Five Rings of Diagnosis
These steps are how we assess where you are on your path to healing. That way we can plan a personalized, pro-active, preventative approach to your treatment.
Making An Expanded Medical Diagnosis
Besides a thorough history & physical examination, we offer the following:
Conventional Lab Tests
Usually paid for by your insurance
Many people assume that the presence of a certain gene means they are destined to experience the associated disease. The truth is that most genes are flexible and can be influenced by modifiable environmental, diet and lifestyle factors. By evaluating a carefully selected group of genetic variants, we can get a glimpse of your health future and can help you minimize risk and modify disease in your body.
For example, we can look at your predisposition to Alzheimer’s Disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, breast cancer and prostate cancer, osteoporosis and a host of other problems. Then, using Nutrigenomics, we can tailor specific lifestyle, diet and nutritional supplements, stress reduction programs and integrative therapies that help you restore or maintain your health.
Genomic Weight Testing
This test can evaluate if you are genetically predisposed to a low-fat, low-carb or balanced weight loss diet, as well as whether you should be doing high intensity or moderate exercise. People on a genetically appropriate weight loss diet lose on average 2.5 times more than those on a regular weight loss diet.
Evaluating the Effects of Stress on the Body
Stress & Neurotransmitter Assessment
Learn where you are on the Stress Curve by checking cortisol and neurotransmitter levels. Your nervous system is one of the most complex systems in nature and is responsible for coordinating thousands of processes in your body. When this system gets disrupted, it can affect your day to day activity. The good news is that these levels can be measured and we can help create a therapy program to get you back on track. This can help with sadness, anxiety, sleep problems, headaches, behavioral problems and more.
Evaluating Your Nutrition, Metabolism and Immune Status
Nutritional Evaluation through NutrEval and The ONE (Optimal Nutritional Evaluation)
These are two simple tests to evaluate your overall nutritional needs so that we can help you develop a personalized approach to nutrition. They help assess vitamin, protein, fatty acid and antioxidant needs, gut function and probiotic balance, and detoxification problems in the body. NutrEval is a more comprehensive test, conducted in our office with a single blood draw and urine sample. The ONE is a urine test only.
Comprehensive Stool Analysis
This can help us evaluate digestion and gut function. This test helps evaluate inflammation in the gut, as well the balance of good and bad bacteria in the gut (dysbiosis).
Food Sensitivity Analysis and Evaluation
Unlike allergies, which have immediate effects, people with food sensitivities (usually the result of poor GI health) may not realize the foods they eat are affecting them so greatly. We can identify these sensitivities by measuring a special immune protein, called immunoglobulin (IgG) and will help you create a custom plan to get your GI health back on track.
Immune System Testing
Further testing of your immune system can be discussed with your physician.
Evaluating Your Hormone Balance
Both men and women, especially middle-aged and older, can benefit from these evaluations. Through specialized lab tests we can gain precise insights about the way your hormone levels impact your body, as well as your risk for breast cancer and prostate cancer. We can help you achieve optimal skin tone, easier weight management, increased energy levels, more restful sleep and more! Balanced hormones can also help with low libido, infertility, PMS, menopausal symptoms & andropausal (male menopause) symptoms such as erectile dysfunction.
- We use conventional labs.
- We also do specialized testing of your sex steroid pathways to assess your tendency to breast cancer and prostate cancer.
Evaluating Your Structure and Bioenergetic Balance
These evaluations are done by our physician acupuncturists, chiropractors, massage therapists, Rolfers and energy healers. They will help you understand your predisposition to illness, pain and discomfort – then help you create a personalized plan to help yourself.
Our diagnostic assessment patients come to us from Indian Hill, Hyde Park, Loveland, Westchester/Liberty Township, Mason and from all over the US.