Dragonfly Natural Health offers a variety of testing options to help in your health care journey.
Screening blood tests for anemia, high cholesterol, thyroid disorders and other conditions can be done in our office. These are often the first step in determining the root cause of your symptoms.
The gold standard for identifying food allergies is an elimination diet, which consists of eliminating all but a small number of hypoallergenic foods for several weeks. Once symptoms diminish you can “challenge” foods one at a time to see which ones are the likely culprit. Though very useful and informative, this can be challenging task. One alternative is a blood test that checks for antibodies to a number of common food items. An antibody reaction means that your immune system has a heightened awareness of that food and it may be a contributor to your symptoms. We can use the results of your food allergy test to create a personalized elimination diet for you.
Are you having problems with depression, anxiety, insomnia, inability to focus? These specialized saliva tests will measure levels of certain brain neurotransmitters and identify imbalances. Targeted diet, nutrient, and stress-relieving therapies will be recommended after interpreting the results of these tests.
Do you have problems getting to sleep at night? Waking up in the morning? Do you have a slump in the afternoons that requires sugar or caffeine? You adrenal glands may be in a state of exhaustion. With increased stress our adrenal glands create and excrete increased levels of cortisol. This is very important for short term situations. Unfortunately many of us live in a perpetual state of of stress. Increased levels of cortisol suppress our immune system and promote the accumulation of body fat. Once our adrenal glands are exhausted from overwork we end up with chronic fatigue that requires constant stimulation to keep us awake and active. Targeted lifestyle, nutrient, and stress-relieving therapies will be recommended after interpreting the results of these tests.
Inadequate nutrients, antibiotics use, stress and chronic medical conditions can affect the health of you digestion system. If you are not absorbing your food, the best diet in the world will not increase your health. Stool tests identify both healthy and pathogenic bacteria in your intestines and colon. These tests will provide information about which natural treatments will be best and eliminating any unhealthy bacteria. In addition it looks for candida growth in the digestive tract and the signs of inadequate digestion.
Are you having difficulty getting pregnant? Are you not sure if you’re ovulating or what your cycle is doing? We’ll start with Basal Body Temperature (BBT) charting so get an overview of your menstrual cycle. Then we can use saliva tests and ovulation prediction kits to track the level of estrogen and progesterone in your body throughout your cycle. We will couple this with physical exams and appropriate referrals to make sure we are looking at all possibilities.