Nutrition Advantage ServicesTHE ON-LINE NUTRITION CLINIC - Our goal is to educate individuals to reach their optimal health potential through a deep analysis of their status and providing a personalized healing nutritional system.
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Fries, Thighs, and Lies
Time to banish the Fat Frauds that have made this country so obese! Get the skinny on fat...
Comprehensive Blood Work-up (Does not include consultation)
Blood Interpretation Analysis
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (Does not include consultation)
SALIVA HORMONE TESTING
Complete Hormone Saliva Test
Cost -- $384.00 per 8 Panel Test
Duration -- Spit 4x in one day (6-7am, Noon-1pm, 5-6pm, before bed)
Specifics -- This analysis provides a complete overview of your hormonal symphony. Hormones drive the immune system to work to it's fullest potential--OR not! Hormones drive brain function, moods, control anxiety, sleep cycles, depression, and weight gain in post- and pre-menopausal women. For non-menstruating females, optimal adrenal function is vital. Note: Males and non-menstruating females may spit anytime of the month. Menstruating females: spit day 18, 19, 20 or 21 of their monthly cycle.
Complete Hormone analysis and Consultation
Saliva Adrenal Test
Adrenal Analysis and Consultation
Female Hormone Test
Specifics -- Deborah will show you how to build your hormones naturally from the down streams hormones on up. Too frequently, women are given synthetic Estrogen and/or Progesterone, often ineffective and problematic. Estrogen tends to increase body fat and can cause excessive monthly bleeding. Build your precious Hormonal reserves; stave off premature aging from the inside out!
Female Hormone Consultation
WHY SALIVA vs BLOOD? HOW HORMONE TESTING WORKS
In the past 20-30 years a number of research studies have validated saliva as a diagnostic medium to measure the unbound, biologically active fraction of steroid hormones in the bloodstream. Saliva is a natural ultra-filtrate of blood and steroids not bound by carrier proteins in the blood freely diffuse into saliva. The majority (90-99%) of steroid hormones in the blood are bound tightly to carrier proteins (cortisol-binding globulin, sex-hormone binding globulin, albumin) rendering them unavailable to target tissues. Steroids are very small lipophillic (fat-loving) molecules that, when released from the binding proteins and red blood cells in the blood, freely diffuse into tissues, which include the salivary gland and saliva. The steroid hormones most extensively studied in saliva are Estrogens (Estradiol, Estrone & Estriol), Progesterone, Androgens (DHEAs, Testosterone) & Cortisol for assessment of adrenal function.
Saliva measures the free, bio-available fraction of steroid hormones that have moved out of the bloodstream (blood and urine measure total levels) into the tissue. These Lipids are no longer bound to proteins, therefore, reflect Not Only what you've made, carried, but also what has been broken down, utilized & left-over.
BENEFITS OF SALIVA TESTING
NOTE: A comprehensive test report and evaluation, which relates symptoms and hormone usage with
You may schedule an appointment as a fee for service to discuss your results or call (312) 664-2288.
ESTROGENS (Estradiol, estrone, estriol) are predominately female hormones. In adults, they are important for maintaining the health of the reproductive tissues, breasts, bone, skin and brain. Excessive estrogens or estrogen dominance can cause unwanted symptoms such as fluid retention, weight gain, and migraines as well as over-stimulation of the breast, ovaries and uterus, which can lead to cancer.
Insufficient estrogen levels can lead to hot flashes, vaginal dryness, rapid skin aging, urinary problems, excessive bone loss and possible acceleration of dementia.
In men an excess of estrogen, relative to testosterone, is thought to play a role in the development of prostate problems. Most scientists now agree that by-products of estrogen metabolism are a causative factor of both breast and prostate cancers.
PROGESTERONE can be thought of as a hormonal balancer, particularly of estrogens. It enhances the beneficial effects of estrogens while preventing the problems associated with estrogen excess. Progesterone also helps to create a balance of all other steroids. It also has intrinsic calming and diuretic properties. It is important in women, but its importance in men for the maintenance of prostate health is only now being appreciated.
Androgens (Testosterone & DHEA, androstenedione) play an important role for men and women in tissue regeneration, especially in maintaining the structural integrity of skin, bones and muscles. These anabolic hormones are also important to generate energy for all dynamic processes in the body from brain to muscle function.
GLUCOCORTICOIDS primarily CORTISOL, are produced by the adrenal glands in response to stressors, such as emotional upheaval, extreme exercise, surgery, illness, sleep deprivation, or eating disorders. Cortisol plays an essential role in immune function, mobilizing the body's defenses against viral or bacterial infection, and fighting inflammation; however, chronic elevated cortisol levels suppress the action of the immune system and predispose to frequent infections. Cortisol levels are highest first thing in the morning, to combat the stress of overnight fasting and to animate the body for daily activities.Levels steadily decrease over the course of the day, falling to their lowest point at night in preparation for sleep. High cortisol, particularly when chronic and elevated at night has been closely associated with many of the diseases of aging (insulin resistance, diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and breast dysfunction, and allergies caused by a compromised immune system. Both high or low cortisol levels are warning signs for adrenal imbalance that can accelerate the aging process and have devastating effects on health.
Provider Handout created by Dr. J. H. Meade, M.D. for ZRT and Mead Laboratories