Are you ready to correct the source of your health and weight loss problems?


Are you ready to get off the Modern Medicine Merry-Go-Round and get to the bottom of your health Imbalances?

If you said yes this could be the most exciting webpage you will ever read!


Introducing the NEW SCIENCE of FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION!


Laboratory Testing VialsFunctional Nutrition uses laboratory testing to look deep into the foundations of your health and your body.

On this page you will learn how functional laboratory tests can uncover hidden imbalances in the fundamental systems of your body allowing us to develop targeted High Quality Supplementsprotocols with vital nutrition, healthy lifestyle and natural food based supplements!

Most modern medicine practitioners, both conventional and alternative, chase symptoms.  The problem with this is that the same symptom can be caused by completely different problem from one person to the next.  Two people with the same problem can have very different symptoms! Treating a symptom rarely corrects the source of the problem!

Test the Basic Functions of your…

  • Hormonal System
  • Digestive System
  • Immune System
  • Detoxification System
  • Nervous System
  • and more…

Functional Lab Tests can look directly at the FUNCTION of the primary systems of your body.

Lab Petri DishesWhy Doesn’t My Doctor Run These Tests?

Functional lab tests are only helpful if you plan on correcting function!

Very few doctors have the time nor the education to help you correct these fundamental imbalances.

Medical school doesn’t teach doctors how to create health.

In fact in 4 years of medical school nutrition is only an average of 19.6 contact hours of their education.

This is ludicrous when you consider that the very structure of your body is derived from what you put in your mouth and a majority of the diseases they treat can be directly traced to problems with nutrition.Funny Guy Eating

Yet, very few of them understand nutrition, exercise, lifestyle, nor mental/emotional balance.

They rely on patented drugs and/or surgery. I’m not saying these are all bad and some are necessary.  I had surgery on my shoulder from a car accident.  Sometimes you NEED modern medicine.

Modern Medicine Drugs and MoneyA good doctor can save your life.

It is the system I’m talking about.  The system to designed as a business first to make PROFIT.  Your health is a far second.  Drugs just hide symptoms. They don’t fix function.

It is impossible for a man made chemical to fix the complex nutritional deficiencies that cause our chronic diseases.

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“But my Blood Tests say everything is FINE!”


Doctors are looking for overt disease processes, diseases they can sell a drug for. While your blood tests have their place they often miss many imbalances that are going on in the background long before your blood tests will show anything. These imbalances are left to fester by the modern medical establishment.


Test Don’t Guess!

  • We are Health Detectives
  • We Look for Underlying Imbalances
  • We Correct Your Health Problems at Their Source

After all, once you become stuck on their spider web of drugs you are a very tasty profit.  There is no money for the medical establishment in prevention or fixing the source of your ills.  You do not have to fall into this trap.

You May Be Experiencing One or More of these Problems:

This is for you if you want:


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    You are currently experienceing symptoms or even a overt disease and you want to improve your life by building health from the bottom up rather then just suppressing symptoms!

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    A Comprehensive Health Coaching System

    You want to lose weight and keep it off the right way without fighting your body. You want to look good AND feel good. You want to know the truth about health and are tired of gimmicks that do NOT work.

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    Real Results

    You are working hard exercising, eating all the best foods, taking all the latest supplements yet your system is out of balance and you are NOT seeing any results!

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    To Look Under The Hood

    You may not even be aware of symptoms yet you want to lift up the hood and check the function of your fundamental systems of your body!


Get to the ROOT CAUSE of your IMBALANCE!

Prevent and Reverse Symptoms!

Adrenal Stress Test 205If your hormone system is out of balance you can exercise and eat right till the cows come home but unfortunately your body will not respond. Your cells depend on your hormones to get the signal to repair and rebuild.

If you look to the right (or above) you see an example of part of an Adrenal Stress Test I did for a recent client. Her doctors have been telling her everything is fine but she knew something was wrong. Her blood tests look normal. She has been doing intense exercise regularly and has been eating top of the line organic food for years. After going to numerous therapists no one has looked directly at the function of her basic hormones!

