Evaluation of TSH, free T4, free T3, reverse T3 and thyroid antibodies is essential in assessing thyroid gland function.
Based upon your individual health history, appropriate diagnostic testing will be utilized to help identify underlying causes of health conditions and as part of the clinical decision making process.
More than 1 in 3 American adults 20 years of age or older currently have pre-diabetes and 90% are unaware they have it. Using advanced biomarker testing, it is possible to detect abnormalities in blood sugar and insulin regulation early on in the progression along the spectrum of insulin resistance to full diabetes. Early detection, including assessment of leptin resistance and adiponectin levels, allows for the most effective benefit from lifestyle and natural medicine interventions to prevent and reverse disease progression.
Assessment of numerous cardiovascular markers far beyond traditional cholesterol screening provides a significantly more accurate view of this disease process and allows for objective evaluation of therapeutic interventions.
EBT Heart Scans measure the amount of calcium or plaque in the coronary arteries and are the gold standard technology for early determination of heart disease risk. Even in the absence of other risk factors, an elevated calcium score is still the most predictive indicator available for risk of coronary events. This type of heart scan is used both as a screening tool and to assess the effectiveness of treatment interventions. (Front Range Preventive Imaging)
Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers which facilitate communication in the brain and body and control numerous vital processes. When imbalances in neurotransmitter levels exist, a wide variety of symptoms can occur, including changes in mood, sleep, memory, attention, concentration, and energy levels, among others.
Evaluation of heavy metal toxicity, including mercury speciation analysis, which identifies different forms of mercury and how well the body is able to clear them. (Quicksilver Scientific)
Assessment of body burden of various toxicants such as phthalates, parabens, pesticides, preservatives, PCBs, volatile solvents and others. (Genova)
The adrenal glands are part of the primary system which responds to all forms of stress, be that physical, biochemical, emotional, or environmental. As the adrenals fall out of balance, numerous other systems and physiologic functions can be affected, including sex hormone levels, thyroid function, immune function, sleep quality, energy levels, blood sugar regulation, gastrointestinal function, and brain chemistry/mood, among others.
Hormone imbalances can be underlying causes or contributing factors in numerous women’s health conditions ranging from PCOS, infertility and miscarriage, endometriosis, and PMS, to osteoporosis and menopausal symptoms, among others. How the body handles estrogen can also have a profound effect on a woman’s health throughout her life and measuring estrogen metabolism as appropriate provides an opportunity for changing the course of estrogen-related conditions.
Gastrointestinal complaints are particularly common reasons people seek medical care. Investigation of digestive/absorptive functions; status of beneficial, imbalanced or pathogenic gut bacteria; and levels of gut inflammation provides valuable information for assessing such symptoms as persistent diarrhea, constipation, bloating, indigestion, and irritable bowel syndrome. It can also be a useful tool to monitor treatment for inflammatory bowel conditions.
Blood testing for various reactions within the immune system – either immediate or delayed – as potential instigators and/or contributors of a wide variety of health issues including autoimmune conditions, gastritis, IBS, sinusitis, asthma, fatigue, depression, migraines, eczema, arthritis, and others.
Routine blood testing; estrogen metabolism testing; osteopenia/osteoporosis evaluation and monitoring, and others as needed.