In addition to a detailed history and exam, we utilize powerful and advanced diagnostic testing, beyond the thorough lab evaluation you expect from any good physician. We offer deeper investigation into the functional status of your digestive, immune, hormonal, and detoxification systems. We can also assess your nutritional status and your current burden of known toxins such as lead and mercury.
The Heidelberg gastrogram was originally designed as a research instrument to accurately monitor a subject’s gastric (stomach) pH. It did not take long for physicians interested in nutritional medicine to recognize the clinical possibilities, and to begin testing their patients. The valuable information gained from a gastric pH study can help you and your physician to more accurately diagnose imbalances in stomach acid, and design an effective treatment plan. The entire test runs about 2 hours, start to finish, and should not be at all uncomfortable. Most importantly, once completed, the study can help to direct the best course of treatment to correct stomach pH imbalances. For more information click here
Body Composition Analysis
Plethysmography or body composition analysis can be helpful in determining dietary protein requirements and can also provide feedback for diet and exercise programs, helping to determine difference in muscle vs. fat gain.