DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES

If you have questions regarding more details on the labs below that we provide our patients, please contact our office for more information.

Health Coach

Health coaching and support is key to you advancing your health. Think of health not just a side effect of your life, but the pinnacle of your life. With out your health, all else in your life will suffer. Health coaching can help you remove road blocks and barriers to achieving optimal health (including dietary struggles, confusion over your daily health journey, and even mental and emotional struggles with food and health).

IVT (Single Sessions)

It has been documented and it is known that vitamins and minerals taking orally (through the mouth) are at best, 50% absorbed (and that’s assuming your gut can absorb well). Biochemically, the body works best when the processes needed to work are saturated with the key nutrients needed to perform optimally. Prescribed IV therapy can provide this option and is a life-saver for those who are struggling to get well. Not to mention the huge benefits that have been shown with those with cancer and other immune compromising conditions. Don’t take it lightly though, not all IV therapy and centers are the same. Most centers focus on a ‘quick fix’ of vitamins that may seem trendy and helpful, but we utilized pharmaceutical dosing which creates actual change in the body to get well.

Office Visits

In your plan of care, you have access to our clinic for your routine office visits. This could be a concern or medical question for the doctor, a nebulizer treatment for allergies, even a physical exam. Use these to be proactive in your health.

IV Therapy Vitamin B Add-On

Adding B vitamins in your IV bag can be a great way to support the adrenal glands, repair of the gut and detoxing the liver. It can be common to feel a little nausea after getting IV B vitamins and it’s the same feeling you may get if you take your vitamins without food. Its not harmful or bad, but sure feels icky. Be sure to eat food before all IV treatments to mitigate any nausea.

IV Therapy GSH (Glutathione) Add-on Nutritional Medicine

Glutathione has been termed the body’s ‘master’ antioxidant. An antioxidant is like a protector of your cells so they don’t age too fast or get damaged. Highly needed! Unfortunately, this status can decrease in our bodies as we age, with chronic disease, and with a poor diet. This nutrient intravenously increases these levels quickly to aid in body repair for those under stress, immune compromised, and with neurological conditions. There is a higher risk for allergenic symptoms with this one as it does contain Sulphur.  If you have an allergy to this, you need to pass on this nutrient. Also, some people may experience a strong ‘histamine’ like reaction including sneezing and itchy eyes. Its not the nutrient itself, its more of the body not ready for such power! Just go slower and lower dose next time.

Intestinal Antigenic Permeability Screen

  • Most immune compromise begins in the gut with a breakdown of the intestinal barrier. This lab looks at if there is a true ‘break’ in the barrier leading to autoimmunity and other disorders
  • Measure intestinal permeability to large molecules which inflame the immune system
  • Identify the damaging route through the intestinal barrier
  • Recommended for patients who:
    -Present multiple symptom complaints (including chronic fatigue syndrome)
    -Suffer from abnormal immune cell count and function (including autoimmune diseases)
    -Have multiple food sensitivity

Wheat/Gluten Proteome Reactivity and Autoimmunity

  • The many faces of gluten and wheat. There are more particles to ‘gluten’ then meets the eye and this lab helps identify from a very thorough look at 17 different markers.
  • Identify possible Celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, dermatitis herpetiformis, gluten ataxia (affecting the brain), or other wheat/gluten-related disorder
  • Assess autoimmune reactivity associated with wheat proteins and peptides
  • Recommended for patients who:
    -Have non-responsive GI symptoms
    -Present multiple-symptom complaints (including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia)

Gluten-Associated Cross-Reactive Foods and Foods Sensitivity

  • Some foods are perceived as ‘gluten’ to the body because of their similar structure. And a lot of these foods are seen on a ‘gluten-free’ diet.
  • Identify additional dietary proteins to which the Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitive or Celiac disease patient is sensitized.
  • Detect immune reactivity to known gliadin cross-reactive foods (example: dairy, corn, quinoa, soy, egg)
  • Recommended for patients who:
    -Have non-celiac gluten sensitivity or celiac disease
    -Are experiencing limited improvements or are non-responsive on a gluten-free diet
    -Have gut dysbiosis, which appears to be resistant to standard therapy.

Multiple Autoimmune Reactivity Screen

  • If you have one autoimmune disease occurring, there is high probability that there are more affecting your body. This lab aids in uncovering where the immune system is attacking in the body.
  • Measure “Predictive Antibodies”, some of which can appear up to TEN years before the clinical onset of disease.
  • Economically and efficiently assess possible tissue damage to multiple organs of the body.
  • Recommended for patients who:
    -Have a diagnosed autoimmune disorder, as they commonly develop additional autoimmune conditions.
    -Have chronic increased intestinal permeability, which is the gateway for environmentally-induced
    autoimmune disorders.

