At Horizons of Health, we embrace a functional medicine approach that seeks to identify and understand the root cause of your health concerns. This holistic approach is underscored by a comprehensive range of functional medicine tests that, combined with any conventional medical tests you might have previously undergone, can provide a clearer, more complete picture of your overall health. This broader perspective can also help uncover potential underlying factors contributing to your symptoms.

If you find yourself struggling with persisting health issues, considering integrative medicine might provide the crucial insights necessary to start your healing journey. Our functional medicine lab testing can help in the diagnosis of an array of health concerns. With services including hormone testing and food sensitivity testing just to name two, we offer a comprehensive suite of tools aimed at revealing a more accurate understanding of your health.

ION Profile

In the field of functional medicine, the ION Profile is regarded as the gold standard for identifying the root causes of disease. It conducts an in-depth analysis of various vital health metrics, providing comprehensive insights into your body's current state.

This test examines amino acids, fatty acids, and metabolic pathways, which are key to understanding your body's biochemical functioning. It also assesses nutrient levels, including a wide range of vitamins, omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), and more. This detailed overview of your nutritional and metabolic status equips healthcare providers with the data needed to design personalized treatment plans, optimizing your health by directly addressing any detected imbalances or deficiencies.

Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA)

Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) plays a crucial role in assessing the health of your gut, which is inextricably linked to your overall well-being. This detailed test involves a three-day stool collection, enabling it to extensively evaluate various aspects of your gut health. It provides insight into pancreatic enzyme production, an essential factor for proper digestion. It also scrutinizes the balance between beneficial and pathogenic gut bacteria, a cornerstone of a healthy gut microbiome. Additionally, the CDSA identifies any presence of parasites or yeast, ensuring a thorough understanding of your gastrointestinal health and paving the way for personalized treatment strategies.

Saliva Adrenal Hormone Profile

The Saliva and Adrenal Hormone Profile Test is an insightful tool in understanding the functioning of crucial hormones and their impact on your body. By analyzing levels of key hormones such as estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisol, and DHEA, it provides a comprehensive view of your hormonal balance.

It is especially significant in evaluating adrenal health; these glands, positioned above your kidneys, are the body's frontline defense in response to stress or threat. However, continuous stress can lead to adrenal fatigue, characterized by an overwhelming sense of tiredness and a decline in general well-being. Hence, this test serves as an essential step in identifying and addressing hormonal imbalances and adrenal exhaustion.

Neurotransmitter Test

The Neurotransmitter Test offers a crucial examination of your brain's chemical messengers, also known as neurotransmitters. These compounds play a key role in transmitting signals in your brain and throughout your body, and any imbalances could significantly impact your mental health. Imbalances in neurotransmitter levels can lead to a variety of conditions such as anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Hence, this test serves as an instrumental tool to detect these imbalances early, paving the way for targeted treatments. By understanding your unique neurotransmitter profile, personalized treatment strategies can be implemented, aiming to restore balance and improve your overall mental wellbeing.

Doctor’s Data Metals Test

The Heavy Metal Evaluation is a crucial procedure involving the administration of a chelation dose, followed by a six-hour urine collection. It is designed to detect the presence of heavy metals, which can significantly affect various aspects of health over time. The test helps to estimate a lifetime accumulation of metals residing not only in your organs, but also in your bones, brain, and other tissues. These accumulated metals often contribute to a multitude of chronic health issues, making this evaluation an essential step towards a comprehensive understanding of your body's overall health landscape.

IGENEX

The Lyme Immunoblot, a test approved by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) in 2018, has proven to be an invaluable tool in the diagnosis of Lyme disease. It offers comprehensive and precise testing with an impressive accuracy rate of 93%. This test is designed to detect the full spectrum of Lyme disease at every stage - from early to active, to late-stage disease. This thorough approach ensures that no matter when you were infected, the test can provide insightful results.

MDL Test Kit for Lyme Disease – covered by insurance

The MDL test kit provides a comprehensive solution for Lyme disease diagnosis by combining both indirect (serology) and direct (PCR) testing methods. This integrated approach facilitates a more complete understanding of the patient's condition. The test measures the presence of IgM and IgG antibodies, crucial indicators of the body's immune response to Lyme disease. By encompassing different types of testing, the MDL kit enhances diagnostic accuracy and aids in establishing the most effective treatment plan for individuals suffering from Lyme disease.

Mycotoxin Test (urine sample process)

RealTime Labs employ advanced techniques to detect 15 different mycotoxins, toxins produced by fungi that can adversely impact human health. The lab employs competitive ELISA testing, a highly sensitive detection method utilizing antibodies specifically developed to identify these mycotoxins.

This test is particularly important because mycotoxins are notorious for their toxic effects on human cells, disrupting their normal function and potentially causing a variety of health problems. The consequences of these disruptions can range from minor symptoms to severe illnesses, underscoring the importance of accurate and early detection. Through this advanced testing, we are able to provide crucial insights into your health, helping to inform more targeted and effective treatment strategies.

Quest Evaluation Session

The Quest evaluation test is a groundbreaking approach implemented in our office that enables us to assess the energetic health of your organs, glands, and bodily systems. By detecting imbalances in the body's energy, it provides a unique lens to view your overall health. If an imbalance is identified, the system employs a comprehensive database to identify a specific energetic pattern or frequency that can restore equilibrium. This methodology is valuable in maintaining optimal health by ensuring that all aspects of the body's intricate system are functioning harmoniously.

How Functional Medicine Can Help You Find Answers

Receiving a diagnosis is rarely an easy process for anyone involved. Symptoms can point to many different conditions – some conditions even have overlapping symptoms, which makes the process even more complex. One condition can have many different causes and one symptom can point to many different conditions. The precise manifestation of each symptom will depend on a patient’s individual genes, lifestyle, environment, and circumstances; no two patients are exactly alike. Finding the root cause for your symptoms is vital, as only treatments that address the underlying condition will effectively treat the condition rather than simply suppressing the symptoms.

Functional medicine is an individualized, biology-based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of a given disease. Each symptom or differential diagnosis might be one of many factors that contribute to a patient’s specific illness. The functional medicine model empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying cause for a condition and promote complete wellness. Functional medicine testing can help us get answers so we can work towards targeting the specific manifestation of a disease in each patient. If you have been struggling with your health and are looking for real answers, turning to our functional medicine lab can help.

Here at Horizons of Health, our central mission is to uncover the root causes of your health concerns and address them through natural and integrative methods, promoting a lifetime of enriched well-being.

Our personalized treatment plans for autoimmune diseases are designed with you at the heart of the process, enabling you to reclaim control over your health.

Our specialist team is well-versed in handling complex conditions, employing a blend of integrative and functional medicine for optimal results.

Take the first step towards a healthier, happier you by reaching out to our office and schedule a consultation with Jennifer Baer today!

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About Horizons of Health

Known for her successful approach towards chronic wellness issues, Jennifer Baer, Nurse Practitioner and her team at Horizons of Health combine an integrative, functional medicine approach.

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​Horizons of Health is located in Clifton Park, New York, and serves patients throughout Albany County, Schenactady County and Saratoga County including Ballston Lake, Ballston Spa, Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls, Amsterdam, Schenactady, and Albany.
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