Posts Tagged ‘alzheimer’s’

The best functional lab test for complex illnesses


I hear so often from my clients that they’ve visited their doctor and that their lab tests are ‘normal’ or that they can’t find anything wrong even though my clients feel like crap (Diagnosis code ‘FLC’!).  In the functional world of nutrition we are looking less at symptoms and more at systems.  Hormones, the Immune system, digestion, detoxification, and neurotransmitters.  We are interested in stress hormones, sex hormones, the integrity of the digestive system, the backbone to energy (your mitochondria), the maximum ability to detoxify, nutritional deficiencies, the absorption of fatty acids, and if there are infections present.  It’s a multi-faceted approach targeted at one interest:  

Identifying the internal stressors and what supports need to be put in place.  

There is one test that can assess all of the above.  It’s referred to as the Organic Acids Test and it measures metabolism and assesses the body’s absorption of key nutrients.  It’s been invaluable in the field of biomedical intervention for application with:

Children with autism
Digestive Issues
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Neurological Disorders
Seizure disorders
Movement disorders
Multiple Sclerosis
Tic Disorders
and so much more.

The great news is this test can be done in the comfort of your own home, via urine.  The kit can be shipped and the results come to me to evaluate and discuss.  You can read more about an organic acids test here.  Please note, an organic acids test ordered through an allopathic physician does not offer the same detail that a functional organic acid test offers. 

If you are experiencing any of the above disorders or want more information please don’t hesitate to contact me.  Stay tune for a webinar on this subject.

Be well,


Top neurologist discusses gut/brain connection and the cause of major neurological diseases.

It’s a must watch.





Be well,


I’m almost certain…


My grandmother has been experiencing dementia for 20 plus years.  In the past 5 years she was diagnosed with full blown Alzheimer’s.  My grandmother has been on statin (cholesterol blocking) drugs for the past 25 years.  Based on early test results that indicated “high cholesterol” she was placed on a low fat diet and cholesterol suppressing drugs.  I’ve been suspicious for the past few years in my heavy focus on neurological disorders that statin drugs were largely responsible for her long-standing dementia and now Alzheimer’s.

Recent science based research has revealed that cholesterol does not cause heart disease. Rather, sugar binding with fats in the process known as glycation creates cellular damage and plaque within artery walls.  My grandmother was instructed to eat a low fat diet.  A low fat diet is replaced by an increase in carbohydrates.  Carbohydrates break down to sugars and an influx of carbohydrates can create insulin sensitivity.  Insulin sensitivity has been strongly correlated with Alzheimer’s.  And sugar is directly linked with heart disease and damage of neurons.   The brain is composed of primarily fats and requires fats for memory, mood and resilience.  

Statins and a low-fat diet is the root cause of her dementia, neuron degradation and now Alzheimer’s? I’m almost certain.