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Good health is linked to eating the right foods, minimizing exposure to toxins, and maintaining hormone balance.

Rocky Mountain Analytical offers state-of-the-art laboratory tests that measure hormone levels, food reactions, nutritional status and look for evidence of exposure to toxins.  

We have three major categories of tests: Hormone Panels, Food Reactions and Environmental and Nutritional testing. Follow the links below to access Clinical Information Sheets for healthcare professionals or view Patient Information Sheets to learn more about these great tests.

We are committed to offering tests that help healthcare professionals find solutions to patient health concerns.

Adrenal Function Panel

The Adrenal Function Panel measures saliva levels of the adrenal hormones cortisol and DHEAs.  Low cortisol levels are associated with disturbed sleep, fatigue, trouble concentrating, difficulty waking, chronic allergies, multiple chemical sensitivities and depression.  High cortisol levels are associated with anxiety, bone loss, and disturbed sleep.  An excess of cortisol over DHEA can accelerate the breakdown of bone and muscle, thus potentially contributing to premature aging.  Chronic stress may eventually lead to decreased cortisol production and result in fatigue symptoms.  Insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and difficulty losing weight may be associated with an imbalance in the adrenal hormone ratio of cortisol to DHEAs.

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Female Panel

The Female Panel of five hormones may highlight imbalances that can contribute to a number of different health conditions.   Low levels of estrogens may contribute to bone loss, fatigue, heart disease,  hot flashes, sleep disturbances, vaginal dryness and depression. Low testosterone may also contribute to bone loss, depression, fatigue, heart disease and vaginal dryness.  High estrogens or low progesterone may be a factor in anxiety symptoms, weight gain and breast cancer risk.  Fatigue often accompanies hormone imbalance and is frequently observed in postmenopausal women. Hormone imbalance may also be a feature of metabolic syndrome.

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Male Panel

The Male Panel of four hormones may highlight imbalances that can contribute to different health conditions.   Low levels of testosterone may contribute to bone loss, fatigue, heart disease, irritability, apathy, grumpiness, memory loss, prostate enlargement, sleep disturbances and depression.  High estrogens can arise from excess conversion of testosterone to estrogen, causing breast enlargement and erectile dysfunction.  Hormone imbalance may also be a feature of metabolic syndrome.

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Month-Long Hormone Assessment

The Month-Long Hormone Assessment is particularly useful for menstruating women with cycle-specific symptoms.  Migraine headaches, PMS, irritability, mood swings and sleeps disturbances are all symptoms that may occur when there are imbalances at specific times in the menstrual cycle.  Heavy bleeding may be a result of too much or too little estradiol, or a sign of more serious conditions.  Fertility issues may arise if hormone surges do not occur at appropriate points in the menstrual cycle. 

 

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Hair Cortisol

Elevated hair cortisol has been linked to heart disease and mood disorders.  Low hair cortisol has been associated with depression, generalized anxiety disorder and adrenal dysregulation.   Generally speaking, fatigue is commonly associated with low salivary cortisol levels, and possibly with low hair cortisol as well.  Bone loss and sleep disturbances are often found when salivary cortisol is elevated, and presumably also with elevated hair cortisol.

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Urine Steroid Hormones

Hormone imbalance can contribute to a variety of symptoms and disease states. The dried urine test for comprehensive hormones profile may show hormone imbalance is contributing to excessive bone loss, increased cancer risk, metabolic syndrome, weight gain, and vaginal dryness. The damaging effects of stress may also be reflected in urine steroid hormones, and be a contributing factor to accelerated aging.

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Urine Thyroid

Hormones produced by the thyroid gland are involved in regulating heart rate, body temperature, blood pressure, and weight.

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IgG Food Sensitivity

IgG food sensitivities have been implicated in migraine headaches and irritable bowel syndrome (alternating diarrhea and constipation).  Bloating and indigestion are also common food sensitivity reactions, as is fatigue.  Continued consumption of reactive foods may contribute to weight gain and/or difficult losing weight.  Ezcema is also commonly associated with food reactions. 

