Are You Healthy?
How do you know?
Health is not the Absence of Disease
Health is an optimal physiological state where there are no limitations. You are able to accomplish whatever you want to do both physically and mentally.
Most people are unaware that their health is declining or may have vague symptoms such as brain fog, weight gain, difficulty sleeping, trouble remembering, depression/anxiety, and fatigue. You know something is not right but blood test from your doctor are all 'normal' and you are told that 'nothing is wrong'.
Regular blood tests are looking for disease. But your symptoms are warning signs that your health is suffering at a cellular level. Cellulars damage occurs long before you develop a disease such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or cognitive impairment. Functional testing is about preventing disease and restoring you to optimal health.
Health Optimization is Functional Testing by looking at health at a cellular level.
Genomics and Metabolomic Testing for Personalized Medicine
With the continued increase of chronic health conditions such as heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's/Dementia, Diabetes, and Obesity, it is critical to know your risks. Genomic testing looks at your potential risks and what you can do about it now. Having a genetic risk for Alzheimer's is real but lifestyle interventions started early can prevent this gene from being expressed. You can control your genetic risks.
How do you know if you need to take certain vitamins and minerals? Testing can show you what your deficiencies are and what is needed. Vitamins and minerals are cofactors for biochemical processes and are absolutely critical for your enzymes to function. Optimal levels are what is needed for health. The RDA is only what is recommended for prevention of disease.
Your microbiome is more than just a collection of microbes in your GI tract. It is considered an organ that preprocesses everything we eat and drink and is also considered the largest immune organ of the body. Maintaining large biodiversity is critical for optimal health and testing can show an overgrowth of candida or other opportunistic and potentially pathogenetic bacteria that may be contributing to chronic health conditions.
The metabolome is a collection of small molecules, commonly known as metabolites, within cells, biofluids, tissues, or organisms. Collectively, these small molecules and their interactions within a biological system are known as the metabolome. Testing metabolites tells about your current state of health. When disease, genetic mutations, or environmental factors disturb an organism's biological system, its metabolic profile changes. We can test these in your blood and urine.