Revivelife Clinic I Naturopath in Ottawa

DETOX & TOXINS TESTING

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DETOX 1
HEPATIC DETOX URINE TEST

This test evaluates liver function and detoxification pathways. The liver has 3 main steps in detoxing: phase I cytochrome P450 requiring B vitamins, phase II requiring amino acids an d phase III transport. Urinary D-glucaric acid, a byproduct of Phase I detoxification, is an indicator of chemical exposure to over 200 chemicals. Urinary mercapturic acids are excreted end products of Phase II detoxification representing xenobiotic exposure.
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Especially important for those who have a history of chemical sensitivity, are using detoxification therapy, and liver detoxification function. The test does not replace comprehensive liver tests for cases of advanced liver disease.

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DETOX & TOXINS 2
DNA GENETIC HEALTH & HORMONE SALIVA TEST

This signature DNA Genetic Test Health & Hormones assess over 100 genes for Detoxification Pathways, Health Overall, Hormone Metabolism, Nutrition, Alcohol Tolerance, Vitamin & Minerals needs, Blood Sugar, Weight & Metabolism, Cardiovascular Health, Fitness (Exercise Performance & Impact) & Injury Risk. Best suited to those who want the most comprehensive approach to DNA health.
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An important test to assess your genetic tendencies for detoxification and your overall health.

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TOXINS 1
HEAVY METALS & MINERALS
HAIR & MINERAL TEST

Hair Mineral Analysis is screening test to measure the levels of up to 60 essential minerals and toxic metals. With correct testing and interpretation, one can construct a comprehensive metabolic profile of the human body.
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Indicated for those with nutrient deficiency risk, toxic element exposure, excessive fish consumption, alopecia, depression, fatigue, malabsorption, high blood pressure, blood sugar imbalances, kidney function, Parkinson’s-like symptoms, sexual impotence or decreased testosterone production, and vision concerns.

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TOXINS 2
HEAVY METALS & NUTRIENTS TOXIC & ESSENTIALS ELEMENT URINE TEST

Doctor ́s Data Urine Toxic & Essential Element analysis is an invaluable tool for the assessment of retention of toxic metals in the body and the status of essential nutrient elements. Toxic metals do not have any useful physiological function, adversely affect virtually every organ system and disrupt the homeostasis of nutrient elements. A total of 37 markers are tested.
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This test is indicated for concerns related to: toxic element exposure, alopecia, bone density,
cardiovascular disease, depression, skin,
detoxification, fatigue, GI, immunity, glucose
balance, inflammation, kidney function, nutrients,
and Parkinson’s- like symptoms.

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TOXINS 3
CHEMICALS 12 IgG INDOOR REACTIVITY PANEL

This panel by Alletess screens for 12 common indoor environmental chemicals including house dust, formaldehyde, mold and more.

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For those having chemical reactivities that are influenced by the indoor environment. Symptoms may include fatigue, headaches, sinusitis, brain fog and more.

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TOXINS 4
CHEMICAL IMMUNE REACTIVITY SCREEN-
CYREX ARRAY 11

A breakthrough technology that identifies an immune response to key chemicals showing the body burden versus other laboratory tests that only identify exposure by measuring antibodies to chemicals bound to human tissues. Assesses the risk of the autoimmunity by testing for IgG & IgA combined and IgM separately for each antigen. Tests for aflatoxins, bisphenol A, parabens, mercury compounds, heavy metals and more.
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Recommended for those with increased chemical reactions, abnormal immune function or an increased risk of autoimmune disease

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TOXINS 5 CHEMICALS
GPL TOX URINE TEST

GPL-TOX, a toxic non-metal chemical profile that screens for the presence of 173 different toxic chemicals including organophosphate pesticides, phthalates, benzene, xylene, vinyl chloride, pyrethroid insecticides, acrylamide, perchlorate, diphenyl phosphate, ethylene oxide, acrylonitrile, and tiglylglycine (TG), a marker for mitochondrial disorders resulting from mutations of mitochondrial DNA potentially linked to exposure to toxic chemicals, infections, inflammation, and nutritional deficiencies.
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Recommended for those with brain health concerns (Alzheimer’s, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), attention deficit with or without hyperactivity, autism), anorexia nervosa, anxiety, apraxia, arthritis, asthma, autoimmune disorders, bipolar disorder, cancer, fatigue, immune concerns, epilepsy, digestive concerns and overall health.

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TOXINS 6
TRI MERCURY PLUS
BLOOD METALS TEST

This test looks at 3 different forms of mercury using a blood, hair and urine sample. By testing all 3 specimens an indication of mercury body burden can be provided without the need for provocation.
Note - The blood metals test reports other heavy metals but is not an indication  of body burden. 
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This test may be recommended if you have high exposure to mercury (such as in the field of dentistry).

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TOXINS 7
MICROBES PATHOGEN ASSOCIATED IMMUNE REACTIVITY SCREEN BLOOD TEST (PAIRS) CYREX - ARRAY 12

Array 12 (PAIRS), assesses immune response to 29 key pathogens - viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic and stealth organism antigens that may be latent and involved in the autoimmune process.
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This test is valuable for those patients that present with chronic conditions such as gastrointestinal distress, fatigue, body aches, unexplained inflammation, Lyme & co-infection diseases.

