In line with RESTORE’s integrated approach to disease prevention and treatment, we seek to uncover the root causes of chronic disease symptoms, discomfort, and fatigue. In addition to conventional lab work, RESTORE Center for Integrative Medicine utilizes a few carefully chosen specialty lab tests to identify areas of imbalance in order to create customized medical and nutritional treatment plans.
Many patients experience nutritional deficiencies related to chronic disease. Micronutrient testing can provide an in-depth view of vitamin deficiencies, antioxidant function, malabsorption and dysbiosis markers, energy and neurotransmitter metabolism, toxin exposure, and oxidative stress.
Genova Diagnostics: https://www.gdx.net/product/nutreval-fmv-nutritional-test-blood-urine
SpectraCell Laboratories: https://www.spectracell.com/patients/patient-micronutrient-testing/
GI Stool Profile
For patients struggling with gastrointestinal symptoms, comprehensive stool testing can provide insight on digestion, inflammation, and microbial metabolic activity. Levels of certain bacteria, yeast, and parasites are assessed to determine therapeutic next steps including diet modification and specific probiotic supplementation.
Genova Diagnostics: https://www.gdx.net/product/gi-effects-comprehensive-stool-test
Food Allergy Antibody Profile
Food allergies and sensitivities can lead to symptoms including gastrointestinal issues, joint pain, eczema, migraines, and can also impact mood and behavior. The preferred way to test for true food allergies is through IgE antibody testing which are measured and scored to allow for a targeted dietary intervention. IgG testing is also included but will be evaluated carefully by our dietitian before this information is put into practice. That is because IgG testing can show reactions to foods you do not eat and has a higher rate of false positive results.
Genova Diagnostics: https://www.gdx.net/product/igg-food-antibodies-food-sensitivity-test-blood
Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, and many of the risk factors are associated with lifestyle choices. Routine cholesterol testing only shows us part of the picture. More comprehensive cardio-metabolic testing such as the CardioMetabolic Assessment, provides insight into glucose control, cholesterol profile and particle size, and vascular inflammation. This information allows us to better understand disease risk and progression at the most detailed level in order to provide targeted lifestyle interventions.
Spectracell Laboratories: https://www.spectracell.com/patients/patient-cardiometabolic-and-diabetes-testing/
Breath Test for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth is an under recognized cause of IBS, abdominal bloating, chronic diarrhea, chronic constipation, reflux, indigestion and many other symptoms. We offer a comprehensive and effective approach to SIBO which includes diagnosis via breath testing and a combination of dietary changes and herbal or conventional antibiotics for treatment.