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IgA Food Reactions

Because IgA is the immunoglobulin of the mucous membranes, IgA reactions often result in digestive symptoms like abdominal discomfort, irritable bowel and bloating.  Runny nose and excess mucous may also be signs of an IgA food reaction.

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Celiac Profile

Both gluten sensitivity and celiac disease are reactions to proteins found in wheat gluten.   Abdominal pain, irritable bowel, and weight loss are just some of the symptoms associated with gluten sensitivity and celiac disease.

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Candida Panel

Having elevated IgG antibodies to candida suggests there may be a recent or current fungal infection. Some people experience fatigue, headache, depression and/or foggy memory with chronic exposure to Candida.  Elevated IgG antibodies to Candida have been associated with poorer prognosis in cancer patients., although the presence of antibodies has not been shown to increase risk for developing cancer. 

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Hair Element Analysis

Hair element analysis measures the levels of essential and toxic elements in hair, providing about a two to three month view of nutrition and toxic element exposure.   Elements include essential nutrients like chromium, iron and magnesium; or toxic like arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury.   Some toxic elements can affect the nervous system; potentially causing tremors, memory impairment,  depression, anxiety, nerve pain, learning disabilities, hyperactivity, or juvenile delinquency.   A lack of essential elements can lead to health problems like: memory impairment, learning disabilities, decreased ability to cope with stress and fatigue.

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Urine Element Analysis

Urine element analysis measures the levels of essential and toxic elements in urine.   Elements include essential nutrients like chromium, iron and magnesium; and toxic elements like arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury.   Some toxic elements can affect the nervous system; potentially causing tremors, memory impairment,  depression, anxiety, nerve pain, learning disabilities, hyperactivity, or juvenile delinquency.   A lack of essential elements can lead to health problems like: memory impairment, learning disabilities, decreased ability to cope with stress and fatigue.

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Iodine Plus

In addition to its critical role in central nervous system devlopment, iodine is essential for proper thyroid function.  A lack of iodine may contribute to hypothyroid symptoms including: depression, constipation, dry skin, fatigue and weight gain.  Having adequate iodine intake may be protective against thyroid, breast and prostate cancers.  Having excess bromine may interfere with the benefits of iodine. Iodine Plus also includes selenium and cadmium levels.  Selenium is an essential element that is needed to convert the thyroid hormone T4 into its active form, T3.
 

 

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D-Spot

In addition to its essential role in bone health, vitamin D3 helps regulate hundreds of other genes.  Less than optimal levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D have been associated with mood disorders (depression and anxiety), heart disease (congestive heart failure and high blood pressure), diabetes, increased cancer risk, multiple sclerosis, poor immune function and muscle pain and fatigue.  Low 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels have also been associated with increased risk of falls in the elderly, and greater risk of injury in elite athletes.

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Nutrigenomix

Nutrigenomics uses genomic tools and genetic information to address issues important to nutrition and health.

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Fatty Acid Profile

Having enough omega-3 fatty acids in the blood has been shown to reduce risk for heart disease, help memory and ability to focus, and reduce inflammation.  Research also suggests omega-3 fatty acids may help with symptoms of depression.

Read More

Hormones produced by the thyroid gland are involved in regulating heart rate, body temperature, blood pressure, and weight.

Hormone imbalance can contribute to a variety of symptoms and disease states. The dried urine test for comprehensive hormones profile may show hormone imbalance is contributing to excessive bone loss, increased cancer risk, metabolic syndrome, weight gain, and vaginal dryness. The damaging effects of stress may also be reflected in urine steroid hormones, and be a contributing factor to accelerated aging.

Urine element analysis measures the levels of essential and toxic elements in urine.   Elements include essential nutrients like chromium, iron and magnesium; and toxic elements like arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury.   Some toxic elements can affect the nervous system; potentially causing tremors, memory impairment,  depression, anxiety, nerve pain, learning disabilities, hyperactivity, or juvenile delinquency.   A lack of essential elements can lead to health problems like: memory impairment, learning disabilities, decreased ability to cope with stress and fatigue.

