Functional Medicine

Functional medicine is patient-centered medical healing at its best. Instead of looking at and treating health problems as isolated diseases, it treats individuals who may have bodily symptoms, imbalances and dysfunctions.

Please visit www.yourmedicaldetective.com/public/1090.cfm to view a short video about functional medicine. There is functional medicine testing for almost every health condition.

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The FoodSafe Allergy Test™ requires only a small amount of blood to testing for 95 food antigens. The finger is pricked then drops of blood are placed on a blood spot collection card. Foods are reported back as low reaction, moderate reaction, or to be avoided.

Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis is useful for just about any digestive disorder to find the root cause of your symptoms, including bacterial overgrowth, parasites, fungus (candida), inflammation and dysbiosis.

Celiac and Gluten Sensitivity Blood Spot testing determines if a patient has celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity. Research continues to show that gluten can wreak havoc on your body.

Hepatic Detoxification Profile determines toxicity levels throughout your body and how well your liver is able to process the toxins that are present. High levels of toxicity in the body can cause a host of health problems.

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Science Based Nutrition™ provides natural health solutions based on scientific and objective testing including blood, urine and hair. Each patient’s report provides individual, drug-free recommendations to promote optimum health based on imbalances and dysfunction identified from the test results. A complete nutritional analysis will determine how healthy you really are, what problems may be beginning, any diseases you currently have, what dietary and lifestyle changes you should make, and if the nutritional supplements you are currently taking are working.

headerALCAT™ tests for food and chemical intolerances in your body. ALCAT has been proven to accurately identify relevant foods and substances associated with many types of chronic inflammatory and metabolic disorders, such as weight issues, migraine headaches, asthma, arthritis, sinus conditions, fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, skin disorders, and acid reflux. ALCAT testing is easy – just one blood sample can test over 400 foods and substances. The results include a customized rotation diet plan and a helpful “foods to avoid” list when patients test positive for food intolerances.

Heidi Your first step is to complete the functional medicine symptom survey. Once you have returned your completed symptom survey to our office, Dr. Kyle and our registered nurse, Heidi, will set up a consultation to discuss your health goals and determine what type of functional medicine testing would be best for you.

Please call 507-752-7650 for more information about our functional medicine programs.