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Start the year right with a nutritional test to begin 2022 in full health

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Discover a new way to look at your health

Start 2022 off with the health insights you need to set the right health goals this year and discover a new way to look at your nutrition!

We believe the journey to taking control of your health begins with understanding your body. Every health choice you make can be personalized for you and your unique body. Integrative and functional medicine allows us to see the whole picture of your health, to fine-tune your nutritional program, allowing more rapid and cost-effective results.

Functional tests of health focus on actual physiological function of tissues and organs as markers of health – rather than looking at markers of disease – so you got it if you know we’re talking about prevention here. These tests are a proactive way of improving your health as a preventative tool, so you can catch any issues before they start affecting your health.

Instead of waiting for disease to develop, we can identify and address functional imbalances before they become an illness.

This is healthcare at its best!

In addition to seeing your doctor who may offer blood tests, we offer an array of tests that have been developed to identify imbalances and interactions of your body’s various organs and systems, to help determine diet and lifestyle suggestions that can really help resolve hormone and gut issues so you can be free from discomfort and illness. The results of nutrition tests, food sensitivity, hormone and nutritional genetic testing let us know what’s going on inside with nutrient deficiencies or excesses and imbalances. We will use these results in conjunction with the information collected at your consultation to create a personalized plan to help you achieve your goals if you decide to move forward.

Listed below is more information on the type of tests we offer. And we’re offering a free consultation to talk you through your options so we can help you determine which test may be right for you based on any symptoms you may be struggling with. You’ll get insight during this free consultation, so apply now and we can review your application and reach out to you if we feel we may be a good fit!

3X4 Nutritional Genomic Testing

Genetics are the best way to truly understand your body and get personalized health recommendations. Nutritional genomic testing allows us an insight into 36 metabolic pathways. This information gives us a detailed insight allowing totally personalized nutrition and lifestyle plans to be developed for you. This full DNA analysis and genetic testing identifies the most significant pathways where you will likely see the biggest impact to your health, based on your unique genetic profile.

3 X 4 Nutritional Genomic Testing – looks at the relationships between your genes in 36 metabolic pathways in your body.

Sample Report

Genova Diagnostics NutrEval Micronutrient Testing

NutrEval allows us to evaluate over 125 biomarkers to assess the body’s functional need for 40 antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids and other nutrients and use this information to see what’s going on inside that might be affecting your health. We can then provide the most ​​targeted treatments for your particular needs, allowing you to get the most rapid health improvements!

Genova Diagnostics NutrEval Micronutrient Testing – Both a blood and urine test that evaluates over 125 biomarkers and assesses the body’s functional need for 40 antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, digestive support, and other select nutrients.

The NutrEval report offers:

  • Nutrient recommendations for key vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, and digestive support
  • Functional pillars with a built-in scoring system to guide therapy around needs for methylation support, toxic exposures, mitochondrial dysfunction, fatty acid imbalances, and oxidative stress
  • Interpretation-At-A-Glance pages for patient education
  • Dynamic biochemical pathway charts for clearer understanding

Sample Report

DUTCH Hormone Testing

DUTCH Complete

Advanced hormone testing panel measures a range of hormones that may be linked with hormonal conditions such as adrenal imbalance, fertility problems, sleep problems/insomnia, estrogen imbalance. This functional endocrinology testing, The DUTCH test uses dried urine samples to create a more comprehensive profile than using blood or saliva.

Hormones tested include: cortisol, cortisone, estradiol, estrone, estriol, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA and melatonin.

The test details the most recent research pertaining to the hormone metabolites, treatment considerations, and follow-up recommendations.

DUTCH Complete:

  • 4 dried urine collections
  • Individual samples tested for “free” cortisol
  • Correlates with salivary cortisol pattern

Sample Report

DUTCH Plus

The DUTCH Plus tests also includes testing on the cortisol awakening response, so is great for uncovering reasons behind insomnia/ sleep disturbances. When we wake, our cortisol levels naturally rise. Excessive or underactive cortisol awakening response can be caused by stress, sleep or mood disorders. The results of this test give more insight to help us create a personalized plan to really get to the root of insomnia and provide solutions to fix it.

