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Functional Medicine

More dynamic, extensive, and in-depth lab testing is now available at Health by Design! 

What is Functional Medicine?

As a catalyst in the transformation of healthcare, functional medicine takes a comprehensive approach to prevention, health, and well-being; treats root causes of disease; and restores healthy function through a personalized patient experience

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Prices of labs include: 
  • Testing materials
  • Instructions
  • Patient advocate support 
  • Interpretation by Dr. Kristy
  • 2 follow-up consultations to review
  • Protocol recommendations

Not sure what labs to order? Book a consult with Dr. Kristy! You can book your Virtual Consult Appointment with the "BOOK" button below, or call the office to schedule an in-person functional medicine consult appointment with Dr. Kristy. 

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Cycling Hormone Panel

Do you suspect that your hormones are out of wack?

This is a saliva-based test that takes eleven samples to assess Estradiol, Progesterone, DHEA, and Testosterone, which provide a complete hormonal picture over the menstrual cycle. Most hormones are bound to proteins and are therefore inactive, which makes it difficult for traditional blood labs to determine how much of a hormone measured is free and actually available to your cells or creating excess or imbalance. Where blood labs measure hormones at one fixed point in time, saliva testing allows us to monitor hormonal patterns over the entire monthly cycle. Another benefit over bloodwork is the ability to assess hypothalamus and pituitary function, critical components of the HPA axis, for a complete picture.

 

WHO IS THIS FOR?

  •  Irregular or painful periods

  •  Infertility or miscarriage

  •  Premenstrual syndrome (mood changes, breast tenderness, water retention, uterine cramping)

  •  Low libido

  •  Facial hair growth

  •  Acne

  •  Migraines

Cycling Hormone Panel (Dutch Cycle Mapping Plus) : $1190

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Post Menopausal Hormone Panel

Optimize your hormone health and feel younger after the change!

This is a saliva-based test that takes a single collection. This panel tests specifically for three different types of Estrogen; estrone, estradiol, and estriol whereas traditional blood tests report one total estrogen level. This is important to monitor protective estrogen (estriol) versus inflammatory and pro-cancer estrone levels. Various estrogens are appropriate to predominate at different times in a woman’s lifetime. Additionally, this test looks at progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, and DHEA-S. Post-menopausal hormone balance is important to protect against bone loss, diabetes, and heart disease. This test is also useful for monitoring hormone levels in women on hormone replacement therapy. 

Post Menopausal Hormone Panel (Dutch Plus): $800

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Adrenal Stress Index

Stressed to the max?

This is a saliva-based test that provides a way to evaluate the effects of stress on your body. 5 samples screen for six different hormones and immune markers that may be affected by chronic stress and stress-related conditions. Even though stress has been reported to be linked to 95% of all diseases, it is a topic that tends to get swept under the rug. Now we have a test that can measure cortisol and melatonin levels over a 24-hour period to assess how well the body is adapting to everyday demands as well as circadian (sleep) rhythms. 

 

WHO IS THIS FOR?

  • Chronic stress and stress-related health conditions

  • Fatigue or lack of energy

  • Anxiety or depression

  • Irritability or mood swings

  • Insomnia, sleep disturbances, or difficulty waking

  • Difficulty losing weight

  • Poor memory or difficulty retaining information

  • Muscle and joint pain or weakness

  • Easy bruising or excessive stretch marks

  • Hypertension

Adrenal Stress Index (ASI): $300

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Male Hormone Panel

Vitality and long life is yours to claim!

This is a saliva-based test that evaluates levels of nine different hormones ( testosterone, Androstenedione, DHT, DHEA, DHEA-S, Estrone, Estradiol, Progesterone, FSH, LH) involved in male hormone and sexual function, that can help find the root cause to problems including/related to: infertility, sexual dysfunction, and andropause (male menopause), an age-related decline in male hormone levels. This test is a conveniently collected panel that provides information to begin restoring vitality, well-being, and passion for life. The male hormone panel can be helpful to estimate the body’s own hormone production as a baseline test or to monitor levels of hormones during and after hormone treatment
 

WHO IS THIS FOR?

