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Lafayette, CA 94549

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Nutritional balance plays a key role in optimal wellness, chronic disease prevention and managing the aging process.

In today’s world, focusing on your diet and exercise is just not enough to keep you thriving. To be optimally well, prevent disease and slow down the aging process, you need to take a proactive and aggressive approach to your health. Each person’s body is unique in its own way.  Due to the complexity of the human body, an individualized healthcare approach is the only way to guarantee optimal results.  Traditionally, a person waited to go to the doctor at the first signs of a symptom.  Today, individuals are looking for way to not only manage illness with personalized treatment plans, but they are also seeking to achieve a higher level of wellness.  Don’t hope that disease won’t strike you, be proactive and take action. Spectracell testing can offer you the tools you need to know what’s happening inside your body and then make changes to your diet, exercise and supplement regimen based on your unique results. This test can help those suffering from the following:

Spectracell’s Micronutrient testing offers the most accurate, scientifically proven method of assessing nutritional deficiencies.

What exactly is Micronutrient Testing? This test offers the most accurate and scientifically proven method for assessing nutritional deficiencies. Because of the highly individualized and complex nature of the human body, we aim to fine tune your approach to health, which guarantees the best results. SpectraCell’s Micronutrient test measures the function of 35 nutritional components including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids within our white blood cells, which is the most accurate analysis of nutrient deficiencies. These deficiencies can affect the immune system, leading to health issues that include degenerative diseases, such as arthritis.  It’s a simple blood test, and you’ll get your results back in about 3 weeks. We’ll schedule an appointment to review your results with you and create a customized plan to have you in better health soon after! It’s a great test to do 1-2 times a year.

ARE YOU IN CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH, OR IS IT CONTROLLING YOU?

  • Are you taking prescription medications to alleviate symptoms rather than addressing the root cause?
  • Do you think you might have a thyroid problem but doctors keep saying the test results are “normal”?
  • Do you know something is wrong despite the doctor saying you are fine?
  • Do you have trouble losing or keeping weight off?
  • Are you exhausted all the time?
  • Do you want to boost your immune system now, to possibly prevent chronic disease later?

Be Proactive, NOT Reactive

 

Don’t Guess, Take Tests

We provide several tests to consider with SpecteaCell. Talk to us about what tests can help you feel your best. We offer:

  • MicroNutrient Testing
  • CardioMetabolic Testing
  • Full Thyroid Panels
  • Adrenal Testing
  • Hormone Testing
  • Genetic Testing
*Please note pricing subject to change based on insurance*

MicroNutrient Testing

 

  • Do you struggle with digestive issues?
  • Are you exhausted?
  • Do you know you have thyroid problems?
  • Are you a vegetarian or vegan?
  • Have you experienced bone loss or are you at risk?
  • Do you have ADD, ADHD, anxiety, or depression?
  • Do you struggle with weight loss?
At Cambiati Wellness we think that it’s critical not to guess but to test! Micronutrient imbalances can lead to all kinds of symptoms. Vitamins are organic compounds that our bodies need to function properly. They serve many purposes in the body including brain development, bone health, protecting DNA from free radicals, and ensuring optimal functioning of the immune system. Minerals are inorganic, naturally occurring substances that enable the cells to carry out necessary functions. Essential minerals can be further divided into major minerals (macrominerals) and trace minerals (microminerals). Both are equally important but trace minerals are needed in smaller amounts. Macrominerals include calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, chloride and sulfur. They perform many functions in the body including maintaining proper fluid balance and keeping bones and teeth healthy. They are also important for muscle contraction, nerve transmission and immune system health. Trace minerals are necessary for health but only in small amounts. These elements include iron, copper, iodine, fluoride, chromium, manganese, molybdenum, selenium, and zinc. Marginal or severe trace element imbalances are considered risk factors for several diseases.

Micronutrients Tested

Vitamins

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Biotin
  • Folate
  • Pantothenate
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin K

Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Zinc
  • Copper

Amino Acids

  • Asparagine
  • Glutamine
  • Serine

Fatty Acids

  • Oleic Acid

Antioxidants

  • Alpha Lipoic Acid
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Cysteine
  • Glutathione
  • Selenium
  • Vitamin E

Carbohydrate Metabolism

  • Chromium
  • Fructose Sensitivity
  • Glucose-Insulin Metabolism

Metabolites

  • Choline
  • Inositol
  • Carnitine

SPECTROXTM

for Total Antioxidant Function

IMMUNIDEXTM

Immune Response Score

CardioMetabolic Panel

 

  • Do you have a family or personal history of heart attack?
  • Do you have a family or personal history of diabetes?
  • Do you think you eat healthy but wonder what’s really happening inside?
  • Are you a vegetarian or vegan?
  • Are you at risk for cancer?
  • Are you already taking cholesterol lowering medications?
  • Have you been diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome or hypertension?
  • Are you overweight?
  • Do you have high LDL (the bad cholesterol) -OR- low HDL (the good cholesterol)
  • Do you have high triglycerides?

