Laboratory Testing

Laboratory testing is one way to get to know your body. As a naturopathic doctor, I have access to a variety of tests that aim to optimize your health and get to the bottom of nagging health problems. Medical doctors, in Ontario, have strict regulations restricting the tests they can order. Naturopathic doctors can fill in the gaps.

If you have questions about a test that’s not listed here, please get in touch with me.

Food Sensitivity Testing

Type of test: Blood

Time between test and result: 2 weeks

Cost: $310 and up

Ages: 2+ years

This test explores immune reactions to the food you eat. I your body develops negative reactions to foods that you eat frequently, inflammation is the result.

Migraines, skin rashes and asthma and auto immune diseases may be the result of long standing food sensitivities.

A standard test with 120 food items explores reactions; to animal proteins, vegetables, gluten, dairy and other commonly eaten foods.  Vegetarian panels, spices and herbs and extended 200 food item panels are available upon request.

See a sample report

Hormone Testing

Type of test: Saliva

Time between test and result: 10 days

Cost: $285 and up

Ages: 14+ years

 Hormones are chemical messengers that signal mood and energy levels, metabolism and your sexual drive. Hormonal imbalances may make you feel run down, gain fat mass, lose muscle mass or cause menstrual irregularity.

I test sex and stress hormones and am licensed to prescribe bioidentical hormone replacement if required.

Stool Testing

Type of test: stool

Time between test and result: 2 weeks

Cost: $400

Age: All

Chronic problems with digestion; gas, bloating, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome and constipation, can make you feel uncomfortable and unsure about what to eat. Testing digestive enzyme function, inflammatory markers and gut bacteria gets to the bottom of poop problems.

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Metabolic Testing

Type of test: Blood

Time between test and result: up to 3 weeks

Cost: $800

Ages: 14+ years

 Use these tests to answer the question, “Why can’t I lose weight?”

Insulin, sex hormones and stress hormones all play a role. If you are not balanced hormonally, your metabolism suffers and you will find it difficult, if not impossible, to lose weight effectively. Metabolic testing is included as part of my EVOLVE weight loss program.

Need more info about testing? Call me. Free 10 min phone calls available.