Nutrigenomics uses genomic tools and genetic information to address issues important to nutrition and health.

The Month-Long Hormone Assessment is particularly useful for menstruating women with cycle-specific symptoms.  Migraine headaches, PMS, irritability, mood swings and sleeps disturbances are all symptoms that may occur when there are imbalances at specific times in the menstrual cycle.  Heavy bleeding may be a result of too much or too little estradiol, or a sign of more serious conditions.  Fertility issues may arise if hormone surges do not occur at appropriate points in the menstrual cycle. 

 

The Male Panel of four hormones may highlight imbalances that can contribute to different health conditions.   Low levels of testosterone may contribute to bone loss, fatigue, heart disease, irritability, apathy, grumpiness, memory loss, prostate enlargement, sleep disturbances and depression.  High estrogens can arise from excess conversion of testosterone to estrogen, causing breast enlargement and erectile dysfunction.  Hormone imbalance may also be a feature of metabolic syndrome.

In addition to its critical role in central nervous system devlopment, iodine is essential for proper thyroid function.  A lack of iodine may contribute to hypothyroid symptoms including: depression, constipation, dry skin, fatigue and weight gain.  Having adequate iodine intake may be protective against thyroid, breast and prostate cancers.  Having excess bromine may interfere with the benefits of iodine. Iodine Plus also includes selenium and cadmium levels.  Selenium is an essential element that is needed to convert the thyroid hormone T4 into its active form, T3.
 

 

IgG food sensitivities have been implicated in migraine headaches and irritable bowel syndrome (alternating diarrhea and constipation).  Bloating and indigestion are also common food sensitivity reactions, as is fatigue.  Continued consumption of reactive foods may contribute to weight gain and/or difficult losing weight.  Ezcema is also commonly associated with food reactions. 

Because IgA is the immunoglobulin of the mucous membranes, IgA reactions often result in digestive symptoms like abdominal discomfort, irritable bowel and bloating.  Runny nose and excess mucous may also be signs of an IgA food reaction.

Hair element analysis measures the levels of essential and toxic elements in hair, providing about a two to three month view of nutrition and toxic element exposure.   Elements include essential nutrients like chromium, iron and magnesium; or toxic like arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury.   Some toxic elements can affect the nervous system; potentially causing tremors, memory impairment,  depression, anxiety, nerve pain, learning disabilities, hyperactivity, or juvenile delinquency.   A lack of essential elements can lead to health problems like: memory impairment, learning disabilities, decreased ability to cope with stress and fatigue.

Elevated hair cortisol has been linked to heart disease and mood disorders.  Low hair cortisol has been associated with depression, generalized anxiety disorder and adrenal dysregulation.   Generally speaking, fatigue is commonly associated with low salivary cortisol levels, and possibly with low hair cortisol as well.  Bone loss and sleep disturbances are often found when salivary cortisol is elevated, and presumably also with elevated hair cortisol.

The Female Panel of five hormones may highlight imbalances that can contribute to a number of different health conditions.   Low levels of estrogens may contribute to bone loss, fatigue, heart disease,  hot flashes, sleep disturbances, vaginal dryness and depression. Low testosterone may also contribute to bone loss, depression, fatigue, heart disease and vaginal dryness.  High estrogens or low progesterone may be a factor in anxiety symptoms, weight gain and breast cancer risk.  Fatigue often accompanies hormone imbalance and is frequently observed in postmenopausal women. Hormone imbalance may also be a feature of metabolic syndrome.

Having enough omega-3 fatty acids in the blood has been shown to reduce risk for heart disease, help memory and ability to focus, and reduce inflammation.  Research also suggests omega-3 fatty acids may help with symptoms of depression.

