Endothelial cells line the interior surfaces of all blood vessels. Endothelial damage results for poor dietary choices, lifestyle behaviors, and environmental toxins. Contributing factors include: cigarette smoke, heavy metal toxicity, high cholesterol, elevated blood sugar, elevated insulin levels, hypertension, hormone imbalance, nutritional deficiencies, oxidative damage and chronic stress. Testing for endothelial dysfunction is available with the non-invasive, in office EndoPAT 2000 and non pharmacological interventions have proven to be the most effective method in treating and reversing endothelial damage.
Specialty Testing New
For your convenience, Lab Services are available on site
Routine laboratory testing is simply not enough for complete and accurate diagnoses. Patients often present with routine lab results all showing within “normal range” yet they continue to say “I just do not feel well”. Most lab results are based on a bell curve representing a wide range of what is considered to be normal. Not everyone fits into the “normal range” bell curve. We take a closer look at your individual lab values and assist in implementing preventative measures before the development of disease. Often time we combine specialty testing (Endothelial function testing, hormone testing, environmental toxicity, food sensitivity and/or others) in order to achieve your accurate diagnosis before implementing your personalized treatments.
Inflammation Profile Testing
Inflammation is the underlying cause of all chronic disease seen today, including cardiovascular disease. Looking beyond routine cholesterol panels, we assess your blood for elements that contribute to or indicate the presence of arterial inflammation. Homocysteine, C-Reactive Protein, Lipoprotein (a), Fibrinogen, Ferritin, Oxidized LDL and LDL particle size and number are essential labs to truly determine your risks and/or effectiveness of current therapy.
Food Allergy/Sensitivity Testing
It is estimated that 95% of the population suffer form food toxicities. Food toxicities contribute too many of the chronic disease we see in healthcare today. Overwhelming levels of stress, environmental toxins, consumption of high sugar, empty calorie diets and use of medications (antibiotics and digestive aides) has led to an epidemic of digestive impairment. One simple blood test provides you with valuable information and drastically improves your overall health.
Hormonal imbalances affect both men and women. Men note a decline in motivation or drive, a lower sex drive or loss of lean body mass. Women may experience significant changes in their menstrual cycle associated with changes in mood, energy, sex drive, emotions, weight, sleep and even hot flashes. There is no need to suffer with symptoms. Hormone testing is available and natural hormone therapies and herbs are available to bring your body back into balance.
Adrenal Stress Index
Chronic stress, physical or mental/emotional, leads to compromised adrenal gland function resulting in altered levels of stress hormones (cortisol, DHEA and adrenaline) in the body. Impaired adrenal function results in: low energy, fatigue, poor blood sugar regulation, weakened immune system, impaired tissue healing, impaired sleep quality and even chronic pain. The adrenal stress index evaluates the cyclical levels of cortisol and DHEA in the body.
Heavy Metal Toxicity Testing
Acute toxic metal exposure is rare. More common is chronic, low level environmental exposure of toxic metals (lead, mercury, cadmium, and uranium to name a few). Contaminated food, water and air supply play a significant role as well. Toxic metals have no useful physiological function in the body and adversely affect all organ system leading to the dysfunction of multiple systems.
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis
This testing is a non invasive assessment for potential colorectal cancer, differential diagnosis between inflammatory bowel disease (i.e. crohns disease and ulcerative colitis) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), reliable assessment of exocrine pancreatic function, and expanded yeast and parasite detection. This test evaluates digestion, absorption, gut flora, and the colonic environment, and is indicated for all chronic GI problems, for acute bowel pattern changes, and many systemic diseases.
Intracellular Nutrient and Fatty Acid Analysis
Research shows that 50% of people taking multivitamins may still be nutritionally deficient. Biochemical individually, absorption, chronic illness, aging and lifestyle can all dramatically impact our nutrient status. Conventional blood tests/serum testing does not reflect the level of micronutrients within the white blood cell or the red blood cell. Intracellular levels of micronutrients give a much more accurate picture.
Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis
Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is used for estimating body composition. It is a non-invasive test used in determining the electrical impedance, or opposition to the flow of an electric current through body tissues which can then be used to calculate an estimate of total body water (TBW). TBW can be used to estimate fat-free body mass and, by difference with body weight, body fat. Excessive body fat is assocaiated with inflammatory processes and is linked to the onset of chronic disease.
The human nervous system is one of the most complex systems in nature. It is responsible for coordinating thousands of processes through its chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. Imbalanced neurotransmitter levels may lead to feelings of sadness, depression, anxiety, fatigue, headaches and even behavioral problems. The proper balance between excitatory (epinephrine, norepinephrine, dopamine) and inhibitory (GABA, serotonin) neurotransmitters is significantly important in maintaining optimal health.