For some patients, the Metabolic Rejuvenation Program begins with a specialized test called the Designs for Health/Metametrix Comprehensive Metabolic Profile. This test pinpoints imbalances and deficiencies in the body using more than 75 elements that include organic acid, lipid peroxide and IgG food antibody testing. Armed with the results of this test, a program is tailored to each patient’s specific needs. To view a video clip on the CMP, click here. Keep reading below for a detailed description about this very informative test.
The Designs for Health Comprehensive Metabolic Profile consists of:
Designs for Health Organix™ Profile
Integrative clinicians begin with an Organix™ Profile to establish the nutritional and metabolic basis of patient symptoms, just as traditional practitioners might use a serum chemistry to establish a diagnostic baseline. Designs for Health now offers its own unique Organix Profile. A single urine specimen provides important information about:
- Insufficiencies of carnitine and NAC • Specific markers of bacterial dysbiosis • Lipoic acid and CoQ10 sufficiency • Functional status of B-vitamins • Neurotransmitter metabolism • Mitochondrial energy production• Methylation sufficiency status • Detoxification adequency • Oxidative Stress and antioxidant sufficiency
Designs for Health Urine Lipid Peroxides
In its efforts to produce the chemical energy to power cells and fight infection, the body produces harmful free radicals. Antioxidant supplements can help protect cells from free radical damage that can result in oxidation of cell membranes, forming lipid peroxides. High levels of lipid peroxides are associated with cancer, heart disease, stroke, and aging.
Designs for Health Bloodspot™ Fatty Acid Profile (not available in NY)
From a simple finger stick, this unique test measures the ratio of the principle omega-6 (AA) and omega-3 (EPA) fatty acids. The AA/EPA ratio is a measure of the body’s eicosanoid balance, detecting “silent” inflammation that can lead to heart disease and other chronic and inflammatory processes. Also included is an Index of Omega-3 Fatty Acids: the sum of EPA and DHA as a percent of total fatty acids. Studies have shown that this index can be used to estimate a person’s risk of dying from coronary heart disease (CHD). A bloodspot Index of Omega-3 Fatty Acids greater than 1.6 is associated with the greatest cardioprotection, whereas an index less than 0.75 is associated with the least cardioprotection. With many consumers loading up indiscriminately on fish oils, this profile can also detect omega-3 dominant patterns which can lead to increased peroxidation and immune supression.
Designs for Health Bloodspot™ IgG Food Antibody Profile (not available in NY)
Researchers estimate that at least 60% of the U.S. population suffers from unsuspected food reactions that can cause or complicate health problems. These reactions are difficult to identify since they can occur hours or even days after consumption of an offending food. In some cases, a person may eat a food for several days before developing a reaction to it, so they may not realize the link between the food and their symptoms. Symptoms can be extraordinarily diverse, ranging from arthritis to eczema to migraines. For that reason, many health professionals routinely consider food allergies or intolerances when evaluating a patient’s health problems. The Bloodspot™ IgG Food Antibody Profile tests for sensitivity to 30 of the most commonly positive food antigens, all from a single finger stick.