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Nutritional Testing

Nutrition is at the core of integrative health. Micronutrient testing measures how minerals and vitamins are actually functioning within your white blood cells. These tests allow nutritional assessment for a broad variety of clinical conditions, general wellness and the prevention of chronic diseases including arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular risk, diabetes, various immunological disorders and metabolic disorders. Call 727-239-9334 today to get your test kit.

Comprehensive Nutritional Panel

Cardio-Metabolic Testing

cardiovascular riskPoor blood sugar regulation and unhealthy triglyceride and lipoprotein levels often present long before the diagnosis of type 2 Diabetes. Our CardioMetabolic and Pre-Diabetes panels offer definitive diagnostic and clinically relevant evaluation to help define risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and progression toward type 2 diabetes. These check points along with an overall pre-diabetes risk score, help you understand that not just one factor, but rather a constellation of risk factors, contribute to the genesis and progression toward poor blood sugar control and/or ASCVD. Results of testing allow us to know when guidance, educational referral, or treatment is necessary. Call 727-239-9334 today to get your test kit.

Pre-Diabetes Risk

The Pre-Diabetes Biomarkers identify metabolic abnormalities that may progress into diabetes. Pre-diabetes is a condition where the body cannot efficiently metabolize foods, especially carbohydrates, resulting in impaired glycemic (blood sugar) control which may progress to diabetes when not properly treated or addressed through lifestyle changes. .

Hormone & Thyroid Testing

Hormonal imbalances have been linked to a broad spectrum of health conditions and clinical symptoms in both men and women. As Science as shown, hormones decline as we age. Identifying and managing such changes is critical in the prevention of many chronic diseases. This makes hormone testing an essential element of every annual check-up and disease prevention program.

 

We offer comprehensive male and female hormone tests panels, thyroid hormones tests panels, and salivary adrenal tests panels, that reveal your overall state of hormonal balance. Like nutrients, hormones influence all aspects of health and disease – mood, sleep, metabolism, immunity, heart health and appearance. An imbalance of one hormone can initiate a cascade of events that alters other hormones, so a comprehensive look at hormone status is key.

Common symptoms and conditions associated with hormone imbalances:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Depression & irritability
  • Low sex drive/libido
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain

Advantages of salivary hormone testing:

  • More cost effective than serum

  • Non-invasive
  • Easy, convenient sample collection
  • Multiple collections – important for hormones with circadian or monthly rhythms
  • More representative than serum of total bio available steroid hormone levels
  • Detects unbound and free hormones

For a free consultation, please contact us directly at 727-239-9443

You age, gender, the types of symptoms you may be experiencing along with their severity will determine which test is most appropriate for you.

Telomere

Telomeres are sections of genetic material at the end of each chromosome whose primary function is to prevent chromosomal “fraying” when a cell replicates. As a cell ages, its telomeres become shorter. Eventually, the telomeres become too short to allow cell replication, the cell stops dividing and will ultimately die – a normal biological process. Our Telomere Test can determine the length of a patient’s telomeres in relation to the patient’s age. The results will help us determine what nutritional plan can best help repair the body at the cellular level for optimal health. Call 727-239-9334 today to get your test kit.

Apolipoprotein E

ApoE test determines an individual’s genetic risk associated with the Apolipoprotein E gene. ApoE is involved in the metabolism of cholesterol and triglycerides, and variants in this gene can have clinically relevant implications for disease risk as well as one’s response to statin therapy, dietary fat, and other risk factors (eg., smoking and alcohol consumption). Approximately 45% of individuals carry one or more of the high-risk variants within the ApoE gene. The results of the genotyping of Apolipoprotein E have important implications in the treatment strategies for individual patients in reducing cardiovascular disease risk. Call 727-239-9334 today to get your test kit.

Factor V Leiden & Prothrombin

Genotyping indicates whether a person has an increased likelihood of forming blood clots (thrombosis). The presence of either gene increases the chance of deep vein thrombosis, and may also provide useful information on heart attack risk. Call 727-239-9334 today to get your test kit.

MTHFR

MTHFR is an enzyme responsible for converting 5-10-methylenetetrahydrofolate to the product 5-methyltetrahydrofolate – it is involved in the metabolism of folate and homocysteine. The product of the reaction catalyzed by MTHFR converts homocysteine (a potentially toxic amino acid) to methionine (a useful and necessary amino acid).

Risks Associated with MTHFR Variants/High Homocysteine:

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease (Stroke)
  • Venous and Arterial Thrombosis
  • Methotrexate Toxicity for Cancer Therapy

Call 727-239-9334 today to get your test kit.

Food Sensitivities & Intolerances

A lot of health symptoms like the inability to lose weight, chronic fatigue, mood swings, irritability, poor sleep, just to name a few, can be caused by unidentified food intolerances and environmental sensitivities. We can do a blood test to accurately determine which food items are wrecking your system havoc. Your results will help us put together a customized menu based on the foods that right for you!

The ALCAT Test identifies cellular reactions to over 350 foods, chemicals and herbs. These inflammatory reactions are linked to chronic health problems like obesity and diabetes, as well as skin, heart, joint, and digestive disorders. There are 10 different levels of food sensitivity and intolerance testing you can choose from:

The types of symptoms you may be experiencing along with their severity will determine which test is most appropriate for you.