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Guide to Eating for Optimal Fertility and Hormonal Balance

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Diagnostic Testing

Advanced diagnostic testing for fertility and overall wellness

1. Dutch plus test
The DUTCH Plus™ takes hormone testing to a new level. In addition to sex hormones and their metabolites, the DUTCH Complete™ looks at the overall diurnal pattern of free cortisol, and the total and distribution of cortisol metabolites. The DUTCH Plus™ adds the Cortisol Awakening Response (CAR) to bring another important piece of the HPA axis into focus.

The results include:

• Analysis of 35 different hormones: estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA-S, and cortisol along with their metabolites, plus the cortisol awakening response (CAR)

• DUTCH Extras: Melatonin (6OHMS), 8-Hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), and six organic acid tests (OATs) including markers for vitamin B12 (methylmalonate), vitamin B6 (xanthurenate), glutathione (pyroglutamate), dopamine (homovanillate), norepinephrine/epinephrine (vanilmandelate), and serotonin (5-hydroxyindoleacetate).

2.Dutch Cycle Mapping

For some female patients, testing on just one day of the month is not enough. Women with infertility, irregular cycles or no menstrual bleeding due to an ablation or partial hysterectomy can benefit from the DUTCH Cycle Mapping. This profile helps evaluate hormones throughout a full menstrual cycle. Nine targeted estrogen and progesterone measurements provide important details on a patient’s hormone levels in the follicular, ovulatory and luteal phases of the cycle. Easily collected in the comfort of your own home, samples are sent to our lab to be processed.

The results include:

• Nine (9) targeted estrogen and progesterone measurements taken throughout the cycle to characterize the follicular, ovulatory and luteal phases

3. Male hormone panel (eMHP) test
A non-invasive test that involves a saliva sample. It tests for DHEA, androstenedione, testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, estrone, progesterone, FSH, and LH levels.

We use this test to look for:

  • Low sperm count
  • Low sperm motility
  • Morphology problems
  • Low libido
  • Erectile dysfunction

4. Cyrex Food Reactivity and tissue autoimmunity testing
Cyrex™ offers multi-tissue antibody testing for the early detection and monitoring of  complex autoimmune conditions and well as comprehensive food sensitivity testing for wheat/gluten, gluten cross reactive foods and immunity to multiple foods.

5. Quicksilver Scientific Blood Metals and Mercury Tri-Test panels

Quicksilver Scientific’s Blood Metals Panel screens a broad range of nutrient and toxic metals to show elevated exposures to toxic metals or imbalances of nutrient metals in whole blood.
Nutrient Elements:
Calcium, Copper, Lithium, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Selenium, Zinc

Potentially Toxic Elements:
Arsenic, Cadmium, Cobalt, Lead, Mercury, Silver, Strontium

Quicksilver Scientific’s CLIA-certified laboratory specializes in advanced mercury speciation testing, using the patented Mercury Tri-Test. This test utilizes samples of hair, blood, and urine to assess for the body’s mercury burden and its ability to eliminate it. This test helps practitioners and patients to understand the magnitude and source of mercury exposure, as well as if additional support is needed in the process of mercury detoxification.

6.Genova Nutrient Eval Testing

NutrEval FMV® test identifies key nutritional deficiencies. The NutrEval FMV evaluates overall nutritional status to determine personalized supplementation needs for antioxidants, B-vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, digestive support, and other select nutrients.

The NutrEval FMV is an advanced diagnostic tool to guide nutritional therapies, often augmenting and speeding recovery of complex chronic conditions. Select genomics biomarkers may be added to the profile for enhanced personalization of therapies.

7.Stool Testing from Doctors Data and Biohealth

The Comprehensive Stool Analysis is an invaluable non-invasive diagnostic assessment that permits practitioners to objectively evaluate the status of beneficial and imbalanced commensal bacteria including Clostridium species, pathogenic bacteria and yeast/fungus. Precise identification of pathogenic species and susceptibility testing greatly facilitates selection of the most appropriate pharmaceutical or natural treatment agents.

8. SIBO Breath Test

The Lactulose Breath Test for SIBO is designed to take a three-hour picture of how the bacteria in your intestinal system are functioning. When bacteria digest food, they produce gas. These gasses go through your intestinal walls into your bloodstream, end up in the lungs, and you breathe them out. The breath samples that are collected get tested for the levels of Hydrogen and Methane being exhaled. These levels tell your doctor where bacteria are fermenting in your intestinal system, and how much gas they are creating.

9. HDRI Methylation Panel

Methylation is the process of controlled transfer of a methyl group (one carbon atom and three hydrogen atoms) onto amino acids, proteins, enzymes, and DNA in every cell and tissue of the body to regulate healing, cell energy, genetic expression of DNA, neurological function, liver detoxification, immunity, etc. This process is one of the essential metabolic functions of the body and is catalyzed by a variety of enzymes. Many case histories and several scientific articles have demonstrated that this methylation process is responsive to environmental conditions (toxic metals, organophosphates, infectious agents, etc.) and degrades with age, a process associated with a large variety of age-related disorders.



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