MEDICAL TESTING OVERVIEW
At Nature’s Intentions Naturopathic Clinic, we strongly believe that appropriate testing (blood, urine, saliva and stool) is crucial in determining the other half of the equation - that is what is going wrong physiologically within the body and not allowing the body to function optimally, once we collect all your clinical symptoms, which is the first part of the equation.
Through preventive screening, scientifically based laboratory tests also aid in the early detection of potentially fatal conditions, and in so doing, lead to early treatment. In short, lab tests can help both to save lives and to improve the quality of life, as well help to pin point the root cause of certain health issues.
Nature’s Intentions Naturopathic Clinic offers you a huge variety of health tests that will not only help us diagnose you more accurately, but also help us determine and pin point the exact root of your underlying symptoms. Your naturopath at our Toronto Naturopathic Clinic will determine what clinical lab tests would be ideal of a proper diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases.
Hence we use state of the art medical laboratories such as the Alcat, Boston Mills, Gamma Dynacare, Great Smokies / Genova Diagnostic Laboratories and ZRTLaboratories. These laboratories are world renowned for their high quality testing, providing increased accuracy and sensitivity with test results and take into account the individual’s symptoms.
We offer specialized testing in the following areas:
Detailed and comprehensive tests crucial to make accurate, precise diagnosis of food and environmental allergies.
We offer various hormone tests to accurately diagnose the hormone status related to female and male hormonal imbalances related to Andropause, Depression, PMS, Fertility Issues, Menopause, Thyroid issues (Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism), Hair Loss and other hormonal issues. We also offer testing for adrenal status / adrenal exhaustion and fatigue. We offer tests to check the Stress Hormone – Cortisol and Melatonin for sleep disturbances such as insomnia and Seasonal Affective Disorders among others.
Accurate stool, urine and blood tests to evaluate gastrointestinal function that includes analyses of digestion, absorption, bacterial balance, yeast and parasites. For patients with to any gastrointestinal related symptoms, such as indigestion, yeast overgrowth, constipation, and diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s and colitis.
Includes comprehensive nutritional / heavy metals evaluation designed to identify clinical imbalances that may inhibit optimal health. Even if you are eating a "balanced” or healthy diet and taking supplements, your body could still lack vital and necessary nutrition. These tests help you understand your individual diet needs by evaluating their overall nutritional status, assessing their functional need for vitamins and minerals, and providing recommendations for supplementation.
Tests to address chronic systemic complaints: fatigue and mood disorders to headaches, muscular/joint pain, and digestive problems. These tests evaluate four critical areas of metabolism: gastrointestinal function, cellular energy production, neurotransmitter processing, and amino acid-organic acid balance as influenced by vitamin / mineral cofactors.
Genetic Testing to evaluate your genetic predispositions to virtually all of the most pervasive, disabling, and deadly degenerative diseases of our time, including heart disease, adult-onset diabetes, cancer, and senile dementia.
Our clinic a wide variety of laboratory testing in order to diagnose you accurately.