The Fatty Acid Profile measures the percentage of fatty acids in red blood cells from a convenient dried blood spot. Measurements include the Omega-3 Index and Omega-3 score to assess for heart disease risk,  the ratio of Arachidonic Acid (AA) to Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) as a marker of inflammation, total Omega-3 fatty acids, total Omega-6 fatty acids along with mono-unsaturated fatty acids, trans fatty acids and saturated fats.  Measurement of fatty acid content in red blood cell membranes shows less biological variability than measurement in plasma or serum.

In addition to its essential role in bone health, vitamin D3 helps regulate hundreds of other genes.  Less than optimal levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D have been associated with mood disorders (depression and anxiety), heart disease (congestive heart failure and high blood pressure), diabetes, increased cancer risk, multiple sclerosis, poor immune function and muscle pain and fatigue.  Low 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels have also been associated with increased risk of falls in the elderly, and greater risk of injury in elite athletes.

Both gluten sensitivity and celiac disease are reactions to proteins found in wheat gluten.   Abdominal pain, irritable bowel, and weight loss are just some of the symptoms associated with gluten sensitivity and celiac disease.

Having elevated IgG antibodies to candida suggests there may be a recent or current fungal infection. Some people experience fatigue, headache, depression and/or foggy memory with chronic exposure to Candida.  Elevated IgG antibodies to Candida have been associated with poorer prognosis in cancer patients., although the presence of antibodies has not been shown to increase risk for developing cancer. 

The Adrenal Function Panel measures saliva levels of the adrenal hormones cortisol and DHEAs.  Low cortisol levels are associated with disturbed sleep, fatigue, trouble concentrating, difficulty waking, chronic allergies, multiple chemical sensitivities and depression.  High cortisol levels are associated with anxiety, bone loss, and disturbed sleep.  An excess of cortisol over DHEA can accelerate the breakdown of bone and muscle, thus potentially contributing to premature aging.  Chronic stress may eventually lead to decreased cortisol production and result in fatigue symptoms.  Insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and difficulty losing weight may be associated with an imbalance in the adrenal hormone ratio of cortisol to DHEAs.

Saliva hormone testing is an accurate, non-invasive and clinically useful way of measuring hormones. Thousands of studies using salivary hormone analysis have already been published, with more being added on a regular basis.

Hormones produced by the thyroid gland are involved in regulating heart rate, body temperature, blood pressure, and weight.

Hormone imbalance can contribute to a variety of symptoms and disease states. The dried urine test for comprehensive hormones profile may show hormone imbalance is contributing to excessive bone loss, increased cancer risk, metabolic syndrome, weight gain, and vaginal dryness. The damaging effects of stress may also be reflected in urine steroid hormones, and be a contributing factor to accelerated aging.

Urine element analysis measures the levels of essential and toxic elements in urine.   Elements include essential nutrients like chromium, iron and magnesium; and toxic elements like arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury.   Some toxic elements can affect the nervous system; potentially causing tremors, memory impairment,  depression, anxiety, nerve pain, learning disabilities, hyperactivity, or juvenile delinquency.   A lack of essential elements can lead to health problems like: memory impairment, learning disabilities, decreased ability to cope with stress and fatigue.

Nutrigenomics uses genomic tools and genetic information to address issues important to nutrition and health.

The Month-Long Hormone Assessment is particularly useful for menstruating women with cycle-specific symptoms.  Migraine headaches, PMS, irritability, mood swings and sleeps disturbances are all symptoms that may occur when there are imbalances at specific times in the menstrual cycle.  Heavy bleeding may be a result of too much or too little estradiol, or a sign of more serious conditions.  Fertility issues may arise if hormone surges do not occur at appropriate points in the menstrual cycle. 

 

The Male Panel of four hormones may highlight imbalances that can contribute to different health conditions.   Low levels of testosterone may contribute to bone loss, fatigue, heart disease, irritability, apathy, grumpiness, memory loss, prostate enlargement, sleep disturbances and depression.  High estrogens can arise from excess conversion of testosterone to estrogen, causing breast enlargement and erectile dysfunction.  Hormone imbalance may also be a feature of metabolic syndrome.

