Most clients utilize genetic testing to determine whether or not they have a predisposition for certain health conditions based on their DNA. At Simon Wellness Consulting in Tampa Bay, we rely on certain types of tests to provide our patients with vital information regarding their health. These tests include blood tests, saliva tests, hormone tests, and thyroid tests.
Blood and Saliva Testing
Blood and saliva testing are both forms of genetic testing that allow us to read a patient’s vital statistics that can affect nutrition and health. When we examine the body through micronutrient tests, we get to measure a patient’s overall health and wellness. By scanning white blood cells for levels of vitamins and minerals, these tests also reveal what is going on inside the body. Tampa Bay residents can find out if they are genetically predisposed to conditions like cancer, diabetes, arthritis, metabolic disorders, immunological disorders, cardiovascular disease, and more.
Our comprehensive nutritional panel tests for levels of:
- Vitamins: Biotin, Folate, Pantothenate, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Vitamin K2
- Minerals: Calcium, Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, and Zinc
- Amino Acids: Asparagine, Glutamine, and Serine
- Antioxidants: Lipoic Acid, Coenzyme Q10, Cysteine, Glutathione, Selenium, Vitamin E, and Spectrox™
- Carbohydrate Metabolism, Fatty Acids, and Metabolites: Carnitine, Choline, Chromium, Fructose Sensitivity, Glucose/Insulin, Metabolism, Inositol, and Oleic Acid
Cardio-Metabolic and Pre-Diabetes Panel
A Cardio-Metabolic and Pre-Diabetes panel can determine if a patient is susceptible to diabetes or cardiovascular diseases. The panel looks at metabolic risks like insulin and glucose levels. It also measures the cardiovascular risk through a lipid panel and lipoprotein particle numbers, and indicates vascular inflammation markers. Your certified nutritionist in Tampa Bay can go over the results of your genetic testing with you to determine how you can adjust your lifestyle to reduce the risk of disease.
For both men and women, hormone levels can regulate the body. However, if the levels are not balanced, they can create problems like mood disorders, sleep disorders, depression, weight fluctuation, heart disease, and more.
Salivary hormone testing is more affordable than serum tests. It is also non-invasive and easy to collect samples, and you can collect multiple specimens for tests. This form of genetic testing can tell Tampa Bay patients if there are unbound and free hormones in their body. It also identified total available steroid hormones. The results of this test can determine changes to your diet or lifestyle to improve your health.
Thyroid function tests are simple blood tests that usually measure the level of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and T4 (which is also known as thyroxine, the major hormone secreted by the thyroid gland) in the body. These tests can show whether a patient is suffering from a hormone disorder like hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.
Food Sensitivity and Intolerance Testing
Many people in Tampa Bay who struggle with their nutrition and health require food sensitivity and intolerance tests. These tests help determine what their bodies react negatively to. If you are feeling sluggish, irritable, moody, tired, cannot lose weight, and have trouble sleeping, you may have unidentified intolerances or sensitivities.
ALCAT tests identify cellular reactions in the body of hundreds of:
- Food additives and colorings
- Environmental chemicals
- Anti-inflammatory agents
Based on genetic testing results, we can create a diet plan with foods you can enjoy.
For Genetic Testing Options in Tampa Bay, Choose Simon Wellness Consulting
When you need premium genetic testing options to discover what is going on at a cellular level within your body, rely on Simon Wellness Consulting in Tampa Bay. We help clients take hold of their health and improve their lives through both nutrition and smart lifestyle choices. To schedule an appointment with a certified nutritionist in St. Petersburg, call us today at (727) 239-9443 or contact us online.