What is a Functional Medicine testing and how does Functional Medicine work?
The functional medicine model is less concerned with what we call the dysfunction or disease and more about the dynamic processes that resulted in the person’s dysfunction.”
For example, diagnosis of ‘hypothyroidism’ often based on an elevated TSH and then usually medication proven to decrease TSH will be prescribed. . A Functional Medicine approach would be to look at what dynamic processes are occurring in the person’s body to cause the TSH to elevate.
We understand from science that many things can drive a high TSH such as stress, low iron, poor mineral intake or absorption, microbial imbalances and Functional Medicine testing can identify what these dynamic processes are. Functional medicine testing looks for the root cause of a health issue. It makes sense that when you address the root cause, you can experience total wellbeing rather than a ‘bandaid’ approach. The tests we provide support a more encompassing, functional medicine approach to health.
We cooperate with world-known and reliable laboratories such as Doctor’s Data, Great Plains Laboratory, Genova, Armin for wide array of functional and biomedical testing to aid in decision making and better patient outcomes.Testing available for:
-Gastrointestinal Health (such as Comprehensive Stool Analysis, GI MAP, GI 360)
-Toxic and Essential Elements (in Hair, Urine, Blood)
-Environmental Exposure and Detoxification
-Genomics and Genetics (such as SNPs, Whole Exome Sequencing)
-Immonology (such as CICS, CD4/CD8, TNF-alpha, IL6, 10, 1 a and b)
-Lyme disease and tick-born diseases
We offer a variety of state-of-the-art metabolic tests such as the Organic Acids Test (OAT), GPL-TOX (Toxic Non-Metal Chemical Profile), IgG Food MAP with Candida + Yeast, and the MycoTOX Profile, which assesses mold exposure.
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