Many physical disorders result from an imbalance in our endocrine system. That means that the very things your body makes to keep your throid, adrenals, pancreas, gut and liver functioning properly are all interdependent. It is common for STRESS to cause problems in all of these systems. Investigating where the "weak link" exists in our bodies can help us to support all of the other systems.
We know that stress is a contributor to cancer, infertility, extreme fatigue, insommnia, depression and even auto-immune diseases. In Functional Medicine, we first want to know what the underlying issues are and then we can offer solutions through lifestyle management and proper nutrition.
We use the DUTCH test to identify if there is an imbalance. This test gives us information beyond simple blood tests. We test not only for the hormone levels in your blood stream, but also the chemicals the body creates when it USES those chemicals to function. These are called metabolites. There is a significant difference between what your body makes and how it uses those hormones. Knowing your hormone levels can be a critical component to managing your overall health. Having knowledge about how you are producing Cortisol is a measure of the health of your adrenals and how your body is managing STRESS.
OATS (Organic Acid Test) provides information about your intestinal health dysfunction, whether it is due to candida, bacterial imbalances, or specific food compromises. It also provides information about the health of energy production in your cells,
OATS also gives us information about your dopamine and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters critical for focus, mood, reward and the feeling of productivity. In addition, we can learn about the deficiency or excess of SEROTONIN, the brain chemical responsible for emotions, focus, mood regulation, metabolism and your sleep cycles.
OATS also measures levels for vitamins and minerals critical to healthy brain function and immunity.
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