Genetic testing has become more advanced and much more affordable since the completion of the human genome project in 2003. What took 13 years and $3 Billion dollars, now takes just a few weeks and costs just a few hundred dollars.
At Crave Health, we use genetic testing to dive into genes and biochemistry to design an ideal way for each individual to eat, move and live according to their own body. Each of us has genetic advantages and disadvantages; and genetic testing allows specially trained providers to support those genes through food, exercise and lifestyle, in order for you to live the healthiest and longest life possible. This is truly precision health care.
Functional Blood Chemistries
Our dietitians are able to order full functional blood panels including lipids, lipid particle size and number, inflammatory markers, full thyroid panels and full hormone panels for our clients at a fraction of the cost of traditional labs. We recommend our complete functional panel for all clients, once per year.
Micronutrient testing is extremely helpful for providers to determine your body’s actual absorption and ability to utilize the nutrients you are consuming. We use Spectracell to test 35 nutritional components including vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and amino acids within the white blood cells. This information will help us to boost individual foods or assign targeted supplementation if needed, to correct any deficiencies or borderline deficiencies.
Food and Chemical Sensitivity Testing
True food allergies can be tested by an allergist using an IgE blood test or scratch test. Food intolerances, such as lactose intolerance or gluten intolerance, can be determined by your genetics. Food “sensitivities” are much harder to test for. We use the Alcat Test to test for 237 Foods, 50 Functional Foods and Medicinal Herbs, 30 Food Additives, Colorings and Environmental Chemicals, 20 Molds and 20 Antibiotics and Anti-inflammatory Agents. Alcat is the only food sensitivity test to have a double-blind, randomized clinical trial published on its effectiveness.
For questions about any of our testing options, please contact us here.