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Lab Testing

Blood Analysis

If additional testing is required, blood work can be requisitioned through a local Life Labs.  It is highly recommended that all patients bring copies of their lab work for the initial consultation whenever possible.

Common blood testing may include:

  • Thyroid Panel
  • Blood sugar
  • Iron Panel
  • Cholesterol Panel
  • Vitamin B12
  • Liver Enzymes
  • Hormones – Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone
  • Inflammatory Markers
  • Complete Blood Count

Food Sensitivity Testing (IgG)

Food intolerances/sensitivities occur when the body has ingested a food that triggers the immune system to react negatively and cause inflammation.  It can occur within hours or within a few days and because of this delay, it can be difficult to determine which foods were the sources of the problem.  Symptoms can range from:

Digestive symptoms:

  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin rashes
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Chronic itching
  • Headaches
  • Migraines

Mood disorders:

  • Hyperactivity
  • Lack of concentration and focus
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Respiratory symptoms:

  • Runny nose
  • Puffiness around eyes
  • Joint pain and discomfort

The procedure involves a blood draw from a local lab, which identifies food sensitivities and intolerances that may be causing any number of health complaints.  A 120, 160 or 220 food panel is taken with the most common foods eaten, including meat, fish, dairy, grains, nuts, coffee, sugar, other sweeteners, vegetables and fruits.  This test is valuable for assessing food intolerances and sensitivities in individuals 2 years and older.  It is important to consume a wide variety of foods at least 5 days prior to taking the test to have the most accurate results.

Stool Analysis

  • Comprehensive Stool Analysis
  • Parasite Testing
  • Yeast Culture
  • Stool Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Testing

Salivary Hormone Testing

A wide array of hormone testing can be done via the saliva, as individual hormones or as panels.

  • Estrogen
  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone
  • Cortisol

Female Hormone Panel:

This panel measures the hormones: estradiol, progesterone, cortisol, DHEA-S, and testosterone. Conditions such as a menstrual irregularities, perimenopausal symptoms, PMS, heavy and painful periods, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, tender breasts, fibrocystic breasts and ovarian cysts can all be related to hormone irregularities. Imbalances can contribute to the following hormone-related conditions:

  • Weight gain
  • Low libido
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Hot flashes
  • Migraines
  • Infertility
  • Bone loss
  • Breast cancer

Male Hormone Panel

This panel measures levels of testosterone, cortisol, DHEA-S and estradiol. Imbalances can lead to the following hormone-related conditions:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low libido
  • Memory loss
  • Low mood
  • Irritability
  • Breast enlargement
  • Weight gain
  • Prostate enlargement

Hair Mineral Analysis

Hair can store harmful levels of heavy metals and give insight into the balance of minerals in the body.  A small amount of hair is taken and sent to an outside laboratory for testing.  A detailed analysis report is made and then discussed, with treatment to correct any imbalances.

Urinary Analysis

On the first visit, a urinary dipstick can be performed, analyzing for possible infection.

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Waterloo, Ontario
N2L5C6