You can see that her cortisol levels have tanked with every marker below the ideal. Her DHEA is also low. If you look at the graphic on the bottom you can see the arrows pointing to where her levels are. The Red line is the high point and the green line the low point. The orange line is my client. Her body has lost the ability to appropriately respond to stress. She is in stage three of adrenal fatigue!

What is Cortisol?


Adrenal Glands

Adrenal Glands
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Cortisol is made in your adrenal glands and is your primary stress hormone. Cortisol is catabolic in nature that means it helps your body to breakdown energy.

Cortisol helps wake you up in the morning which is why it is higher in the morning and drops down in the evening.

It is also a natural anti-inflammatory and pain killer and raises blood sugar. One cause of waking up at night can be problems with blood sugar. If you have a drop in blood sugar at night your body may react by raising cortisol levels which wake you up.

Actions of Cortisol

  • Anti-inflammatory and Pain Killer
  • Raises Blood Sugar
  • Suppresses Immune System
  • Influences Sleep / Wake Cycle
  • Causes Breakdown of Protein for Energy
  • Slows Digestion

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3D Cortisol Molecule

Excessive Cortisol

  • Abdominal Weight Gain
  • Chronic High Blood Sugar
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Interfers with Thyroid Hormone
  • Lowers Melatonin Interfering with Sleep
  • Lowers Bone Formation – Osteoporosis
  • Decreases Frontal Lobe Function Reducing Will Power
  • Reduces Hippocampus Function Reducing Memory Formation
  • Immune System Imbalances
  • Interferes with Sex Hormone Development
  • Thins the lining of the Gut and can Lead to Leaky Gut

Deficiency of Cortisol

  • Hypoglycemia
  • Immune System Imbalances
  • Involved in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Involved in Fibromyalgia
  • Low Blood Pressure and Postural Hypotension
  • Allergies and Chemical Sensitivities
  • Increased Systemic Inflammation
  • Depression
  • Social Anxiety
  • Hypersensitivity to Pain
  • Headaches and General Body Pain
  • Lowered Energy
  • Reduced Sex Drive
  • Difficulty Getting Out of Bed

As you can see Cortisol has far reaching effects THIS is why we test Cortisol as an essential first test.

We need to know how your hormones are responding to your current level of stress.

The Adrenal Stress Test or 205 from BioHealth Laboratory is an easy to do non invasive saliva test you can do in the comfort of your own home.  With this test we can learn what level of stress you are under and how your body is responding to it. Cortisol is your body’s primary stress hormone. Your body reacts with Cortisol to every type of stress whether it is mental/emotional, physical/structural, or chemical/metabolic.

The 205 Hormone Stress Test will be one of the first tests we do. We need to know exactly what level of stress your body is under.  Using this test we can formulate a plan to correct and balance your body. We may need to run additional testing to find out how your other systems are running.

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Potential Imbalances

  • Parasite Infection
  • Bacterial Overgrowth
  • Hormone Imbalances
  • Yeast Infection
  • Clogged Liver
  • Food Sensitivities
  • Leaky Gut
  • Toxic Overload

What Else Could Go Wrong?


Toxic EnvironmentYou may have a liver that is clogged reducing its effectiveness and exposing your body to toxins. Did you know that one of the primary causes of difficulty losing weight is excess toxins?

In modern society we are exposed to a myriad of foreign chemicals we were never exposed to in our past. We have toxins in our food, water, air and even our clothes, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies and cosmetics just to name a few of the toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis.

