Progressive Laboratory Testing
There are many Progressive Laboratory Tests that can augment conventional medical testing. These tests often look deeper at underlying nutritional, hormonal and metabolic deficiencies and toxicities that can contribute to sub-optimal health. Here are descriptions of some of these tests that are available through WNHA.
FOOD SENSITIVITY TESTING - WINDOW TO YOUR HIDDEN CAUSES OF INFLAMMATION
You don’t have to have digestive issues to have hidden food sensitivities. Food sensitivities, unlike food allergies, bring about slow reactions that may be difficult to notice but over time can cause big inflammatory or auto-immune issues. The Food Sensitivity Panel tests for your sensitivities to 96 different foods, allowing you to figure out if the foods you eat are secretly causing you problems.
ADRENAL HORMONE TESTING - WINDOW TO ENERGY/IMMUNE FUNCTION/SLEEP ISSUES
The Adrenal glands perform many functions in our bodies. They are the glands that are most affected by stress. They also help to control blood sugar issues, immune function, energy, reproductive hormonal balance and sleep regularity. This test uses the measurement of the adrenal hormones in your saliva to determine the status of your adrenal glands and what may be needed to help them to get healthy again.
DIGESTIVE HEALTH PANEL - WINDOW TO YOUR MICROBIOME, INFLAMMATION
The digestive system, besides controlling the digestion and absorption of food, is also the largest organ in your immune system. Imbalances in the flora (bacteria) in your digestive tract can contribute to a wide variety of digestive and inflammatory diseases including irritable bowel, Crohn's disease, colitis and autoimmune disease. This test measures the good and bad bacteria, yeast and parasites in your digestive tract and also can tell which natural products can treat the abnormal bacteria and yeasts that may be found. By fixing your internal environment you can improve your health.
HORMONE TESTING - WINDOW TO YOUR REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
There are various salivary and urine tests that can measure reproductive hormones for men or women. These results can give you an insight as to what can be causing your hormonal imbalances, whether it be for menstrual or fertility issues, menopausal symptoms, erectile dysfunction, etc.
ESTROGEN RATIO TESTING - WINDOW TO FEMALE CANCER RISK
Different types of estrogen that woman naturally produce can either diminish or increase your risk for cancers of the reproductive tissues. This urine test can measure the ratio of the two major metabolites to determine your risk factor. We can use this result to take steps to move your estrogen ratio towards a healthy balance, thereby decreasing your risk of cancers of the reproductive tissues.
ORGANIC ACID METABOLIC PROFILE - WINDOW TO YOUR HIDDEN CHEMISTRY
This simple urinary test measures a wide variety of metabolic markers that can affect your health, including: energy production, amino acid insufficiencies, neurotransmitter/brain chemical imbalances, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, strength of detoxification pathways, markers for abnormal bacterial and yeast growth in the intestine, etc. This test can be very useful for people with general malaise or fatigue, mood issues and for assessing autism spectrum patients.
TOXIC ELEMENT TESTING - WINDOW TO HEAVY METAL ACCUMULATION
This urine test is helpful to determine if there is an overload of toxic metals in your system, including lead and mercury. Toxic metals can contribute to some degenerative diseases and neurological conditions, including autism spectrum illnesses.
BONE HEALTH RISK FACTORS - WINDOW TO YOUR BONE HEALTH
This simple test can measure proteins associated with the breakdown of bone in the body. Increased bone breakdown is a risk factor for osteoporosis. By knowing your levels you can take steps to improve your bone health if necessary and you can assess how well your bone building treatment is working.
ENVIRONMENTAL TOXINS - WINDOW TO YOUR CHEMICAL ACCUMULATIONS
There are many environmental toxins that we are exposed to on a daily basis. For most people this is not a problem. Some people, however, may have a metabolism that makes it difficult to get rid of these toxins. Various non-invasive tests can measure the amounts of pesticides, plastic residues and chemicals in your system. These chemicals can contribute to the cause of many conditions, including certain cancers, neurological disorders, chronic fatigue and autoimmune diseases.
NEURO-BIOGENIC AMINES - WINDOW TO YOUR MENTAL/EMOTIONAL/BEHAVIOR BALANCE
Urinary neuro-biogenic amines provide an overall assessment of a patient's ability to synthesize and metabolize neurotransmitters. Alterations in urinary neurotransmitter status may be associated with a variety of conditions including metabolic disorders, mood/behavioral disorders, and in rare occasions the presence of certain tumors.