatigue, headache, sleep disturbances, digestive complaints, musculoskeletal symptoms and skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis. In children, it may be as subtle as behavioral changes after eating offending foods. We test for presence of serum IgG and IgE against many foods. This allows for a modification of dietary habits to improve the way you feel while we address the development of food allergies.
Inhalant and Mold Testing: Environmental allergens are prevalent in many areas of the world. Many people are sensitive to these and develop antibodies. As a result, these allergens not only affect the respiratory tract but also promote inflammation in the body and may cause systemic symptoms such as mood swings, hyperactivity, digestive disturbances and poor cognitive function. Once your environmental allergies are determined, you may take proactive measures to avoid exposure, while we address the development of environmental allergies.
Gastrointestinal Analysis: Cornerstones of good health include proper digestion of food, assimilation of nutrients, exclusion of pathogens and timely elimination of waste. Impairment of intestinal functions can contribute to the development of food allergies, systemic illnesses, autoimmune disease, and toxic overload from substances that are usually kept in the confines of the bowel for elimination. The stool test analyzes digestion, colonic environment and absorption. Also included are comprehensive parasitology evaluations of stool for intestinal parasites, levels of beneficial flora, imbalances of flora, and the presence of pathogenic bacteria and yeast. Identification of the specific imbalances in digestive function and ecology allow for directed corrective measures to be taken.
Elemental Metals Testing: In today's technological society, we are routinely exposed to toxic heavy metals in our everyday life. Heavy metals are associated with numerous chronic conditions and can interfere with cognitive function and emotions. Analysis is performed of blood, hair, urine and stool for common earth elements and essentials elements necessary for proper nutrition, cell growth and repair. If concerning levels of toxic elements are detected, methods may then be employed to remove them. If nutritional mineral deficiencies are detected, they may be rapidly corrected.
TRH Stimulation Test: Disturbances of thyroid function are all too common. But routine blood testing may fail to detect the subclinical cases. The TRH Stimulation Test may detect those cases routine testing does not pick up. Read More.
Hormonal Testing: Hormones are chemical messengers which circulate in the bloodstream and deliver biochemical instructions to the cells of the body. Measuring these levels provides information about endocrine health. Serum levels measure the concentration at the instant in time that the blood was drawn. But they are constantly changing as the physiological needs of the body change. Our perferred method is saliva measurement. Since it takes several hours to produce saliva, the hormone concentrations measured are averaged over this period of time. This may more accurately reflect the usual levels one is experiencing. Clinically significant imbalances detected may then be addressed.
Routine Blood Testing: Basic blood analysis evaluates the health of the blood cell, liver, kidney and thyroid function. Routine blood testing screen for severe physiological imbalances which may be otherwise inapparent.
Disease Process Specific Testing: Wellness Restoration has access to multiple specialty labs to adjunct diagnostic testing. This may include advanced infectious disease testing and genetic testing.