It turns out that fat is a perfect way to store toxins away from your precious organs and tissues. If the body is unable to clear toxins through the liver your body will actually create more fat cells. We can test your liver to see how well it is circulating and if its clogged up we can use targeted supplements to support your liver and advanced detoxification protocols to clear it out so it can do its job!Bacterial Dysbiosis in the Gut

What if you’re eating right but you have a bacteria overgrowth or a parasite eating the nutrition that is supposed to be going to nourish your cells? Instead your nutrition is going to bugs that eat, live and die in your body exposing you to the toxins of their wastes as well as their decaying bodies. All of these issues can lead to a host of problems that negatively influence your hormone levels and make it impossible for you to reach the level of health and fitness you were born and are perfectly designed to experience.


By using the revolutionary new science of functional laboratory testing you can get to the source of your imbalances.


Headache and painConventional medicine is symptom based. The shockingly revealing yet undeniable fact is that looking at symptoms will never help you get to the root cause. We are all very different and the reason for one person getting a headache may be completely different from the reason another person gets a headache.

For instance one person may have blood sugar imbalances, another has hormonal dysregulation and yet another has bad posture leading to trigger points in the upper neck and tightness and strain in the muscles that support your head. If you give all three aspirin you may help them feel better temporarily but eventually the headaches are going to come back. You haven’t fixed the source of the problem.

We are all different so we treat you as an individual. There are no cookie cutter approaches that can correct everyone!

In order to fix the headache we must go where the problem is, to its root cause.


Root CauseOne of the most common causes of headaches is blood sugar imbalances. We help you to stabilize your blood sugar levels by testing for your Metabolic Type® which tells us the correct ratio of protein, carbs and fats for your unique genetics.

 

This is the most important consideration for blood sugar there is. One person may do very well on a low fat-protein and high carb diet, while another may do very well on a high fat-protein and low carb diet.  Another may be in-between. Some people may even change from morning to evening or month to month or even throughout a lifetime making this confusing. This is the exact reason why the majority of diets fail!

 

Everyone is different and what works for someone else might not work for you!

 

If your problem is hormonal we can test your hormones and develop a program to reestablish your hormonal cycles.Massage Therapy

 

If you have muscle tightness I might recommend an exercise and stretching program to restore muscular balance to your upper neck and shoulders.  I can also find a highly qualified massage therapists with special education who can help you to reduce the tightness in your muscles while helping you to relax and feel amazing.

 

We can work on creating balance in your schedule and helping you to get the quality time with your family and friends which can be causing you mental and emotional strain because you know you want to spend time with them.

 

As you can see there is not just once cause of headaches so just taking an aspirin could hardly correct the problem at it’s source.  You can only kick the can down the street so long.  Why not correct the imbalances where they lie?  Why not go to the source and correct the problem?

 

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root,Henry David Thoreau
Lets take a look at a few of the additional labs we can run for you.

Mediator Release Test (MRT)


Food Sensitivities

The Mediator Release Test, or MRT, is a test that measures cellular response to food sensitivities. In fact, food sensitivities are one of the most common sources of imbalances in the body. Food sensitivities are a primary source of dysfunction in the body. This means that food sensitivities could be the root cause of many other imbalances that initially may seem unrelated.

Let me explain:

A food sensitivity happens when the body overreacts to a food by releasing mediators, which are chemicals that stimulate an inflammation response. The mediators are a part of your body’s immune system. Inflammation in response to eating a food that you are sensitive to challenges the integrity of of the gut. Over repeated exposures this can make the lining of the gut porous and can cause what is known as leaky gut. Leaky gut is when the barrier of the gut has been compromised and undigested food particles can pass through.

Leaky Gut

As the irritation continues the gut becomes more and more porous. The villi are the little folds of cells you can see in the photo below that extend into the gut. On the surface of the cell exposed to the inside of the gut are little hair-like projections known as microvilli.

MRT Mediator Release Test

This is an actual MRT from a client.  As you can see there are a number of sensitivities to foods he was eating every day.  You can see wheat is the in the red meaning highly reactive.  He also is sensitive to corn, coffee, milk, yogurt, sugar and EVEN asparagus, apples, and grapefruit.  Wait a minute!  We are told an apple a day keeps the doctor away.  Yet these ‘healthy’ foods are literally destroying his gut!  This is why eating healthy may not be the only solution.  In order to heal and benefit from your foods it is imparative that you remove foods that are damaging YOUR gut.  Remember food sensitivities are one of the most common PRIMARY SOURCES of health imbalance!

