There are many people who make the decision to take responsibility to get healthy, only to find that their journey is unplanned and often they find that they end up following a ‘this’ for ‘that’ approach, using trial and error to find something that works but sadly often end up simply chasing symptoms.
Selected lab testing can offer vital information when dealing with health issues. The tests we use are not the kinds of you may be used to from your Doctor, which look to identify diseases. Rather they are functional tests which allow us to gain insight into how well your body is managing to stay in balance. Identifying where those imbalances might be and indicating what it is that your body needs in order to achieve that balance.
Remember that the body is constantly striving to maintain homeostasis. Symptoms and signs are often evidence of the body’s efforts to achieve that homeostasis while being hampered or without the resources it needs. For example, a painful bone spur only develops because the body is under extra load at that point and lays down extra bone in order to cope. The root cause whatever is causing extra load at that point in the body, NOT the bone spur itself. This process is true of most disorders from hormonal to immune to digestive.
What gets tested?
An example of these tests are Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis which allows us to assess your nutritional balance and heavy metal build up. Saliva tests to assess adrenal function are often key to understanding your ability to adapt to stress and maintain balance in the system. Food intolerance tests are great way to identify what foods might be currently causing you issues and have great benefit helping you reduce this kind of stress. When function is compromised, a myriad of seemingly unrelated symptoms, syndromes and chronic degenerative diseases gradually develop.
There are many tests at our fingertips, and it is important to carefully select and run the ones which will give us the information that we need. Tests are done at home with a test kit and posted to selected Labs for analysis.
Retesting is key to monitoring your treatment protocol and your recovery. It is one of the ways we can objectively assess that you are going in the right direction. It is a vital step in the program.