After years of clinical experience, Torrey has found that many patients with chronic conditions have underlying nutritional deficiencies. Every tissue needs specific nutrients to heal and regenerate. Naturopathic and mainstream research is used to guide individualized nutritional protocols.
Nutritional Assessments we offer:
TISSUE MINERAL ANALYSIS
Hair analysis is an invaluable screening tool which allows an individualized program of diet and supplementation to be designed.
Minerals are involved in almost all enzyme reactions and activate neurotransmitters and hormones. This screening provides a blueprint with scientific accuracy.
Hair analysis can identify:
- Trace element deficiencies
- Heavy metal toxicity
- Cellular energy levels
- Kidney and liver stress
- Adrenal and thyroid activity
- Trends for over 30 health conditions
FUNCTIONAL BLOOD CHEMISTRY
Functional blood chemistry (F.B.C.) is preventative medicine at its best. F.B.C. can detect inflammation and disease on an average of two years before the arrival of symptoms. Reference ranges in conventional blood work are often based on a bell curve of the US population, which the World Health Organization continually rates as having one of the lowest general health indexes of any industrialized nation.
Functional ranges indicate a healthy range, which is determined by modern research. This is vital because many health problems can be prevented or resolved with natural medicine and early detection.
Saliva testing can give us valuable information on how well your body is functioning. It does not require a blood draw and there are no risks to patients. Saliva collections are convenient and can be done at work or at home.
Why is it important to test hormone levels?
Hormone production is the natural method by which endocrine glands control much of the body’s function. Their function may be weakened or increased, disturbing the body’s balance and function. Appropriate testing of hormone levels can identify these disturbances and provide bases for remedy.
With an accuracy of 92-96%, saliva testing is more accurate than blood testing. The free, rather than the protein-bound, hormone is considered to be the active component; hormone levels in saliva will reflect free hormone concentration.
Female Hormone Panel: This test is useful for Detection of Luteal Phase Defect and Estrogen Dominance, which are characterized by a progesterone/estrogen imbalance, and associated with PMS, infertility, and fibroids. It is also used for cycle irregularities (painful or heavy periods or following the use of birth control pills), early pregnancy problems, migraines, cystic ovarian disease, early osteoporosis.
Adrenal Stress Index: The adrenal gland does not secrete its steroid hormones at a constant level throughout the day, rather released in a cycle known as the circadian rhythm. Abnormal rhythms influence many functions of the body, including energy production, muscle and joint function, bone health, immune health, sleep quality, skin regeneration, thyroid function, and grain intolerance and stress response.
Food Intolerance Panel: Food intolerance (or sensitivity) is an abnormal response in the intestine to certain foods, resulting in inflammation, and may increase the risk of autoimmune diseases and cancer, as well as accelerate aging. Gut manifestations of food intolerance include: Diarrhea or loose stools (most common symptom), constipation, gastro-esophageal reflux (acid reflux or GERD), malabsorption (inability to benefit from the food we eat), and changes in intestinal wall integrity (allowing foreign bodies access beyond the gut which normally does not occur). Malnutrition and nutritional deficiencies: mouth ulcers, nausea/vomiting, gas, and IBS. Symptoms beyond the gut affect the skin (hives, dermatitis, rash, eczema), respiratory (runny nose/congestion, asthma, sinusitis), Heiner Syndrome, headaches/migraines, sleeplessness, irritability, and others.
Gastrointestinal Health Panel: Presently, the risk of being infected or infested by pathogenic organisms through food and water is ever-increasing. This is due to a variety of reasons including: immigration, frequent overseas travel, importation of vegetables and fruits, lack of a health policy to screen food handlers, outdoor excursions, agricultural pollution, and pets at home. Panel includes: pathogen screening for bacteria, fungi, yeast, various parasites, and various tests to evaluate gut health.