Category: Functional Lab Testing

November 25, 2019

The Organic Acids Test for Nutrient & Metabolic Assessment in Children

Dr. Jacalyn Sieben, ND Proper nutrition is a vital part of childhood development. Adequate macronutrients (protein, fat, carbohydrates) and micronutrients (vitamins, minerals) are necessary for the formation and maintenance of vital organs and tissues. These nutrients are also the building blocks for hormones and neurotransmitters, which regulate many processes including metabolism, mood, behaviour, and motor […]

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October 25, 2019

The Organic Acids Test

Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu, ND, RAc Conventional lab testing can have many shortcomings for patients with complex chronic illnesses.  The typical blood tests ordered by GP’s often only scratch the surface of evaluating all of the potential underlying causes of chronic diseases.  Conventional stool and urine testing also offers limited insight into the root causes of […]

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September 16, 2019

Advanced Comprehensive Stool Testing for IBD

Dr. Jocelyn Taitt, ND Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a term that describes chronic inflammation of the digestive tract, the two main types of which are Crohn’s disease (which can affect any part of the digestive tract) and ulcerative colitis (specifically affecting the large intestine). Identifying the physiological imbalances that are contributing to IBD is […]

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April 15, 2016

Autism: The Gut-Brain Connection  

Dr. Preet Khangura, ND Autism is being diagnosed at an alarming rate in the last 5 – 10 years. And unfortunately at this point in time, there is no official cause. This has led to countless debates and theories to arise, as the medical world tries to determine a therapeutic target for treatment. The good […]

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June 14, 2013

Low Thyroid Function-Beyond The TSH Test

Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu ND RAc Low thyroid function (or hypothyroidism) is a common condition that is frequently unrecognized.  It occurs most commonly in women and often presents with a wide variety of symptoms that may at first appear unconnected.  It is estimated that as many as ten percent of Canadian women may have hypothyroidism, which […]

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January 8, 2013

Testing for Hormone and Neurotransmitter Function

Salivary hormone testing is a non-invasive and effective way of assessing levels of sex hormones and adrenal hormones in the body.  Saliva collection takes place four times in one day.  Samples are used to provide an assessment of the cortisol curve of the individual, as well as pooled levels of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA.  […]

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