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Individuals: We work virtually and am licensed in many states. We offer a free 10–15-minute discovery call to discuss whether our services might benefit you and to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to contact us to set up a discovery call.

Testing and Supplements

As functional dietitians, we often recommend functional lab testing and dietary supplements as a key part of finding and addressing the root cause of illness. Using one or both help in providing individualized plans. I like to compare this to throwing darts, if you have not been tested we typically are “throwing darts in the dark” and trying to get to a root cause that may not be whereas adding testing can help us “light up the dartboard” and get to the underlying cause much more efficiently.

We use a “food first” approach and rely on food as medicine as our primary treatment. We try to be mindful when recommending a test or supplement, however there is no requirement for testing or supplementation to work with us.

Here is some basic information on tests and supplements we use.

Functional Tests

Hormone Testing

Hormone testing can be slightly tricky to get accurate data on. Typically, we use the gold standard of functional hormone testing by Precision Analytical called the Dutch test. We also use other options from ZRT and Genova Diagnostics.

Stool Testing

Functional stool testing can be helpful in quantifying many things such as dysbiosis, yeast or parasite infection, malabsorption, gut permeability (leaky gut) among others. We use GI map from Diagnostic Solutions and GI effects from Genova Diagnostics.

Micronutrient Testing

We use Spectracell testing and Genova Diagnostics for micronutrient testing. These tests measure the amount of nutrients inside of your cells instead of what is in your serum. This can provide an in-depth picture of deficiencies that are present.

SIBO Testing

SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) is prevalent in IBS and GERD. We use the SIBO breath test from Genova Diagnostics. Other tests may include labs, genetic testing or environmental exposure.

Supplements

The dietary supplement industry is not well regulated. When purchasing a supplement from Amazon or a store shelf there is a high risk that

There are many choices for high quality and effective dietary supplements which can be essential to treating a variety of medical conditions. We mainly use Fullscript or Wholescript dispensaries.  These dispensaries scrutinize the supplements prior to adding to their catalog ensuring that they are, indeed, high quality and third party tested.

When you choose to work with us, we may provide recommendations for added supplements as part of your treatment plan. We then reassess supplementation as needed. 

This is just a brief overview of the testing available when working with us. If you have Questions, please feel free to contact us to set up a free discovery call.

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