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Andrea Dahlman

Assessment Tools

I use various assessment tools to pinpoint where the root cause is and apply nutritional solutions to support the body as it heals itself.

Nutritional Questionnaires

I use a variety of nutritional questionnaires to help us determine where your body is speaking to you the loudest.  This is the most utilized assessment tool.

Lab Testing

I am pleased to offer the following lab testing options. These labs will help me to identify functional weaknesses and opportunities for healing. I will guide you on which of these tests are appropriate based on your individual symptoms and goals.

The lab test offered are accurate, easy to administer, and provide specific measurable results. The results will help me understand which approach to take when helping you with your nutrition concerns and goals.

When lab results become available, we work together and I help you understand what they mean, not leave you wondering. I will make nutritional recommendations for restoring balance and optimizing function so you can feel your best.

Without these lab results, it can take twice as long and potentially more money long term to find the right solution.  In some cases, lab tests take away the guesswork and the trial and error out of the equation.

Gastrointestinal Health Panel

Managing your microbiome is important to your health!

Allergies, brain fog, mood changes, mental disorders, fatigue can all be traced back to imbalanced gut flora.  Candida, parasitic infections, bacterial infections, gut inflammation, SIBO, and leaky gut are all problems that occur within the gut and alter the state of your overall health.

Understanding the makeup of your gut flora (microbiome) allows you to help rebalance your gut biology and eliminate pathogens. Many long-standing health concerns can be addressed by ensuring that your digestive system is balanced and working at its very best.

This GI Lab test checks all the important markers to help us understand where the root issue is. Bacterial balance, dysbiosis, fungal overgrowth, pathogenic or parasitic growth are all tested. We will also gain insight on your body’s ability to break down and absorb your diet.

MRT Food and Chemical Sensitivity Testing

Food sensitivities are very common for individuals with chronic health issues. Digestive disorders, anxiety and migraines may be triggered by eating foods that do not agree with our body chemistry.  These food sensitivities can hinder our efforts to heal.

Mediator Release Testing (MRT) has been proven to be the most accurate and comprehensive food sensitivity testing to identify problematic foods and food chemicals.   The MRT test looks at the changes in blood when presented with a sample of 150 different foods to determine the level of reaction for that individual.  Once these foods sensitivities have been identified we can partner together to determine a specific dietary protocol eliminating these foods while perusing true healing of the body.

Comprehensive Lab Testing

Offering a comprehensive blood lab testing which includes a CBC, Metabolic Panel, Thyroid Markers, Lipid Panel, Vitamin D, Complete Iron profile, and Inflammation Markers.

This test can be done remotely as we use an open lab by your home.

Organic Aids Test (OAT) - Nutritional & Metabolic Profile

The Organic Acids Test (OAT) provides an accurate evaluation of intestinal yeast and bacteria. Abnormally high levels of these microorganisms can cause or worsen behavior disorders, hyperactivity, movement disorders, fatigue and immune function. Many people with chronic illnesses and neurological disorders often excrete several abnormal organic acids. The cause of these high levels could include: oral antibiotic use, high sugar diets, immune deficiencies, and genetic factors.

If abnormalities are detected using the OAT, balancing protocols  can include supplements, such as vitamins and antioxidants, or dietary modification.  The OAT is strongly recommended as the initial screening test.

Adrenal Stress Profile

Are you tired all the time but when you go to bed you are wide awake? Do you feel overwhelmed by simple tasks? Feel like you might snap at any moment? You may be suffering from Adrenal Fatigue. It is estimated that over 80% of people have some degree of adrenal health issue due to the rampant levels of chronic stress (physical, emotional and mental).

This test measures the level of available cortisol – the stress hormone – at four different points throughout the day to determine the strength, health, and balance of your adrenal glands.  It measures DHEA, a precursor to the sex hormones to determine if a ‘pregnenolone steal’ is taking place and causing hormonal imbalance

Contact me for more information on how we can use these tools to balance and restore your health.

 **Please remember: I am not a medical doctor and none of the information included here is intended as a diagnosis or treatment. We are identifying imbalances in the body and supporting their correction from the inside out, allowing the body to do what it does best: heal.