Rasmussen Chiropractic Center for Wellness
We have partnered with some of the top diagnostic labs in the world to provide personalized insights about the way nutrition and the environment impact your body.
As an informed patient, you understand that nutrition is important. You know that the food you eat affect your health. Conversely, the things you do not consume-but perhaps need-may also have a tremendous impact on your body.
As part of our nutrition profile we can test things such as amino acids, organic acids, fatty acids, nutrient and toxic elements, and antioxidants.
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Have you ever been told by your doctor that your "lab results are normal" but you knew in your heart something was wrong? If so, we'll get to the possible reason why that happens in just a second.
But first you need to be aware that toxins are everywhere in our society. Our food source is being sprayed with dangerous pesticides, our meats injected with artificial hormone and our water sometimes contaminated with poisonous chemicals. These chemicals could potentially cause serious health problems.
Some common every day toxins are linked to; certain types of cancers, can cause neurological problems and can greatly interfere with our hormones. When a toxic substance interferes with the hormones in your body that toxin is called an endocrine disrupter.
The word endocrine breaks down like this:
Endo = inside
Crine = to secrete
So the endocrine system is the system that contains all the glands in your body that secrete hormones. This system includes; the pituitary gland, the testicles, the ovaries, the pancreas and many other.
A hormone contains in it a chemical message. Hormones tell your body to do things like; burn fat, make energy, go to sleep and so on. Doctors test the level of hormones though the blood, urine or saliva. If the hormone levels are "normal" they tell you nothing is wrong. However, what if your doctor was right? What if the amount of hormone in the blood is normal? The missing piece of the puzzle is, no one ever looked to see if something is getting in the way of the function of the hormones. That is exactly what endocrine disrupters do. This is not a problem with hormone level in the blood it is a problem with hormone function.
Endocrine Disrupters are toxic substances that look a lot like the hormone but not exactly. They clog up receptors that exist on the surface of the cell. Have you ever put a key into a lock and it fit all the way in but when you tried to turn the key it would not turn? That key is an endocrine disrupter. It is blocking up the key hole. If the wrong key is still stuck in the keyhole can you fit the right key in? No, of course not. The keyhole is blocked up with the wrong key. That is what endocrine disrupters do; they block up the receptors on the surface on the cell so the hormones can not get into them. The amount of hormone in the blood is normal. The problem here is the endocrine disrupter is preventing the hormone from getting to its destination.
Toxins can also implant in joints and contribute to arthritis as well as implant in the skin and cause a variety of skin disorders.
How is the test done?
The toxicity profile is done out of the privacy of your own home by collecting a simple stream of morning urine. Through your urine sample we can find the exact toxic chemical or chemicals that could be messing up your body, hormones, and health. Once we find out what toxin it is we then know what to do naturally to support your body's ability to eliminate that particular toxin.
Results of removing toxins:
When people are freed of their toxic chemicals they report weight loss, improved mental clarity, increased energy, better sleep, less anxiety and stress, less colds, improved sinus and allergies and a host of other improvements.