In addition to its critical role in central nervous system devlopment, iodine is essential for proper thyroid function.  A lack of iodine may contribute to hypothyroid symptoms including: depression, constipation, dry skin, fatigue and weight gain.  Having adequate iodine intake may be protective against thyroid, breast and prostate cancers.  Having excess bromine may interfere with the benefits of iodine. Iodine Plus also includes selenium and cadmium levels.  Selenium is an essential element that is needed to convert the thyroid hormone T4 into its active form, T3.
 

 

IgG food sensitivities have been implicated in migraine headaches and irritable bowel syndrome (alternating diarrhea and constipation).  Bloating and indigestion are also common food sensitivity reactions, as is fatigue.  Continued consumption of reactive foods may contribute to weight gain and/or difficult losing weight.  Ezcema is also commonly associated with food reactions. 

Because IgA is the immunoglobulin of the mucous membranes, IgA reactions often result in digestive symptoms like abdominal discomfort, irritable bowel and bloating.  Runny nose and excess mucous may also be signs of an IgA food reaction.

Hair element analysis measures the levels of essential and toxic elements in hair, providing about a two to three month view of nutrition and toxic element exposure.   Elements include essential nutrients like chromium, iron and magnesium; or toxic like arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury.   Some toxic elements can affect the nervous system; potentially causing tremors, memory impairment,  depression, anxiety, nerve pain, learning disabilities, hyperactivity, or juvenile delinquency.   A lack of essential elements can lead to health problems like: memory impairment, learning disabilities, decreased ability to cope with stress and fatigue.

Elevated hair cortisol has been linked to heart disease and mood disorders.  Low hair cortisol has been associated with depression, generalized anxiety disorder and adrenal dysregulation.   Generally speaking, fatigue is commonly associated with low salivary cortisol levels, and possibly with low hair cortisol as well.  Bone loss and sleep disturbances are often found when salivary cortisol is elevated, and presumably also with elevated hair cortisol.

The Female Panel of five hormones may highlight imbalances that can contribute to a number of different health conditions.   Low levels of estrogens may contribute to bone loss, fatigue, heart disease,  hot flashes, sleep disturbances, vaginal dryness and depression. Low testosterone may also contribute to bone loss, depression, fatigue, heart disease and vaginal dryness.  High estrogens or low progesterone may be a factor in anxiety symptoms, weight gain and breast cancer risk.  Fatigue often accompanies hormone imbalance and is frequently observed in postmenopausal women. Hormone imbalance may also be a feature of metabolic syndrome.

Having enough omega-3 fatty acids in the blood has been shown to reduce risk for heart disease, help memory and ability to focus, and reduce inflammation.  Research also suggests omega-3 fatty acids may help with symptoms of depression.

The Fatty Acid Profile measures the percentage of fatty acids in red blood cells from a convenient dried blood spot. Measurements include the Omega-3 Index and Omega-3 score to assess for heart disease risk,  the ratio of Arachidonic Acid (AA) to Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) as a marker of inflammation, total Omega-3 fatty acids, total Omega-6 fatty acids along with mono-unsaturated fatty acids, trans fatty acids and saturated fats.  Measurement of fatty acid content in red blood cell membranes shows less biological variability than measurement in plasma or serum.

In addition to its essential role in bone health, vitamin D3 helps regulate hundreds of other genes.  Less than optimal levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D have been associated with mood disorders (depression and anxiety), heart disease (congestive heart failure and high blood pressure), diabetes, increased cancer risk, multiple sclerosis, poor immune function and muscle pain and fatigue.  Low 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels have also been associated with increased risk of falls in the elderly, and greater risk of injury in elite athletes.

Both gluten sensitivity and celiac disease are reactions to proteins found in wheat gluten.   Abdominal pain, irritable bowel, and weight loss are just some of the symptoms associated with gluten sensitivity and celiac disease.

