require all of our clients to get a complete blood panel to assess and
identify a variety of patterns ranging from thyroid imbalances, blood
sugar dysregulation and anemia, to kidney, liver, and immune system
panel we run is similar to one you would have received from a
conventional medical doctor ten years ago. It includes over 50
laboratory tests to provide a biochemical assessment of your health
including lipid, thyroid and kidney panels as well as glucose,
minerals, a complete blood count, fluids, and electrolytes. Today,
conventional medical doctors only screen for what HMO’s have defined as
“medically necessary” in order to reduce the cost of patient care paid
for by insurance companies. The current panel run by doctors typically
includes only a lipid panel and seven blood values, severely limiting
the evaluation of your health.
Adrenal Stress Index
Adrenal Stress Index is a salivary test used to evaluate the effects of
stress on the body. It does so by analyzing cortisol and DHEA (steroid
hormones), total Secretory IgA (immune function marker), and
anti-gliadin antibody (gluten intolerance marker).
adrenal glands, located on top of the kidneys, have a profound
influence on health and are negatively affected by a chronic stress. As
a society, with the combination of poor dietary and lifestyle choices,
we are experiencing a higher level of stress than ever in human
history. This has resulted in an increasing number of chronic disorders
that are occurring with greater regularity than ever before.
Adrenal dysfunction can impact:
Blood sugar balance
Onset of depression
Signs of adrenal dysfunction vary, but may include:
Fatigue, slow starter in the morning
Eating relieves fatigue
Irritable before meals
Shaky/lightheaded if meals are missed
GI problems – ulcers, fullness, bloating
Allergies/weak immune system
Insomnia – can not fall asleep or stay asleep
Cravings for salt, sugar, caffeine, or cigarettes
Excessive perspiration or urination
Comprehensive Metabolic Profile
Comprehensive Metabolic Profile offers a functional assessment of your
body and defines multiple areas of imbalance or deficiencies in the
Brain Chemistry (mood)
Nutrient Status including Carnitine, NAC, Lipoic Acid, and CoQ10 (energy)
Fatty Acid Balance (level of inflammation)
Food Sensitivities (gut inflammation)
Antioxidant Status/Oxidative Stress (aging)
Cellular Energy Production including B Vitamin and Magnesium Status (energy)
Presence of Yeast
Comprehensive Metabolic Profile is suggested for anyone who is
interested in optimizing their health and who has already had their
blood chemistry and adrenal function tested. This test is excellent for
improving an already optimal state of health as well as people who are
chronically ill. The CMP takes the guesswork out of supplementation by
showing you exactly where your deficiencies are and to what degree they
need to be corrected.
too many people are going to the vitamin store and spending money on a
handful of vitamin supplements they aren’t even sure they need. For
example, you may need more fish oil than you are currently taking or
you may need less – only testing makes this clear.
The bottom line
is that every person is as unique as they are in there metabolic
functions as they are in their fingerprints. Though there are many good
vitamin supplements available to consumers, what is good for one person
may not be necessary, or may even be detrimental, to another. This
Comprehensive Metabolic Profile helps determine exactly what your body
needs. There is no blood draw required; this test is done conveniently
at home through bloodspot and urine samples.
Hypothyroidism is one of the most underdiagnosed and mismanaged
conditions in healthcare. It is estimated that one out of three people
in our population has one of the eight forms of hypothyroidism. If you
have a low functioning thyroid, symptoms vary but may include fatigue,
depression, weight gain without overeating, dry skin, loss of hair,
puffy face, or menstrual irregularities. This comprehensive thyroid
panel includes all blood markers required for thoroughly evaluating all
aspects of thyroid function.
Extended Female Hormone Panel
factors such as stress, nutritional deficiencies, and toxins can
influence the delicate balance of female hormones. Accurately
evaluating the intricate monthly cycle of a woman’s hormones is
impossible through a single blood draw.
Female Hormone Panel is a saliva test that analyzes levels of
progesterone and estrogen over 28 days. It is conveniently collected at
home and sent by mail into the lab.
This test is helpful in evaluating any health issues pertaining to female hormones including:
PMS Symptoms (mood swings, bloating, breast tenderness, fatigue, migraines, etc)
Post Menopausal Health Profile
symptoms of an imbalanced body during menopause such as migraines, hot
flashes, and emotional fragility can be a difficult experience.
Traditional treatment typically involves only a prescription of regular
natural estrogens and doesn’t include complete hormone testing.
Although this may mask certain symptoms it increases the risk of high
blood pressure, fibroid growth, and cancer. This simple saliva test
offers a complete picture of your hormones in order to find the
specific imbalance and address root cause of your symptoms. This saliva
test is conveniently collected at home.
Male Hormone Panel
Women aren’t the only ones with hormone problems. Poor nutrition and
stress related adrenal exhaustion affects men too; they are just less
likely to seek medical attention. Fortunately, with specific testing
and appropriate support it is possible to restore lost male vitality.
This saliva test is conveniently collected at home and mailed into the
laboratory for analysis.
This test is for you if you are:
aged and experiencing insomnia, high cholesterol, fat accumulation
around the waist, depression, low libido, erectile dysfunction, or hair
Young and experiencing hair loss, low libido, erectile dysfunction, or difficulty losing weight.
Gastrointestinal Effects Profile
Poor digestion leads to a cascade of negative body effects. It leads to
nutritional deficiencies which lead to broad spectrum cellular
dysfunction. By allowing food to ferment in the stomach, poor digestion
leads to leaky gut and food allergies. Additionally, an environment for
bacteria, yeast, and parasites to flourish is created, leading to
toxicity and skin conditions.
It is essential to know the balance
between beneficial and harmful bacteria in your GI tract, particularly
if you have chronic health problems. This test may be beneficial for
people with chronic GI symptoms such as constipation, gas, or diarrhea.
Seemingly non related disorders can also be associated with gut
dysfunction such as fatigue, eczema, and difficulty losing weight. This
test is conveniently collected at home through a single stool sample.
Food Allergy/Food Sensitivity Testing
It is estimated that over 60 million Americans suffer from clinically
significant food sensitivities. Food allergies or food sensitivities
develop according to how your immune system reacts to a food in your
The first type of immune response, Type I
(IgE), is an immediate onset food allergy. An example of this would be
a child who eats a peanut and goes into anaphylaxis. These reactions
are easy to detect, usually have a genetic component, and occur only in
about 5% of the population.
type of immune response, Type III (IgG), is a delayed onset immune
response, meaning reactions occur anywhere from 48 hours to several
days after the food is eaten. These food sensitivities can contribute
to countless side effects such as migraine headaches, joint pain,
difficulty losing weight, or anxiety. Because the response is delayed,
many people do not make the connection between their symptoms and their
There are a number of food
allergy and food sensitivity tests available. We recommend the best
test for you according to your individual needs.
Call NJ Advanced Acupuncture, 201-400-2261 for an appointment