!!Check out our 2 new laboratory tests available! Cortisol hair analysis & OmegaScore (DHA/Omega) whole blood test!! (details below)
Bio Individuality Assessments
Our bio chemistry assessments are a unique combination of testing on;
- blood pressure
- blood sugars
- breathe rates
- urine and saliva analysis
Our body speaks to us first in very subtle ways. When we are unaware or ignore these subtle warnings, the persistent and often uncomfortable symptoms we suffer begin to develope. Through a series of tests we can get a glimpse at your unique body chemistry and what is happening at a cellular level to create these symptoms. There is rarely true healing when only trying to treat the end of a deficiency. We must go back and address the beginning. This also provides us with tangible readings and results that we can use to clearly map progress and adjust the direction on your road to health.
Live and Dry Blood Microscopy
Blood circulates through the heart, arteries, capillaries and veins. It is the chief means of trasport within the body, transporting oxygen from the lungs to the tissues, carbon dioxide from the tissues to the lungs, delivering nutrients and removing waste products. It is essential to the role of fluid balance and life. Using high powered video microscopes to evaluate the shapes and other properties of individual blood cells can be very revealing.
Institutes have researched the bio-chemical interactions of Reactive Oxygen Toxic Species (toxins in the blood that effect oxygenation) and their role in disease states and the physical and chemical processes of our bodies ability to break down foods into simpler compounds. Such biochemical interactions leave characteristic patterns in the blood, which may be observed by magnifying a single drop of blood 1,500 - 20,000 times. It is then imaged through a camera where you can view the blood yourself. By analyzing these characteristic patterns we can determine in what areas the body is weak and/or lacking the nutrition it needs and create a healing program specific to you.
Live blood microscopy is a dynamic preventative health experience, where you can see for yourself the wonders that course through your veins, every moment of every day. Find out what your body is saying to you. And if you are curious about your blood type? We can tell you that too!
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis
Hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA) is an analytical test which measures the mineral content of the hair. A HTMA reveals a unique metabolic world: intracellular activity, which cannot be seen through most other tests. Trace minerals are essential in countless metabolic functions in all phases of the life process. For example;
- Zinc is involved in the production, storage and secretion of insulin and is necessary for growth hormones.
- Magnesium is required for normal muscular function, especially the heart. A deficiency has been associated with an increased incidence of abnormal heart conditions, anxiety and nervousness.
- Potassium is critical for normal nutrient transport into the cell. A deficiency can result in muscular weakness, mild depression and lethargy.
- Excess sodium is associated with hypertension, but adequate amounts are required for normal health.
Countless factors can contribute to mineral imbalances from improper diet, stress and medications to pollutants like cigarette smoke and anti-perspirants. Too much of a healthful mineral can cause issues just like too much of a harmful mineral. This is why it is so important to know where your mineral levels stand before beginning lifestyle changes or supplementation.
Test includes a copy of extensive test results (graphic illustration of levels and ratios), A complete individualized evaluation and detailed discussion of the patient’s metabolic type, current mineral levels and ratios, and their impact upon body chemistry. Plus recommendations of specific foods and food groups, along with an explanation of why each food is suggested.
Cortisol Hair Tissue Analysis
Are you concerned about stress levels?
Cortisol is released by the adrenal gland following the stimulation by ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) which is produced by the anterior pituitary gland. This gland is itself triggered by corticotropin-releasing hormone produced by the hypothalamus. This process is called hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis.
Measurement of cortisol can be done in saliva, blood and urine. But these methods only reflect current levels in the body. However, long term levels may be measured in hair and may allow assessments relating to causation of chronic diseases based on a continuous activation of the HPA axis. Research has also shown a positive relationship between hair cortisol and the severity of chronic heart failure.
Very low cortisol in the body is caused by an adrenal crisis known as Addison’s disease. Symptoms of this disease are:
Chronic constipation or diarrhea
On the other hand, overproduction of Cortisol is called Cushing’s syndrome, with the following being some of the symptoms:
Fat deposits on back of neck and abdomen
GI issues - acidic
Red round face
Get your cortisol levels tested today. We are currently offering introductory prices with the purchase of any one of our services above.
OmegaScore (DHA/Omega levels) Whole Blood Test
Your OmegaScore® is the summed percentage of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (EPA, eicosapentaenoic acid + DPA, docosapentaenoic acid + DHA, docosahexaenoic acid) as a percentage of the total fatty methyl esters as measured in your whole blood sample.
Your OmegaScore® is a very strong indicator of the risk for sudden cardiac death based on published studies from the Harvard School of Public Health in the New England Journal of Medicine. A high OmegaScore® is related to a reduced risk for “sudden cardiac death”, “all-cause mortality” and “cognitive deterioration with aging”.
For your results and to learn more about the importance of quality EPA and DHA Omega-3 supplementation, contact us today! We are currently offering introductory pricing with the purchase of either blood, bio individuality or hair mineral analysis.