Something seems off...
Do you feel like you are playing a guessing game with your symptoms?
Maybe you are constantly scouring Google to find a solution to your complaints.
Or maybe you have a graveyard of supplements that promised to eliminate your symptoms but they persisted or a different symptom arose.
The body is a complex network of interconnected systems. As the body experiences different imbalances, they manifest as symptoms. But these symptoms may have multiple root causes.
Functional lab tests provide comprehensive information about the imbalances that might be present in the body. These tests allow practitioners to connect the symptom to the identified imbalance to create a clear roadmap to optimizing your health.
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What it's like to explore functional lab testing:
Discover the opportunities to improve your health and decrease your symptoms by working with a nutrition therapy practitioner
Discuss your current health challenges and the goals
Receive a recommendation for testing that would be the most comprehensive and beneficial based on your goals and symptoms
Convenient & Easy Specimen Collection
Receive an at-home test kit or lab requisition
Easy to follow collection instructions emailed to you
Return your kit for processing with the pre-paid postage envelope provided in the kit
Processing takes 10-21 days, on average
A 1:1 video session to review the results
Receive dietary, lifestyle, and personalized supplement recommendations to implement on your own to support overall health and wellness
Your body has unique needs and unique characteristics. I customize each client's functional lab testing journey based on the information shared with me.
I carefully consider your symptoms and their correlation with the test findings.
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Is functional lab testing right for you?
Have you ever felt like something was a little off with your hormones or gut health? Like no matter how many doctors you went to, google searches you've done, and supplements you've tried, you're still dealing with fatigue, brain fog, gas, bloating, irregular periods, disrupted sleep, energy crashes, and/or acid reflux?
If so, then functional lab testing is right for you.
I'll help you determine the most comprehensive and appropriate test to understand the messages your body is giving you. I'll connect the symptoms to the data and provide some actionable steps utilizing wholesome food, lifestyle tips, and targeted supplements to banish your symptoms and live a vibrant and energetic life.
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There are a variety of functional lab tests* available assess the complexities of the body. Here are examples of the tests that might be valuable to your health journey.
*Testing is not limited to these options.
Comprehensive Thyroid Panel
The American Thyroid Association estimates that more than 27 million Americans have thyroid disease but more than half are unaware of their condition. Unfortunately, most practitioners test only TSH levels, leveling out key pieces of the overall picture of your thyroid function. While hypothyroidism is the most common, hyperthyroidism is also a condition that can have a negative impact on overall health. Common symptoms associated with thyroid dysfunction include irregular menstrual cycles, weight gain, cold intolerance or cold hands and feet, depression or anxiety, fatigue, constipation, thinning hair, brittle nails, and/or dry skin.
Comprehensive Hormone Sex Hormone Panel
The endocrine system is a network of glands and hormones that work in a feedback loop to trigger the secretion or suppression of hormones. Sex hormones can ebb and flow not only throughout the menstrual cycle but also the life cycles and have a impact on our overall health. Common symptoms of sex hormone imbalances include weight gain, irregular menstrual cycles, dysregulated blood sugar, elevated lipids (cholesterol and/or triglycerides), dysregulated sleep, fatigue, bloating, PMS, nights sweats, migraines, bloating, hair loss, and/or acne.
Salivary Cortisol Panel
When experiencing stress, cortisol is in response to the messaging via the HPA axis (Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal). Cortisol prepares the body to run to save your life as the sympathetic nervous system is activated. Chronic activation and dysregulation of the HPA axis can lead to symptoms such as weight gain, high blood pressure, fatigue, mood changes, difficulty concentrating, blood sugar dysregulation, salt cravings, dizziness, irregular menstrual cycles, and/or dysregulated sleep.
Food Sensitivity Test
Immunoglobulin antibodies are proteins produced by white blood cells that aid in the destruction of antigens. The antigen is tagged as an invader or threat by the body and the immune system is activated to destroy the invader. Food sentivity testing analyzes foods in the Western, Asian, and Mediterranean diets to see if your body has created the antibodies. Symptoms can be experienced when antibodies are in excess. Common symptoms of a food sensitivity include bloating, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, headaches, mood changes, weight gain, fatigue, joint pain, acne hives and/or rashes.
Comprehensive Stool Testing
Did you know that there are about 10 bacteria cells to every 1 human cell living in and on us? There is a lot of research about the positive role beneficial bacteria can have on a person’s overall health. The gut microbiome, in particular, plays a critical role in mediating the effects of diet and other factors on health, including digestive, immune, metabolic, and neuroendocrine functions. Disruption in the gut micortiome can be associated with autoimmune diseases, IBS/IBD, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, brain fog, skin problems, like acne and psoriasis,mood disorders, depression, and anxiety, blood sugar dysregulation, and/or weight issues.
SIBO Breath Test
Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) occurs when colonic bacteria have migrated to the small intestine. The SIBO breath test measures the amount of methane and/or hydrogen-producing bacteria that may be present in the small intestine. Symptoms of SIBO can include gas, bloating, constipation, and/or diarrhea and are exacerbated by high FODMAP foods.
Organic Acids Test (OAT)
Organic acids are chemical compounds excreted in the urine as a by-product of metabolism. The Organic Acids Test (OAT) offers a comprehensive metabolic snapshot of a patient’s overall health by evaluating intestinal yeast and bacteria, markers for vitamin and mineral levels, oxidative stress, neurotransmitter levels, and oxalates, which are highly correlated with many chronic illnesses. Symptoms associated with irregular organic acid markers include fatigue, irregular bowel function, decreased energy, brain fog, hyperactivity, and/or abdominal pain.
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Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner & Diet Culture Drop-Out
Most would describe me as an outdoor lover, rescue dog mama, and holistic nutrition provider with a bit of a rebellious streak. I'm wildly passionate about women's hormones and gut health issues.
I, too, have struggled with my own hormonal imbalances and received a diagnosis of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) at the age of 38. My own journey with hormone balancing - PCOS and perimenopause, gut imbalances, and food has fueled me to educate and empower women and their wellness.
I’m always listening with curiosity and an open mind — remaining eager to take on new challenges to help women find lasting wellness.