  • Decreased libido

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Sleep disorders

  • Decreased muscle mass and strength

  • General fatigue/decreased energy

  • Increased risk for coronary artery disease or heart attack

  • Hair loss or thinning

  • Increased fat accumulation

  • Urinary problems

  • Decreased bone density or osteoporosis

  • Compromised immune function

  • Irritability and depression

Male Hormone Panel (Dutch Plus): $800

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Nutrigenomics

Your roadmap to optimal health!

This test is used to target and analyze over 500,000 specific genes to identify SNPs or mutations that affect mood and general well-being. Most tests only analyze 30,000 mutations. This is a great option for patients searching for the root cause of mental health or behavioral symptoms or conditions. Genes are the body’s instruction manual -  you can't get any deeper into the root cause than that!  Your heredity doesn't have to be your destiny. Knowing your genetic predispositions shows you key areas to pay attention to, where to place your focus, what to eat for longevity as well as what to avoid, and personalized supplementation. 

WHO IS THIS FOR?

This test is for you if you want to:

  • Understand what makes you unique!

  • Know your disease risk

  • Learn how to age gracefully

  • Eat Right for Your Gene Type

  • Reverse ancestral traits

  • Balance Hormones

  • Safeguard your health

Nutrigenomics: $695

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GI Effects

Your gut health is the key to optimal health!

GI Effects is a group of advanced stool tests that assess digestion and nutrient absorption, intestinal inflammation, and the intestinal microbiome. This can reveal critical information for finding the root cause of problems such as gas, diarrhea, bloating, indigestion, constipation, etc, and includes a number of biomarkers that are not included in traditional lab work. The health of the entire body is dependent on a healthy gut and gut microbiome. A sizable volume of research associates a dysbiotic, or imbalanced gut microbiome with multiple disease states both within and outside of the GI tract.

 

WHO IS THIS FOR?

  • Gas and bloating

  • Indigestion/ reflux

  • Abdominal pain/ cramps

  • Diarrhea or constipation

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 

  • Food sensitivities/ over-restricted diet

  • Atopic dermatitis/ eczema 

  • Allergies 

  • Autoimmune diseases 

  • Mood disorders (depression)

  • Joint aches

  • Diabetes

  • Weight issues

GI Effects: $683

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Metabolomix +

Targeted nutrition for your unique genetic markers!

Discover a New Way to Look at Nutrition! This is a urine test that analyzes over 50 key nutritional biomarkers, including organic acids, amino acids, and oxidative stress markers. It provides a way to assess the functional need for antioxidants, minerals, digestive support, and fatty acids. This is an amazing test for people trying to find the root cause of weight issues, insulin resistance, etc. Add-on tests can be ordered for Omega 3 Index, Cardiovascular Risk, and 20 toxic and 15 mineral elements.

 

WHO IS THIS FOR?

  • Mood disorders

  • Mitochondrial dysfunction3

  • Fatigue

  • Chronic stress

  • Inflammation

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Cardiovascular disease

  • Neurocognitive decline

  • Diabetes

  • Cancer

  • Anorexia (unexplained weight loss)

Metabolomix +: $888

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Total Tox Burden

Identify the toxins in your every day environment!

The Total Tox-Burden panel is a urine test that combines Environmental Toxins, Mycotoxins, and Heavy Metals tests to measure a variety of toxins, screening for 90 different toxins. This test provides a great baseline of total toxic load as well as feedback on treatment detox effectiveness with before and after graphs.

Total Tox Burden: $720

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Mycotoxins Panel

Do you suspect that you are exposed to mold?

