Stop Guessing. Get Tested.
“The doctor said my labs are normal, but I don’t feel normal.” We hear this all the time, and this is the exact reason functional testing is important. We want to detect and correct disease before it ever shows up on conventional medical testing. The key is looking for areas of imbalances whereas most doctors/clinics just look for disease states.
Are you experiencing persistent aches and pains in your body? Are you suffering from fatigue, depression, anxiety, insomnia, digestive disorders, hormone imbalance, or even diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes? These discomforts may be temporarily relieved by medication, but they never actually go away unless you address the cause. Generally, these conditions are not life-threatening. But, when ignored, they can lead to serious illnesses. Chronic conditions can also hinder you from accomplishing your daily routine. It is also not good to just keep on guessing, it is better to know what’s really causing it through reliable laboratory tests like:
- Food Allergy Test
- Micronutrient Deficiencies Test
- Hormone Comprehensive Test
- Advanced Heart Disease Test
- Environmental Toxicity Test
- Digestive Health Complete Test
- Advanced Nutrition Metabolic Test
- Vitamin D Blood Test
Functional Medicine and Laboratory Testing
Functional medicine is a personalized approach that seeks to identify and address the root causes rather than the symptoms of diseases. It views the body as one integrated system, and not a collection of independent organs divided up by medical specialties. It treats the whole system, not just the symptoms.
Functional laboratory testing is part of the process of searching for the underlying cause of a disease. Functional laboratory testing provides insights about the disease and offers answers to hidden health challenges. These tests help assess the health of your body’s core systems: hormones, immunity, digestive functions, nutritional status, detoxification ability, and metabolism. Functional laboratory tests may examine the blood, stool, urine, or saliva.
Functional Laboratory Testing vs. Traditional Blood Work
When a physician runs standard blood work, they are looking for an already established disease process e.g. hypertension, high cholesterol, cancers, diabetes, polyps, etc. The problem with this is that many people might not have an actual disease, though they are still experiencing chronic symptoms.
Functional laboratory testing looks between the lines. It assesses patterns of imbalance that cause the symptoms even though it has not become a disease yet. It is important to address these imbalances early, for at that point it can become much more difficult to reverse without lifelong medications, surgeries, treatments.
Traditional medicine focuses on the disease and targets the symptoms; while functional medicine seeks and treats the underlying causes of the symptoms, thus preventing the disease.
Functional Laboratory Testing with Dr. Tom
Many chronic illnesses and health problems can be relieved and resolved with functional laboratory testing. With the expertise of Dr. Tom and his team, we will determine the health status of your body and recommend necessary interventions.
Prevent disease and live longer. Request a consultation today!