Functional Health Consultation - to review labs and provide supplement and dietary adjustment strategies plus make test recommendations for further management of depression, methylation imbalances, GI disorders and OCD.
This consultation option is for a "Functional Health" approach to dealing further with methylation imbalances, gastrointestinal disorders and or symptoms of OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder, identified in the original Biotype Assessment.
The consultation consists of an updated questionnaire review, a follow-up phone-call with suggested supplement modifications. We will also discuss a closer look at underlying factors that may be making progress difficult, or else will further optimize progress that is being made.
- A Report Update is included in this consultation.
- This assessment includes a follow up review of your symptoms, history and labs to track progress. Supplementation changes will be recommended.
- Retesting levels of key nutrients and correlating with change in symptoms, provides significant insight as to what specific nutrients and dosages may be best when such symptoms arise again.
- This Consultation, in our phone call, will also be focused on discussing symptoms as they related to the overall performance of the body in order to optimize the supplement protocol provided.
- Once nutrient levels are sufficiently adjusted, the next step, included in this Consult, is to fine tune the plan and to address key underlying factors that are contributing to the imbalanced biochemistries. Dr Dave will advise on best tests, particularly as they relate to the specific topics of GI disorder, methylation imbalances and symptoms such as depression, inflammation and OCD
- Testing for more functional health-related factors allow us to make a deeper exploration to the cause and factors impacting methylation imbalance, including intestinal leaking gut and bacteria plus ohter inflammation markers, If symptoms of OCD exist, testing methylation imbalances, namely homocysteine and S-adenosyl homocysteine, SAH, have a role on the performance of the liver and ability of the body to properly methylation. Further, neurotransmitters including NMDAR and glutamate activity may be hyperactive and in need of measures to decrease excitotoxicity.
- The same goes for individuals with intestinal disorders. There is often a methylation inhibitory impact from toxic overload of the GI Track and Liver, which may reflect in a strain in the methylation pathway.
- Following this Consultation phone call, which typically lasts up to 30 minutes, a follow up Consultation and Report can be ordered to review any newer lab results and provide an update to the Biotype Report plus another 15-30 minute phone call to answer any questions about the report.