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These specialized tests can help to create a more tailored care protocol.

As a functional nutritionist, I will design a personalized plan for you to transform your health through dietary and lifestyle recommendations.   

My approach is always "food first"

There are, however, instances where specialized lab testing can be useful in uncovering complicated nutritional issues. As part of your individual program, testing results may become integral to determining causes of imbalances, such as: hormonal, adrenal, and gut issues. These specialized tests can help to create a more tailored care protocol.  


Most of these tests can be sent by mail and done at home. A kit will be drop shipped directly to you, you provide a sample and return.


The DUTCH test is a leader in sex and stress hormones testing. It is well recognized for its easy sample collection methods and comprehensive reporting. The name stands for Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones. In addition to measuring hormone levels, this test also takes into consideration metabolites (metabolites are broken down products of hormones) and specific nutrients (which are necessary for our body to use the hormones).  Adrenal and sex hormones play a vital role in many aspects of our life that if left unbalanced, can leave us feeling anxious, tired, moody, and fatigued among many other health issues. Click the tab below to see which DUTCH test may be right for you.


GI Map by Diagnostic Solutions


What is tested:

GI-MAP was designed to detect microbes that may be disturbing normal microbial balance or contributing to illness as well as indicators of digestion, absorption, inflammation, and immune function. GI-MAP quantifies bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites using qPCR.0


This is a comprehensive digestive test. It includes enzyme function, fat breakdown, markers for immunity and inflammation as well as testing for bacteria, yeast, worms and viruses. Requires a single small stool sample.


Why take this test?

For any chronic gastrointestinal discomfort, IBS,as well as autoimmune disease, leaky gut, inflammation and metabolic syndrome.


The FIT (Food Inflammation Test) is a patented, multi-pathway delayed food sensitivity test. The test measures both IgG antibody and Immune Complexes together to determine sensitivity and reactivity of foods. This test can measures sensitivities up to 132 different foods and additives spanning all major food groups.

The FIT Test is a simple blood test that is available as a finger-prick test.


Why take this test?

If you’ve been suffering with various health issues and have not been able to identify what is causing your symptoms, food sensitivity testing might provide answers for you.


Some common conditions that may be associated to food sensitivities:

Resistant weight loss, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Headaches/Migraines, Joint Pain, Constipation, Anxiety, Depression, Fatigue, 

Congestion, ADD/ADHD, Autism, Eczema, Chronic ear infections

Click Above for Color-Coded Foods Tested.

(Test "Key" at bottom of page).


ZRT Laboratory is a CLIA certified diagnostic laboratory providing accurate, convenient lab testing.


What is tested:

ZRT is focused on hormone and wellness testing, recognizing that hormonal imbalances are the root cause of many chronic health issues. At-home collection methods using dried blood spot, saliva, or dried urine make this testing easy and convenient.


Why take this test?

If you are having difficulty losing weight despite a good diet and regular exercise, gain weight right around middle , find yourself craving with an increased appetite or are struggling through hormonal changes, this test is for you.

Micronutrient Testing by Vibrant America

This test requires a blood draw at a designated draw site.


What is tested:

The Vibrant Micronutrient test analyzes the direct levels of extracellular and intracellular micronutrients. Analyzing both types of micronutrients provides a complete picture of a patient’s nutritional status. This knowledge assists in the understanding of the root cause of a patient’s symptoms.


Why take this test?

The Vibrant Micronutrient test is recommended for a variety of patients, including those with chronic conditions, skin problems, weakened immune systems, digestive issues, stress, fatigue, depression, long-term prescription use, poor diet, obesity, intense athletic training, or a vegan/vegetarian diet. It provides a comprehensive understanding of a patient’s micronutrient levels and the factors that can lead to disease.

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