The Microvilli are the last line of digestion before a molecule is assimilated into the blood stream. They produce additional essential enzymes that break food down into its basic components such as amino acids (building blocks of proteins) and sugars such as glucose, fructose and lactose.

This is a reason someone who previously could digest milk may develop lactose intolerance.  The microvilli that produce the lactase enzyme (enzyme that breaks down lactose or milk sugar) have become damaged.

milkThe villi and the microvilli work to increase the surface area of the gut and are also known as the brush border. If your gut was laid flat it would fill the size of a regular sized tennis court. This tennis court sized barrier is an essential defense against pathogens and toxins in your food. In addition it allows enough surface area to take in all the nutrition you need from your food.

As inflammation damages the sensitive microvilli and the villi they will deteriorate so badly you can develop what is known as a blunted brush border.  You can see this in the forth stage of the graphic above.

You are what you eat, digest, and assimilate.Dr. Brian Walsh, N.D.
What happens if you cannot digest your food properly?

You could be eating all the right foods and STILL not get the nutrition you need.  This could literally lead to any degenerative condition in the body.  You could be eating the best organic, locally produced healthy foods but still be malnourished!  As Dr. Walsh says, we are more then just what we eat.  “We are what we eat, digest, and assimilate.”

The Start of Autoimmune Disease

Malnutrition is just one of the damages that can happen from a food sensitivity even though it is very alarming.  This is where the story gets even more interesting.

Lets say for instance that during digestion an undigested protein gets through the compromised gut wall and into circulation. Your body can only use completely broken down amino acids so your body recognizes this as a foreign protein and initiates an immune response.

Primary-Protein-Structure-Undigested

Undigested Protein

(By the way you may never even know this is going on inside you until you are diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and then you still might never know the source because very few doctors will EVER search for the root cause.)

Imagine the undigested amino acid has a sequence of amino acids, for the sake of this discussion we will say it has a sequence of A-B-C-D. Your body creates antibodies that recognize and attack proteins with a sequence of A-B-C-D. These antibodies then circulate through the blood stream searching out and attacking all proteins with the amino acid sequence of A-B-C-D.

Thyroid Gland

Thyroid Gland
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If your thyroid, your liver, your muscles, your pancreas, your brain or any other area of the body has a protein with A-B-C-D now the antibodies attack your own body. This is the start of an autoimmune disease. From now on every time you eat this sensitive food if an undigested A-B-C-D gets through your body now recognizes this protein and quickly creates more antibodies against A-B-C-D and these antibodies go on the war path.

If the antibodies attack your thyroid you could develop Hashimotos (thyroid autoimmune disease) which may lower your metabolism making it difficult to lose weight.  If these antibodies attack your pancreas you could develop diabetes.  If the A-B-C-D amino acid sequence is in your muscles your antibodies can attack your muscles.

You can now see how a food sensitivity, a primary source, created an autoimmune disease that is far removed from your gut. If your doctor then starts treating you for your autoimmune disease but never tests for food sensitivities every single time you eat that sensitive food you are still suffering from this cycle.

NO ONE HAS SEARCHED FOR THE ROOT CAUSE!

CornBread GlutenUnfortunately, most common sensitivities are to foods we like and eat over and over again and are in’grain’ed in our society. Eating a food over and over can even change a food we were not sensitive to into a food we are sensitive to.  The most common foods we are sensitive to are wheat, corn, eggs, dairy and soy. These are not surprisingly the most common foods in modern diets.

We cannot forget to mention the gut damage done by alcohol, high fructose corn syrup, medications and even some over the counter medications such as ibuprofen which is incredibly damaging to the gut.  It is no wonder we are suffering an epidemic of autoimmune diseases!

