I am proud to be a certified FDN Practitioner. Functional Diagnostic Nutrition is a system of holistic healthcare that uses functional laboratory testing to seek out underlying causes that are the root of most common health concerns.*This methodical system of investigation that involves building an understanding of each and every client and his/her unique biochemistry.* Results may vary upon the individual.

By employing the appropriate labwork, I am bale to help my clients achieve consistent improvements to many common health problems.* Results may vary upon the individual.

Purpose of Testing

Lab testing is great way to discover hidden internal stressors that are at the root cause of your symptoms.* I use functional lab testing involving saliva, stool, and urine samples to identify healing opportunities, especially within the hormone, immune, digestion, detoxification and intestinal barrier systems.* Results may vary upon the individual.

The benefits are immense;* increased energy, stronger immune function, balanced hormones, reverse aging process, elimination of symptoms and much more.* Results may vary upon the individual.  Here is just a partial list of what our functional lab testing can address:*

  • Adrenal Fatigue*
  • Hormone Imbalances*
  • Gluten Sensitivity*
  • Food Sensitivity*
  • Candida*
  • Parasites
  • Liver Function*
  • Nutrient Absorption Problems*
  • Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies*
  • Leaky Gut
  • Gut Bacteria Imbalances*
  • Thyroid Function*
  • Heavy Metal Toxicity*

Simple & Convenient Lab Tests

The initial primary tests that we run on our clients are determined by the severity of their symptoms.* Most commonly we will run the 205 and the 101 tests(see below for a full description of each test) and for other clients with severe symptoms or the inability to lose body fat, further testing is needed.  All lab kits will be mailed to you and can be performed in your home.

Tests Offered:

Functional Adrenal Stress Test (BH205v)

What is it?

Your adrenal glands are responsible for all of your response to stress.* Results may vary upon the individual. Levels of the main adrenal hormone, Cortisol, rise and fall in a daily pattern that underlies the more erratic fluctuations caused by the stress response.* Cortisol output by your adrenal glands is one of the most reliable indicators of your adrenal function and how well your body is dealing with stress.* This test also measures the individual levels of stress and steroid hormones DHEA-S, Testosterone, Estradiol, Estriol, Progesterone, Melatonin, along with Cortisol, and provides and evaluation of how Cortisol levels differ throughout the day.*

Health Conditions this test is used to assess

This saliva hormone test can uncover biochemical imbalances that can be underlying causes of conditions as chronic stress, obesity or the inability to lose body fat, adrenal fatigue, anxiety, chronic fatigue, diabetes, depression, insomnia, and many other conditions.* Results may vary upon the individual.

What does this test involve?

This test involves simply spitting into a test tube.  Cortisol is measured four times-in the morning(8am), noon, evening(4pm), and night(10pm).  Other steroid hormones, such as estradiol, progesterone, DHEA-S, and testosterone will be measured along with Cortisol at certain times of day.* Results may vary upon the individual.

Metabolic Profile (BH101)

What is it?

The Metabolic Assessment Profile measures the levels of indican, lipid peroxides, and urinary bile acid sulfates (UBAS). This profile provides an index of general digestive metabolism by assessing protein digestion, oxidative damage caused by free radical activity, and bile acid sulfates, which is a direct measurement of liver function.  For more information about this test please send us an email and we will send you more information.

Health Conditions this test is used to assess

This urine test screens the digestive system and detoxification systems for protein digestion rates, liver congestion, and oxidative stress.  The inability to adequately digest protein can be a result of insufficient hydrochloric acid, insufficient digestive enzymes, adverse food reactions or overgrowth of bacteria, or other gastrointestinal dysfunction.* Results may vary upon the individual. The liver is at the center of detoxification within the digestive system and if compromised can lead to inflammation, unstable blood sugar levels, inability to lose weight, elevated LDL, reduced HDL, intolerance to alcohol and fats, putrid body odor and more.* This test also measures for lipid peroxidation, which is a well-established mechanism of cellular injury. The outcome of long-term oxidative stress is chronic degenerative disease and elevated lipid peroxides is an indicator of oxidative stress.*  Symptoms of elevated lipid peroxides include fatigue, memory loss, muscle/joint pain, wrinkles, and impaired eyesight.* Results may vary upon the individual.

What does this test involve?

This test involves the analysis of two urine samples easily collected by the client at home.

GI Pathogen Screening(BH401-H)

What is it?

This test is used to identify and evaluate digestive tract infections and dysbiosis to determine a client’s functional health status.*  The comprehensive testing uses a stool culture to check for parasites, bacterial overgrowth, fungi and H.Pylori.  Causes for concern are both overgrowth of microorganisms that are normally present in the intestines and the presence of microorganisms that are not normally present.  Either condition signals that major dysfunction is present within the intestinal tract.* Results may vary upon the individual. Some immediate consequences can include leaky gut, indigestion, and malabsorption.

Health conditions this test is used to assess

Health conditions this test identifies are small-intestine bacterial overgrowth, parasitic infestation, H.Pylori, and malabsorption.

What does this test involve?

This test involves collecting a stool sample by the client at home.