The Functional Medicine Approach to Metabolic Testing Near Me
Metabolic testing is an invaluable way to get information about what is happening inside a patient’s body. However, assessing nutrient status is complex, since simply knowing the levels of the vitamin or nutrient may not give sufficient information about the functional adequacy of your body.
Vitamin B12 is a good example. B12 blood level is a notoriously unreliable indicator of who will respond to B12 therapy. The current recommendation is to look at disturbances of metabolic processes that require B12 or to simply try a course of B12 injections to see who may respond. This situation seems to be true for a number of nutrients and metabolic functions: look for patterns of disturbance in the processes rather than look at one indicator alone.
We use a variety of labs and lab techniques to help us determine in which patients these disturbances may be a factor in chronic illness. We have helped numerous people get the proper testing they need for understanding their nutritional needs. Read some of our testimonials today to see what our patients think about us.