April 20, 2018

Diagnostic Testing

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Diagnostic Testing

Did you know that we can now do diagnostic testing?

Karen Ryan, NNCP, RHN (clinical and holistic nutritionist), under the guidance of Dr. David Duizer, ND, can perform various testing for specific issues such as food in tolerances and sensitivities, vitamin and mineral deficiencies or heavy metal toxicity.

 

Why Diagnostic Testing?

By nature, individuals with ADHD, anxiety, depression or other mental wellness issues can be deficient in a handful of key nutrients such as:

  • Essential fatty acids
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • the B Vitamins (particularly B6 and B12)
  • Vitamin D
  • Folate
  • Specific Amino Acids
  • Iron

Not only can we test for these deficiencies, but we also put together a comprehensive treatment protocol to give you the best chance to diminish ADHD and mental health symptoms such as hyperactivity, concentration, depression, anxiety and impulsivity.

What Testing Do We Provide?

Fatty Acid Profile – $ 180.00

The Fatty Acid Profile helps by measuring your fatty acid levels and lets you know how your numbers stack up compared to a normal population.   Fatty acids are absolutely essential for optimal brain health, especially in the developing brains of children and youth.

IgG Food Sensitivity Testing – $ 250.00

Food sensitivities are delayed reactions to specific foods that are triggered by IgG antibodies.  In an IgG reaction, the IgG antibodies attach themselves to the food antigen and create an antibody-antigen complex. These complexes are normally removed by special cells called macrophages.  However, if they are present in large numbers and the reactive food is still being consumed, the macrophages can’t remove them quickly enough.  The food antigen-antibody complexes accumulate and are deposited in body tissues. Once in tissue, these complexes release inflammation causing chemicals, which may play a role in numerous diseases and conditions.

There is a growing body of evidence to support the clinical benefits of eliminating IgG reactive foods from the diet. IgG food sensitivities have been implicated in various ADHD and mental health reactions such as hyperactivity, concentration, anxiety, depression and even anger.  Eczema is also commonly associated with food reactions.

Heavy Metal Toxicity Testing – $ 120.00

Urine element analysis (or heavy metal testing) is a simple and inexpensive way to measure levels of essential and toxic elements. The presence of toxic elements has been linked to:

  • neurological problems
  • memory impairment
  • learning difficulties
  • gastrointestinal problems

A small sample of urine can be used to look for essential element deficiencies and for the presence of toxic elements. If toxic elements are found, part of your treatment protocol would be to use a chelating agent to release toxic metals from hidden places in tissue so they can be eliminated in urine done in our clinic.

Micro Nutrient Testing – $ 450.00

Micro Nutrient testing measures the function of 35 nutritional components including vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and amino acids within our white blood cells.  Scientific evidence shows us that analyzing the white blood cells gives us the most accurate analysis of a body’s deficiencies.

The micro Nutrient lab results include an overview page with all deficiencies listed, numeric and graphic reports easily identifying deficiencies and repletion and your treatment protocol will include specific supplementation recommendations.

Individual Vitamin and Mineral Testing

Additionally, we can also do isolated labs on specific nutrients individually.  Individual costs vary depending on the micro nutrient.

Call today to book an appointment – 604 734 7760