Get tested for Celiac BEFORE starting the Gluten-Free Diet!!
Are you concerned you have Celiac Disease? Do you have a first or second-degree relative (mother, father, sibling or grandparent, grandchild, uncle, aunt, cousin, niece or nephew), diagnosed with Celiac? Have you asked your doctor for a Celiac test and you were told “no”?
There is an easy, accurate, in-home test which will screen you for elevated Celiac antigens. The imaware™ test kit measures the same biomarkers: tTG-IgA, tTG-IgG, DGP-IgA, DGP-IgG as those ordered by primary care physicians and GI doctors. The tTG-IgA biomarker is considered to be the screening gold standard, but the additional biomarkers listed are also used to minimize any false negatives. The tTG-IgG and DGP-IgG are used to identify Celiac in those who are IgA deficient.
As an innovative company, imaware™ provides a convenient and reliable at-home blood testing solution. Easy-to-use collection kits and accurate online results empower you to take control of your health. At a sensible price point of only $99, you can move forward with working to determine your exact health situation. https://imaware.health/?aff=9
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Micronutrient Deficiency Testing
Each micronutrient plays a vital role in the foundation of good health. When cells are not provided with essential nutrients, they cannot function at the optimal level, and health is compromised.
“Thirty-one percent of the U.S. population was at risk of at least one vitamin deficiency.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5537775/
There is research concluding those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) could benefit not only from a healthy gluten-free, casein-free, soy-free (HGCSF) diet but also need nutritional supplementation because of micronutrient deficiencies: “The treatment group had significantly greater increases in EPA, DHA, carnitine, and vitamins A, B2, B5, B6, B12, folic acid, and Coenzyme Q10. The positive results of this study suggest that a comprehensive nutritional and dietary intervention is effective at improving nutritional status, non-verbal IQ, autism symptoms, and other symptoms in most individuals with ASD. Parents reported that the vitamin/mineral supplements, essential fatty acids, and HGCSF diet were the most beneficial.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5872787/
WOW! This is powerful information! Getting your micronutrients tested allows for personalized, targeted nutritional supplementation.
In order to provide accurate recommendations, I offer nutritional testing through SpectraCell Labs. This micronutrient test does not test the nutrients in your bloodstream, but rather, it incubates the white blood cells (lymphocytes) to evaluate the nutritional adequacy at a cellular level. It is a patented process to assess 35 nutritional components including vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, amino acids, and other nutrients that are within the white blood cells. Lymphocytes have a 4-6 month lifespan. Similar to using the Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) measurements to monitor glucose levels over a 3-4 month period, this SpectrallCell nutritional test provides an interpretation of the nutritional status at a cellular level over a period of 4-6 months.
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And here is the thing to understand, vitamin and mineral deficiencies reflection more than food intake. Many factors play a part. Your age, your absorption ability, and any GI disruptions can play a role in your nutritional status. Consumption of over-the-counter and prescription drugs can cause nutrient decline. (If you are on a statin drug for a heart condition, you NEED to take CoQ10.) Your stress level can cause you to need extra targeted nutrients (Daily stress uses up more Magnesium than usual). And then there are certain genetic predispositions (like MTHFR), which will cause you to need a particular form of a nutrient for best, and optimal health. A nutrient test can provide you with this information.
I can provide you with a detailed plan of what your nutrient deficiencies are and how to repletion nutrients for optimal health.
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Food Sensitivity Testing
Did you know you can react to a food up to 72 hours after you eat something? Did you know food sensitivities can cause an endless number of different reactions, including skin issues (from rashes to eczema), headaches (including migraines), muscle aches, and of course, GI – tummy troubles. What if a test could help you determine your food sensitivity issues? Well, there is one test which has a 94% published accuracy record.
The Mediator Release Test or MRT®
Food Sensitivities can cause the immune system to be hypersensitive to exposure to common foods. They are entirely on a different immune pathway than a food allergy, (IgA, think like peanuts or shellfish allergies; these are allergies) or food intolerances (like lactose intolerance due to an enzyme deficiency). With the use of MRT®, I can identify problem foods for clients and help them reduce their inflammation with an individualized, personalized elimination diet. This will reduce symptoms, reset the immune system, and improve health.
This test, offered by Oxford Biomedical Technologies, is the most efficient and accurate test for food sensitivities. Under a patented process, MRT® measures the release of cellular mediators (histamine, leukotrienes, prostaglandins, etc.) in your white blood cells (lymphocytes) when exposed to food chemical. These released cellular mediators can eventually cause an inflammatory response in the body resulting in digestive issues, foggy brain, joint pain, eczema. Other food sensitivity tests on the market measure only elevate for IgG reactions, which are immune complexes that do not reliably correlate with inflammation or symptoms.
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