Orthomolecular-Medical Diagnostic

The clinical diagnostic together with the physical factors takes place during an extensive interview with our special medical doctor for orthomolecular- and lifestyle medicine. Extended clinical-chemical and genetic analyses provide information on the fat metabolism, cholesterol levels, anti-oxidative capacity, reaction to inflammations and infections, vitamin levels, hormone balance, iron intake and utilization, dissolving capacity of food ingredients, lactose intolerance, gluten intolerance.
If for instance the anti-oxidative capacity is too low oxidative stress will result. This means that a metabolic state results at which the normal detoxification and repair functionality of a cell no longer works properly. Free radicals damage mitochondrial DNA, which is especially seen in connection to neurodegenerative diseases. Furthermore, the individual risks for osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancer are determined:
• Fat metabolism cholesterol
• Overweight and Diabetes
• Anti-oxidative capacity
• Detoxification behaviour with harmful substances
• Reaction to inflammations and infections
• Vitamin balance (B-Vitamins, Homocysteine)
• Bone metabolism
• Stress and mood balance
• Iron intake and utilization
• Decomposing of food ingredients
• Pharmacogenetics
• Lactose malabsorption
• Risk for celiac disease

In the clinical-chemical analysis in most cases the following profiles are determined:

• Allergy and intolerance: DAO
• Amino acid status: simple neutral, branched chain-, sulphurous-, aromatic, acidic, alkaline amino acids
• Inflammation: ultra-sensitive CRP
• Fatty acid profile: HDL-, LDL- and overall cholesterol, triglyceride, small dense LDL, Lipoprotein (a), Homocysteine, Omega 3- and Omega 6-fatty acids
• Hair analytics: Heavy metals, minerals, trace elements
• Hormone balance: TSH, FSH, LH, estradiol, testosterone overall and free, DHEA-S, SHBG, IGFBP3, Progesterone
• Bone metabolism: Vitamin D3, pyridinium Crosslinks, Calcium and Phosphate
• Micro nutrient status: Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin B1, B2, B6, B12 (active form), folic acid, Vitamin D, Magnesium, Nitrotyrosine, Coenzyme Q10, Zinc, Carotenoid, Selenium
• Food intolerance: food specific IgG-antibodies
• Neurotransmitter status: Adrenaline, Noradrenaline, Dopamine, GABA, Glutamate, Serotonin
• Oxidative stress, Nitrosative stress: Anti-oxidative capacity, Superoxide dismutase SOD, Glutathione peroxidase GPX, Glutathione, Lipid peroxidation, Nitrotyrosine
• Stress profile: Cortisol and DHEA in saliva