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Lab Tests

  • Point out deficiences and imbalances
  • provide baselines measurements to help gauge treatment protocol
  • They do Not tell us what caused the problem!
Saliva and Bloodspot (a drop of blood from your finger) testing are cutting-edge tests done in the convenience of your home and sent to the lab for analysis to measure
  • Hormone levels (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone)
  • Adrenal Function (Cortisol, DHEA)
  • Thyroid function (T-3, T-4, TSH)
  • Heart health (omega 3 to 6 ratio, CRP, Chol)
  • Blood Sugar (insulin, hemoglobin A1c)
  • PSA…
  • send an e-mail if you have a specific question about which test you would like to order to info@drlenlopez.com

Adrenal Stress Profile

A 24-hour saliva test to determine if stress, cortisol or adrenal fatigue are at the root of the problem. The test includes 4 cortisol readings; 2 DHEA; 2 insulin; SIgA (immune status); and gluten sensitivity. Additional hormones can also be tested…learn more

Metabolic Assessment Profile

Measure three important components to overall health. Digestive Function and your ability to breakdown protein; Liver Function and your ability to detoxify and eliminate toxins; Anti-Aging status and your ability to control free radicals.

Fatty Acid-Inflammation Profile


Measures the ratio of saturated to unsaturated fats to determine the level of inflammation. Are you consuming enough or too many omega-3 fatty acids to reduce your risk of heart disease, joint pain, and other degenerative problems?

Vitamin D – Research confirms the importance of Vitamin D and its immune function capabilities. Most Americans are deficient in Vitamin D. This simple bloodspot test can determine vitamin D status.
  • Testing for Inflammation

    Testing for Inflammation



    Testing for Inflammation

    Measuring the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats is the best way to measure inflammation and your risk of heart attack and stroke!

     

    It will also tell you how well your body is dealing with arthritis and joint pain!

    If you need to increase or decrease the amount of fish oils in your diet.

    A simple bloodspot test can determine if 

    • You are eating enough of the good fats (omega-3)?
    • Are you eating too much of the wrong fats?
    • Are you consuming enough omega-3 fats or too much?
    • If your body is in a constant state of inflammation!

    Inflammation is the primary cause for

    • Heart Attacks
    • Strokes
    • Arthritis
    • Joint Pain

     

    Inflammation damages your arteries and leads to plaque buildup

    This is what leads to heart attacks and strokes

    Cholesterol and high blood pressure are not the causes…half the people dying of strokes and heart attacks have good cholesterol

    They are signals letting you know your cardiovascular system is in jeopardy

    FYI…statin drugs cause an increase in the saturated fats (omega-6) that promote inflammation, while also decreasing testosterone levels, which then leads to depression and loss of libido

     

    Inflammation triggers pain…Arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, etc…are inflammatory problems

    Reduce inflammation and you Reduce pain

    Drug manufacturers know that which is why they are always selling anti-inflammatory medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, aleve, predisone, cortisone, etc…

    FYI…the negative effect of anti-inflammatory drugs cause gastric bleeding, as well as, kidney and liver problems

     

    The Body Produces both Inflammatory (omega-6) and Anti-Inflammatory (omega-3) Compounds

    • Saturated and trans fatty acids produce inflammation
    • Unsaturated fats produce Anti-Inflammatory molecules
    • The ratio of saturated to unsaturated fats determines how much inflammation is going on

     

    The Benefits of Fish Oils come by way of Restoring Balance

    FYI…Before mass farming and the refining of most of our food.  The ratio of saturated to unsaturated fats was 4 to 1.  Today the ratio is about 20 to 1.  Saturated fats are Not the problem…we simply eat too many of them and Not enough of the unsaturated fats.

     

    The Unsaturated fats include the omega-3 fatty acids

    The omega-3 fats are called ‘essential’ because they are only found in the diet by eating

    • fish…salmon, sardines, cod, mackarel, tuna, etc.
    • oils…olive, canola, hemp sesame, borage, oils
    • nuts and seeds…almonds, pecans, walnuts, etc.

    The greatest source of inflammation comes from…

    • Diet…is your digestive system irritated and inflamed causing heartburn, indigestion, etc.?
    • Obesity…adipose tissue (fat cells) produces inflammation
    • Exercise…the more intense the exercise, the more inflammation you produce

    Is your diet too high in one fat and not the other?

    Do you eat and supplement with enough of the good fats to keep inflammation low?

    Could you be taking too much…which is about as bad as not taking enough?

     

     

    A simple bloodspot, is done in the convenience of your home and sent to the lab to determine the ratio of saturated to unsaturated fats 

     
    Fatty Acid Testing-Measuring Inflammation

    A simple bloodspot test measures the level of inflammation to determine if you are susceptible to heart disease, arthritis or hormone imbalances. Done in the convenience of your home and shipped to the lab.

    A bloodspot test kit is sent to your home

    It consists of a few drop of blood from a finger prick

    The bloodspot samples are sent to a lab for analysis

    The results are sent to the doctor for your discussion

     

    Bloodspot testing can also be used to measure

    • Hormone levels (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone)
    • Adrenal Function (Cortisol, DHEA)
    • Thyroid function (T-3, T-4, TSH)
    • Heart health (omega 3 to 6 ratio, CRP, Chol)
    • Blood Sugar (insulin, hemoglobin A1c)
    • PSA…
    • send an e-mail if you have questions about testing to info@drlenlopez.com

    • $195.00
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