Diabetes Autoimmune Reactivity Screen

  • Assist in the early detection of autoimmune processes of Type 1 diabetes, impaired blood sugar metabolism and Metabolic Syndrome
  • Assist in monitoring the effectiveness of related treatment protocols
  • Recommended for patients who:
  • -Have Type 1 Diabetes or severe/atypical manifestations of Type 2 Diabetes
    -Have family history of Type 1 Diabetes or Metabolic Syndrome
    -Have Gluten-Reactivity, Diary-Sensitivity and/or Cerebellar Ataxia

Neurological Autoimmune Reactivity Screen

  • Assist in the early detection of neuro-autoimmunity
  • Evaluate severity of the autoimmune response
  • Assist in monitoring the effectiveness of related treatment protocols
  • Recommended for patients who:
    - Have idiopathic neurological conditions such as Cerebellar Ataxia or Peripheral Neuropathy
    - Show decline in brain function with accompanying fatigue or Fibromyalgia
    - Have Gluten-Reactivity and/or Dairy-Sensitivity contributing to neurological dysfunction

Neurological Autoimmune Reactivity Screen – Expanded

  • Detection of immune reactivity in pathogenesis of neuro-inflammatory, neuro-autoimmune and neuro-degenerative disorders
  • Early detection of autoimmune reactivity of both peripheral and central nervous system
  • Assist in monitoring the effectiveness of related treatment protocols
  • Recommended for patients who:
    - Have idiopathic neurological conditions such as Cerebellar Ataxia or Peripheral Neuropathy
    - Have Gluten-Reactivity and/or Dairy-Sensitivity contributing to neurological dysfunction

Joint Autoimmune Reactivity Screen

  • Assist in the early detection of mixed connective tissue disorders
  • Assist in monitoring the effectiveness of related treatment protocols
  • Recommended for patients who:
    - Have Arthritis or Arthralgias
    - Have joint inflammation following exposure to environmental triggers

Multiple Food Immune Reactivity Screen (90 or 180 foods)

  • Evaluate immune reactions to foods, raw and/or modified, food enzymes, lectins, and food additives, including meat glue, artificial colorings and gums
  • Early detection of dietary-related triggers of autoimmune reactivity
  • Monitor the effectiveness of customized dietary protocols
  • Recommended for patients who:
    - Seek a life-long health and wellness strategy
    - Present with unexplained symptoms whether gastrointestinal, neurological, dermatological or behavioral in nature
    - Are suspected of having increased intestinal permeability, which is the gateway for environmentally-induced autoimmune disorders

Chemical Immune Reactivity Screen

  • Chemicals are all around our environment and are actually hard to avoid. Some people are actually immune-sensitive to these toxins and can lead to health disorders.
  • This lab checks the immune systems reactivity to things like: mold, formaldehyde, BPA, parabens, mercury, and many more.
  • Help identify the loss of immune tolerance associated with xenobiotic exposure, which may lead to autoimmune reactivity.
  • Assist in setting guidelines for the avoidance of specific chemicals to reduce the risk of igniting the autoimmune process
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the clinical management of patients
  • Recommended for patients who:
    - Increased chemical sensitivities/intolerance
    - Loss of immune tolerance and/or abnormal immune function
    - Autoimmune disease and/or a family history of autoimmune disease

Pathogen-Associated Immune Reactivity Screen

  • Detects immune reaction to key pathogens that may lead to multiple autoimmune reactivities (pathogens such as: viruses, amoebas, molds, and lyme among many others)
  • Detect immune reaction to key pathogens that may lead to multiple autoimmune reactivities
  • Determine the role of pathogens in cases of ‘unexplained’ autoimmune reactivities
  • Monitor the effectiveness of clinical protocols for addressing pathogens associated with multiple autoimmunity conditions
  • Recommended for patients who:
    - Present with chronic conditions such as gastrointestinal distress, fatigue, body aches or unexplained and general inflammation, including neuroinflammation
    - May have been exposed to bacteria, viruses, parasites, mold, and spirochetes associated with multiple autoimmunity’s
    - Have not fully responded to clinical interventions, such as detoxification and dietary modifications

Mucosal Immune Reactivity Screen (convenient saliva collection)

  • Evaluate mechanisms of compromised immune tolerance
  • Evaluate possible outcomes of compromised mucosal tolerance, such as: intestinal barrier dysfunction, food and chemical immune reactivity, and autoimmunity
  • Recommended for patients who:
    - Have chronic inflammatory bowel conditions
    - Have a family history of autoimmune disease

Blood Brain Barrier Permeability

  • Early investigation in management of contact sports-related Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Evaluation of breach of the Blood-Brain Barrier by stress, trauma or environmental triggers, even in the absence of apparent concussion or brain injury
  • Assist in the assessment of increased risk of neurodegenerative disorders including, but not limited to, Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Senile Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Epilepsy and Stroke
  • Recommended for patients who:
    - Play contact sports during which repeated head trauma occurs
    - Engage in activity that involves force or shock to the body and/or head
    - Have intestinal permeability with abnormal elevation in LPS and/or Occludin/Zonulin antibodies
    - Exhibit changes in cognitive function

Irritable Bowel/SIBO Screen

  • Identify the overgrowth of large intestinal bacteria in the small intestine and the release of bacterial cytotoxin
  • Evaluate a breach of intestinal barrier by bacterial cytotoxins and their entry into circulation
  • Assist in setting guidelines for treatment of irritable bowels/SIBO and reduce risk of igniting the autoimmune process
  • Recommended for patients who:
    - Have irritable bowels
    - Exhibit symptoms of malabsorption, including weight loss, anemia or fatty stools
    - Have associated conditions such as fatigue, reflux, skin disorders, obesity ro food intolerances

DUTCH Complete Food Allergy Profile (IgE)

Iodine, Serum

Iodine is one of the most undervalued micronutrient known. It is common for lower then optional levels to be seen in Midwesterners, and especially women who have been pregnant.

