Most models of healthcare are symptom-based treatments. They seek to treat symptoms alone without identifying and correcting the underlying issues. Such a model of healthcare will only yield temporary fixes to your problems.
To show the significance of this, consider that your presenting symptoms appear only after a long disease pattern has been in place. There has a been a progressive pattern of external and internal stressors that have precipitated your health issues over a long period of time.
A client/patient-specific model of healthcare is one that aims to go deeper than surface level approaches. In this model of healthcare, a person’s unique biochemical needs takes precedent over symptoms.
Depending on the individual, hidden internal stressors may be easy to identify or may take more digging. With the correct type of laboratory testing, and the correct interpretation of those tests, identifying causation becomes a powerful method.
Not Everyone Needs the Same Testing
Blood tests are very good biopsies in order to yield certain patterns and health issues, but there are many things blood tests are not good at identifying. Hormones, toxic metals, and very specific but very important intestinal markers should be tested using other biopsies such as saliva, urine and hair. Email me to find out what tests are best for you: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only saliva hormone levels reveal the ‘live, free-fractioned’ steroid hormones. Blood values do not. Levels of adrenal fatigue are best identified using saliva indicators. Take the examples to the right: Two different cortisol tests for the same person. The top test score is a blood test of A.M. cortisol: 18.1 is a ‘normal’ and ‘in-range’ value. The test result below identifies the saliva hormone levels, which include A.M. cortisol. An A.M. cortisol levels of 8 is significantly below the bottom of the reference range. This places this person in Stage 3 Adrenal Fatigue with a strong ‘pregnenlone steal’ due to the high Cortisol:DHEA ratio. Using blood cortisol levels are NOT a definitive marker for adrenal hypo or hyper function. On this person’s blood test there were other factors which correlated with possible adrenal hypo-function including: High Potassium & Low Sodium as well as Low Chloride. However, blood cortisol levels indicated no such condition existed. only saliva cortisol levels did!
Heavy Metal Toxicity: Hair vs. Blood
The hair is a better biopsy than blood to identify heavy metal toxicity because toxic metals will not stay in the blood for very level except after immediate exposure. The hair reflects a deposit of metals and minerals into soft tissue over a longer period of time. The results of this hair analysis to the right reveals mercury toxicity, aluminum and low HCL or digestive problems.
Lab Tests That Can Identify Causation
- HTMA (Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis) Very good biopsy to identify toxic metals, adrenal/thyroid status, mineral patterns
- Biohealth 205B – Identifies 7 steroidal hormones: cortisol, DHEA, progesterone, estriol, estradiol, testosterone, melatonin
- Biohealth 101B – Identifies Liver function (Urinary Bile Acid Sulfates), Protein Digestive abilities (Indican) and Free Radical Stress
- Biohealth 304 – Mucosal Gut Barrier Function: Immunoglobulins (IgA and IgM), aerobic and anaerobic bacteria
- Biohealth 401 – Antibodies, parasites Giardia, lamblia, Cryptosporidium parvum, Entamoeba histolytica. Plus Stool x 1: Bacteria, fungi, yeasts, occult blood, Clostridium difficile: Colitis toxins A & B