Functional Health Coaching - Lauren Sambataro

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FUNCTIONAL DIAGNOSTIC NUTRITION™

Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN) is a type of investigative work that seeks to identify underlying causes of disease instead of treating symptoms. Using functional labwork and the D.R.E.S.S. Protocol, we can identify healing opportunities to revitalize your hormones, energy, longevity and athletic performance.

Designed to rebuild health from the ground up, your journey will be personalized and curated JUST FOR YOU.

We begin by taking a thorough health history and 1-1 consultation to evaluate personal needs and goals, then create a health-coaching projection including a personalized lab work plan, lifestyle modifications and nutritional opportunities.

Lab Opportunities: (see more below)

Adrenal/Hormone Testing

Functional Blood Chemistry

Organic Acids Testing

SIBO Testing

GI Map Function

Heavy Metal Toxicity

LAB TESTING OPPORTUNITIES

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Hormone Testing

Feeling tired? Stressed? Or just “not like yourself”? Hormonal problems are extremely common these days, but not normal!

DUTCH Testing is the most advanced hormone test for functional and integrative medical practitioners, especially when monitoring (b)HRT. Precision Analytical is a CLIA certified laboratory run by a small team of dedicated scientists with combined experience of over 50 years in performing laboratory tests and developing novel testing methods. PA uses the most accurate method available (LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS) and is used by thousands of healthcare providers and their patients all over the world.

TESTING OPTIONS:

DUTCH COMPLETE: A comprehensive assessment of sex and adrenal hormones and their metabolites. Includes the daily, free cortisol pattern, organic acids, melatonin (6-OHMS), and 8-OHdG.

The DUTCH Plus: adds salivary measurements of the Cortisol Awakening Response (CAR) to the DUTCH Complete™ to bring another important piece of the HPA axis into focus.

DUTCH CYCLE MAPPING: maps the progesterone and estrogen pattern throughout the menstrual cycle. It provides the full picture of a woman’s cycle to answer important questions for patients with month-long symptoms, infertility and PCOS. Nine (9) targeted estrogen and progesterone measurements taken throughout the cycle to characterize the follicular, ovulatory and luteal phases.

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Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, insomnia, weight issues, fibromyalgia, memory impairment, migraines, or other cognitive issues?

A neurotransmitter imbalance is an underlying cause for the improper functioning of the communication system of the body. Testing may identify the underlying neurochemical imbalances that affect mental disorders. 

Neurogistics provides  targeted neurotransmitter testing and personalized Wellness Programs, created by experienced clinicians, to provide natural balance and well-being.

MARKERS ON THIS TEST:

  • Serotonin
  • Dopamine
  • Norepinephrine
  • Epinephrine
  • GABA
  • Glutamate
  • Histamine
  • Creatinine

 

Pathogen Stool Test

Are you struggling with gut distress? Symptoms such as bloating, gas, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea or abdominal pain? Digestive tract infections and dysbiosis create chaos in the gut and lead to a myriad of symptoms in the gut and the rest of the body. Ever heard of the gut-brain connection or experienced brain fog and fatigue? They are intimately connected! 

Gut issues affect the entire body, especially the functioning of the brain! This test can identify and recover the presence of gastrointestinal organisms such as gut infections, inflammation and poor absorption of nutrients.

The Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory GI Microbial Assay Plus (“GI-MAP”) includes markers for gluten sensitivity (anti-gliadin IgA), inflammation in the gut (calprotectin), immunity in the gut (SIgA), pancreatic enzyme sufficiency (elastase), and occult blood. It also looks for the presence of pathogens – including H Pylori and other bacteria, parasites, worms and viruses – in the gastrointestinal tract.

