Consultations & Testing
Holistic Nutritional Consultation
By taking a more functional or "holistic" approach to determining root cause of symptoms, clients experience a more optimal level of health. Symptoms of dysfunction include: fatigue, weight gain/loss, headaches, digestive and bowel disorders, elevated blood pressure/cholesterol, hypoglycemia/hyperglycemia, insomnia, PMS, hot flashes, immune disorders, chronic skin conditions, memory and attention disorders. Whether your goal includes weight loss, boosting energy and vitality, finding more restful sleep, or improved digestion, an individualized dietary and lifestyle program will be developed for you.
Cost: $95 (one hour consultation)
PERI- AND POSTMENOPAUSE HORMONE PANELS
These salivary panels may be helpful in evaluating a hormonal imbalance that could be the cause of hot flashes, insomnia, depression, anxiety, fatigue, changes in menstrual cycle, low libido, difficulty concentration or memory loss, bone loss, loss of muscle mass, and weight gain. The Perimenopause Panel involves 2 saliva tests collected approximately 2 weeks apart and is the preferred test for women experiencing early signs of menopause such as a change in their cycle. The Postmenopause Panel involves a single saliva collection. Both tests assess three forms of estrogen: estrone (E1), estradiol (E2), and estriol (E3), as well as progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA. The expanded Postmenopause Test also includes follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) which are part of the feedback loop between the ovaries, adrenals, and pituitary gland. Cost: Varies depending on test panel(s) ordered.
COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION OF BLOOD TESTS
Your blood tests are evaluated using "functional" values rather than the broad ranges currently utilized. Functional values focus on physiology rather than pathology. In other words, deviation from a "narrower" healthy range can help determine early stages of physiological imbalances.
Cost: Evaluation of blood test included in consultation fee
Adrenal Stress Test
The ASI is typically ordered for individuals that suffer from chronic stress, fatigue and low vitality, muscle and joint pain, hypoglycemia, migraines, insomnia, low libido, poor memory, low body temperature. The 4 vial test will reflect the proper cortisol response by your adrenal glands throughout the day. This panel also measures insulin (fasting and postprandial) secretory IgA (evaluates mucosal immunity), and gliadin antibodies (detection of grain intolerance). Cost: $150 (added to consult fee)
Male Hormone Panel
Many men in their fifties or older experience a decline in energy, vitality, sexual performance and mental capacity. This decline has been labeled "andropause"and is believed to be a decline in testosterone and other androgens. This panel measures the free fractions of progesterone, DHEA, androstenedione, estrone, and testosterone. Cost: Varies (added to consult fee).
Hair mineral Analysis
This is a valuable screening tool which measures the mineral content of your hair, as well as the presence of heavy metals. Mineral imbalances as revealed by hair analysis frequently lead to metabolic dysfunctions before any symptoms manifest. Hair Mineral Analysis is a metabolic blueprint which allows our nutritionist to design a program including dietary and lifestyle recommendations. Cost: Lab Report and Consultation $195.00
Gastrointestinal Health Panel
The GI Health Panel is a non-invasive screen to determine causes of GI dysfunction. Indications for GI testing include chronic loose stool or diarrhea, food intolerance, bloating, heartburn, chronic abdominal discomfort, chronic skin conditions, fatigue and fibromyalgia, insomnia, and hyperactivity. This screening detects pathogens including parasites, bacteria, fungi and yeast. Cost: Varies depending on test panel(s) ordered.