ALCAT Testing:

The Alcat Test is a biological immune cell activation test that identifies inflammation causing foods. Detected cell changes reflect the overall effect on various complex immune pathways/interactions. This approach is unique and unlike any other food sensitivity test, it is validated.

How does it work?

A blood sample is sent to the Cell Science laboratory. The sample goes through a multi-step quality assurance process. During testing, your immune cells are confronted with foods and/or items including additives, colorings, molds, medicinal herbs, and chemical agents. After testing, the results are presented in a clear and easy to read color-coded format, showing you which foods/substances to which you had a severe reaction, moderate reaction, mild reaction, and no reaction.

The Immune system is a double edged sword.

It should react appropriately and protect against infection when confronted with harmful invaders or “infectious agents” like viruses or bacteria. Unfortunately for some, exposure to common foods, chemicals and molds may trigger chronic activation of the immune system. The Alcat Test has provided healthcare professionals and their patients with a tool for managing a wide variety of conditions linked to inflammation and chronic activation.

How can ALCAT testing help me?

Skin Problems

Eczema, acne, inflammatory rashes, psoriasis, Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Neurological

Migraine, chronic fatigue, depression, unspecified anxiety, ADHD/ADD

Respiratory

Asthma, chronic stuffy nose, recurrent sinusitis, sleep apnea

Gastrointestinal

IBS, diarrhea, constipation, flatulence, inflammatory bowel disease.

Metabolic Funtion

Overweight, diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid dysfunction.

Joints

Rheumatism, arthritis, aching limbs, fibromyalgia, pain & inflammation

ALCAT Test Panel Options:

CNA (Cellular Nutrition Assay)

Test micronutrient and antioxidant needs to nourish and protect your body at the cellular level.

Our testing acknowledges the individuality of each person, offering insights into the nutrient reserves within your cells, akin to how hemoglobin A1C reveals extended details about blood sugar management.

Nutrients play a crucial role in maintaining good health. Vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and fatty acids are utilized within cells and act as the catalyst for metabolic reactions. Maintaining a balance between oxidative stress and antioxidant elements is crucial to prevent bodily damage.

In today’s world, micronutrients serve as a countermeasure against elevated stress levels stemming from various sources such as environmental pollutants, toxins, and medications, which differ for each individual. Lifestyle choices, genetic factors, pregnancy, recent infections, sleep habits, excessive physical activity in sports, age, and gender all contribute to this dynamic interplay.

Your micronutrient test:

  • Test to determine your cellular micronutrient status. 52 vitamins, minerals, amino acids
  • Nutrient stores in cells reflect long-term nutritional status and have the most functional impact. We analyze the direct response of your immune cells (lymphocytes) when individual micronutrients are added to them. Increased nutrient need is indicated by an increase in activity of your cells.

How to get tested

  • A simple blood draw is needed
  • Get your results in 5-7 days
  • Nutrients are highlighted according to your cellular responses.
  • Descriptions of each “insufficient” nutrient and “protective” antioxidant are provided along with foods to emphasize to meet the increased nutrient need.

Nutrition & Health

status optimization with tailored food and supplement plan

High Performance

Burnout & Fatigue

fatigue, depression, mood swings, low vitality

Weight

Women's Health

fertility, pregnancy, lactation, perimenopause, menopause

Pre & Post Surgery

Chronic & Metabolic

increased blood pressure, and blood sugar, excess body fat, abnormal cholesterol

Sports Nutrition

Genomic Methyl Detox Profile

Methylation can play an important role in many chronic diseases. By understanding your genetics you can prevent and address these conditions with the right nutrition.

Test components
-5 genes (+ add homocysteine)

Methyl groups are biochemical on-and-off switches of gene expression. They control enzymatic reactions,
impact mood and neurotransmitter balance, protect against chronic degenerative disease by reducing inflammatory processes, transform toxins into forms that are readily excreted, impact tissue healing, and protect cells from oxidative stress.

Did you know… over 50% of the population is affected by genetic variants in the methylation
pathway.

MTHFR→

Initiator of methylation

The purpose of the MTHFR gene is to
encode for the MTHFR enzyme which is
the driver of the production of folate.
Variants in the genes involved in
methylation can impact the development
of chronic disease. Nutrition intervention
supports methylation and promotion of
optimal health.

COMT→

Restoring Hormone Balance

By metabolizing stress hormones and
neutrotransmitters, the COMT gene is
directly responsible for bringing your
heartbeat down to normal levels and
restoring a sense of balance both to your
physiological and your psychological self.

MTR→

Amino Acid Balance

The MTR gene provides instructions for
making an enzyme called methionine
synthase which plays a role in processing amino acids, the building blocks of
proteins. Methionine synthase converts
homocysteine to methionine using
methylated vitamin B12. Inflammation
and elevated homocysteine levels can
increase the risk of CVD.