TPO/TGB Antibodies

Specific to thyroid autoimmunity, these markers help to identify a more detailed look at potential of thyroid disease

Histamine, plasma Enviro-Tox

Excess histamine in the body can be produced via a response by the immune system. This can give you the classic allergy symptoms (runny nose, itchy skin and eyes), but can also affect your digestive system and brain.

GPL-Mycotox (Mold) Microbial

Looking at exposures and toxicities to mold

Organic Acids Test

A comprehensive and convenient lab collected through urine, it can detect metabolic processes in the body which may not be working adequately. These processes include: detoxification in the liver, energy production in the mitochondria, markers that affect the brain with things like ADD/ADHD and depression/anxiety, vitamin markers such as B complexes (highly needed for energy production), antioxidant status, and bacterial overgrowth. All of this information can lead a practitioner and patient to ‘fine tune’ the body with the fuel it is given, leading to optimized outcomes. This report is especially helpful for children and can be used as a ‘yearly check-up’.

Toxic/Heavy Metals

The Environmental Working Group reminds us of the 1,000s of NEW toxic chemicals released into the environment each year. These permeate our air, water, and food and lead to bodies that absorb these metals. They love to be stored in fat tissue in the body, so the more fat we store, the more potential we store more heavy and toxic metals. These have been shown to affect anything from hormone to brain health. This lab gives a way to look at the whole-body burden of toxic metals and a starting point as to how to decrease that.

IvyGene Test (Cancer)

  • Every day thousands of people in the USA alone are beginning to fight cancer. In 2016, more then 4.600 individuals in the US were diagnosed with cancer daily. The first step to fighting cancer is identifying its presence early, which can be a difficult and frustrating process.
  • The IvyGene test is a blood test able to detect and measure DNA methylation patterns that are consistent with actual cancer presence. A highly accurate and sensitive cancer test, the IvyGene test is a non-invasive tool to ai physicians in identifying cancer presence.
  • According to studies performed by the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society, individuals who identified 25 different types of cancer earlier had a greater chance of survival.

Onconomics Plus + OncoTrace

  • There is a growing interest in personalized cancer treatments and the identification of suitable treatments that may work for each cancer patient. Chemosensitivity testing is one method of doing this. Oncologists primarily rely on the statistical analysis of large treatment trials to decide which drugs to use for specific cancers. Chemosensitivity testing involves testing an individual’s cancer cells in the laboratory to identify which drugs and natural substances demonstrate the best response.
  • The R.G.C.C Group test is a blood test (or in some cases tissue tests). Tumor cells are identified and isolated from the sample for the following analysis:
    - Viability testing of chemotherapy drugs
    - Genetic profiling for guidance about targeted therapies e.g. monoclonal antibodies
    - Viability testing (and identification of mechanisms of action), of natural substances which may be used as part of a complementary treatment strategy.
  • The results are presented in a written report which the doctor can use to help guide treatment options and choices. In addition, R.G.C.C. Group can provide information about how an individual will ‘handle’ specific chemotherapy agent. Our genetic make-up determines whether we are ‘accumulators’ or ‘rapid metabolizers’ of certain drugs. This can play a critical role in determining how effective a specific treatment is likely to be for us, and how significant the side effects will be.
  • Detect early signs of developing cancer
  • Help monitoring existing cancers
  • Produce an individual profile of chemotherapeutic drugs and natural substances that can be used to achieve the best treatment outcomes

Glyphosate (Urine)

Also called “Round-up”, is a herbicide used in farm fields to aid in killing weeds. Unfortunately, this compound is toxic to the human body and has been even tested in cord blood of babies (mom passing it to their baby). This compound has been shown to disrupt hormone function in men and women. A simple urine lab can detect levels so as to help in one’s health.

Genetic (DNA) profiles

  • Estrogen and detoxification (how well you eliminate toxins through the liver including hormones)
  • Neurological risk (things like alzheimers disease)
  • CVD/stroke risk (how well your blood clots, how you metabolize fat, etc)
  • More and more, genetic tests are being utilized in medicine to view a person’s overall risk of certain diseases. With nutrition, this info can be valuable to view how you uniquely work and respond to your environment. For example, you may not process your hormones correctly/optimally which may put you at higher risk for diabetes, weight gain, and cardiovascular disease. But knowing this, we can help you identify which nutrients are appropriate for you to support that – in tthis case, added nutrition for the liver and gut to speed up the excess hormone status. Great information and it will never change throughout your life! We don’t TREAT a genetic lab or test. We uniquely tailor nutrition for your genes to optimize longevity.