Genes provide the key to a wealth of information unique to each individual that, once unlocked, can serve as a comprehensive guide to a healthier life. By identifying specific genetic risk factors and incorporating changes in dietary, lifestyle, and naturopathic intervention we are enabled to offer truly individualized preventive medicine.
With genetic testing we can now provide a previously unseen glimpse into your potential health future, empowering our ability to modify the expression of disease years before a condition develops.
Food Allergy Testing
Two of the antibodies involved in allergic reactions are immunoglobulin E (IgE) and immunoglobulin G (IgG). IgE production occurs directly after the ingestion or inhalation of an allergen and is referred to as a Type I immediate hypersensitivity reaction. IgG antibodies are produced several hours or days after exposure to an allergen and are called Type III delated hypersensitivity reactions. Laboratory testing can be used as an aide to identify food allergies and sensitivities to optimize digestive function and reduce the risk of various systemic diseases.
Adrenal Stress Index
Stress is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality. This simple non-invasive test utilizes saliva samples collected at specified time periods throughout the day. Because the adrenal gland does not secrete its steroid hormones at constant levels, the Adrenal Stress Index provides Dr. Opunui a comprehensive assessment of adrenal function over the course of the day.
Gastrointestinal complaints are among the most common reasons that patients seek medical care. Symptoms associated with GI disorders include diarrhea, constipation, bloating, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome and malabsorption. Digestive function testing can be used to assess digestive and absorptive function, the presence of pathogenic microbes, and monitor the efficacy of naturopathic treatments for GI disorders.
Heavy Metal Analysis
Toxic metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic and aluminum do no have any useful physiological function and they adversely affect virtually every organ system and disrupt the balance of nutrients in the body. Toxic metals are analyzed through the urine and can be used as a tool to assess toxic metal burden in the body as well as monitor treatment efficacy of removal.
If you are interested in a specific test, please contact the office directly.