BioAge MD Functional Medicine
Functional Medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many contributing to an individual’s illness.
At BioAge MD, we embrace the relationship between modern medicine and holistic healing. We know each and every individual is different, which is why we like to discover the root of an issue by a series of testing and one-on-one discussion.
Our preferred series of tests is backed by years of research and experience. We only seek to find the best results in order to create the BEST plan to optimize your health and lifestyle.
Micronutrient Testing has been the gold standard test for diagnosing nutrient deficiencies in the blood. This test is sent to a specialized laboratory that has the ability to determine the specific amount of vitamins and minerals in the blood.
It tests for vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, fatty acids, metabolites and carbohydrate metabolism. Having this detailed insight to your body’s functionality can eliminate the unnecessary usage of random supplements and pinpoint the signs and symptoms of your deficiencies.
After the test is completed, our practitioner will give you a complete guide as to what areas need to be repleted and offer a comprehensive treatment plan to nutritional supplementation.
Heavy Metal Testing
Heavy metal toxicity in patients is higher than ever. The signs and symptoms of this can include headaches, nausea, cramping, sweating and brain fog to name a few. Common exposure to metals such as lead, aluminum, mercury, nickel, arsenic and lead at low levels can all be found in the body. It is these low levels of metals that stay undetected and many times can remain undiagnosed.
With the administration of a metal detoxification agent and a simple urinary test sent to a specialized lab that we are able to detect the presence of heavy metals in the body and treat the toxification at the source and recommend lifestyle changes to minimize future exposure. IV Solutions using chelation agents are available to treat heavy metal toxicity.
Food Sensitivity Testing
It is the foods and substances that we consume the most, that surprisingly have been the root cause for symptoms that remain undiagnosed and continue to be the underlying cause of illness.
Inflammation can be caused by health problems such as gastrointestinal issues and metabolic disorders. Having a proper assessment of which foods and substances are triggering these conditions, will give you the knowledge on how to make better food choices.
You may have experienced symptoms such as fatigue, migraines, aching joints, obesity, indigestion, constipation, and certain skin disorders such as psoriasis, eczema. All of these symptoms have been directly correlated to the types of foods we eat.
The Food Sensitivity test has the capability of testing for over 450 foods, colorings, molds, additives, and herbs. A simple blood test is taken and sent to a specialized laboratory that will assess the sensitivities in your blood providing a detailed guide on which foods may be causing issues so you know which ones to avoid.
A telomere test is a blood test that measures the length of telomeres, the protective structures located at the tips of chromosomes. The test is said to reveal a person's true biological age, the age a person shares with most people of similar physiology.
At BioAge MD, we are able to provide our patients with both the testing for the telomere loss and offer a specialized care protocol to increase telomere length.