Functional Lab Work

Many people struggle with health issues that they’ve accepted as “normal”:  Headaches, bloating and gas, indigestion, sleep problems, skin issues, difficulty concentrating, anxiety, and joint pain… to name a few.  While these issues are common, they are not normal.  In fact, these issues themselves are not truly the problem… they are the result of a deeper lying problem in the body.  Often, symptoms can be very far removed from the root cause.  Many practitioners chase symptoms, prescribing medications or over-the-counter drugs to temporarily alleviate issues, but I take a different approach.

Let’s really think about it:   What is actually causing your headache? Why do you experience indigestion after eating?   While the root cause of these issues varies from person to person, I can say this:  headaches are not due to tylenol or ibuprofen deficiency, and indigestion is not caused by antacid deficiency.

This is where functional lab work comes in.

Being a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner is like being a “Health Detective”.  Functional lab work is used to assess how your body is functioning, and to identify healing opportunities for systems not functioning optimally.

A DUTCH test (that stands for Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones) provides valuable insight to how your body is responding to stress by measuring both free and metabolized cortisol.

Functional lab work can assess…

  • Cortisol Rhythm & Adrenal System function
  • Sex Hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone) and their metabolism
  • Detoxification
  • Digestion & Gut Health
  • Intestinal Mucosal Barrier Function
  • Food sensitivities

Ready to get started?  Functional lab work is easy, affordable and accurate.  Kits are drop-shipped to you.  You collect saliva, urine and/or stool samples yourself at home and then ship the specimens directly to the lab.  Contact me for more information!