DUTCH Plus:

  • Testing for adrenal and reproductive hormones
  • CAR (cortisol Awakening response)- measures the rise and the fall of cortisol levels at waking up and can be used as a stress test.
  • The “stress” of waking allows us to test the HPA axis in a way that has been independently correlated to clinical outcomes and cannot be assessed by other cortisol tests on the market.

Sample Report

Genova Diagnostics GI Effects testing

GI Effects is a stool test giving us important information about your bowel and gastrointestinal health. This simple-to-take test helps us take a look at five areas that influence digestive health: maldigestion, inflammation, dysbiosis, metabolite imbalance and infections. Genova uses a combination of PCR (a type of technology), culture, and microscopic methods to ensure any and all relevant organisms are identified.

It detects the presence of pathogenic microorganisms such as yeast, parasites, and bacteria that contribute to chronic illness and neurological dysfunction — with 14 new pathogen markers! By looking at your complete gut health, it assesses the root cause of most GI complaints.

Genova Diagnostics GI Effects Testing

  • Is a group of advanced stool tests that provide immediate, actionable clinical information for the management of gastrointestinal health. Utilizing cutting-edge technologies and biomarkers, this profile offers valuable insight into digestive function, intestinal inflammation, and the intestinal microbiome.
  • Genova is the first laboratory to introduce an Inflammation-Associated Dysbiosis score and a Methane Dysbiosis score by incorporating our latest, published microbiome data analysis.1 These new patterns of dysbiosis can help differentiate treatment interventions. Additionally, we provide new graphics to better understand commensal bacteria patterns. Information about the patient’s microbiome is organized into 3 areas:
  1. Abundance
  2. Dysbiosis
  3. Balance

Sample Report

MRT/Food Sensitivity testing and LEAP protocol

The Mediator Release Test (MRT) tests your reactions to 170 foods and food chemicals, allowing us to uncover your food sensitivities. Matched with the LEAP (Lifestyle, Eating, And Performance) protocol we are able to tailor a structured food elimination and reintroduction diet especially for you. PranaSpirit Nutrition & Wellness, LLC’s founder Ilene Cohen is a Certified LEAP therapist with years of experience helping clients identify their food sensitivities to reduce or eliminate symptoms, including X, X, and X, being caused by the foods they’re sensitive to. 

MRT Test (Mediator Release Test)

  • Tests 170 foods/chemicals
  • LEAP (Lifestyle, Eating, And Performance) is the process of using these results to treat unwanted symptoms using a personalized elimination diet based on your specific blood results.

Sample Report

We offer a complimentary, 15-20 minute consultation to talk through the testing option that would be best for you!

Apply Now!

Ilene is an extremely dedicated and insightful dietitian. She uses her intuition to meet the patient where they’re at and does not subscribe to any dogmas. Before I started working with Ilene I suffered from lots of digestive issues and migraines with the help of Ilene and the MRT test I was completely able to eliminate my migraine symptoms and my digestive symptoms greatly improved.

Through working with Ilene, my life has turned a complete 360, no longer am I constantly battling constipation, fatigue,brain fog and migraines and I can concentrate, focus on my school work and go to events.

Ilene is always looking for how to best treat the client. She uses an integrative approach to treat all aspects of the client. She is always willing to learn and investigate how to best treat the client whether that means researching different supplements, focusing on different nutrients, functional tests, or even things as simple as yoga and breathing.

Ilene goes above and beyond any other dietitian I have ever met. When you become her client you are guaranteed that she will fight her darn best to find the key for you to succeed. If you’re looking for a highly dedicated dietitian that never stops searching for better ways to help her client, Ilene is your gal. – H.F.