Angela Anderson
Mucosal Barrier Assessment
The health of the gut mucosal barrier plays a critical role in overall well-being, influencing everything from nutrient absorption to immune function. The Mucosal Barrier Assessment is a comprehensive diagnostic tool designed to evaluate markers of intestinal permeability and mucosal health, providing valuable insights into the integrity of the gut barrier, immune function, and inflammatory response.

This assessment includes a range of tests that assess various aspects of mucosal barrier function, including Zonulin, Histamine, DAO (Diamine Oxidase), and the DAO:Histamine Ratio. Zonulin is a marker of intestinal permeability, reflecting the tightness of the junctions between intestinal cells. Elevated levels of Zonulin may indicate increased intestinal permeability, commonly referred to as "leaky gut syndrome." Histamine and DAO are markers of immune function and inflammatory response, providing insights into the body's immune system activity and its role in mucosal health.

By measuring these markers, healthcare practitioners can identify disruptions in the gut mucosal barrier and assess the degree of intestinal permeability. This information is crucial for understanding the underlying mechanisms driving gastrointestinal dysfunction and inflammatory conditions. Additionally, it allows for the development of targeted interventions to support gut health, modulate immune function, and reduce inflammation.

Overall, the Mucosal Barrier Assessment is a valuable tool for assessing gut health and identifying areas of concern that may be contributing to digestive issues, autoimmune conditions, and inflammatory disorders. By addressing imbalances in the mucosal barrier and supporting intestinal integrity, individuals can achieve improved gastrointestinal health and overall well-being.

Visit the Fluids IQ Website here, to read more about the Fluids IQ Mucosal Barrier Assessment, also known as the Intestinal Permeability Assessment. 



Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN) is an advanced approach to health and wellness that combines the principles of Functional Medicine with cutting-edge diagnostic testing and a holistic, lifestyle-based approach. FDN practitioners are trained to identify underlying health imbalances and dysfunctions using functional lab testing and clinical assessments, allowing for targeted interventions that support the body's natural healing processes.
FDN Recommended Panel
There are many diagnostic tests available to guide your wellness journey. The number of choices can feel overwhelming, and it can be difficult to determine where to start.

Curated by Reed Davis, Founder of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition, The FDN-Recommended Lab Package provides a comprehensive evaluation of key physiological systems, including gut health, hormone balance, stress response, and adrenal function. By assessing these areas, we gain valuable insights into underlying imbalances and root causes of health concerns, guiding personalized interventions and treatment strategies to support your journey to optimal wellness.

  • GI MAP Stool Testing
  • MRT Leap 176 Food Sensitivity Testing
  • Metabolic Wellness Profile
  • Advanced Stress & Hormone Profile
  • Mucosal Barrier Assessment
This panel is not ordered from RUPA Health. 



Functional Diagnostic Review
Specialty Diagnostics Interpretation & Personalized Recommendations


 
The Functional Diagnostics Review (FDR) is a cornerstone of our holistic wellness approach, ideally initiated with our Premier Case Review (PCR) to lay the groundwork for your wellness journey.
 
During your PCR, we thoroughly explore your health history and functional timeline, pinpointing instigating factors, antecedents, and lifestyle elements that may influence your symptoms.
 
If diagnostic labs are deemed beneficial for your path to optimal health, we collaborate to select the most suitable laboratory package tailored to your individual needs and priorities.
 
While the PCR is not mandatory for ordering diagnostic labs, it offers valuable insights and recommendations that can optimize your health even without testing. Everyone's journey is unique, and your individual chemistry, medical history, and lifestyle assessments may provide actionable recommendations immediately, circumventing the need for diagnostics. However, if you opt for diagnostics, I'm here to support you throughout the process.
 
**Understanding the FDR Process**
 
Specialty and designer tests are available for self-testing but interpreting them without context can be challenging. The FDR process integrates advanced functional lab testing with personalized recommendations and support, helping us identify imbalances and address root causes while drawing important parallels between your symptom history and diagnostics.
 
By combining advanced diagnostics with personalized interpretation and coaching and support in context to your individual history and story. we empower you to take control of your wellness plan armed with real data. Our collaborative approach ensures that recommended diagnostic labs align with your health goals, priorities, and budget.
 
The FDR Process provides interpretive support and personalized recommendations based on diagnostics, guiding you toward achieving your wellness goals and living your best life. It's your ticket to individualized results and recommendations tailored to your specific needs, bridging the gap between your health history and wellness vision.
 
During your PCR, we delve into your comprehensive health history and lifestyle factors, leveraging powerful diagnostics to draw parallels and uncover healing opportunities to inform your wellness goals.
 
 
Functional Diagnostic Review Process
 

After your personalized Results and Recommendations Session, you decide if you wish to go it alone or if you want ongoing coaching, support and / or accountability.


  1. Comprehensive Assessment: FDN practitioners conduct in-depth assessments to gather information about your health history, symptoms, diet, lifestyle, and environmental factors. This comprehensive approach helps identify potential root causes contributing to your health issues.
  2. Functional Lab Testing: FDN utilizes state-of-the-art functional lab testing to assess various aspects of health, including hormone levels, digestive function, immune system activity, detoxification capacity, and nutritional status. These tests provide valuable insights into underlying imbalances and guide personalized treatment strategies.
  3. Root Cause Analysis: FDN practitioners focus on identifying the underlying root causes of health imbalances rather than simply treating symptoms. By addressing these root causes, FDN aims to restore balance and promote optimal health from the inside out.
  4. Holistic Treatment Protocols: Based on the results of functional lab testing and comprehensive assessments, FDN practitioners develop personalized treatment protocols that address the unique needs of each individual. These protocols often include dietary recommendations, lifestyle modifications, targeted supplementation, stress management strategies, and other holistic interventions.