Having elevated IgG antibodies to candida suggests there may be a recent or current fungal infection. Some people experience fatigue, headache, depression and/or foggy memory with chronic exposure to Candida.  Elevated IgG antibodies to Candida have been associated with poorer prognosis in cancer patients., although the presence of antibodies has not been shown to increase risk for developing cancer. 

The Adrenal Function Panel measures saliva levels of the adrenal hormones cortisol and DHEAs.  Low cortisol levels are associated with disturbed sleep, fatigue, trouble concentrating, difficulty waking, chronic allergies, multiple chemical sensitivities and depression.  High cortisol levels are associated with anxiety, bone loss, and disturbed sleep.  An excess of cortisol over DHEA can accelerate the breakdown of bone and muscle, thus potentially contributing to premature aging.  Chronic stress may eventually lead to decreased cortisol production and result in fatigue symptoms.  Insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and difficulty losing weight may be associated with an imbalance in the adrenal hormone ratio of cortisol to DHEAs.

Saliva hormone testing is an accurate, non-invasive and clinically useful way of measuring hormones. Thousands of studies using salivary hormone analysis have already been published, with more being added on a regular basis.

Hormones produced by the thyroid gland are involved in regulating heart rate, body temperature, blood pressure, and weight.

Hormone imbalance can contribute to a variety of symptoms and disease states. The dried urine test for comprehensive hormones profile may show hormone imbalance is contributing to excessive bone loss, increased cancer risk, metabolic syndrome, weight gain, and vaginal dryness. The damaging effects of stress may also be reflected in urine steroid hormones, and be a contributing factor to accelerated aging.

Urine element analysis measures the levels of essential and toxic elements in urine.   Elements include essential nutrients like chromium, iron and magnesium; and toxic elements like arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury.   Some toxic elements can affect the nervous system; potentially causing tremors, memory impairment,  depression, anxiety, nerve pain, learning disabilities, hyperactivity, or juvenile delinquency.   A lack of essential elements can lead to health problems like: memory impairment, learning disabilities, decreased ability to cope with stress and fatigue.

Nutrigenomics uses genomic tools and genetic information to address issues important to nutrition and health.

The Month-Long Hormone Assessment is particularly useful for menstruating women with cycle-specific symptoms.  Migraine headaches, PMS, irritability, mood swings and sleeps disturbances are all symptoms that may occur when there are imbalances at specific times in the menstrual cycle.  Heavy bleeding may be a result of too much or too little estradiol, or a sign of more serious conditions.  Fertility issues may arise if hormone surges do not occur at appropriate points in the menstrual cycle. 

 

The Male Panel of four hormones may highlight imbalances that can contribute to different health conditions.   Low levels of testosterone may contribute to bone loss, fatigue, heart disease, irritability, apathy, grumpiness, memory loss, prostate enlargement, sleep disturbances and depression.  High estrogens can arise from excess conversion of testosterone to estrogen, causing breast enlargement and erectile dysfunction.  Hormone imbalance may also be a feature of metabolic syndrome.

In addition to its critical role in central nervous system devlopment, iodine is essential for proper thyroid function.  A lack of iodine may contribute to hypothyroid symptoms including: depression, constipation, dry skin, fatigue and weight gain.  Having adequate iodine intake may be protective against thyroid, breast and prostate cancers.  Having excess bromine may interfere with the benefits of iodine. Iodine Plus also includes selenium and cadmium levels.  Selenium is an essential element that is needed to convert the thyroid hormone T4 into its active form, T3.
 

 

IgG food sensitivities have been implicated in migraine headaches and irritable bowel syndrome (alternating diarrhea and constipation).  Bloating and indigestion are also common food sensitivity reactions, as is fatigue.  Continued consumption of reactive foods may contribute to weight gain and/or difficult losing weight.  Ezcema is also commonly associated with food reactions. 

Because IgA is the immunoglobulin of the mucous membranes, IgA reactions often result in digestive symptoms like abdominal discomfort, irritable bowel and bloating.  Runny nose and excess mucous may also be signs of an IgA food reaction.