The Mycotoxins panel measures levels of common mycotoxins produced by different molds that people are exposed to. Mycotoxin exposure can come from both dietary and environmental sources. Dietary sources include Spoiled or rotten foods, grains, dried fruits, nuts, coffee, spices, and environmental sources include living or working in water-damaged buildings, airborne or physical contact with outdoor molds, and airborne dust in buildings containing mold spores. The presence of mycotoxins in the body can lead to serious diseases such as cancer and autoimmune disease.  Symptoms of mycotoxin toxicity are often general and vague, and thus difficult to diagnose, leaving you at risk of long-term health damage. The Vibrant Wellness Mycotoxins panel provides the most comprehensive view of mycotoxin levels and exposure so you and your provider can create personalized wellness plans to prevent and resolve mycotoxin toxicity. 

 

WHO IS THIS FOR?

  • Shortness of breath 

  • Anxiety (fears, uneasiness) 

  • Red, swollen, Itchy or watery eyes 

  • Sensitivity to light 

  • Irregular heartbeat 

  • Stiff muscles 

  • Insomnia at night 

  • Lack of concentration/brain fog 

  • Increased urinary frequency 

  • Swelling/burning lips/tongue 

  • Wheezing 

  • Depression 

  • Rashes or hives 

  • Headache (not migraine) 

  • Sensitivity to sound 

  • Stiff joints 

  • Daytime sleepiness 

  • Forgetfulness 

  • Itchy skin

  

Mycotoxins Panel: $720

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Environmental Toxins Panel

Has your food been a toxic load?

The Environmental Toxins panel measures levels of environmental toxins in the body such as common pesticides, herbicides, plasticizers, and preservatives. Environmental toxins or toxicants are substances that are man-made or that occur naturally in the environment and can cause acute or chronic toxic overload when absorbed, inhaled, or ingested. The average American is exposed to over 700,000 toxins a day and over 80,000 chemicals. Toxic overload can manifest in a variety of biological organs, tissue, and cellular-level systems and can be difficult to diagnose. Environmental toxins wreak havoc on the body and can cause chronic inflammation and various serious diseases including cancer. 

 

WHO IS THIS FOR?

  • Fatigue and weakness 

  • Chronic burning in the throat and nasal passages 

  • Coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath 

  • Loss of balance 

  • Depression and/or anxiety 

  • Dizziness 

  • Eye irritation  

  • Headache, light sensitivity 

  • Hearing loss 

  • Heightened sensitivity to chemicals and foods 

  • Irregular heartbeat 

  • Morning stiffness and/or joint pain 

  • Mood swings 

  • Muscle weakness 

  • Skin rashes 

  • Sleep problems 

  • Slower reaction time 

  • Vision changes 

  • Poor memory, difficulty finding words 

  • Unusual skin sensations, tingling, and numbness 

  • Increased urinary frequency or increased thirst 

  • Abdominal pain, diarrhea, and/or bloating 

  • Tearing 

  • Disorientation

  • Metallic taste in mouth 

  • Static shocks

Environmental Toxins Panel: $480

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Heavy Metals Panel

Have you been drinking tap or refrigerator tap water?

The Heavy Metals panel tests for exposure to harmful heavy metals and elements such as arsenic, lead, and mercury. Heavy metals can be found in all regions of the United States and can accumulate in air, soil, drinking and groundwater sources. Those who are immunocompromised, have impaired liver function, or have reduced antioxidants and mineral activity can benefit from this panel. Children may also benefit from this panel as they are at a higher risk of developing heavy metal toxicity. Additionally, professions and hobbies associated with an elevated risk of heavy metal toxicity include fuel, munitions, painting, rubber manufacturing, industrial smelting, mining, photographic processing, agriculture, working with semiconductors, welding, working in or near airports, and working in waste or radioactive waste disposal sites. Heavy metal toxicity is thought to affect over one million people annually, including children. Heavy metal toxicity is underrepresented as a root cause of illness and disease in humans and can affect virtually all body systems.  Heavy metal exposure may be the root cause of neurological disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, autoimmune disease, and disorders associated with increased oxidative stress and cellular dysfunction. The World Health Organization considers 13 heavy metals to be of significance to human and environmental health, but there are additional metals and metalloids that may be significant causes of disease and chronic illness in humans. The Vibrant Wellness Heavy Metals panel tests for 20 different heavy metals and elements to provide the most comprehensive view of heavy metal toxicity.

