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Laboratory Testing & Toxicity Testing

What Tests Comprise Laboratory and Toxicity Testing?

VNH 24 Hour Urine Profile

To accurately test for hormone levels in the body Dr. Patel uses a method of 24 hour collection that will give a more accurate portrayal of the complete hormone balance, or imbalance, in the body; thus giving a more clear picture of average daily production. This would be in comparison to a blood draw or saliva collection which does not account for the natural way the body releases hormones - in bursts. Urine hormone levels reflect the body’s total output of a given hormone and a wide range of hormones can be tested.

Upon completion of this

The VNH 24 hour urine profile gives a view into hormone metabolism and after assessment can be vital in treating deficiencies and applying treatment.

IGE/IGG Food Allergy Testing

Two of the antibodies involved in allergic reactions are immunoglobulin E (IgE) and immunoglobulin G (IgG).

IgE Food Allergies

IgE production occurs directly after the ingestion or inhalation of an allergen and is referred to as a Type I immediate hypersensitivity reaction..

IgE food allergies, which are the acute, life threatening anaphylactic type allergy responses. These are IgE mediated food reactions which standard care claims is the only real type of food allergy. These are the kind of allergies if a child eats a peanut, his face may swell or he may have trouble breathing and is why certain foods are not allowed in some schools or workplaces.

These types of allergies can not only be a hindrance to daily life but in the case of a severe peanut allergy, can also be life-threatening. Most patient discover their allergy that is life threatening on their own, however more of these

Functional Intracellular Nutritional Deficiency Analysis

Vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies suppress immune function and contribute to chronic degenerative processes such as arthritis, cancer, Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. This blood test will measure the functionality of micro-nutrients within your white blood cells to determine deficiencies associated with disease processes and overall health levels.

The micro-nutrients measured by the test include:

  • Vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, D, K; biotin, folate, pantothenic acid;
  • Minerals: calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper;
  • Antioxidants: alpha-lipoic acid, coenzyme Q10, cysteine, glutathione, selenium, vitamin E;
  • Amino acids: asparagine, glutamine, serine;
  • Carbohydrate metabolism: chromium, fructose sensitivity, glucose-insulin metabolism;
  • Fatty acids: oleic acid;
  • Metabolites: choline, inositol, carnitine.

Detoxification Profile

Toxicity can be the underlying source of many chronic illnesses and other barriers to optimal health. Accumulating in the body over one’s lifetime, environmental toxins are known to disrupt the immune, nervous, and hormonal systems.

  • Mood disorders
  • Infertility
  • Allergies and cognitive impairment have all been linked to environmental toxins.

Personalized Detox Program

A program of detoxification begins thorough diagnostic testing to identify the toxic materials present in your body.

Dr. Patel will customize a personal rejuvenation plan to effectively remove the toxins and, taking into account your individual circumstances, suggest a course of action to minimize future exposure.

Environmental Toxins

Toxins are present in our air, our food, water and everyday household products. California's air is polluted with a mix of harmful chemicals, some of which will accumulate in tissues or cells causing toxic effects. Food toxins are developed during the processing of mass produced foods and can harm some people and subsequently they could develop food allergies or intolerances.

Metal Toxins

Metal toxicity poses perhaps the greatest such risk to optimal health.

Lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic, just to name a few are all capable of causing considerable damage to the brain and nervous system, particularly in children.

Toxic metals pose the worst environmental health problem in the central valley today. Widely used in industry, food processing, and agriculture, they find their way into our bodies through normal daily activity.

Water Toxins

Many toxic elements to which individuals are exposed may be found in drinking water in some parts of the world. Serious health problems are associated with elevated arsenic, mercury and lead levels.

These profiles can help identify exposure to the most toxic chemicals and the subsequent body burden on the patient. PCBs, chlorinated pesticides, volatile solvents, phthalates (plasticizers), and parabens (preservatives) are some of the most commonly found toxins with national reference ranges and are documented to cause adverse health problems.

At Valley Natural Health we can test and identify the metals and toxins present in your body and also establish the substances required to alleviate toxic conditions such as:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma 
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Brain fog
  • Certain cancers
  • Chemical sensitivities 
  • Chronic bacterial fungal and viral infections
  • Chronic neurological illnesses
  • Cognitive Difficulties Development and more