At Cambiati Wellness we think this is a must-take test! This test goes far beyond a standard cholesterol test and can really help you understand your body more deeply. As you may know, Rebecca’s father died young of a heart attack and she is incredibly passionate about EVERYONE taking this test.

 

I’ve already had my cholesterol checked, why should I have the CardioMetabolic test done?

Did you know that 50% of people who have a heart attack have normal cholesterol levels?! (NCEP guidelines) That means that we are missing the boat on our cholesterol testing. Standard cholesterol testing ONLY gives you a small part of the picture leaving many people with “normal” cholesterol numbers unaware that they are still at risk for a heart attack. The National Cholesterol Education Program introduced new risk factors that are responsible for many individuals at risk for cardiovascular disease and this test reveals them to you. Cholesterol is carried throughout the body in little balls called lipoproteins.  It is the lipoproteins, NOT the cholesterol in them, that leads to clogging of the arteries. That’s why testing lipoproteins is so critical.

PRE-DIABETES RISK

70% of  people diagnosed with pre-diabetes develop type 2 diabetes. (Lancet. 2012 Jun 16; 379(9833): 2279–2290) The Pre-Diabetes Biomarkers identify metabolic abnormalities that may progress into diabetes. SpectraCell’s Pre-Diabetes Risk Score is a way to estimate a patient’s risk of developing diabetes and associated complications such as heart disease or stroke.  The following tests have the largest impact on the pre-diabetes risk score: hemoglobin A1c, fasting blood sugar and metabolic syndrome traits.  Other factors that significantly affect a pre-diabetic risk but that are not included in this report include weight, blood pressure (hypertension), smoking, inflammation and family history.

  • Glucose – snapshot of blood sugar at time of blood draw
  • Insulin – correlates to the efficiency with which a person can metabolize carbohydrates; high fasting levels indicate insulin resistance and possible pre-diabetes.
  • Hemoglobin A1C – long term (2-3 months) marker of glycemic control; also considered a marker of accelerated aging
  • C-peptide – a measure of endogenous insulin production; useful in distinguishing between ty pe 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • Adiponectin – a hormone that ezymatically controls metabolism; high levels beneficial and indicate efficient cellular energy production
  • Metabolic syndrome traits – A diagnosis of metabolic syndrome is confirmed if any three of the following six traits exist in a patient: (1) high triglycerides (2) high glucose (3) low HDL (4) high blood pressure (5) high waist circumference or (6) increased small dense LDL

CardioMetabolic Factors Tested

  • Lipoprotein Fractionation
  • Lipoprotein Particle Numbers
  • Total Cholesterol HDL
  • Cholesterol
  • LDL Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • Hs-CRP
  • Homocysteine
  • Lipoprotein (a)
  • Leptin
  • Apolipoprotein A-1
  • Apolipoprotein B
  • Insulin
  • Glucose
  • Hemoglobin A1c
  • C-peptide
  • Adiponectin

Thyroid Testing

Do you think you have a problem with your thyroid but your doctor won’t run a full panel? 

Does your doctor say the results are, “normal: but you don’t feel right? 

 

  • Does fatigue drag you down day after day?
  • Have you struggled with your weight?
  • Are you forgetful or do you have brain fog?
  • Do you have chills, or hair loss?
  • Are you often revved up, sweaty, or anxious?
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck. It produces hormones that control the speed of your metabolism. This is the system that helps the body use energy. Thyroid disorders can slow down or rev up metabolism by disrupting the production of thyroid hormones. When hormone levels become too low or too high, you may experience a wide range of symptoms.
An unexplained change in weight is a very common sign of a thyroid disorder. Weight gain may signal low levels of thyroid hormones, a condition called hypothyroidism. In contrast, if the thyroid produces more hormones than the body needs, you may lose weight unexpectedly. This is known as hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism is far more common. When left untreated, hypothyroidism can raise cholesterol levels and make you more likely to have a stroke or heart attack. In severe cases, very low levels of thyroid hormones can trigger a loss of consciousness and life-threatening drop in body temperature. Untreated hyperthyroidism can cause serious heart problems and brittle bones.

If you feel exhausted and run down then it might be your thyroid. Thyroid disorders can have a noticeable impact on your energy level and mood. Hypothyroidism tends to make people feel tired, sluggish, and depressed. Hyperthyroidism can cause anxiety, problems sleeping, restlessness, and irritability.

 

Hashimoto’s Disease

 

The most common cause of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s disease. This is an autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks the thyroid gland. The result is damage to the thyroid, preventing it from producing enough hormones. Hashimoto’s disease tends to run in families. At Cambiati Wellness we are experts in thyroid disorders like Hashimoto’s disease.

 

Graves’ Disease

 

The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is Graves’ disease. This is an autoimmune disorder that attacks the thyroid gland and triggers the release of high levels of thyroid hormones. One of the hallmarks of Graves’ disease is a visible and uncomfortable swelling behind the eyes. At Cambiati Wellness we are experts in thyroid disorders like Graves’ disease.

Thyroid Disorder or Menopause?

