What is Saliva Hormone Testing?
Do you know what your progesterone levels really are? If your estrogen level is too high compared to this hormone, you may be estrogen dominant. Many symptoms during menopause or PMS are the result of estrogen dominance, making life uncomfortable and symptoms unbearable. Get the facts from us; order your saliva hormone test today for more reliable to the hour results. (These are sent out to a lab in the US and generally not available to doctors in Canada.)
For people suffering burnout, hormone analysis is paramount. Find out what endocrine gland is burned out by which hormones are low. Three times a day cortisol testing along with the 5-panel test give you an accurate picture of whether you have the cortisol to get through your stressful day. Much more accurate than a one morning reading from your doctor, you can chart your situation hormone-wise over the day.
What the five panel test will show: estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol, androgens.
What is Hair Analysis?
Taking a sample of your hair and mailing it to the lab can tell about your nutritional status, what minerals you have enough of and in access, particularly heavy metals. This gives our holistic practitioner a picture of how to proceed with her health recommendations, and whether chelation therapy is necessary.
What is Nutritional Assessment?
A nutritional assessment is taken from a 5 to 7 day diet journal in which you record the exact foods, brands, and portion sizes you are eating in a regular day. The nutritionist then analyses your intake on a computer program that generates a print-out of your results.The results will give percentages each day of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, as well as your comparative intake to the DRI's (Dietary Reference Intakes).
A nutritional assessment can also be a 1 hour session in which the nutritionist asks you questions regarding your symptoms or health and evaluates whether you have any apparent nutritional deficiencies. She may look at your face, tongue, nails, or other signs. She may ask about your digestive symptoms and habits, your bowel habits, and your energy levels.This is based on her knowledge and training in the field of nutrition, biochemistry, and analysis & assessment.
What is pH acid-base balance Testing?
This test gives you a bottle of acid-base balancing supplements, with pH testing strips. Every morning, first thing, test your urine and/or saliva to determine if you pH is close to 7 (neutral). The closer, the better you are: to think clearly, function, and be in good health. Diseases thrive in an acidic body, so find out how to neutralize the acid- forming foods you eat from the practitioner today. Get on our acid-base diet as well to maximize results. This is especially important for patients that have bone thinning and osteoporosis.Take acid-base supplements as recommended based on test result each day.
What is Ketone Testing?
Ketogenic diets and therapeutic diets for conditions like Diabetes, Epilepsy and mental health conditions are becoming more and more researched and advocated by professionals. Ketones are produced when you're using fat for energy instead of carbohydrate. On a ketogenic diet, this is the goal; to use fat as the primary source of fuel. Most of your calories each day are derived from fat, including monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and saturated. It helps to know whether you're in ketosis or not. It helps to have an accurate measure of how you're doing to encourage your progress and resolution to follow the food plan.
More about our new Keto-Mojo platform coming later this year to Canada: your test results tell you if you're in ketosis, and are send online to your practitioner throughout the day. This allows her to assist you if you are having a tough time. This kit and the platform cost no more than a cup of coffee each day and are the latest technology in Ketone testing using an accurate measure, namely blood.
Find out more here. . .
Find out if a ketogenic lifestyle will work for your condition, by booking your appointment today!
Omega 3 Test
Unfortunately most people don’t get enough of these important nutrients from their diets, which is why testing blood levels is so important.
Tests Available: Omega 3 Index Test Basic
Omega 3 Index Plus
Omega 3 Index Complete
The Vitamin B12 test measures a substance called methylmalonic acid (MMA) in the urine, which is a specific indicator of low B12 status. The more MMA you have, the more likely you are to be low in this critical nutrient. Vitamin B12 is rich in many animal products, so vegans and vegetarians are at risk of having low B12 in their body unless they take a supplement. But most people are not vegetarians and eat enough B12 food sources to meet their needs. However, not everyone is able to absorb it.
Tests Available: Methylmalonic Acid Test (uMMA)
The Vitamin D Test measures the amount of this important nutrient in your blood. Vitamin D, like all nutrients, is essential for life. Our bodies need it from our environment (sunlight and food in this case) to function. It also plays an important role in building and maintaining strong bones. But that’s not all. Every cell in our body has receptors for vitamin D, meaning it can affect virtually everything that happens inside our cells. Research shows that people with higher blood levels of vitamin D live better for longer, with immune and cardiovascular systems that function better. Exposure to sunlight, eating vitamin D-rich foods and taking supplements does not guarantee that your blood level will be in the desirable range — it must be measured.
Tests Available: Vitamin D Test
The Prenatal DHA Test measures the amount of DHA in the blood. Studies show 5% is the level women should shoot for during pregnancy. Once you know your Prenatal DHA level, you can personalize your diet to safely change your level in as little as two to three months. The goal is to reach a Prenatal DHA level of 5% or higher.
Eating fish, taking an omega-3 supplement, or a little bit of both can get you to 5%. You can eat two servings of low-mercury, high-DHA fish per week, like salmon, anchovies, herring and mackerel. If you can’t stomach those kinds of fish, an omega-3 or DHA prenatal supplement or a general fish oil supplement can raise your blood level. Make sure the supplement has at least 200 mg of DHA per serving, but it’s good to aim for getting both EPA and DHA if possible. Many people end up taking a supplement and adding a little fish to their diet as tolerated.
DHA (or docosahexaenoic acid) is an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish, fish oil, and prenatal supplements that is an important nutrient for a healthy pregnancy. The Prenatal DHA Test, which is a measure of DHA in blood, lets you know if you are getting enough of this key nutrient for both you and your baby.
For you, DHA is important because studies have shown that women with higher DHA blood levels are less likely to have early preterm birth. For your baby, DHA is important for brain, eye and immune system development.
Tests Available: Prenatal DHA Test
Breast Milk Test
The Mother’s Milk DHA Test measures the amount of omega-3 DHA in breast milk. Studies show breast milk is the best way to deliver DHA to your growing baby.
Omega-3 DHA is an important component of a baby’s developing brain and it is present in breast milk. DHA levels in breast milk, like blood, go up and down mainly based on how much you eat. We recommend Mother’s Milk DHA levels of at least 0.32% to meet the needs of the infant’s growing brain.
2-4 Weeks after Giving Birth:
DHA levels change naturally in breast milk, especially in the first few days after delivery (called “colostrum”) to the later stages (“mature milk”). We are aiming to measure the proportion of DHA in mature milk.
First Feeding Session of the Day:
As all new mothers know, the term “day” should be used loosely. Aim to collect a sample during the “first” feeding of the day, before you eat breakfast or take a supplement. The same timing goes for pumped milk.
Anytime during the Feed:
Because we are measuring a percent of fat instead of a total amount of fat, the Mother’s Milk DHA level is not affected by the changes in fat content.
Tests Available: Mother's Milk DHA Test