Dr. Phillips is trained as a primary care physician. In her consultation practice she provides nutritional, lifestyle, and supplement support for the following conditions.
Dr. Phillips offers lab testing to assist in diagnoses of a variety of health issues.
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.
This 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.
By 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?
Neurotransmitters are responsible for the chemical imbalances seen in depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, bipolar disorder, and many other mental health conditions. Neurotransmitters 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 provide symptomatic relief for many people with chronic mental health problems
Imbalances 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.
Foods 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.
As 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.
Heavy metal testing can provide information regarding recent and ongoing exposure to potentially toxic metals such as lead, mercury, and arsenic. Doctor’s Data offers a Hair Analysis for screening of essential and toxic elements, as well as Urine Toxic Elements profile for those who are certain of exposure.