The real key to successfully managing any of the conditions of the body whether it be Thyroid, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Multiple Sclerosis, even Cancers, is getting the proper testing to find out exactly what is going on.  Sometimes there is a lot of detective work to be done before a proper diagnosis. We had a patient that came in with what was thought to have thyroid issues but after the blood results came back the levels for thyroid were all within normal ranges.  With additional testing the patient had very high levels of thyroid antibodies.  This suggests some form of sensitivity or possibly inflammation going on so additional testing has been done that will hopefully give answers to these questions and get the patient the proper support their body needs to get to optimal health.  

Most everyone is familiar with blood (serum) testing.  This is probably the most common.  It can be used to test a very broad range of levels from vitamin and mineral deficiencies or toxicity to viruses and bacteria.  We have access to low cost blood testing to minimize the cost of lab work for those who don't have health insurance.

At our clinic we also offer saliva testing and hair analysis.  Saliva Testing has been known to be very accurate.  It is especially useful in testing cortisol (Adrenal) levels because it can be done at home and the samples can be acquired throughout the day.  Blood testing for cortisol would be very difficult as it would require multiple samples during a 24 hour period in a clinic setting.  Hormones and food sensitivities can also be checked with saliva.  

We have access to hair analysis also.  It is used for testing heavy metal toxicity such as mercury, lead, arsenic and others.    Degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's Disease, Autism, Multiple Sclerosis, Arthritis and  Fibromylagia to name a few, can be caused by heavy metal accumulation.  Hair analysis can also test for various essential minerals that may have been displaced by heavy metal toxicity.  

Testing can be the key to properly supporting all of the organs and processes of the body.  In a natural approach to whole body health testing can be the guiding light to turning your health around and can be very reassuring that you are on the right track.


Written by Ryan Frusti — August 14, 2012