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TOXINS 8
MICROBES & MOLD
MARCoNS AND MOLD CULTURE WITH IDENTIFICATION TEST

A test by Microbiology DX as per Dr. Shoemaker’s protocol for MARCoNS (Multiple Antibiotic Resistant Coagulase Negative Staphlococci) testing of nares cultures (and other culture sources) linked to Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS). This includes identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing when warranted. The same swab can be cultured for fungi including mold and yeast with identification.
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Is indicated for those with mold exposure, biotoxin illness, chronic Lyme disease, Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS), depression, pain and low MSH (Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone) as MARCoNS is an antibiotic resistant staph that resides deep in the nasal passage of 80% of people with these conditions. This percentage increases when the person has also been treated with antibiotics for a month or more.

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TOXINS 9
MOLD MYCOTOX URINE TEST

MycoTOX using advanced mass spectrometry screens for eleven different mycotoxins, from 40 species of mold. Mycotoxins are one of the most common toxins produced by fungi like mold, which can infest buildings, vehicles, and food. In the European Union, 20% of all grains harvested have been found to be contaminated with mycotoxins.
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Common mycotoxin exposure symptoms include: fever, pneumonia-like symptoms, heart disease, rheumatic disease, asthma, sinusitis, cancer, memory loss, vision loss, chronic fatigue, skin rashes, depression, ADHD, anxiety, and liver damage.

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TOXINS 10 MOLD
ERMI TESTING ENVIRONMENTAL RELATIVE MOLDINESS INDEX

If you are wondering if your home or building is safe for you, consider this test. ERMI is an objective, standardized DNA based method of testing that will identify and quantify molds. ERMI uses the analysis of settled dust in homes and buildings to determine the concentrations of the DNA of the 36 different species of molds.
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For patients with concerns of mold exposure, prospective home-buyers, industrial hygenists.

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faqs

The body has many mechanisms for eliminating potentially harmful compounds including xenobiotics (foreign chemicals) and unnecessary endobiotic (endogenously produced chemicals). Excess hormones, environmental toxins, and medications are all cleared from the body via the same enzymatic detoxification systems.  Metabolic detoxification may be impaired and exposure to toxic elements with deficiencies in key minerals may all contribute to chronic disease. Testing helps to evaluate your specific concerns leading to targeted therapies.

The most common signs and symptoms of toxicity include:

Bad Breath
Chronic Disease: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Amyotrophic Lacteroclerosis (ALS), Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
Cognitive Problems: brain fog, difficulty concentrating, memory lapses, headaches, ADD, ADHD,
Digestive Imbalances: constipation, diarrhea, excess gas, bloating, foul-smelling stools
Fatigue: chronic fatigue syndrome
Hormonal Imbalances: PMS, menstrual concerns, low body temperature, depression, anxiety, fertility concerns, mood swings
Infectious & Immune: asthma, autoimmune disorders, cancer, Lyme
Joint and Muscle Soreness or Pain: slow recovery, arthritis, gout
Mood Disorders: anorexia nervosa, anxiety, depression, OCD
Neurological & Movement: apraxia (motor disorder), cerebral palsy, epilepsy, seizure disorders, MS, peripheral neuropathy, tic disorders
Skin Concerns: acne, eczema, rashes, psoriasis, puffy or dark rings around the eyes

The principal risks of developing toxicity include:

Age
Chronic Inflammation
Excess Exposure: alcohol, chemicals, drugs,  medications, mercury dental fillings, excess consumption of fish at risk of heavy metal exposure
Genetic Link
Hormone Imbalance
Infectious Agents or Diseases
Low Nutrients
Microbiome Imbalance
Obesity
Poor Lifestyle – Diet, Lack of Sleep, Stress, Smoking

Tests for dentists or dental hygienists to consider include:

Toxins 1 – Heavy Metals And Mineral Hair & Minerals Test
Toxins 2 – Heavy Metals & Nutrients Toxic & Essentials Elements Urine Test
Toxins 4 – Chemical Immune Reactivity Screen – Cyrex Array 11
Toxins 6 – Tri – Mercury Plus Blood Metals Test

Note- Any type of tissue sample unprovoked for toxic elements is simply a screen for recent or ongoing exposure.

Hair – 2-3 months
Blood – 60-120 days for most elements
Urine – 1-2 weeks

If you have not been exposed to the toxicant within the timeframe, you are unlikely to see evidence of toxic element exposure.  No screening test can give an estimate of net retentions (bioaccumulation or “body burden”), an or estimate of net retention.

Most of the advanced detoxification and toxicity testing is not ordered by your General Practitioner under OHIP-based services on routine screening tests. Our goal is to assess your health by evaluating high-risk factors and then work on prevention.

Third-party insurance companies may cover all or a portion of your consultations. Most other integrative testing is not currently covered by private insurance companies. Please check with your provider for details and how to submit claims.

Your Revivelife clinician will review all findings and create a tailored plan for you based on what are the root causes of your toxicity imbalances. The use of tailored meal plans, nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals (oral or IV), herbs, probiotics, prebiotics, stress management, and or acupuncture that promote healing is often advised. One treatment strategy may involve the use of Sulforaphane-rich foods or supplements. Sulforaphane, an isothiocyanate found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, is among the most potent natural inducers of phase II detoxification enzymes. Another may include Calcium D-glucarate which when activated in the gut acts as an inhibitor of beta-glucuronidase, an enzyme produced by colonic bacteria and intestinal cells associated with increased cancer risk. 1,2

We recommend a New Patient Visit for the most comprehensive approach to your health or a Pre-Lab Visit for a quick snapshot before lab testing and a Post-Lab consult to review your results and receive your tailored health plan.

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Calcium-D-Glucarate Monograph. Altern Med Rev 2002;7 (4) : 336-340
Zoltaszek R et al. [The biological role of D-glucaric acid and its derivatives: potential use in medicine]. Postepy Hig Med Dosw (Online). 2008 Sep 5;62:451-62.

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