Test Using Functional LabsSadly this process could be going on in your body long before you ever have a symptom express itself.  This does not have to happen.  WE CAN TEST!

A client of mine was suffering from allergies and has been seeing an allergist for years.  We ran both an MRT and the next test we are going to talk about, a 401H stool test. The MRT showed multiple food sensitivities to foods he was eating. The stool test showed an overgrowth of candida, a yeast which is the most common fungus infection worldwide.

Food Pharmacy Software LogoI used a special software developed by world renowned clinical nutritionist David Vaughn named fittingly, Food Pharmacy Software. Food Pharmacy Software allows me to make customized food lists based off numerous conditions that are scientifically based with links to supporting research. In this case I was able to input my clients Metabolic Type, his food reactions from the MRT test as well as remove foods that yeast feed off of. This is his quote concerning his results:

So my body has done a 180 in the last 2 weeks… in a good way! I miraculously have gained back my sense of smell, and all sinus congestion is gone! I Lost 2” on my waist of bloating!
Justen Crews

401H Stool Test


The 401H is a lab that tests stool samples for invasive species such as bacteria, parasites, or yeast that could harm your body.  This may be a little gross to talk about but I hope we are all past the potty stage and we can get past the “Ewwww gross” kind of mentality.  Believe me, your health and happiness are worth it.  Some of the pics below may be disturbing but knowledge is power and it’s more important that you know what could be harming your body even if that means being uncomfortable for a moment.  So please, take your time to understand these concerns.

The Microbiota

It is important to understand that we have a necessary and healthy symbiotic relationship with microorganisms.  In fact without this special relationship with bacteria that live within our bodies and on our bodies we would not be able to survive.  There are more bacteria living in your body than you have cells in your body.  Your cells are outnumbered 10 to 1 and our bacteria are estimated to be 4-8 lbs. of our body’s weight.  Microbiota is a term that describes the ecology and sphere of environment these little organisms share with us on and in our body.

These bacteria help us with some very important functions.

  • They help us to digest foods which we cannot digest alone.
  • They produce vitamins necessary for health such as B vitamins and K vitamins.
  • They help our immune system to develop by helping it to be stronger and to prevent allergies.
  • They also prevent disease developing bacteria to take hold by competing with them.
  • They have even been shown to influence behavior.

So as you can see, whether you like it or not we depend on the right balance of these microorganisms for our health.  Hopefully that helps you to get past the gross factor.  These little friends help us to enjoy the life we have.

When an imbalance in the system occurs the microbiota can become imbalanced and this can have vast implications for our health and our ability to lose weight.

It is the environment, the large majority of the time, and NOT the organism that ultimately causes imbalance and disease.

A modern medicine doctor would say,

“New Zealand is infested with sheep.”

This is the typical position of modern medicine.  Therefore we need to kill and destroy the sheep in order to bring balance back to the New Zealand ecosystem.

There is another way to look at this.

“New Zealand has a perfect environment for raising sheep.”

If you take a healthy human without a major genetic imbalance our cells are designed perfectly.  They know exactly how to function to keep you healthy.  However the most common cause of our health imbalances is because humans today live in the WRONG environment for human health.  Our society is incredibly destructive of our bodies.  Of course some bugs can infect even the healthiest host yet most of our chronic (long term) imbalances are a sign that we have imbalances in our system such as a weakened immune system.

We are far too stressed, we have exposure to toxic chemicals, we move too little, we eat foods that our ancestors never ate before and we work too hard and rest too little.  We have created the ENVIRONMENT to grow bad things.

In order to get rid of invasive species that are detrimental to our health we need to correct the environment so our bodies function how they are designed, our cells get the building blocks they need from our nutrition and our immune system is strong enough to fight off potentially damaging pathogens (organism that generate disease).

The 401H is a test that looks for any potential organisms that have taken advantage of imbalances in your internal ecosystem.