Mucosal Barrier Assessment

$ 900 
✔️ Premier Case Review ($500 Value)

✔️ Mucosal Barrier Assessment ($163 value)

✔️ Functional Diagnostic Review ($250 value)


FDN Panel

$ 2000
Premier Case Review ($500 Value)
FDN Recommended Diagnostics Panel ($1394 Value)
  • GI MAP
  • MRT Leap Food Sensitivity Testing
  • Metabolic Wellness Panel
  • Advanced Stress & Hormone Panel
  • Mucosal Barrier Assessment
Includes two (2) 90-minute Results & Recommendations Sessions with personalized action plan. ($500 Value


FDN Recommended Wellness Panel

Functional Test 
Description
Covered Areas
Markers Included
GI MAP Microbial Assay
:** The GI MAP is a comprehensive stool test that assesses gut microbiota composition, digestive function, inflammation, and intestinal health. It provides insights into the balance of beneficial and pathogenic bacteria, as well as markers of inflammation, immune function, and digestive enzyme activity.
Gut microbiota composition, digestive function, inflammation, immune function, and intestinal health.
- Bacterial Pathogens
-Parasitic Pathogens
-Viral Pathogens
-H. Pylori
- Normal Bacterial Flora
-Opportunistic Bacteria
- Parasits
-Fungi/Yeast
-Viruses
-Worms
-Antibiotic Resistance Genes
 
MRT LEAP 176 (Mediator Release Test - Lifestyle, Eating, and Performance)
The MRT LEAP is a blood test that measures immune system reactions to various foods and chemicals. It identifies delayed hypersensitivity reactions, which can contribute to inflammation, digestive issues, autoimmune conditions, and other chronic health problems.
Food sensitivities, chemical sensitivities, inflammation, digestive issues, autoimmune conditions.
- Fruits
- Vegetables
- Grains
-Beans/Nuts/Legumes
- Seafood
-Poultry
- Dairy
- Chemicals
- Flavor Enhancers
- MIsc
 
Mucosal Barrier Assessment
The Mucosal Barrier Assessment evaluates markers of intestinal permeability and mucosal health. It includes tests such as Zonulin, Histamine, DAO (Diamine Oxidase), and DAO:Histamine Ratio, which provide insights into the integrity of the gut barrier, immune function, and inflammatory response.
 
Intestinal permeability, mucosal health, immune function, inflammatory response.
Zonulin
Histamine
DAO
Histamine:DAO ratio
Advanced Stress and Hormone Panel
The Advanced Stress and Hormone Panel measures hormone levels and stress markers to assess hormonal balance, adrenal function, and stress response. It includes tests for hormones such as estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, melatonin, Sig A (Secretory IgA), and 4-Point Cortisol, providing insights into reproductive health, sleep quality, immune function, and stress management.
Hormonal balance, adrenal function, stress response, reproductive health, sleep quality, immune function.
- Estradiol
- Progesterone
- Progesterone :Estradiol Ratio
- Melatonin (noon)
- Secretory IgA
- DHEA-S
- Cortisol (Morning, Noon, Afternoon, Night)
- Cortisol : DHEA ratio
- Testosterone
 
Metabolic Wellness Profile
The Metabolic Wellness Profile evaluates markers of oxidative stress and detoxification capacity. It includes tests such as Indican, Total Bile Acid Assessment, and 8-OHdG (8-hydroxy-2’-deoxyguanosine), which provide insights into gut health, liver function, detoxification pathways, and cellular health.
Oxidative stress, detoxification capacity, gut health, liver function, cellular health.
Indican
Total Bile Acids
8-OHdg
 
The FDN-Recommended Starter Lab Package offers a comprehensive evaluation of key physiological systems, including gut health, immune function, hormone balance, stress response, and metabolic wellness. By assessing these areas, we gain valuable insights into underlying imbalances and root causes of health concerns, guiding personalized interventions and treatment strategies to support your journey to optimal wellness.







Information courtesy of Angela Anderson
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Personalized Care

When it comes to addressing health complications, the notion of a "one-size-fits-all" solution is not just ineffective, it's potentially counterproductive. Each individual is a unique tapestry of genetics, lifestyle choices, dietary habits, and environmental exposures, making them biochemically distinct. This means that a health approach which yields positive results for one person could prove ineffective, or even detrimental, for another. Functional wellness modalities stand out by embracing this diversity; recognizing that true healthcare must be deeply personalized. By considering an individual's entire well-being, factoring in genetics, diet, lifestyle, and environmental influences, functional wellness crafts solutions tailored to each person's unique needs. This bespoke approach ensures that each individual receives the most effective and appropriate care, underscoring the fact that in the realm of health, there really is no such thing as a universal solution. When I sign a contract with a client, I will work tirelessly by your side until we are able to identify the root cause of your health challenges and develop a sistainable way forward. 


Information courtesy of Angela Anderson
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