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.
Functional lab work can assess…
- Cortisol Rhythm & Adrenal System function
- Sex Hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone) and their metabolism
- 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!