Can Functional Lab Testing Discover Your Root Cause?
At Rachel Scheer Nutrition, we strive to find the ROOT cause of your health concerns… and our extensive lab testing helps us do that!
You may have heard our team use the phrase, “test, don’t guess!” This is because we know that utilizing comprehensive, analytical lab testing can helps our clients in a multitude of ways. Not only do we find exactly what is occurring in the body, but we can then use the precise tools and protocols to find success!
What lab testing do we run at Rachel Scheer Nutrition?
Through our blood, urine, and stool testing we are able to analyze a wide variety of body systems. Every test that we run is specific in determining your root cause of symptoms as well as provide us with information to customize your nutrition, fitness, and mindset plan.
Our blood test includes:
- Comprehensive blood chemistry
- Thyroid and thyroid antibodies
- Food sensitivity testing
- Hormones and adrenal testing
Our stool testing includes:
- An overview of the gut microbiome (bacteria as a whole)
- Fat absorption/malabsorption and digestive enzymes
- Leaky gut
- SIBO potential
- Hormone recirculation
- and much more!
Our urine testing includes:
- Heavy metal toxicities
What symptoms indicate that I need lab testing?
Any and every symptom of dis-ease makes you a great candidate for functional medicine testing!
A functional medicine testing approach often puts the pieces of many seemingly random or unconventional symptoms all together in one. While you may have acne, an upset stomach, and joint pain that seem unrelated – our testing can show if something, like a gut microbiome imbalance, may be at the root of all of those issues.
Clients often see our practice due to a wide variety of issues such as:
- Skin issues like acne, psoriasis, or eczema
- Joint pain and arthritis
- Autoimmunity and conditions such as Celiac disease, Hashimoto’s, type 1 Diabetes, Alopecia Areata, and more
- Hormone imbalances and conditions including Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
- Brain fog, fatigue, and/or memory loss
- Gut issues like bloating, food sensitivities, bowel movement issues, and more
- Mold illness or exposure
- Lyme disease
Ultimately, this is not an exhaustive list of reasons to utilize our functional medicine lab testing! Many symptoms have roots that we are able to detect from our comprehensive testing so we can help individualize your game plan for success.
Why can’t I get these tests from my conventional doctor?
Conventional insurance-based medicine is built around the concept of labeling you with a reimbursable diagnostic code (diagnosis) and then finding the medications or a procedure to match.
On the other hand, our practice uses a functional medicine approach. We consider the connection of all the various body systems, as well as the mind, lifestyle, and diet.
The core of functional medicine, and our testing, is finding the what and the why of your health. Therefore, simply operating in a diagnosis to medication model doesn’t fit with insurance-based practices.
While it can feel frustrating, choosing a functional medicine approach with testing and treatment allows you to exercise your fitness, nutrition, and mindset – all KEY components to living a healthy lifestyle.
Functional medicine is an investment in your health now, so it does not become an expense later.
Do you want more information on our extensive functional medicine testing approach?
Book a FREE 30 minute call with our team here! We will answer your questions and help you begin your journey to better health!
Rachel Scheer is a Certified Nutritionist who received her degree from Baylor University in Nutrition Science and Dietetics. Rachel has her own private nutrition and counseling practice located in McKinney, Texas. Rachel has helped clients with a wide range of nutritional needs enhance their athletic performance, improve their physical and mental health, and make positive lifelong eating and exercise behavior changes.
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