 

Because thyroid disorders can cause changes in menstrual cycle and mood, the symptoms are sometimes mistaken for menopause. If a thyroid problem is suspected, a simple blood test can determine whether the true culprit is menopause or a thyroid disorder — or a combination of the two. That’s why at Cambiati Wellness we recommend testing both hormones and doing a full thyroid panel.

Hormone Markers 

  • Are you exhausted or fatigued?
  • Do you have a personal or family history of cardiovascular health (blood pressure, clotting, lipids)?
  • Have you suffered with migraines?
  • Do you have trouble sleeping?
  • Do you battle pain?
  • Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, or other cognitive function issues?
  • Do you get sick often or do you have an autoimmune disorder?
  • Metabolism (blood sugar regulation, tissue repair)
  • Are you concerned about osteoporosis?
  • Is there a physical appearance change in your skin, muscles, or hair?

Cambiati Wellness offers comprehensive male and female hormone panels to assess hormonal balance (or imbalance).  LHormones influence all aspects of health and disease including mood, sleep, metabolism, immunity, heart health and appearance.  An imbalance of one hormone can initiate cascade of events that alters other hormones, so understanding hormones is key to our wellness.

Female Hormone Panel

  • Androstenedione
  • DHEA-S
  • Estrone (E1)
  • Estradiol (E2)
  • Estriol, unconjugated (E3)
  • FSH
  • IGF-1
  • LH
  • SHBG
  • Testosterone, Total
  • Testosterone, Free (calc)
  • Prolactin
  • Progesterone

Male Hormone Panel

  • Androstenedione
  • DHEA-S
  • Estrone (E1)
  • Estradiol (E2)
  • FSH
  • IGF-1
  • LH
  • SHBG
  • Testosterone, Total
  • Testosterone, Free (calc)
  • Prolactin
  • Progesterone
  • PSA Total

Genetic Testing 

Telomere

Do you want to know your metabolic age? Telomeres are sections of genetic material at the end of each chromosome whose primary function is to prevent chromosomal “fraying” when a cell replicates. As a cell ages, its telomeres become shorter. Eventually, the telomeres become too short to allow cell replication, the cell stops dividing and will ultimately die – a normal biological process. SpectraCell’s Telomere Test can determine the length of a patient’s telomeres in relation to the patient’s age. An inflammatory diet, or one that increases oxidative stress, will shorten telomeres faster. This includes refined carbohydrates, fast foods, processed foods, sodas, artificial sweeteners, trans fats and saturated fats. A diet with a large amount and variety of antioxidants that improves oxidative defense and reduces oxidative stress will slow telomere shortening. If you find that your telomeres are shorter than expected the good news is that there are dietary interventions available. This gives you a good idea of how much damage needs to be repaired.

Apolipoprotein E

Do you take a statin or are you considering it but want to know how effective it will be? Do you know how your body responds to fats? How big a deal is alcohol for your body type? This test can help figure this out. This test determines an individual’s genetic risk associated with the Apolipoprotein E gene. ApoE is involved in the metabolism of cholesterol and triglycerides, and variants in this gene can have clinically relevant implications for disease risk as well as one’s response to statin therapy, dietary fat, and other risk factors (eg., smoking and alcohol consumption). Approximately 45% of individuals carry one or more of the high risk variants within the ApoE gene. The results of the genotyping of Apolipoprotein E have important implications in the treatment strategies for individual patients in reducing cardiovascular disease risk.

Factor V Leiden 

Have you suffered a stroke? Do you have a family history of strokes? Factor V Leiden (FAK-tur five LIDE-n) is a mutation of one of the clotting factors in the blood. This mutation can increase your chance of developing abnormal blood clots, most commonly in your legs or lungs.

Prothrombin G20210A

Are you considering getting pregnant? Have you suffered a miscarriage? Do you have a family or personal history of deep venous thrombosis? People with factor V Leiden gene have an increased risk of developing a type of blood clot called a deep venous thrombosis (DVT).Normally, the prothrombin protein is produced to help the blood clot, and is produced in greater amounts after a blood vessel is damaged. But people who have a mutation in the prothrombin gene produce MORE prothrombin protein than normal which increases the tendency to form clots. Women with the factor V Ledien R506Q gene mutation (called R506Q) have increased risk of clotting in pregnancy in the form of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.  They also may have a small increased risk of preeclampsia, may have a small increased risk of low birth weight babies, may have a small increased risk of miscarriage and stillbirth due to either clotting in the placenta or umbilical cord.

MTHFR 

  • Do you have a personal or family history of blood clots, stroke, embolism, colon cancer, acute leukemia, or  heart attack?
  • Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia?
  • Are you struggling with chronic pain?
  • Are you exhausted or fatigued all the time?

MTHFR stands for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. It’s getting attention due to a genetic mutation that may lead to high levels of homocysteine in the blood and low levels of folate and other vitamins. This gene variation can impact how well your body metabolizes folate and folic acid. Folate and folic acid are forms of vitamin B9, required for numerous critical bodily functions.Unfortunately, a problem in this metabolic cycle is linked to several serious health problems. There is hope if you have this gene variant. Knowledge is power!

Interested In Getting Tested? Contact us for details!

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