Most of our patients who go through the Adrenal Regeneration Program and the Digestive System Restoration Program are at a much higher level of health and feel a world of difference. Some of our patients, however, require further help with detoxification or more nutritional therapy if they are too toxic or severely deficient in essential nutrients. If a patient has been exposed to various forms of environmental toxins like heavy metals, or has been on several over-the-counter or prescription drugs, then a detoxification program will need to be initiated.
Detoxification and Optimum Nutrition Program
At Functional Medicine Center, the most effective lab testing we have found for this is the Organix Comprehensive Profile by Metametrix Labs, and the Heavy Metals and Minerals Analysis by Analytical Research Labs. These tests are excellent at finding the source of toxicity and vitamin/mineral deficiencies that are interfering with a patient’s ability to reach optimum health.
The combination of both of these tests provides a view into the body’s cellular metabolic processes and the efficiency of metabolic function. The metabolic factors that are analyzed in this urine test include Nutrient Markers for: Fatty Acid Metabolism (3), Energy Production (8), B Vitamins (5), and Methylation Co-Factors (for optimum cellular DNA function) (2); Cell Regulation Markers for Neurotransmitter Metabolism (6), Antioxidants (2); Detoxification Indicators (6); and, Compounds of Bacterial or Yeast/Fungal Origin (12).
The Analytical Research Labs Heavy Metals and Minerals Analysis includes testing for: Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Selenium, Zinc, Boron, Lithium, and Nickel. Toxic elements tested include: Aluminum, Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury.
The Organix Profile urine test is an excellent evaluation to determine what a patient needs for optimum cellular regeneration and overall health and wellness for a lifetime. This evaluation is also the perfect way to help patients who are in drug and alcohol dependency recovery to restore them back to health and greatly assist in overcoming addiction. The patient in recovery will know exactly what nutrients their body will require to regenerate their physiology back to optimum health.