Testing


Your body has multiple systems designed to keep you healthy and vital. When your body hurts, shows symptoms, or just doesn’t feel well, these systems are failing. If you learn how these systems comprehensibly work, if you understand how your body differs, and if you make informed decisions based off this knowledge, you can live well for most of your years.

We offer several tests that look into the body’s regenerative process and overall health. When you take our tests, not only will you receive the empirical data, but you will also receive an explanation on how this impacts your health—in plain English. All tests can be performed conveniently in your home and then mailed to our preferred labs. Once we receive the results, we will analyze the data, send you copies of your numbers, and then talk to you about what this means to your health and well-being.

Saliva Testing

We use saliva as a diagnostic tool. In general, saliva testing offers a look into gastrointestinal problems, stress- and hormone-related illnesses, and the overall wellness of your body. Saliva testing also offers a view into your body’s emotional, hormonal, immunological, nutritional, and metabolic health.

We offer five types of saliva tests: Adrenal PanelFood Allergy PanelFemale Hormone PanelPost-Menopause Panel with Adrenal Panel, and Male Hormone with Adrenal Panel.

So, how does it work? Saliva contains free hormones. Free hormones are the correct reflection of hormonal availability within your body’s tissues. Since optimal health requires a balance of hormones at different levels during different moments of the day, we analyze samples of your saliva over four intervals—8 a.m., noon, 4 p.m., and bedtime—which can give a more accurate assessment than a single, one-dose test such as blood work.

How do I take it? In general, you perform this test in the comfort of your own home and then mail the samples to our preferred lab.[1] We contact you to discuss the results. Processing usually takes one week after submission.


Adrenal Panel, $195
The Adrenal Panel helps diagnose dramatic mood shifts, chronic stress and its related health issues, low immunity, skin problems, lack of vitality and energy, muscle and joint pain, hypoglycemia, common digestive disturbances, migraine headaches, osteoporosis, sleep disturbances, poor memory, low sex drive, low body temperature, and thyroid issues.


Food Allergy Panel, $125
The Food Allergy Panel measures your intestinal tolerance to soy, milk, wheat, and eggs. You can also test for these allergens individually at $45 per allergen (i.e., $45 to test for soy, or milk, or wheat, etc.).


Female Hormone Panel, $350
The Female Hormone Panel helps diagnose fertility and severe PMS problems. This test takes a month to perform, but you do it only once per day during 11 specified days over the course of your cycle. This method gives us a clearer picture of your hormones throughout the progression of your cycle.


Post-Menopause Panel with Adrenal Panel, $325
The Post-Menopause Panel helps diagnose irregular bleeding, dryness, hot flashes or sweats, insomnia, headaches, mood changes, depression, osteoporosis, altered fat and carbohydrate metabolism, elevated blood pressure, and gallbladder issues within post-menopausal women. This package also includes the Adrenal Panel.


Male Hormone Panel with Adrenal Panel, $325
The Male Hormone Panel helps diagnose impaired libido, ED, baldness, hair thinning, fat accumulation around the waist, changes in sleeping habits, lack of enthusiasm, increased cholesterol, nervousness, depression, and the inability to lose weight. This package also includes the Adrenal Panel.

 

Hair Analysis

We use hair mineral analysis as a diagnostic tool to test for mineral imbalances, disease trends, and the presence of toxic heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic, and aluminum.

Why is hair an effective subject? In general, element deposits stay in the hair for many months; blood serum is constantly changing. Because of this, hair can often indicate one’s stress patterns, mineral imbalances, organ and glandular weaknesses, oxidation rate, and nervous system dominance. With this data we can make informed suggestions on how to change your environment, modify your diet, and supplement your nutrition.

What can toxic heavy metals affect? Toxic metal poisoning may lead to Alzheimer’s disease, general fatigue, anemia, hyperactivity, arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, autism, neuromuscular disorders, ADHD, osteoporosis, some cancers, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, and some liver and kidney diseases. Since toxic heavy metals are not found in high concentration in the blood (except after acute exposure), and since no level of toxic metal is considered safe, hair mineral analysis is an important tool in recognizing your current exposure to these elements, which could be caused by any one of these common sources:

  • silver & mercury dental amalgams,
  • non-filtered, fluoridated tap water,
  • contaminated food sources,
  • large fish such as tuna and swordfish,
  • contaminated air found in large cities,
  • aluminum cookware and cans,
  • anti-perspirants,
  • Grecian hair dyes,
  • table salt,
  • baking powders,
  • bleached flour,
  • processed cheese,
  • antacids, and
  • drying agents.

So, how do I take the test? In general, you cut a small swath of hair and then mail it to our preferred lab.[2] We contact you to discuss the results. Processing usually takes one week after submission.