 

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Neurological symptoms:

  • Cognitive decline, memory loss, ataxia, tremors, numbness, tingling, neuropathy, myopathy, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, paralysis, Parkinson’s disease, tinnitus, irritability 

Respiratory symptoms:

  • Lung disease, lung cancer, breathing problems, respiratory distress, pneumonia 

Cardiovascular and hematological symptoms:

  • Anemia, RBC abnormalities, hypertension, low blood pressure, hypokalemia, edema, cancers of the blood 

Gastrointestinal symptoms:

  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nutrient malabsorption (particularly minerals), dry mouth, metallic tastes, pancreatic cancer Skeletal and bone-related symptoms Osteoporosis, reduced bone mineral density 

Dermatological symptoms:

  • Dermatitis, eczema, dry skin, sweating, skin lesions, hyperpigmentation, hair loss, allergic skin reactions 

Renal and hepatic symptoms:

  • Renal failure, elevated liver enzymes, hepatic damage, hepatic failure, suppressed hepatic detoxification, elevated hepatic enzymes  

Reproductive symptoms: 

  • Infertility, difficulty conceiving, birth defects, miscarriage

Heavy Metals Panel: $384

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Dutch Plus

Advanced hormone testing for those who haven't been able to find any answers!

The Dutch test conducts advanced hormone testing using dried urine samples that are used to comprehensively assess sex and adrenal hormones and their metabolites. It also includes the daily free cortisol pattern, organic acids, & melatonin, which provides all the information you need for a baseline hormone assessment or monitoring hormone-replacement therapy. This test combines the Female or Male Hormone Panel, Adrenal Stress Index, and Organic Acids Test to get the most information for your dollars. 

 

Millions of women and men suffer from hormone imbalances. These symptoms can lead to more serious problems if misdiagnosed. Research shows that testosterone can decrease as much as 1-2% every year after age 30, with some men starting to see the effect of low testosterone as early as their 20s. As testosterone and DHEA levels fall, and estrogen levels rise, men undergo their own form of menopause, called 'andropause'. Testosterone deficiency can be harmful to men's sexual health and self-confidence, enhancing the risk for mood disorders. Other factors that can negatively impact male testosterone levels like poor lifestyle habits, unhealthy diets, lack of exercise, toxic exposure, high visceral fat, and increased stress all accelerate this natural process.

Many men feel this may be an inevitable part of getting older, but there are natural hormone-supportive therapies.

 

WHO IS THIS TEST FOR?


Women:

  • Menopause

  • Weight gain

  • Fatigue

  • Low libido

  • Premenstrual symptoms (PMS)

  • Mood swings or depression

 

Men:

  • decrease in muscle mass

  • abdominal weight gain

  • chronic fatigue

  • brain fog

  • loss of executive function

Dutch Plus: Cycling female $1190

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Dutch Plus: Male or Post Menopausal Female $800

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Blood Test

Blood Lab Co-op

Get better lab tests that your insurance won't cover

We also provide a wide variety of blood labs that include unique markers and screenings that are not available in most traditional medicine practices or covered by major medical health insurance. By belonging to a blood lab co-op, we are able to offer affordable pricing on extensive health panels.

Blood labs: Price varies depending on test

Not sure what labs to order? Book a consult with Dr. Kristy! You can book your Virtual Consult Appointment with the "BOOK" button below, or call the office to schedule an in-person functional medicine consult appointment with Dr. Kristy. 

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