Precision Healthcare Through Functional Medicine Tests with Dr. Halland Chen

Enter a modern era of medicine where individualized care meets precision diagnostics. Uncover how functional testing provides insight into the body's inner workings and empower yourself through optimized health and well-being.
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Heavy Metal Assessment

The heavy metal assessment zooms in on potentially harmful concentrations of metals, including mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium, and aluminum by harnessing the power of advanced blood tests. Detecting and addressing these unwanted substances can boost brain health and ensure optimal organ function. Some individuals even undergo this assessment when they present specific allergic reactions, though heavy metals might not be the most common allergens. Key symptoms to look out for:

- Brain fog and memory issues -
- Unexplainable chronic fatigue -
- Skin discoloration and/or irritation -

Hormone Optimization

Comprehensive hormonal testing evaluates biomarkers such as estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisol, and thyroid hormones (T3, T4, TSH). By understanding how your body's immune response functions, it’s possible to see how hormones might be impacting it. Imbalances can manifest in several ways, including:

- Intense mood swings and emotional disturbances -
- Disrupted sleep patterns and insomnia -
- Sudden changes in weight -

Gut Microbiome Testing

There are trillions of bacteria that call your gut home. Gut microbiome testing reveals details about the vast community of bacteria that live in your body through a deep analysis of the gastrointestinal tract.

Test results reveal factors that may influence digestion, immune system responses, and even mood. Those suspecting food intolerances or celiac disease may benefit from performing a microbiome test. Consider this test if you experience any of the following:

- Chronic digestive issues (bloating, irregular bowel movements) -
- Frequent infections and compromised immunity -
- Persistent skin issues like acne or eczema -

Endocrine Disruptor Testing

Trace silent, unseen influences that may be throwing your body's hormonal balance off-kilter. The Endocrine Disruptor test looks for environmental hormone disruptors. These are synthetic chemicals that mimic or block our natural hormones. They can be found in many common products like plastics, pesticides, and cosmetics. Request an Endocrine Disruptor Test if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms:

- Consistent low energy and focus -
- Unexplained fertility issues -
- Unexplained irregularities in menstruation -

Food Allergy Testing

Determining the root cause of food allergy symptoms has never been more straightforward. Food allergy testing can pinpointsn allergies to a particular food that causes discomfort.

When results are ambiguous, oral food challenges (a supervised method where allergenic foods are consumed in increasing amounts) are an effective way to verify findings.

Individuals suspecting they might be dealing with more than just common food allergies can use this test to better understand what causes their symptoms while revealing food sensitivities and intolerances that may fly under the radar.

A comprehensive food allergy test from Dr. Halland can identify causes of inflammation, digestive issues, and more. This test can provide clarity for those who experience:

- Regular post-meal gas and bloating -
- Frequent headaches or migraines without clear triggers -
- Rashes or skin flare-ups after consuming certain foods -

Food allergy research indicates that many individuals experience an allergic reaction to common foods. Identifying and removing suspect food from your diet allows you to maintain optimal health and prevent the symptoms of food sensitivity before they begin.
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Testing Sources:
Where Answers & Insight Lie

Blood Samples

Blood is one of the most powerful tools in the world of medical testing. With a simple blood test, your healthcare professional can unravel the mysteries of food allergies by studying IgE antibodies.

This analysis can pinpoint specific foods causing allergic reactions or intolerances. Whether it's a true food allergy or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, the blood sample offers an intricate view of the body's immune system response to common food allergies like dairy, gluten, eggs, and nuts.

It also provides insight into hormone imbalances and can detect abnormal levels of testosterone, estrogen, and thyroid hormones within the body.

Saliva Samples

Saliva tests often reveal crucial information, especially for allergy and hormone testing. By looking at markers such as cortisol rhythms and estrogen dominance, these tests can hint at conditions from adrenal fatigue to reproductive health challenges.
For those venturing into an elimination diet or suspecting food intolerances, a saliva test can serve an integral role in the diagnostic process.

Urine Samples

Urine is a straightforward, informative, and non-invasive testing medium essential when testing for heavy metals and environmental disruptors.

Urine tests detect harmful metals like lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium. Urinalysis is also used in tests for endocrine disruptors.

They are an invaluable tool for uncovering environmental hormone disruptors that can significantly influence the body's immune response.

Stool Samples

Gastrointestinal health is a focus of many functional tests, and here, the stool sample reigns supreme.

These tests delve deep into the gut microbiome to provide direct indicators of digestive health.

Stool samples help doctors detect imbalances in gut flora that lead to inflammation or infections. A stool test can reveal discrepancies within the gastrointestinal tract that lead to health issues – especially for those who experience stomach pain after meals, and think the reason may be due to consuming suspect foods.

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Set forth on a personalized health journey backed by the precision of functional medicine testing. Dr. Halland Chen’s expertise reveals actionable insights tailored to improve your healthspan, energy, and overall well-being.
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