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Why is Functional Medicine Testing So Important?

Testing can unveil the root cause of disease, the condition of your health, and the possibility of future disease. Unfortunately, conventional testing (such as CT scans, MRI, ultrasounds, colonoscopy, and bone density) only goes so far. These tests leave many aspects of your health in the dark. 

That’s why at Mind Body Spirit Care, we’re thrilled to offer a variety of functional medicine tests. Functional medicine testing goes several steps further than conventional testing to pinpoint subtle changes in your health, long before they produce health complications. This allows for superior planning, treatment, and recommendations. 

Continue reading to learn more about the importance of functional medicine testing. 

Functional Medicine Testing: A Proactive Approach to Your Health

In the case of numerous degenerative conditions, early detection is key to effective treatment. The more that a condition progresses, the more difficult it may be to treat. 

Functional medicine testing offers a proactive approach to your health by identifying slight changes in your body’s functioning before those changes can be identified through conventional chemical or imaging tests. This gives you the opportunity to take preventative action sooner and more effectively to protect your long-term health. 

When it comes to your health, time is of the essence. This is why functional medicine is so important – it provides the information that we need to improve our health now, not when problems arise in the future. 

We offer the following functional medicine tests:

  • Lipid profiles
  • Cardiac markers
  • Hormone levels
  • Metabolic profiles of the gastrointestinal system, kidney, pancreas, liver, and immune system
  • Bio-impedance analysis, or BIA
  • Bio-energetic and biomeridian tools
  • Blood, urine, stool, saliva, tissue, and hair analysis for:
    • Intracellular mineral, vitamin, and antioxidant levels
    • Metals and toxic elements
    • Hormone levels
    • Neurotransmitters levels
    • Gastrointestinal function
    • Food allergy testing
    • Yeast and organism imbalances
    • Immune and inflammatory markers

Whether you’re struggling with symptoms that haven’t been explained by conventional test results or simply want to protect your health, functional medicine testing could benefit you. Schedule an appointment today!