Functional Medicine Testing and Treatments
Discovering the Cause with
Functional Medicine Testing
During your consult visit, we pay careful attention to your health story, physical findings and previous medical records. From this base of knowledge, we may advise you to complete functional medicine testing available through state of the art private laboratories in Canada and the United States. These tests, tailored to each individual, provide sophisticated analysis of body chemistry and genetics that will help discover the causes of your health imbalances. Functional Medicine testing is a private expense ranging from several hundred to several thousand dollars depending on the complexity of your health. Possible functional medicine testing includes:
Salivary Adrenal and Sex Hormone Profiles for men and women
These panels are customized to your age, gender and symptoms, and profile your individual hormone patterns. From this information, we can plan diet, nutrient, and lifestyle therapies to balance your adrenals and hormones, and for those who will benefit, we will customize hormone replacement therapy.
Comprehensive Digestive and Stool Study
The health of the gut supports the function of your immune system, your brain, your energy and your hormones. This test reports: your ability to digest and absorb proteins, fats and carbohydrates; your Gut immune response and inflammation levels; the presence of any parasites; the diversity of your normal flora; and the presence of any harmful yeast or bacteria and identifies the antibiotics and the herbs that will eliminate them.
Heavy Metal Challenge Testing
Intravenous infusion of the chelation products DMPS and EDTA are administered to unlock mercury, lead and other heavy metals from the bone and soft tissue and flush it out into the urine. A 3-hour urine sample is collected and sent to Doctor’s Data lab in Chicago, where total body burden of heavy metals is calculated. Based on results, nutritional and chelation protocols are developed for you.
Spectrocell Nutritional Analysis
Nutritional deficiencies are cause of many chronic illnesses. Blood samples are examined to determine the levels of vitamins, minerals, anti oxidants and omega 3 nutrients present inside your cells. Nutritonal therapies are tailored for your specific needs.
Cavitat of root canal sites
Root canals often cause smoldering infections and necrosis of surrounding bony tissue that is difficult to see with x ray. Such infections often add to the immune and toxicant burden of the body and may be a contributing cause of chronic illness or chronic fatigue. Cavitat is a specialized ultrasound unit designed to assess the health of the bones in the jaw and helps to identify which teeth need to be treated.
23andMe genomic profile
This online company offers saliva testing that reports many aspects of your genome, Identifying variations in your genes can help us understand your individual tendencies for immunity, mood and energy, heart health, cancer risk, and your ability to detoxify. Nutritional and lifestyle therapies are developed to support your unique genetic balance and maximize your health.
Healing with Functional Medicine Treatments
Functional Medicine treatments are based on the latest research from Canada, the United States, and around the world. Treatments are prescribed to work with the natural body balance, supporting immune function, nutrient levels, detoxification, and reducing inflammation. Treatments may include:
EDTA chelation therapy for heart risk reduction
EDTA 'Ethylene Diamine Tetra Acetic Acid' is a binder or chelator of metals first developed in the 1940's and initially used to treat lead poisoning. It was soon realized that EDTA also removes the calcium structure that forms placque in the blood vessels improving blood flow and tissue health. Treatments are given 1 to 2 times weekly over several months and remarkable recovery of function is seen in cardiovascular disease, reducing and eliminating the pain and limitations associated with blocked arteries in the heart, legs and throughout the body.
Mercury and heavy metal detoxification Program
Mercury is the most poisonous, non radioactive, naturally occurring substance on our planet. We are exposed to mercury in our daily lives through food, technology, and medical / dental treatments. Accumulation of mercury in our tissues disrupts many basic cell functions and can lead to insidious symptoms of chronic illness. When heavy metal levels are measured and found to be elevated, DMPS in combination with EDTA chelation therapy are effective in removing mercury, lead and other toxic metals from the body. Symptoms of many chronic illnesses are improved, and quality of life transformed and reclaimed.
Autologous Conditioned Serum treatments "ACS"
Arthritis and back pain are common and debilitating conditions. Chronic inflammation in joints leads to tissue destruction and pain. New research and technology allows us to magnify these anti inflammatory messengers in our own bodies and use them to stop inflammation and pain. ACS injections into inflamed joints or tissues reduces or eliminates pain and restores function
Intravenous vitamin and mineral infusions
Intravenous vitamin and mineral infusions boost the essential nutrients necessary for all hormone, immune and enzyme function. These treatments can be very helpful in times of illness, fatigue, pre and post surgical, and to treat documented vitamin or mineral deficiencies.
Intravenous high dose vitamin C
Vitamin C therapy is effective for reducing inflammation, supporting immune response against viruses and bacteria, and is very helpful in reducing symptoms following infection or surgery. High dose IV vitamin C is also used as an adjunct therapy for the prevention of cancer cell growth.
Curcumin is one of most powerful tools we have found in the treatment chronic illness. It is the active ingredient in the spice Tumeric, and is used globally in the treatment of inflammation based diseases such as arthritis, colitis, asthma / chronic lung disease, and psoriasis. As a powerful anti oxidant, Curcumin prevents oxidation and reduces the damage of free radicals in the brain and blood vessels, and body wide, making it an effective treatment in neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's , heart disease and diabetes. In addition Curcumin inhibits the growth of viral, bacterial and cancer cells.
Click the link below to access through PubMed more than 7,800 peer reviewed research studies about Curcumin as a diverse and powerful healing agent.
Intravenous Phosphatidylcholine Therapy
Improves cell membrane structure and fluidity, enhancing function of heart cells, red blood cells and arterial linings.
Intravenous iron infusions
Provides quick relief of severe iron deficiency anemia
Intravenous hydrogen peroxide therapy with
Ultra violet light treatment
Hydrogen peroxide is a natural part of our biochemistry produced in each of our cells to defend cells against infection and cancer. Exposure to ultra-violet activates the immune cells and increases oxygen delivery to tissues. Together this combination offers a powerful treatment for acute and chronic viral and bacterial infections, and also helps to oxidize metabolic waste and improve detoxification for improved tissue health and resilience.
Cold laser therapy
A non-invasive medical device that provides super pulsed laser, infrared, visible red light and magnetic field to promote circulation and healing of tissues, reducing pain and inflammation.
Ondamed Biofeedback System
Diagnostic and treatment system for body systems and individual organ function based on pulsed electromagnetic field technology and pulse biofeedback. Ondamed increases energy and circulation, promotes healing and relaxation, and relieves pain.
Treatment of scar tissue with local analgesics to interrupt chronic pain signaling.
An easy- to- use software program with a heart rhythm monitor. This program helps you learn how your thoughts and emotions affect your heart and nervous system, and how to achieve greater peace in the mind and body. Regular practice has been shown to reduce HTN, pain, depression and increase overall sense of well-being.
An effective, non invasive therapy which treats inflamed or entrapped nerves, reducing interference fields in the body, improving organ function and relieving chronic pain.