Cost, $150

 

 

Urine Testing

Researchers at Rockefeller University have found that the body metabolizes estrogen into several forms that can impact cancer development. One form can inhibit cancer formation; the other encourages tumor development. Specifically, these “good” estrogens are called 2-hydroxyestrone (2-OHE1), 2-hydroxyestradiol (2-OHE2), 2-methoxyestrone (2-OMeE1), and 4-methoxyestrone (4-OMeE1). The “bad” ones are called 4-hydroxyestrone (4-OHE1) and 16-α-hydroxyestrone (16α-OHE1). Through urine testing we can evaluate the levels of these estrogens within the body.

How does urine testing work? Imbalances between these two classes of estrogens may influence the development of conditions such as breast cancer, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, uterine cancers (including endometrial cancer), ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, head and neck cancers, poly-cystic ovarian syndrome, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, preeclampsia, osteoporosis, menopausal symptoms, and premenstrual syndrome. By determining the ratio of these estrogens to each other, we can project long-term risks. For example, a 2-OHE:16α-OHE1 ratio that is less than 2.0 indicates an increasing long-term risk for breast, cervical, and other estrogen-sensitive cancers. With proper nutrition, we can effectively raise these low ratios to minimize your long-term risks.

How do I take the test? We will send you the collection material for the test. Once ready, you collect your first-morning urine sample and send it to our preferred lab, Metametrix.[3] After processing, we evaluate the data and contact you with the results.

Cost, $165

 

Lab Work

In general, the human body can be viewed through both normal blood values and functional norms, whose values can offer clues into the health of your adrenals, liver, and kidneys, as well as the levels of your hormones and vitamins. If your blood shows multiple trends towards a specific disease process, we can make conscious lifestyle changes to dissuade the onset of that process. If you do not have recent blood work, contact us for the appropriate lab request so that you can perform the test at a LabCorp near you

Cost, Varies on which labs are ordered

 

Multiple Autoimmune Reactivity Screen

Less than 10 years ago, the recognition that antibodies against self-tissue, a primary mechanism in the  development of autoimmune disease, were present years before any recognizable symptoms, gave rationale and validity to the study of predicting vulnerability to developing autoimmune disease.  This field has advanced in the last decade to the point of identifying the Positive Predictive Value (PPV) of  many antibodies as biomarkers to the development of specific autoimmune diseases.  The development of an autoimmune disease may be influenced by a triad of factors: genetic vulnerability, immune system response to environmental exposures (toxic chemicals, antigenic foods, infectious agents, etc.), and intestinal permeability.  There is a higher chance for developing autoimmunity with intestinal inflammatory conditions [4]

Blood Work Review

If you have current blood work then we can evaluate your nutritional health. In general, the human body can be viewed through both normal blood values and functional norms, whose values can offer clues into the health of your adrenals, liver, and kidneys, as well as the levels of your hormones and vitamins. If your blood shows multiple trends towards a specific disease process, we can make conscious lifestyle changes to dissuade the onset of that process. If you do not have recent blood work, contact us for the appropriate lab request so that you can perform the test at a LabCorp near you.

(Note: The LabCorp test will be an additional charge paid directly to the laboratory itself.)

Cost, $75

 

Light Therapy

Goethe, a German artist stated “all life originates and develops under the influence of light…”  Think about growing a plant in the dark vs. one who has ample time in sunlight and you will see this is true. Nobel Laureate Albert Szent-Gyorgyi said “all energy we take into our bodies is derived from the sun.”   The average teenage will have 15,000- 18,000 hours of television watching and 12,000 hours of school upon graduation—where is their time for sunlight??

In 1920 it was discovered that looking at different colors could augment the brain’s major control centers which regulate the bodies functions.  98% of the sunlight enters through the eyes and then 2% via skin. A significant percentage of the body’s new blood is irradiated by light as it circulates thought the vessels in the back of the eye effecting the immune system.  As the light travels back it hits the Pineal gland which is the conductor of the endocrine system  thus relaxing the stress response (90% of diseases are complicated by stress).  When a patient remains in a heightened state of stress their visual field becomes smaller causing them to view, remember and learn less and less.  In 2000 it was published that 86% of children with learning disabilities had a reduced visual field. [5]

By looking into a specific color for 20 minutes twice a day for 14 days you can reset much of the stress response via the eyes.

Cost $150

 

Consultation

We also offer one-on-one consultations with Dr. Jessica via telephone or Skype to discuss your personal health goals, your desired outcome, and to help you formulate a plan for your success.

10 minutes, $40
20 minutes, $80
45 minutes, $120
1 hour, $160

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Footnotes

[1] We use Diagnos-Techs labs out of Washington, which is accredited by the Joint Commission for standards.
[2] We use Analytical Research Laboratories out of Phoenix, Arizona.
[3] Metametrix is a laboratory out of Duluth, Georgia.
[4] We use Cyrex labs out of Phoenix, AZ
[5]  Information from Eyelight New Science of Health and Wellness Jacob Liberman, O.D., PhD., D. Sc. (Hon.) Journal of Light August 2012