It looks to see if a parasite has taken hold, if you have an imbalance in your good to bad bacteria, or if you have yeast that is growing out of control in your body.

Let’s take a look at a few of the potential invasive species that can grow in your body when given the right environment.

Helicobacter Pylori

H. Pylori is the most common parasite in the world infecting over 50% of the world’s population.  80% of the people with H. Pylori may never develop overt symptoms.  H. Pylori is known to buffer stomach acid to make the environment more hospitable to itself.  This can have the effect of reducing your ability to digest and assimilate your foods.

  • Infects Over 50% of the World’s Population
  • May Never Know You Have It, Nor Connect Aymptoms to It
  • Buffers Stomach Acid
  • Interferes with Digestion
  • Can Attack the Gut Lining
  • Can Create Ulcers
  • Chronic Gastritis
  • Gastric ulcers
  • Duodenal and Stomach Cancers
  • Shape Designed to Penetrate the Mucus Lining of the Stomach
  • Exotoxins
  • Lipopolysaccharids – Inflammatory Molecules

Creates Enzymes that break down:

  • Mucus Lining of the Gut
  • Proteins
  • Fat

In the video below you can see H. Pylori hijacking a cell to reproduce.

Parasites


Helicobacter Pylori Crossing Mucus Layer of Stomach Ulcer Creation

Helicobacter Pylori Crossing Mucus Layer of Stomach Ulcer Creation

Helicobacter Pylori Immune Response in the Gut: Lymphocytes in Yellow Box

Helicobacter Pylori Immune Response in the Gut: Lymphocytes in Yellow Box

Helicobacter Pylori Creating Ulcer

Helicobacter Pylori Creating Ulcer

*Image Links for H. Pylori from Top Left: 3rd Image: Y tambe/CC BY-SA 3.0 5th Image: Patho/CC BY-SA 3.0 6th Image: Y tambe/CC BY-SA 3.0 7th Image: Y tambe/CC BY-SA 3.0

4th Picture (from the top left) – H Pylori penetrating the mucus lining of the stomach.

5th Picture – Llymphocytes (white blood cells) of the immune system activated to combat H. Pylori infection.

6th Picture – Factors of how the parasite can damage it’s host.

7th Picture – How H Pylori can cause stomach ulcers.

 

Entamoeba Histolytica

Like Helicobacter Pylori the majority of those infected with Entamoeba Histolytica are unaware of their infection.

  • Ulcer Like Lesions
  • Can Attack the Epithelium or Tissue of the Digestive Lining
  • Can Attack Responding Immune Cells.
  • May Enter Bloodstream Where Trophozoites are Transported to the Liver
  • Liver Abscess or Rupture
  • Dysentery – Inflammation Of Intestine Causing Diarrhea With Blood, Fever, Abdominal Pain, Fatigue, Abdominal Pain And Lesions Of The Bowel.
Entamoeba Histolytica

Entamoeba Histolytica

Entamoeba Histolytica Trophozoite

Entamoeba Histolytica Trophozoite

Entamoeba Histolytica Cyst

Entamoeba Histolytica Cyst

Entamoeba Histolytica Lifecycle

Entamoeba Histolytica Lifecycle

Giardia Lamblia

  • Infection of Small Intestine
  • Active Form – Trophozoites
  • Inactive Form – Cyst (can live for prolonged periods outside of body)
  • Transmitted Through Contaminated Food, Water, or Person to Person
    Diarrhea Inducing Illness Known as Giardia
  • One of Causes of Travelers’ Diarrhea When Traveling to Places Such as Mexico or Southwest Asia

 

As you can see these are not creatures you want in your body, eating your nutrition, stinking up the place!

Functional Lab Testing is a paradigm shift in modern health.  Now we have the technology to look at what is going on inside your body.

We can use these lab tests to search for underlying imbalances and then correct these imbalances through targeted lifestyle changes, supplements and nutrition!

Are you ready to get to the bottom of your health imbalances?

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