Functional Medicine Lab Testing

The Food Sensitivities (IGG) + Candida lab tests against 94 of the most common foods, and provides you with a personalized analysis of which foods you are mildly, moderately, and highly reactive to. Even some of the healthy foods, you may be having a delayed response, up to 72 hours later that could be contributing to digestive stress and inflammation.

Why test for Candida?

Candida problems are caused when the benign yeast form of Candida albicans mutates to its fungal form. Candida can take over sections of the intestinal wall causing numerous symptoms. As it grows out of balance it produces toxins that create holes in the intestinal lining, leading to leaky gut syndrome. After entering the blood, Candida albicans causes an inflammatory immune system response. A wide range of disorders have been linked to Candida including autism, multiple sclerosis, depression, and chronic fatigue. Use of antibiotics, oral contraceptives, chemotherapy, and anti-inflammatory steroids greatly increase susceptibility to Candida. (Source: GPL Labs)

Using the dried blood spot method, you will be tested against the most common foods, and provided with a personalized analysis of which foods you are reactive to. This is the simplest and most straightforward way to get the results you need to begin making positive health changes in your life (or your children’s).

Offering the deepest root cause insight and full metabolic snapshot of overall health with 70+ markers, the Organic Acids Test is the best test for gut issues, which provides an accurate evaluation of intestinal yeast and bacteria; vitamin and mineral levels; oxidative stress; neurotransmitter levels; and oxalates.

Abnormalities within these markers are highly correlated with many chronic illnesses.  The OAT is strongly recommended and an initial Functional Medicine screening test to provide detailed data on which specific yeast, bacteria, neurotransmitter, detox, energy, or vitamin issues needs to be addressed immediately.

This test evaluates the presence of pathogenic microorganisms such as yeast, parasites, bacteria, as well as, beneficial bacteria levels, intestinal immune function, overall intestinal health, and inflammation markers that can contribute to chronic illness and neurological disorders.

What does it test for?

  • Blastocystis hominis
  • Dientamoeba fragilis
  • Candida spp.
  • Citrobacter spp.
  • Endolimax spp.
  • Enterobacter spp.
  • Escherichia coli
  • Klebsiella spp.
  • Proteus spp.
  • Pseudomonas spp
  • Occult blood.
  • Ova & parasites x 3 (Trichrome stain) plus antigens to Giardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium parvum, and Helicobacter pylori.

Parasite infections in particular can be silent but destructive, perpetuating chronic stress on the infected individual 24/7 by raising cortisol levels and causing inflammation. Treatment protocols using natural methods and/or prescription drugs are often necessary to resolve infections.

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacterium which can be found in the stomach mucosa of infected individuals. The infection may produce little or no noticeable symptoms, but can cause gastritis, gastric ulcers, stomach cancer, and other serious pathologies. By neutralizing stomach acid through the destruction of parietal cells in the stomach, H. pylori causes digestive problems, constant acute stress on the hormonal stress response, and can lead to progressively threatening disease conditions unless treated.

This is the #1 place to start when looking at how your hormones, nervous system, and stress are affecting your mind and body.

Losing weight has less to do with the amount of calories you eat or how much you exercise, and everything to do with hormone balance, cortisol levels, and metabolism. By looking at the hidden inflammatory triggers and hormone imbalances, the Adrenal Test + Thyroid Panel offers the best insight on how your body is functioning with response to weight loss and hormonal rhythms throughout the day. We can quickly discover, without trial and error, what is holding you back from the body you want and the results you deserve.

As a certified Integrative Health Practitioner, I use the exact lab tests and protocols here mentioned in this podcast by Dr. Stephen Cabral.  Listen to the show here to learn more about how we work with you to balance hormones from a very holistic and functional medicine perspective.  Episode 1187 The Cabral Concept: Hormone Imbalance.

By examining your mineral imbalances, the HTMA looks at deficiencies and toxicities, and how your body responds to stress.  This test helps you discover any heavy metal toxicity, mineral levels and deeper underlying root causes, which are keeping you from feeling well again. 

A healthy gut works like a cheese cloth, allowing only nutrients through, but keeping larger food particles and pathogenic bacteria, yeast and parasites out.  In leaky gut, the tight junctions are loosened so undigested food particles and pathogens can get through and activate the immune system, causing inflammation, and food sensitivities.

Many suffer from the unpleasant side effects of yeast and bacterial overgrowth in the gut which increasingly can lead to:

leaky gut, auto-immune, food sensitivity, brain fog, and fatigue.

Dozens of health issues are connected to an imbalanced immune system which is why the gut needs to be balanced first to feel completely healthy and well again.

Within my 90-day Balance and Repair Digestion for Good program, we use state-of-the-art Functional Medicine Lab testing and broad spectrum protocols in conjunction to listening to your story.Stress and life circumstances play a major part to the equation of balancing the GI system.

By combinging the scientifc lab resutls with an indeepth analysis of your life circumstance, we are able to eliminate unwanted pathogens living within your gut, but also work through environmental and emotional toxins from within your life.

Broad spectrum protocols enable you to eliminate unwanted pathogens living in your gut and do so in a scientific way (use of proteolytic yeast disabling enzymes to dissolve biofilms, natural anti-microbials, and probiotics) allow you to work up from the gentlest to strongest protocols, and this means you shouldn’t get any of the unwanted die-off side effects.

Step 1: Book your free 30-minute consultation today.We need to first hear your story in order to align the best test that will uncover your root cause imbalances.

What is the ONE thing that if we could fix that, we’d be doing so much better?

Step 2: Complete a symptom intake questionnaire

Step 3: Choose an individualized plan and test(s) that is best suited for your needs and budget.