Functional Blood Chemistry
Functioning Blood Chemistry is a unique method of evaluating and analyzing blood testing to reveal early stages of physiological imbalances which focuses on physiology rather than pathology. Slight deviations can be detected before the disease process sets in. It is extremely comprehensive yet inexpensive and generally covered by insurance. Dr. Wilson uses 6 different thyroid markers. Physicians generally use one or two, which will give you misleading information about your thyroid.
The Adrenal Stress Index
The Adrenal Stress Index is a saliva test that will measure hormone levels secreted from the adrenals, such as Cortisol, DHEA, and adrenaline, to determine whether diet and lifestyle changes need to occur in order to help adrenal rhythm and other body functions. The adrenal glands are two small glands that secrete steroid hormones that can affect energy production, muscle and joint function, bone health, immune health, sleep quality, skin regeneration, thyroid function, grain intolerance, and stress response. The adrenal gland does not secrete these hormones constantly throughout the day, but instead through a cycle. An abnormal adrenal rhythm can affect these functions.
Female Hormone Panel
The female hormone panel is a saliva test that looks at male and female natural hormones. Menopause, which is the stop of the monthly menstrual cycle, can cause a woman’s body to change production of hormones and timing of their release, as well as other symptoms such as hot flashes, insomnia, or headaches. Hormones control multiple functions throughout the body and this test will allow Dr. Wilson to determine which hormone levels may be too high or too low within the patient’s body. This panel has been utilized by Dr. Wilson to allow corrections to alleviate some of the symptoms of menopause.