What is Functional Medicine?

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Credit:https://www.ifm.org/functional-medicine/   Functional Medicine asks how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual. The Functional Medicine Approach: Functional Medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many […]

Cleveland Heart Lab Testing

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Credit: www.clevelandheartlab.com   PULS Cardiac Test enhances risk assessment by evaluating clinical risk factors as well as 7 unique protein biomarkers associated with atherosclerotic disease progression and plaque vulnerability. PULS has demonstrated accuracy in predicting risk for cardiac events and was validated in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide) which has been shown […]

Organic Acids Test (OAT)

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Credit: https://www.greatplainslaboratory.com/organic-acids-test/   General The Organic Acids Test (OAT) offers a comprehensive metabolic snapshot of a patient’s overall health with over 70 markers.  It provides an accurate evaluation of intestinal yeast and bacteria.  Abnormally high levels of these microorganisms can cause or worsen behavior disorders, hyperactivity, movement disorders, fatigue and immune function. Many people with chronic […]

Stool Analysis

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Credit: https://www.greatplainslaboratory.com/comprehensive-stool-analysis/   General The Comprehensive Stool Analysis detects the presence of pathogenic microorganisms such as yeast, parasites, and bacteria that contribute to chronic illness and neurological dysfunction. It provides helpful information about prescription and natural products effective against specific strains detected in the sample. The test also evaluates beneficial bacteria levels, intestinal immune function, overall […]

Food Allergy Testing

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Credit: http://www.parkerhealthsolutions.com/food-allergy-testing.asp   IgG (immunoglobulin G) testing is a useful guide for structuring elimination diets in many chronic conditions. Individuals with neurological, gastrointestinal, and movement disorders often suffer from IgG food allergies. These people may continue to eat offending foods unaware of their potential effects. IgG antibodies provide long term resistance to infections and have […]

Amino Acids Urine Test

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Credit:https://www.greatplainslaboratory.com/amino-acids-plasma-1/ General: The Amino Acids Urine Test offers important clinical data on metabolic, nutritional, and neurological disorders. The test analyzes 40 amino acids and provides a detailed explanation of the possible causes and consequences of detected abnormalities, along with nutritional information. Amino acid imbalances are frequently underlying factors in disorders such as ADD, depression, Tourette […]

GPL-MycoTOX Profile

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Credit: https://www.greatplainslaboratory.com/gplmycotox/ Mycotoxins are some of the most prevalent toxins in the environment. Mycotoxins are metabolites produced by fungi like mold, which can infest buildings, vehicles, and foodstuffs. A majority of mycotoxin exposures are through food ingestion or airborne exposure. In the European Union, 20% of all grains harvested have been found to be contaminated […]

Salivary Hormone Testing

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Credit: https://www.labrix.com/SalivaryHormoneTesting Saliva testing measures the bioavailable hormone – the clinically relevant portion delivered to the receptors in the tissues of the body. Salivary hormone levels are expected to be much lower than serum levels, as only the unbound hormones are being measured. When healthcare providers measure serum hormone levels and prescribe hormone replacement therapy […]

Blood Chemistry Testing

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Credit: https://sciencebasednutrition.com/the-science/ Setting the Standard of Objectivity in Nutritional Healthcare No general screening test is more efficient, effective and affordable than a comprehensive blood chemistry panel. It allows the healthcare provider to establish a baseline of biomarkers to track the health and nutritional needs of their patients. Getting a comprehensive blood test is essential to […]

Dr. Kulp’s Story

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When I was younger, I was sick all of the time. I had skin issues, female issues, gut issues, headaches and more. I was on a trip to Boston and I found myself in another ER room with yet another doctor. This time, the doctor said I was a candidate for a hysterectomy and should […]