AHCY→

Maintainer of Methylation

AHCY is the only enzyme known and
crucial to convert S-Adenosylhomocysteine (AdoHcy) to homocysteine and
adenine to maintain optimal methylation
potential. Studies show a link between
variants in this gene with poor methylation potential and severe myopathies,
developmental delays and hypermethioninemia.

MTRR→

Protein Processing

The MTRR gene codes for the important
enzyme, methionine synthase reductase (MSR) which is required for the
proper function of methionine synthase
(see MTR). Both genes act together
to convert homocysteine to methionine. Variants can be involved with the
development of cancers, Parkinson’s
disease, depression, hypertension and
many others.

add Homocysteine

Biomarker for methylation status

High homocysteine levels may indicate
an insufficiency in vitamin B6, B12, and/
or folate. Elevated homocysteine levels
can contribute to arterial damage and
blood clots in your blood vessels and
are well known risk factors for chronic
disease, particularly cardiovascular, diabetes and neurodegenerative disorders.

Why to get tested:

Vitamins, minerals, nutrients, coenzymes, and
botanicals can only do their job as desired on the basis of functioning methylation. Essential processes of the body to maintain health and self-healing are controlled by methyl groups. If methyl groups are in short supply, the body has difficulty controlling these functions. You become ”out of balance”.

Your test is easy to understand:

Identifying your genetic variants can help determine what nutrient support you need. Test results include expert clinician commentaries and include personalized recommendations for diet, nutrient supplementation, and IV nutrient therapy.

Telomere Length 

Ask for the Telomere Length test combined with an Alcat Test for food/chemical sensitivity or the Cellular Nutrition Assays

Health Issues Associated with Telomere Shortening:

Alzheimer’s disease, ADHD

Diabetes, obesity

Immune dysfunction

Osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis

Cardiovascular disease

Inflammation related conditions

Healthy Lifestyle Choices are the key to Optimal Health:

Telomere length serves as a marker for biological aging, providing insights into the susceptibility to age-related ailments. Telomeres, akin to the protective caps on shoelaces, are the terminal segments of our chromosomes, safeguarding them from deterioration and ensuring the stability of our DNA.

However, with each cell division, telomeres naturally diminish in length. Biologist Leonard Hayflick’s 1960s research revealed that after approximately 50 divisions, telomeres shorten to a critical point known as the “Hayflick limit.” Beyond this limit, cells can no longer divide, becoming senescent. This state signifies a loss of function and eventual cell death or transformation into a “zombie” cell. The buildup of these senescent cells contributes to the aging process.

Know Your Telomere Score:

A simple blood draw is all you need
White blood cell DNA undergoes assessment via quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) to gauge the average length of leukocyte telomeres. This evaluation involves comparing the number of nucleotide repeats in telomeres with a reference gene’s single copy. The resulting measurement is then compared to a population of similar age groups for reference.

A test report that is easy to read and understand
The test report is designed for simplicity and comprehension. Your telomere score is determined by assessing your average telomere length in comparison to individuals within your age bracket.

“Telomeres can be prematurely shortened due to oxidation, inflammation, and stress. These conditions reduce the protective effect of telomeres, damage DNA, and contribute to early cell death associated with numerous degenerative diseases.”

CICA: The Celiac, IBS, and Crohn’s Array

The CICA evaluates an individual’s risk factors for celiac disease, IBS, Crohn’s disease, and markers for gluten sensitivity.

Who May Benefit From This Test?

  • People experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms or autoimmune disorders that could indicate gluten-related issues.

  • Those experiencing chronic fatigue.

  • Individuals facing challenges in nutrient absorption or suffering from nutrient deficiencies.

  • People with unexplained symptoms like unintentional weight loss or skin rashes.

  • Individuals grappling with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms like diarrhea, bloating, or cramping.

  • Those suspected of having Crohn’s disease or celiac disease.

  • Individuals with heightened intestinal permeability associated with autoimmune disorders and various conditions.

  • Individuals striving for improved health efficiency or leading a high-performance lifestyle.

Test Components:

The CICA is a comprehensive array that analyzes genetic predisposition and serologic components associated with celiac and Crohn’s disease.

• Genetic Analysis

The genetic component of CICA involves testing for HLA-DQ genotypes linked to celiac disease and mutations within the ATG16L1 and NOD2 genes associated with Crohn’s disease.

• Antibody Testing

The serologic aspect includes the evaluation of four serum antibodies (DGP IgG/IgA and tTG IgG/IgA) correlated with active celiac disease. Elevated levels of these antibodies suggest untreated celiac disease. Total Serum IgA is utilized as a gauge to validate IgA testing for tissue transglutaminase (tTG) and deaminated gliadin peptide (DGP) antibody levels.

“Imagine gluten ingestion on a spectrum. At one end, you have people with celiac disease, who cannot tolerate one crumb of gluten in their diet. At the other end, you have the lucky people who can eat pizza, beer, pasta and cookies — and have no ill effects whatsoever. In the middle, there is a murky area of gluten reactions, including gluten sensitivity.”

– Alessio Fasano, M.D., Mass. General Hospital.

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