Functional Medicine Laboratory Tests for Environmental Toxin Assessment

These five tests are fundamental in evaluating for various environmental toxin exposures, e.g. chemical, heavy metal, mold. The five tests are: Organic Acids Test (OAT), Toxic Non-

Amino Acids

Amino acids are the building blocks for proteins, and proteins play a vital role in almost all biological activity in the human body. In fact, approximately 25% of our body is made up of

Yeast Problems & Symptoms

Yeast problems and symptoms are a common complaint for women who have recurrent vaginal yeast infections. It is also a common complaint from parents who see persistent

Foods With Amino Acids

There are many foods with amino acids – some higher in content than others. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, and proteins play a vital role in cellular function within

Candida Symptoms

Candida (particularly Candida albicans) is a common yeast organism that resides in the digestive system, and when found in abundant amounts can give rise to a number of

Amino Acids Testing Procedure

Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, and the amino acids testing procedure for comes in different forms. There are many benefits to doing amino acid testing, and the

Gastrointestinal Health

Gastrointestinal health is connected to all systems in the digestive tract working in unison providing for proper digestion, assimilation, nutrient absorption, and toxin elimination.

Constipation Problems

Constipation is most commonly defined as having less than 3 bowels movement per week. It normally is associated with difficulty passing stool and hard stools overall. There is

Digestive System Problems

Digestive health problems are a common issue for millions of people in the United States and around the world. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t

Common Food Allergies

Common food allergies are things like shellfish, peanuts, cow dairy. Here are the the following list of the top 8 common food allergies as reported from the Food and Drug

Colon Health Problems

Colon health problems are a common issue, particularly as people age. The colon is the last part of the intestinal tract and makes up the ascending colon (which begins near the

Heavy Metals Detox

Heavy metal detoxification, aka. heavy metals detox is a method of removing toxic metal from the body. There are many different remedies which have different binding capacities

Candida Causes

Candida (Candida albicans, or other species of candida) are often commensal organisms that live in our environment, and can be inhabitants of our skin and digestive system, but

Benefits of Heavy Metals Tests

There are many benefits of doing heavy metal tests that can be applied for a wide variety of health concerns. These tests provide good information about various heavy metals and

Adrenal Stress

Adrenal stress refers to excess stimulation of the adrenal glands and the over-production of cortisol. Adrenal stress also emphasizes that with prolonged stimulation of the adrenal

Benefits of Amino Acids Tests

There are many benefits of amino acid tests that can be applied for a wide variety of health issues. These tests provide excellent information about various amino acids, as well

Food Allergies in Children

Food allergies in children can manifest in many different ways. Commonly, food allergies in general give rise to symptoms such as itching, hives, throat swelling and digestive

Toxic Lead Levels in Children

Toxic lead levels in children is a growing concern, not only in the United States, but across the globe where even small amounts of lead can be damaging to the brain. Recent

Food Intolerances

Food intolerances can manifest in many different ways. People with typical food allergies will have food intolerances that give rise to hives, itching, pain the mouth, throat, and

Hormone Problems

Hormone problems disrupt the wide array of physiological benefits hormones do for our body. Many hormones such as thyroid are important for energy production which is

Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal fatigue is a common term used today to describe a host of symptoms that relate to physical and mental tiredness, aka. fatigue. Overall, adrenal fatigue is referenced as a

Heavy Metals Toxicity Symptoms

Heavy metals are a group of metals that can be toxic in varying amounts, and are toxic by their individual nature. For example, tin and nickel can be toxic in the human body in high

Hormone Imbalances

Hormonal Imbalances are a common health complaint of millions of people. For some this means they are in the midst of menopause and feel the effects of low estrogen and progesteron-

Food Allergy Symptoms

Food allergy symptoms can manifest in a wide variety of ways. Commonly people who have food allergy symptoms will often have itching or a rash on the skin after eating an

Yeast Infections

Yeast infections can manifest in many different ways. A common manifestation of yeast infections is vaginal yeast infections that plague millions of women throughout the world.