During coaching, we always look at toxins first. Then we look downstream to the others. My favorite is the 24 hour hormone test, which consists of the estrogen metabolism test. This to me gives the most information to the practitioner for understanding where toxins are causing the disruption. I like to surround this test with a look at the function of the other important glands. The thyroid, adrenals, and the pituitary are a must to evaluate the entire system.
Remember, just adding hormones is often like throwing gasoline on a fire. If we don’t look upstream and address what we find, it will be a neverending battle. Believe me, I know. For years I chased my thyroid, adrenal, hormonal, and pituitary issues to no avail. It wasn’t until I found my mercury problem and started to address it that I started to really get well.
Estradial testing (Serum) – Used as a flag for elevated estrogen only. This does not give the ratio of good to bad estrogen. If this test is elevated or patient history of estrogen dominant health issues, we recommended the estrogen ratio test from Genova Labs. Note: Someone with low estrogen can still have too much bad estrogen, therefore a history must be taken.
Testosterone Free and Total – This test is performed on most of my male patients because testosterone is very important for male cancers and general feeling of well being. I run this test on some females as well depending on their medical history and symptoms. IE: women with acne issues or irregular menstruation cycles. This can indicate PCOS (Poly cystic ovarian syndrome). Optimal range for total male testosterone 800-1200. Free testosterone should be above 10.
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