Hair element analysis measures the levels of essential and toxic elements in hair, providing about a two to three month view of nutrition and toxic element exposure.   Elements include essential nutrients like chromium, iron and magnesium; or toxic like arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury.   Some toxic elements can affect the nervous system; potentially causing tremors, memory impairment,  depression, anxiety, nerve pain, learning disabilities, hyperactivity, or juvenile delinquency.   A lack of essential elements can lead to health problems like: memory impairment, learning disabilities, decreased ability to cope with stress and fatigue.

Elevated hair cortisol has been linked to heart disease and mood disorders.  Low hair cortisol has been associated with depression, generalized anxiety disorder and adrenal dysregulation.   Generally speaking, fatigue is commonly associated with low salivary cortisol levels, and possibly with low hair cortisol as well.  Bone loss and sleep disturbances are often found when salivary cortisol is elevated, and presumably also with elevated hair cortisol.

The Female Panel of five hormones may highlight imbalances that can contribute to a number of different health conditions.   Low levels of estrogens may contribute to bone loss, fatigue, heart disease,  hot flashes, sleep disturbances, vaginal dryness and depression. Low testosterone may also contribute to bone loss, depression, fatigue, heart disease and vaginal dryness.  High estrogens or low progesterone may be a factor in anxiety symptoms, weight gain and breast cancer risk.  Fatigue often accompanies hormone imbalance and is frequently observed in postmenopausal women. Hormone imbalance may also be a feature of metabolic syndrome.

Having enough omega-3 fatty acids in the blood has been shown to reduce risk for heart disease, help memory and ability to focus, and reduce inflammation.  Research also suggests omega-3 fatty acids may help with symptoms of depression.

The Fatty Acid Profile measures the percentage of fatty acids in red blood cells from a convenient dried blood spot. Measurements include the Omega-3 Index and Omega-3 score to assess for heart disease risk,  the ratio of Arachidonic Acid (AA) to Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) as a marker of inflammation, total Omega-3 fatty acids, total Omega-6 fatty acids along with mono-unsaturated fatty acids, trans fatty acids and saturated fats.  Measurement of fatty acid content in red blood cell membranes shows less biological variability than measurement in plasma or serum.

In addition to its essential role in bone health, vitamin D3 helps regulate hundreds of other genes.  Less than optimal levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D have been associated with mood disorders (depression and anxiety), heart disease (congestive heart failure and high blood pressure), diabetes, increased cancer risk, multiple sclerosis, poor immune function and muscle pain and fatigue.  Low 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels have also been associated with increased risk of falls in the elderly, and greater risk of injury in elite athletes.

Both gluten sensitivity and celiac disease are reactions to proteins found in wheat gluten.   Abdominal pain, irritable bowel, and weight loss are just some of the symptoms associated with gluten sensitivity and celiac disease.

Having elevated IgG antibodies to candida suggests there may be a recent or current fungal infection. Some people experience fatigue, headache, depression and/or foggy memory with chronic exposure to Candida.  Elevated IgG antibodies to Candida have been associated with poorer prognosis in cancer patients., although the presence of antibodies has not been shown to increase risk for developing cancer. 

The Adrenal Function Panel measures saliva levels of the adrenal hormones cortisol and DHEAs.  Low cortisol levels are associated with disturbed sleep, fatigue, trouble concentrating, difficulty waking, chronic allergies, multiple chemical sensitivities and depression.  High cortisol levels are associated with anxiety, bone loss, and disturbed sleep.  An excess of cortisol over DHEA can accelerate the breakdown of bone and muscle, thus potentially contributing to premature aging.  Chronic stress may eventually lead to decreased cortisol production and result in fatigue symptoms.  Insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and difficulty losing weight may be associated with an imbalance in the adrenal hormone ratio of cortisol to DHEAs.

Saliva hormone testing is an accurate, non-invasive and clinically useful way of measuring hormones. Thousands of studies using salivary hormone analysis have already been published, with more being added on a regular basis.