TESTING MARKERS:

  • Bacterial pathogens
  • Parasitic pathogens
  • Viral pathogens
  • H Pylori
  • normal Bacterial Flora
  • opportunistic Bacteria
  • AutoImmune Triggers
  • Fungi/Yeast
  • Viruses
  • Worms
  • Antibiotic Resistance Genes
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Organic Acids Testing (OAT)

The Great Plains Organic Acids Test (OAT) provides insight into the body’s cellular metabolic processes. Organic acids are metabolic intermediates that are produced in pathways of central energy production, detoxification, neurotransmitter breakdown, or intestinal microbial activity. Marked accumulation of specific organic acids detected in urine often signals a metabolic inhibition or block. The metabolic block may be due to a nutrient deficiency, an inherited enzyme deficit, toxic build-up or drug effect. Several of the biomarkers are markers of intestinal bacterial or yeast overgrowth. 

MARKERS INCLUDED ON THIS TEST:

  • INTESTINAL MICROBIAL OVERGROWTH

  • OXALATE METABOLITES

  • GLYCOLYTIC CYCLE METABOLITES

  • MITOCHONDRIAL MARKERS – KREBS CYCLE METABOLITES

  • MITOCHONDRIAL MARKERS – AMINO ACID METABOLITES

  • NEUROTRANSMITTER METABOLISM MARKERS

  • PYRIMIDINE METABOLITES – FOLATE METABOLISM

  • KETONE AND FATTY ACID OXIDATION

  • NUTRITIONAL MARKERS

  • INDICATORS OF DETOXIFICATION

  • AMINO ACID METABOLITES

  • MINERAL METABOLISM

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Understanding individualized biochemistry and how to effectively correct and optimize brain function through advanced nutrients is essential to optimized health. Regardless of if you suffer from a mental or emotional condition, or if you are just upgrading biochemistry to be the best you can be, functional blood chemistry is the most powerful place to begin.

Customized metabolic panels through DHA Labs is used to identify healing opportunities and essential nutritional needs.

SAMPLE PANELS:

Male Wellness Panel – ($127 retail price) – CBC w/Diff & Platelet, CMP 14, LDH, GGT, Iron & TIBC, Lipid Panel, Insulin, Leptin, Testosterone Free & Total

Female Wellness Panel – ($111 retail price) – CBC w/Diff & Platelet, CMP 14, LDH, GGT, Iron & TIBC, Lipid Panel, Estradiol, Progesterone, Total Testosterone, Leptin

Heart Wellness Panel – ($124 retail price) – CBC w/Diff & Platelet, CMP 14, LDH, GGT, Iron & TIBC, Lipid Panel, Vitamin D Hydroxy 25, Lipoprotein (a), Insulin, Hemoglobin A1C

Energy Wellness Panel – ($199 retail price) – CBC w/Diff & Platelet, CMP 14, LDH, GGT, Iron & TIBC, Cortisol, ACTH, TSH, T4 free Direct, T3 Free, T3 Reverse, MSH, TGF-Beta 1 – 8OHdG marker add on available via urine for this panel one $99

SIBO Breath Test

The Aerodiagnostics Hydrogen and Methane Breath Testing evaluates whether there is bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine.

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) occurs when bacteria enter your normally sterile small intestine and begin to colonize. This SIBO breath collection kit comes with either Glucose or Lactulose as a substrate. SIBO is a disorder of excessive bacterial growth in the small intestine. Unlike the colon (or large bowel), which is rich with bacteria. Patients with bacterial overgrowth typically develop symptoms including nausea, bloating, vomiting, diarrhea, malnutrition, weight loss and malabsorption.

MARKERS INCLUDED ON THESE TESTS:

  • Hydrogen
  • Methane 

HTMA (Hair, Tissue, Mineral Analysis) The Analytical Research Labs HTMA (Profile 1) provides insight on mineral and toxic metal levels and how well the body is able to currently excrete toxic metals.

 

MARKERS INCLUDED ON THIS TEST:

Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Chromium, Selenium, Phosphorus, Nickel, Cobalt, Molybdenum, Lithium, Boron, Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Arsenic, Aluminum.
 
Provides a basic Multi-Element Laboratory Assay reporting the patient test results for macro and micro minerals, toxic metals and significant ratios. A chart is provided that identifies the patient/client information and graphically illustrates the test results.

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