This is a typical panel for retesting patients after they have been on the Walsh Protocol for 3-6 months. It is not usually necessary to retest histamine and pyrroles unless there is reason to believe there may have been interference with medicines or if lab error is suspected based on symptoms biotype classification. These labs are useful when one would like to make adjustments to supplement plan or else monitor progress. If symptoms have significantly improved and labs are in normal range, this is typically a good time to revisit your primary provider or psychiatrist and adjust medications or discontinue if possible.
- Copper, Serum – Elevated copper indicates there is an oxidative burden on the body
- Ceruloplasmin – When drawn simultaneously with copper, it is useful in determining one’s level of ‘free copper’.
- Zinc, Plasma – Zinc is involved in over 300 metabolic functions of the body. Not least of which is the production of serotonin and dopamine, the removal of copper and the production of ceruloplasmin.
- Vitamin D –
Practitioners who are trained in the Walsh Protocol, in conjunction with a health history and medications review are able better address mood and behavior by correcting particular imbalances. These imbalances influence the activity and performance of neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine by causing either an up-regulation or down-regulation of these nerve transmitters. They also reflect whether or not someone is likely experiencing oxidative stress, or epigenetic influence on the DNA’s production of protein. Depression, schizophrenia, autism, biopolar disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, anxiety and other psychiatric conditions are frequently associated with and imbalance in nutrients that may have an imbalance in one or more of these nutrients or biochemical conditions.
THis is a blood test only. A requisition will be sent to you to take to a local Lab Corp facility. Results may be viewed on the Lab Corp website or else we will be send a copy to you via a secure HIPAA compliant email. This panel does not include a consultation or Assessment with the physician. That option however is available, if a prior full Assessment has been completed, or else if a full set of labs (this panel plus pyrroles, whole blood histamine) are provided to doctor.