Lab Testing

Functional Metabolic Lab Testing: The Organic Acid Test

By | May 1st, 2018|Categories: Lab Testing|Tags: , , , , , |

The Organic Acid Test is one of our go to metabolic lab testing for patients looking for a comprehensive analysis of their overall brain and digestive health. This test offers a comprehensive metabolic snapshot of over 70 biomarkers of health, making it one of our current favourite functional labs to run for our patients at Bronte Wellness.   Organic [...]

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Hormone Testing

By | May 8th, 2016|Categories: Hormone Health, Lab Testing|Tags: , , , |

Reproductive hormones rarely get accessed in routine blood screening. A full picture of what is going on hormonally requires a careful look at the several hormones, while being mindful of the timing of the menstrual cycle, if pertinent. Blood tests are a useful tool, but they may not truly reflect actual hormone levels and their response [...]

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Hair Analysis: What Can It Tell You?

By | April 11th, 2016|Categories: Lab Testing|Tags: , , |

Ask Yourself: Do you regularly use antiperspirants or antacids? Do you have metal tooth fillings or regularly consume seafood? Do you live near or work in an industrial setting? Do you spend a great deal of time in traffic? Do you have chronic symptoms that haven’t been diagnosed or treated successfully? Do you have chronic gastrointestinal [...]

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Problems with Wheat and Gluten – Fact or Fad?

By | December 11th, 2015|Categories: Lab Testing, Nutrition|Tags: , |

Why only pick on wheat? Think of the grocery store for a moment. Can you think of any other single substance that occupies more shelf space? Breads, cakes and cookies in the bakery, the entire isle devoted to breakfast cereals, snack foods like crackers and granola bars, pasta and noodles alone or in canned soups, frozen [...]

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Could Your Food Be Making You Sick?

By | October 7th, 2015|Categories: Digestive Problems, Lab Testing, Nutrition|Tags: , |

A patient came in suffering from migraines and chronic sinus infection. She felt constantly bloated and was frequently constipated. Her family doctor and gastrointestinal specialist had not been able to identify the cause of the problem and she was left dealing with the pain associated with her symptoms on a daily basis. Although she had been [...]

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Women and Heart Health

By | August 9th, 2015|Categories: Lab Testing|Tags: |

You know how much you weigh but how high is your blood pressure? Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women over 50 in Canada. The damage usually begins between the age of 25 and 45 so now’s the time to start thinking about your heart. You may not be aware that arteries are [...]

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