Hormone and Endocrine Testing
Saliva testing is an easy and noninvasive way of assessing your patients hormone balancing needs, and is proving to be the most reliable medium for measuring hormone levels. These can be run in women and men of any age, and can test a variety of hormones, including estrogens, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, cortisol, and melatonin.
Neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, are the brain chemicals that facilitate the transmission of signals from one neuron to the next across a synapse. Neurotransmitters work with receptors in the brain to influence and regulate a wide range of processes such as mental performance, emotions, pain response and energy levels. Neurotransmitters are the brain’s chemical messengers, facilitating communication among the body’s glands, organs, and muscles. Numerous clinical studies have shown that inadequate neurotransmitter function has a profound influence on overall health and well-being. In fact, imbalances in certain neurotransmitters are associated with most of the prevalent symptoms and conditions seen in practitioners offices today. Neurotransmitters can be tested with a simple, non-invasive urine collection.
Gut and Microbiome Testing
Stool testing is non-invasive and can evaluate digestive function and microbiome health to help illuminate imbalances that can contribute to gas and bloating, constipation/diarrhea, food sensitivities, and chronic inflammation. Testing will detect and assess the status of pathogens, viruses, parasites and bacteria that may be contributing to acute or chronic gastrointestinal symptoms and disease, and can characterize the abundance and diversity of the microbiome.