Health Testing

Identifying Root Causes

by Dr. Judith Boice N.D. L.Ac.


Welcome to the health testing section of our website.

Dr. Judith Boice

Many of us with long term health conditions have struggled to find the root cause of our dis-ease. Conventional testing methods may not reveal any imbalances, and our doctor may have told us the symptoms are "all in your head."

From my own experience and my patients' experiences. I've discovered certain tests that can help identify the root cause(s) of a condition. For my children and me, applying the information from the Constitutional Food Testing has resolved many physical and behavioral symptoms. Who would have guessed that eggs would seriously aggravate ADHD, or that eating meat (my constitutional food intolerance) would cause me to develop asthma for the first time in my life?

If you have health issues and have been unable to pinpoint the cause(s), food testing is an excellent place to start. For more information visit Constitutional Food Testing. . I usually begin with this test, and then add other testing methods as needed.

Another type of food testing I offer is the ALCAT Test, which identifies inflammatory reactions to over 350 foods, chemicals, medications, herbs, and functional foods. Inflammatory reactions are linked with chronic health problems such as migraines, sinus infections, aching joints, fatigue, gastrointestinal disorders, eczema, hyperactivity/ADD, asthma and even obesity. For more information visit ALCAT Test.

Another option for food testing is the tests by ELISA/ACT, which are blood tests that analyze the lymphocytes, long lived, white blood cells that carry memory of exposure to certain substances. The ELISSA/ACT test analyzes reactions to foods, food additives, chemicals, medications and other substances. For more information visit ELISA/ACT.

Thyroid hormone regulates the "metabolic engine" in the body, determining how quickly we burn calories. In addition, the thyroid helps to regulate body temperature, hair growth, joint function, water metabolism, and a host of other functions in the body. If you think you may have a thyroid issue visit Thyroid Testing for more information.

The Adrenocortex Stress Profile is a precise, noninvasive salivary assay that evaluates bioactive levels of the body's important stress hormones, cortisol and DHEA. This profile can uncover biochemical imbalances underlying anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, obesity, dysglycemia, and a host of other clinical conditions. The test is combined with a 45-minute consultation with Dr. Boice to explain the results and review treatment options. If you think you may have an adrenal issue vist Adrenal Testing for more information.