Lab Testing

lab testing

Specific lab testing is so important in that we look at different areas of your health to determine the root cause. We look at your micronutrient deficiencies, your gut health, your hormonal health, your environmental toxins, along with your stress factors.  These key components give rise to preventative medicine rather than reactive medicine.  Why should that matter? Everything in your body works in a harmonized fashion, if one area becomes imbalanced several issues can arise. Your Westlake Aesthetics & Wellness provider will come up with a specific treatment plan that is unique to your deficiencies to promote longevity and help restore balance to sustain healthy lifestyle. 

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Micronutrient Testing 

The term micronutrients is used to describe the vitamins and minerals we need for our bodies to function normally.  We obtain micronutrients from our food with few exceptions, which is why they are sometimes referred to as essential nutrients.  Macronutrients, on the other hand, include the large food groups like proteins, fats and carbohydrates. The Micronutrient test measures your body’s ability to absorb these vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients. This non-fasting blood test identifies deficiencies and gives you a roadmap for beginning corrections.  Because it has become difficult to consistently obtain nutritionally dense food, due to factors such as large-scale farming practices and toxins present in the environment, confirming that you have levels of micronutrients sufficient for optimal biologic function is important.  

Gut Testing

This advanced stool test will look at five key areas of gastrointestinal function: maldigestion, inflammation, dysbiosis, metabolite imbalance, and infection. This specific test allows your Westlake Aesthetics & Wellness provider to make a sound decision towards prioritizing treatment plans and assessing microbiome function. This important data provides root cause analysis of most gastrointestinal symptoms that could be the source of abdominal pain, bloating, indigestion, and constipation. More importantly this specific stool analyzes biomarkers that indicate whether to not an individual has leaky gut syndrome, intestinal bacterial overgrowth, inflammatory bowel disease or irritable bowel syndrome. Once issues are identified we are able to create a dietary lifestyle that meets your needs along with therapeutic supplementation that restores gut balance.

Hormonal Testing

Most hormones are produced by a group of glands known collectively as the endocrine system. Even though these glands are located in various parts of the body, they are considered one system because of their similar functions and relationship. Hormones are secreted into the bloodstream. From there, they travel to all parts of the body playing the role of messengers turning specific target tissues on or off. Because they can’t be stored in the cells, hormones do their work as they pass through and then they’re gone. As a result, hormones must be made and released at the precise time they’re needed. To keep things functioning at their best, the body must constantly fine-tune hormone release to keep levels within proper limits. Because of the complexity of these interactions, a hormonal imbalance rarely stems from only one hormone type. More often, the problem involves a series of hormones that are out of balance. In addition, a disruption in the balance of hormones produced by one gland or set of glands can cause other glands or systems to dysfunction. Before you know it, you’re feeling miserable on multiple fronts.

To restore the vital balance of hormones, we first need a detailed, accurate measurement of hormone levels. This is why we start off with ZRT Laborities extense Hormone Testing Panel. 

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