DOUBLE, DOUBLE TOIL AND TROUBLE, EQUIPMENT HUMM AND TEST TUBES BUBBLE-
the Magic of Functional Medicine.
Psst, want to experience some magic? If you spit in a tube 4 times in 1 day I can tell you why it takes you an hour to fall asleep, why you can’t lose weight and why your coffee budget is in the 4 figures. Give me 5 drops of your blood and I can tell you why you have headaches, sinus infections, and joint pain. Give me few drops of urine and I will reveal why your mind won’t stop racing, and why you just don’t care as much as you used to. This is the type of magic we use to figure out what is keeping trapped in your vicious cycle so we can help you feel awesome every day. It is called functional medicine testing.
Functional medicine testing is a way of looking beyond the “normal range.” It tells us the inner story of you. It teaches us your harmonies and disharmonies, your rhythms and your irregularities, your sufficiencies and your lacks. It gives a peak into your unique and amazing physiology. And like all science, it is magical. The witches wear lab coats, the wands are sterile probes, the cauldrons are test tubes, and the eye of newt is a standardized reagent. When the smoke clears we get objective, reproducible, and trackable data.
The adrenal rhythm is best measured through a 4-point saliva collection. This morning, lunch time, dinner time, bedtime saliva collection measures the free cortisol levels and rhythm throughout the day. Since how you feel the same if you cortisol is high as you do when your cortisol is low, testing is the only way for us to create a focused plan that will get you back to Va-Va-Voom.
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You may only think of urine as the thing that wakes you up in the middle of the night. We use it to check for infections. You have probably given a sample at the doctor’s office during your annual exam. You probably never thought that we can use your urine to check your brain. Just like a P.I. digging through the trash, we can use the levels of brain chemicals in your urine to determine what is going on inside your skull.
We wizards of the vicious cycle use the results of your functional medicine testing, the details of your story, and our wisdom to free you from your vicious cycle trap. Test, not Guess is the smooth paving on the road to awesome.
The Magic of Functional Medicine Testing in a WINK
- Functional Medicine Testing gives us precise information about how the body is working, not if the body is diseased.
- It is better to test than guess. 90% of diagnosis is still based on your story; adding testing gives us the power to change your story powerfully and quickly.