Here at the Raya Clinic we utilize a variety different nutritional testing procedures
- Blood Analysis
- Hair analysis
- Saliva Hormone Testing
- Food Allergy/ Sensitivity Testing
- Individualized Organic Supplement Prescription
Once you are tested the doctor can then better diagnose the proper supplements the patient will need in order to heal as quickly as possible. The test can also determine if the patient’s current supplements are working or not. It is possible that certain bargain supplements could be either not working at all or even hurting the patient’s current condition.
Hair Analysis is used primarily to diagnose levels of toxic metals in the system such as lead, mercury, copper, and aluminum. This also tests the levels of minerals in the body such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, etc… Hair analysis is different that a blood test for one main reason. A hair test tells you how your body has been functioning over months to years depending on how much hair growth is present, where as a blood test only gives you a snapshot of what you body is doing at the time the blood was drawn.
Saliva Hormone testing is utilized to test for hormone levels such as DHEA, testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone. Many times symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, irregularity, early menopause and decreased bone mineralization (osteoporosis) are hormone related. Proper supplementation may help balance these hormones and alleviate some of those symptoms.
FIT Test, know more commonly as the Food Inflammation Test or delayed food sensitivity testing.
Delayed Food Sensitivity Symptoms:
Will testing help you?
Many people with normal diets that eat otherwise healthy foods suffer uncomfortable symptoms such as a headache, stomach ache, eczema or other problems. Many times these symptoms are precipitated by eating foods that actually cause food sensitivity. People suffering from food sensitivities rarely make a connection with specific foods so the underlying symptoms continue to be unresolved. In addition, diets are generally maintained so the current symptoms remain while new symptoms emerge over time. The net result is that people needlessly endure years of chronic illness: arthritis, asthma, migraines, cluster headaches, bowel problems, eczema, fatigue, heartburn and hyperactivity without knowing that food sensitivities cause, or contribute to, many of these conditions. People experiencing these symptoms may consider being tested for food sensitivities. Almost any food can cause a food sensitivity but many factors, especially genetics, control the actual immune response and the types of foods causing the food sensitivity to vary from person to person. The FIT test screens up to 132 foods and food additives that are common in most diets. Screening enables identification of the food sensitivities for each individual so that the “problem” foods can be eliminated from diet. Diet management is the key to alleviating food sensitivities.
This test measures the sensitivity of 132 foods coloring and additives spanning all major food groups: