Specialized Lab Testing

Here at Ten Years Younger we can test for vitamin, mineral, amino acid, essential fatty acid, and anti-oxidant deficiencies. We can test to reveal which nutrients you may be lacking. Adequate nutrition is essential in helping to prevent disease. There are many symptoms that can be attributed to nutritional deficiencies including fatigue, poor digestion, mood disorders, weight issues, and inflammation. Proper nutrition has been shown in research to slow the aging process as well as slow disease progression. Find out your nutritional status and get tested today.

Every person knows what they are allergic to, but do you know what you may be sensitive to? Food sensitivities can trigger unspecific symptoms such as rashes, fatigue, mucous production, joint pain, foggy memory, headaches, inflammation, and gut issues such as IBS, Crohn’s, diarrhea and constipation. We can also test for the presence of yeast in the gut as well as systemic yeast overgrowth. An elimination diet, shopping list, and dietary plan created specific to you is provided with your food sensitivity results.

Gut health testing is great for finding the root cause of gastrointestinal upset such as gas, bloating, abdominal pain and cramping, diarrhea and constipation. This test is a comprehensive insight into the bowel and digestive function. Five biomarkers are highlighted: Maldigestion, inflammation, gut microbiome, microbiome imbalance, and parasitic infection. This test also will reveal the presence of live organisms such as yeast and bacteria in the gut.

Hormone testing is available for men and women. Women and men deal with their own specific symptoms of menopause and andropause. For many women, menopausal symptoms can be miserably life altering. Hot flashes, night sweats, foggy memory, low libido, grouchy mood, fatigue, anxiety, poor sleep, and weight gain are the most common symptoms of menopause. For male counterparts, andropause consists of weight gain, fatigue, erectile dysfunction, decrease in muscle mass, poor recovery after work outs, low mood, lack of motivation, aches and pains, and depression. Ten Years Younger can help! We test levels of testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, and thyroid hormones. We offer bio-identical hormone replacement meaning what we use to replace sex hormones is biologically identical to the hormones produced by the human body.

Toxic heavy metals enter our body through environmental exposure by way of food, air, and drinking water as well as many other routes of exposure depending upon where we live, what we do for a living, etc.   Heavy metals such as lead, mercury, aluminum, tin, and arsenic can build up in the body over time due to chronic low-level exposure in the environment over the course of years.  Ten Years Younger tests for the levels of 20 different heavy metals.  Most heavy metals once entering the body are not easily excreted and end up being stored in the body’s bones, liver, brain, kidneys, as well as cardiovascular system.  Intravenous (IV) chelation therapy is done to pull and remove these metals from the body.  The word chelate means to chemically bind.  Through IV chelation therapy, heavy metals are bound and then flushed and excreted from the body through the kidneys.  Chelating/binding and ridding the body of these potentially poisonous metals can aid in preventing kidney, heart, and neurological disease.  Conditions that may benefit from heavy metal IV chelation therapy include coronary artery disease, alopecia, depression, chronic fatigue, high blood pressure, chronic inflammation, nutritional deficiency, gastrointestinal illnesses, and Parkinson’s disorders.  A re-mineralization IV is recommended for every 5 heavy metal chelation IVs.  Your Ten Years Younger healthcare provider may recommend oral supplements in order to optimize your chelation therapy.  In modern times, we are learning that lowering heavy metals in the body can equate to many prolonged health benefits as well as disease prevention.

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland located in the neck. It is responsible for multiple functions in the human body such as heart rate, metabolism, temperature control, a woman’s menstrual cycle, bone loss, memory, cholesterol levels, mood, energy expenditure, and many, many more functions happening on a cellular level throughout the entire human body. Thyroid function can be tested using a simple blood draw. Ten Years Younger checks a full thyroid panel as well as discusses symptoms in depth in order to get a complete picture of thyroid function. Some common symptoms of a low functioning thyroid include but are not limited to fatigue, weight gain, thinning hair, hair loss, forgetfulness, brittle nails, inability to concentrate, cold hands and feet, cold intolerance meaning you may feel cold when others do not, joint stiffness, muscle aches, and pains, dry skin, constipation, puffy face, low mood or depression, goiter (enlarged thyroid), heavy/and, or irregular menstrual cycles.

Cortisol is our fight or flight response hormone excreted by our adrenal glands during times of stress. This hormone helps us to deal with stress for short periods. An example of instances of short-term stress include selling a house, college final exams, planning a large event such as a wedding or family anniversary party, starting a new business, etc. When cortisol is on board for an extended period of time from months to years, due to stressful events in life, etc., it can wreak havoc on the body and mind. Common symptoms of adrenal fatigue include insomnia, trouble getting moving in the morning, daytime fatigue that worsens throughout the day, moderate, to severe, and unexplained fatigue, inability to turn off the brain and/or thoughts in order to relax and fall asleep, anxiousness, weight gain (especially in the tummy area), frequent night awakening, salt cravings, loss of body hair, difficulty dealing with stress among many other symptoms. Ten Years Younger can test your cortisol levels throughout the day and evaluate your symptoms to reveal if you are suffering from chronic or adrenal fatigue. We at Ten Years Younger think outside of the box and test adrenal gland function as well as offer expert solutions.

What is Methylation?
Methylation is basically methionine metabolism, a chemical process happening billions of times per second in every cell in the body. It is the adding of a “methyl” group (one carbon & 3 hydrogens) to one of the base molecules in your DNA. When the methylation process is going well, genes are regulated and gene transcription which can be thought of as the flipping of a switch that can cause disease processes is less likely to occur.

What happens if I don’t methylate well? DNA/RNA is altered which may lead to many chronic diseases, neurotransmitter imbalances, and a decreased ability for the body to operate physically and mentally.

Testing and supporting your methylation cycle helps to aid in energy production, the repairing of DNA, prevention of multiple disease processes, fat metabolism, regulation of hormones, and a reduction of cancer risk. Many other disorders benefit from knowing methylation status including ADHD, depression, neurodegenerative and cognitive decline diseases, cardiovascular disease, mood disorders, chronic fatigue, reduced ability to detoxify as well as vitamin, mineral, and amino acid deficiencies. This test is also useful for disorders such as autism, birth defects, congenital heart disease, Down’s Syndrome, dysregulation of nitric acid, and immune system dysregulation.

Most individuals have absolutely no idea about their body’s methylation status and how they may be affected. Our experts will make this complicated journey simple.

Schedule your consultation with an IV Therapy expert by calling 832-909-8031.