Dr. Leigh Ann Scott and Nurse Practitioners Elise Lewis and Sue Miller offer gut health testing at their office in Las Colinas. More and more research is emerging which shows how much influence gut health has on the immune system, autoimmune disorders, and chronic disease. Because we take a functional medicine approach to your health, we understand the importance of having a healthy gut microbiome. We offer nutritional testing, GI health testing, and food senstivities testing which aids in finding the root causes of diseases.
*Please note that our office offers gut health testing as an accompanyment to our patients being treated for thyroid and hormonal disorders. We do not accept patients wishing to undergo gut health testing only.
It can be surprising to learn that many people are malnourished and not getting the nutrients that their bodies need. Reasons for this vary, but one of the biggest culprits is the “Standard American Diet” which is sugar/carbohydrate dense and nutrient poor. Commercial farming depletes the soil so that much of the food that we eat is just not as nutritious as it used to be. The NutriEval by Genova Diagnostics is a blood serum test that looks specifically for nutritional deficiencies in your body.
Because certain elements of healthy nutrition are considered “essential,” and must be obtained from the diet, lack of these nutrients can contribute to a number of health conditions including inflammation, cardiovascular issues, hormonal imbalances and deficiencies, mood disorders and many more.
NutriEval Testing delivers very exact insights about the way nutrition and environment impact your body’s needs. Dr. Scott and her nurse practitioners will tell you how you could benefit from such nutritional testing to achieve optimal health. It is used by our office to give a better understanding of patients’ nutritional deficiencies. These deficiencies could be worsening or, in some cases, causing unwanted physical conditions. Discovering what these deficiencies and imbalances are can open the door to vastly improved nutrition, wellness, and quality of life.
Gastrointestinal function is important for general health. Balancing beneficial microbial flora in the gut is key to proper digestion, nutrient usage, and ridding the body of waste and pathogens. The Genova GI Effects test detects both beneficial and harmful bacteria and flora in your gut so that you know what you need to work on to restore gut health. A healthy digestive tract is vital in building a strong immune system, preventing inflammation and disease, and achieving overall wellness. Keeping the “good” bacteria and “bad” bacteria balanced in your GI tract can rid you of conditions such as:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Gluten Sensitivity
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Arthritis/Joint Pain
- Weight Loss/Gain
- Chronic Fatigue
- Crohn’s Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Headaches/ Migraines
- Acid Reflux/Heartburn
FOOD SENSITIVITY TESTING
Many years ago Lucretius stated, “One man’s meat is another man’s poison.” For over 20 years, food tolerance testing has provided healthcare professionals and their patients with a tool for managing a wide variety of conditions linked to the activation of the immune system. We use the ALCAT test. By testing hundreds of common foods and other allergens, you can discover if your body has an intolerance or a sensitivity that can cause adverse reactions. These conditions include but are not limited to:
- Digestive disorders
- Chronic Fatigue
- Aching joints
- Skin disorders
- Autoimmune disease
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