Using a functional model allows me to assess and address the nutritional common threads which may be linking your symptoms together. For example, specific lab tests may uncover the underlying nutritional connections to symptoms, such as fatigue:
|Symptoms:||Possible Nutritional Connections:|
||May be related to a Vitamin D deficiency|
||May be due to food intolerances|
||May be due to excess iron or hemachromatosis|
||May be due to hydrochloric acid, amino acid or mineral insufficiencies|
||May be related to B-12 or folic acid deficiencies|
Beyond conventional lab tests, you may need the following:
- Nutritional status (vitamin, mineral, amino acid, fat imbalances)
- Oxidative stress (biomarker for antioxidant needs)
- Heavy metals-lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, nickel
- Gastrointestinal function for biomarkers of digestion/absorption/flora imbalances
- Cardiovascular risk beyond cholesterol, such as Lipoprotein particle size and oxidized LDL
- Bone resorption to evaluate your bone support protocol
- Genomic testing such as:
- Vitamin D receptor
- MTHFR DNA Mutation
- Genova Diagnostics
- SpectraCell Laboratories
- Doctor’s Data
- Cyrex Labs
- Great Plains
- US BioTek Labs
- Dunwoody Labs
Has your nutritional status been evaluated?
Did you know that your blood level of Vitamin D is ideal at 50-70 ng/ml, not the 30-100 ng/ml reference range reported by most labs?
Do you know if you have a B-12 deficiency? Measuring your serum B12 is not as useful as testing functional biomarkers.
Many people have nutritional insufficiency, not necessarily deficiency.