How Functional Lab Testing Helped Me Identify and Cure My Illness

When I was 21, I started an office job at a NYC law firm. Shortly after I began to feel sick—I was extremely fatigued and constantly thirsty. I visited three medical experts who all said after the blood and urine tests came back normal; there was nothing wrong. Well, I knew that there was something wrong, but didn’t know where to turn.

A friend suggested a doctor who specialized in functional medicine and nutrition. Out of desperation, I made an appointment. After my consultation, he suggested a functional lab test.

The doctor explained that unlike standard blood and urine testing, functional lab tests provide information that standard tests don’t. I gave four saliva samples spaced out through the day and a single morning urine sample. The test measured my cortisol, a stress hormone, as well as other neurotransmitters and hormones.

The results were shocking. My stress levels were above the normal range throughout the day. It was no wonder I wasn’t feeling well.
Now that I finally knew what was wrong, I was able to take the first steps toward getting better.

The doctor suggested some lifestyle changes and started me on a program of diet and nutrition specifically targeted to the time of day according to my lab results. After three months I finally began to feel better. This changed my life! I decided to return to school and earn my doctorate in chiropractic and nutrition. If you have been suffering with insomnia, stress, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, unexplained aches and pains, fibromyalgia, headaches, digestive problems like IBS, mid-life weight gain and loss of libido, I may be able to help you by targeting the right functional lab test which will give you the answers you need to begin the road to recovery and a healthy life.

These are some of the tests offered to my patients:

Organic Acid Testing (OAT) The OAT offers a comprehensive metabolic snapshot of a patient’s overall health with over 70 markers. High levels of intestinal yeast and bacteria can cause or worsen behavior and movement disorders, hyperactivity, fatigue and immune function. Many people with chronic illnesses and neurological disorders excrete abnormal organic acids in their urine.

Salivary Cortisol Testing

Because the saliva is collected over a period of 24 hours, the test provides more complete information about the body’s stress response than a single test would—such as the standard serum or urine testing a conventional doctor may offer. Abnormal results are related to chronic stress and stress-related symptoms such as insomnia, anxiety and fatigue.

Male and Female Hormone Panel

The Male Hormone Panel tests for seven different hormone levels to provide a comprehensive picture of male hormonal balance. This data can be helpful when assessing conditions relating to infertility, sexual dysfunction, and andropause. The cycling Female Hormone Panel (FHP) measures 11 saliva samples that are gathered at specific time points throughout one complete menstrual cycle. It provides a dynamic mapping of the active levels of estradiol (E2) and progesterone (P) as well as the cycle average of testosterone and DHEA.

The parent of a patient recently wrote: Our teenage son suffered from anxiety his whole life. We took him to a few therapists. He needed to take Prozac at two different points in his life, and he said he always felt like he had “a black cloud” hovering over his day. He would call us multiple times from school during the day to tell us that he feels very nervous and anxious, and we just didn’t know what to do for him. We went to see Dr. Rosenberg when we heard glowing recommendations about him from a relative of ours who had achieved great results with him.

Dr. Rosenberg was patient, kind, and extremely thorough. He recommended some testing for our son, and based on the results, he set our son up with a vitamin regimen.This was six months ago, and our son is a different child. He’s calm, happy and well-adjusted and “the cloud”‘ has gone away. All he does is take some very healthy vitamins, not dangerous medication, and BH he’s doing so well!

Thank you, Dr. Rosenberg! We are just so grateful to you for all you have done for our son. A very grateful parent.”

If you have been suffering and have not been offered a solution, call today and I will be happy to offer you a free consultation to see if you can be helped with functional lab testing, just as I was.

About the Practitioner

Dr. Reuven Rosenberg is a chiropractor and board-certified clinical nutritionist who treats a variety of conditions at his Beit Shemesh and Kiryat Ono clinics. Phone consults by appointment.

Visit his or call: (Israel) 058-432-5849, (US) 516-321-1155, (UK) 44-203-734-8291

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