Revivelife Clinic I Naturopath in Ottawa

WEIGHT TESTING

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WEIGHT 1
METABOLIC URINE TEST (MUT)

The MUT is a screening of the urine for any abnormal patterns in relation to the digestive system, adrenal gland, and pH. In addition, it screens for the general health of the kidneys,
liver/gall bladder, pancreas, urinary system, and
heart. The Metabolic Urine Test is performed on
all New Patient Naturopathic Visits and
Recommended for all annually as a window to
your general health prevention. The MUT detects
changes before they become disease or
“sub-clinical” states.
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May be recommended if you experience fatigue, digestive concerns, pain, inflammation, and/or immune weakness.

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FOOD SENSITIVITY TEST
IgG BLOOD 120 OR 200 PANELS

A test to determine food sensitivities. A food sensitivity is a delayed immune reaction (which may occur up to 72 hours after eating an offending food) caused by the production of IgG antibodies to specific foods. Both food intolerance and sensitivity IgG reactions are generally less severe and are centred around digestive symptoms.
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The 120 panel is the most popular panel for delayed food reactions, while the more comprehensive 200 panel may be recommended if you eat a wide variety of foods. Additional panels, and home test kits available.

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HORMONE BLOOD TEST

Blood testing is a simple cost-efficient test
that offers a snap-shot in time of total or
free fraction sex, adrenal and thyroid
hormones. Serum testing is best used for
hormones such as Luteinizing Hormone (LH),
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1), and some thyroid hormones. General health markers available as an add-on.
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This test supports balancing hormones that
can impact metabolism, hair loss, acne,
migraines, bone density or prostate health.

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DUTCH COMPLETE TEST

Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones
is the most advanced test for bioavailable (free
and conjugated) sex, adrenal and sleep
hormones. In addition, add-on options of OATS
(organic acid test)–select nutrients with
neurotransmitters or thyroid hormones are
available. It is the preferred method of testing
for those who wish to have a complete
overview of their hormone and hormone
metabolite health in detail. Monthly mapping
option is available.
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Key for therapies targeting all hormone
imbalances including male andropause or
female menopause, PMS (premenstrual
syndrome), PCOS (poly-cystic ovarian
syndrome), weight gain, cognitive decline, low libido or hair loss.

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WEIGHT 5
ORGANIC ACID TESTING

A comprehensive general health urine test
measuring organic acids (also linked to inborn
errors in metabolism) that offers a metabolic
snapshot of overall health with 75 markers of
Digestion, Detoxification, Longevity, Nutrients,
and the Neurotransmitters–epinephrine, norepinephrine, serotonin and dopamine.
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May be recommended if you experience any of
the following concerns: Digestive - bloating, gas, diarrhea or constipation; Sensitivities – foods, environmental; Detoxification – liver health, hormone imbalances; Longevity - overall health; Immunity – colds, flus, allergies; Nutrient Deficiencies – fatigue, brain fog, skin concerns; Stress & Brain Function - anxiety, depression; Insomnia and or Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) – weak memory, concentration, mood changes; Weight Concerns.

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WEIGHT 6
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.
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Best suited to those who want the most comprehensive approach to DNA health.

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faqs

Lab testing helps to define any obstacles that may be present to reaching your weight goals. This allows a tailored plan to be designed for you.

Excess weight may be related to a number of factors including lifestyle factors, inflammation, insulin or leptin resistance, insomnia, hormone imbalances, peri-menopause, menopause, or andropause, neurotransmitter concerns (altered serotonin signaling and or low levels of serotonin), thyroid dysregulation, poor liver health, genetics, medications, environmental toxins, and emotional trauma or high cortisol levels associated with chronic stress. Excess cortisol increases appetite and signals the body to shift metabolism to store fat.1

Our practitioners bring years of experience, tailored advanced diagnostic testing including markers for many aspects of health that may be linked to metabolism concerns including nutrient status, inflammation, metabolism, hormones, complete thyroid panels, neurotransmitters, detoxification, genetics, toxins, and food sensitivities which are often not found at your traditional medical doctor’s office. We look for answers to the root cause of your specific concerns, including Why… do you have weight concerns, or why you are eating healthy and working out, but your weight won’t budge.

No, you do not need a referral to have these tests done. Simply book an appointment.

Your Naturopath or Nurse Practitioner will help assess which test is right for you, including an analysis of the most cost-efficient path of testing. We recommend a New Patient Visit with one of our Naturopathic Doctors for the most comprehensive approach to your health or a Pre-Lab Visit for a quick snapshot prior to lab testing as there are many tests available.  Lab testing alone is a one-dimensional picture of your health. The expertise of a health professional is required to create a three-dimensional picture for proper selection, and interpretation of lab testing. To complete your care we recommend booking your Post-Lab consult 2 weeks after testing to review your results and receive your tailored health plan. Book an appointment.

Your medical doctor focuses on tests covered under OHIP. The tests offered here include tests that are not commonly offered or only partially offered at medical doctor’s offices in Ontario. In addition, an in-depth review of your lifestyle, health, and other aspects of what defines your optimal levels are taken into consideration.

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

Your Revivelife clinician will review all findings and create a personalized plan for you based on what the root causes are that are linked to any imbalances. The use of tailored menus, targeted nutraceuticals, natural or bio-identical hormone support, acupuncture or other integrative therapies are often advised. Targeted therapy for weight loss may include: Tryptophan or 5-HTP: which are both precursors to serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter involved in digestive function, as well as mood, and signaling satiety or the feeling of being full.2 Multiple studies have shown that calorie-reduced menus, while successful at weight loss, also reduce circulating tryptophan by 14-25%, which may lead to reduced serotonin levels, increased hunger, and a reduction in the ability to maintain weight loss.3 BHRT: optimal hormone regulation is key for successful weight management. Additional testing including digestion which evaluates the gut-brain connection may be considered to further investigate your health and weight balancing strategies.
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 to review your results and receive your tailored health plan. To book an appointment Click Here!

Yes. The Be Lean Plan begins with a Naturopathic Initial Visit to review your overall health and understand your metabolic blockers. Food intolerance testing and health and hormone testing are included. Our plan is designed to focus on lifestyle for long-term benefits.
Ask us about the details.

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  1. Spencer SJ, Tilbrook A, The glucocorticoid contribution to obesity, Stress.2011 May;14(3):233-46
  2.  Lam et al, Brain serotonin system in the coordination of food intake and body weight, November 2010, Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behaviour 97(1):84-91
  3.  Strasser B, Berger K, Fuchs D. Effects of a caloric restriction weight loss diet on tryptophan metabolism and inflammatory biomarkers in overweight adults. European journal of nutrition. 2015;54(1):101-107.
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