Are you interested in taking a deeper dive into your health and wellness? Have you experienced any unexplained symptoms that won’t seem to go away? Your gut health, adrenal function, longevity, and more are all aspects of your health that influence your body’s general function and well-being. Oftentimes, symptoms like fatigue, gut issues, or inflammation trace back to deficiencies or complications in one or more of these areas. So, how do you gain more insight into this?
Wellness Specialty Labs may provide the information you need. Wellness Specialty Labs are tests that provide a comprehensive analysis of specific aspects of your health or general wellness. These labs can be illuminating for you and your provider and may help you to move forward with any treatments or plans for bettering your health.
Wellness Specialty Labs at PALM Health
At PALM Health, we offer a variety of Wellness Specialty Labs that look into your adrenal function, mold toxicity, food sensitivities, gut health, micronutrient levels, and longevity. Read on to see which ones may be the right fit for you.
Adrenal Function Panel
Feeling tired? More fatigued than normal? When your adrenal glands are overworked, essential hormones like cortisol and DHEA become dysregulated. These two hormones play a critical role in your body’s stress response, so when you don’t have enough of them, your body is not as resilient to change and stress. The result? Fatigue, mood swings, and brain fog. Our Adrenal Function Panel is a saliva test that measures levels of cortisol and DHEA in your system throughout the day to provide information on how well your adrenal glands are functioning.
Mold Toxicity Test
Have you ever experienced prolonged symptoms with seemingly no explanation? Maybe you were fatigued, or had ongoing headaches, brain fog, or musculoskeletal pain that just wouldn’t go away. Mold toxicity may be the culprit. Though some level of mold exposure is normal, in moist, indoor environments, mold can produce toxic mycotoxin particles that are inflammatory in your lungs, brain, kidneys, and other organs when breathed in. Our mold toxicity lab is a urine test that analyzes the concentration of mycotoxins in your system, which determines if you are suffering from too much toxic mold exposure and whether there is a need for treatment to reduce symptoms.
Food Sensitivities Profile
Have you been noticing increased stomach pain, indigestion, fatigue, nausea, or headaches, particularly after eating? Even if you may not be allergic to any foods, you may have an IgG-mediated food intolerance or sensitivity. IgG4 is an antibody that is related to non-allergic food reactions and can cause a variety of health issues and inflammatory responses in your body. This blood test checks for sensitivities to 90 potential foods and gives you an idea of how you can adjust your diet to eliminate pesky symptoms.
Leaky Gut Panel
Do you feel like your body has been more inflamed than usual? Maybe you’ve experienced some aches, pains, digestive issues, or even a flare-up of an autoimmune disease. If you aren’t sure what is behind those symptoms, a leaky gut may be the cause. Leaky gut is a condition of intestinal permeability; your diet, as well as psychological and physical stress, can cause the gut lining to become more permeable to food particles, bacteria, and toxins. When this happens, certain molecules that haven’t been fully digested “leak” through the gut lining and into the bloodstream. Your body perceives those molecules as foreign and mounts an immune response to fight those unrecognizable molecules, which leads to inflammation. Our leaky gut panel measures specific markers in your blood that indicate this permeability and acts as a preliminary screening for imbalances in your gut microbiome.
Did you know the health of your gut microbiome influences your overall health? Many chronic and acute illnesses stem from certain types of bacteria growing in the gastrointestinal tract. Our microbiome evaluation is a stool test that analyzes your gut microbiome for over 170 different types of bacteria and looks for functional markers of inflammation, which provides an advanced, comprehensive overview of your gut health. The information provided by the test can help your practitioner detect any root causes of acute or chronic gut-related illnesses and give recommendations regarding further treatment.
Wanting to optimize your general health? Worried about nutritional deficiencies? Micronutrients are the vitamins and minerals found in small quantities in your body which help with your metabolism, bodily functions, and physical well-being. When there are deficiencies in those micronutrients, that can contribute to the onset and advancement of chronic illness. Getting a complete look at your body’s vitamins and minerals not only in your blood, but also within your cells helps us understand how well your body is absorbing and storing these essential nutrients. Our micronutrient specialty test is a blood draw that analyzes the levels of both intracellular and extracellular micronutrients in your body, which tells us if you have any nutritional deficiencies that may exacerbate or increase risk of chronic disease.
Biological Age Test
Does your biological age match up with your actual age? Did you know that accelerated biological aging is the top risk factor for developing most age-related chronic diseases? Aging is the deterioration of cellular and molecular functioning in your body over time due to progressive modification of your DNA throughout your life. This process occurs at different rates for every person, and it is what determines your biological age, regardless of your actual age. This lab test analyzes the epigenetic changes in your DNA in order to estimate your biological age and track how your lifestyle affects your aging process. With this information, you can get recommendations for changes you can make to your lifestyle and habits to work on slowing this biological aging process and keeping your body as young and healthy as it can be.
At PALM Health, regardless of membership status, you can schedule a Wellness Specialty Lab Package that includes a complimentary 15-minute meet and greet with one of our functional medicine nurse practitioners, one specialty lab of your choosing, and a 60-minute follow-up session with one of our nurse practitioners or chiropractors to review your lab results.
Whether you’ve been suffering from unexplained symptoms, or you’re just curious about the functioning of one or more specific aspects of your health, Wellness Specialty Labs can provide incredibly useful information and help you take your health and wellness to the next level.
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