Dr. Phillips is trained as a primary care physician. In her consultation practice she provides nutritional, lifestyle, and supplement support for the following conditions.
Cardiometabolic TestingThis type of blood test, which is generally covered by insurance, provides us with details about blood sugar, inflammation, and fat metabolism, including Omega 3,6,9 fatty acids. The goal of this new type of testing is to truly prevent cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and find avenues for correcting these problems without medication.
SpectraCell Analysis for micronutrientsBy far the most important test that Dr. Jen provides, this test gives intracellular levels of 32 nutrients (A-Z), as well as antioxidant capacity, immune system function, fructose sensitivity, and insulin/glucose interaction. For those who believe in supplementation for ailments and prevention, this test is a must. Why guess at supplementation when you can be sure? For more information click here.
NeurotransmitterNeurotransmitters are responsible for the chemical imbalances seen in depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, bipolar disorder, and many other mental health conditions. Neutransmitters can be tested to find out which levels are out of balance. Using Amino acids as precursors, the neurotransmitter levels can be manipulated to move the brain back into balance. This can privide symptomatic relief for many people with chronic mental health problems
HormoneImbalances in hormones can cause discomfort at any stage of life, but are most frequently seeing in adolescence, childbearing years, and menopause (for men and for women). Testing is extremely important, but conventional tests may not be timed appropriately or thorough enough to find issues. Dr. Jen’s testing includes blood tests (covered by insurance) as well as urine or saliva testing for added accuracy. Testing will span all hormones including thyroid hormones, sex hormones, and adrenal hormones.
Food SensitivityFoods can be a common allergen and this is easily determined with conventional and non-conventional testing. Conventional IgE blood testing (covered by insurance) is a logical first step, but Dr. Jen may recommend an ALCAT or IgG4 test for food allergies that may cover a broader range of issues, including food intolerance and subclinical gluten issues, for example. Go towww.cellsciencesystems.com/patients/alcat-test/for more information.
Stool AnalysisAs experts in digestive health, Naturopathic doctors enjoy a wide range of understanding of the internal microbiota and its importance to overall health. For this reason Dr. Jen rely’s mainly on DNA analysis of the stool for appropriate and accurate testing of all types of bacteria (good, opportunistic, and pathogenic), viral pathogens, parasites, and yeast (49 markers). This test also includes gluten intolerance, gut immunity, gut inflammation, and enzyme production markers. Go to http://www.diagnosticsolutionslab.com/patients/sample-reports for more information.
Heavy Metal TestingHair Elements analysis provides information regarding recent and ongoing exposure to potentially toxic metals, especially methylmercury and arsenic, and time-averaged status of specific nutrient elements. This noninvasive screening test requires only .25 grams of hair. Doctor’s Data offers a Hair Elements profile containing essential and toxic elements and a Hair Toxic Element Exposure profile containing an expanded lineup of toxic metals. Click here more info.
Listed below are some of the lab testing services as well as links to the sites of the companies that provide the tests to Dr. Phillips.