Vitamin and Genetic Testing

An innovative assessment of a patient’s intracellular nutritional status. 34 vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants are evaluated.

Are You in Control of Your Health, or Is It Controlling You?

Do you have?

  • Low energy
  • Depression
  • Allergies
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Migraines
  • PMS
  • Arthritis
  • Weight Gain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Menopaus

Nutritional balance plays a key role in optimal wellness, chronic disease prevention and managing the aging process.

Do you find yourself feeling stressed, tired and maybe a little depressed?

Do you want to boost your immune system now, to possibly prevent chronic disease later?

Do you take prescription medicines to alleviate symptoms of certain conditions, but wonder why the condition exists at all?

Micronutrient testing offers the most accurate, scientifically proven method of assessing nutritional deficiencies.

Be Proactive, NOT Reactive

Traditionally, a person waited to go to the doctor at the first signs of a symptom. Today, individuals are looking for way to not only manage illness with personalized treatment plans, but they are also seeking to achieve a higher level of wellness.

Eating a balanced diet, exercising and taking a multivitamin is simply not enough. Each person’s body is unique in its own way. Due to the complexity of the human body, an individualized healthcare approach is the only way to guarantee optimal results.

What is Micronutrient Testing?

Micronutrient tests measure the function of 35 nutritional components including vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and amino acids within our white blood cells. Scientific evidence shows us that analyzing the white blood cells gives us the most accurate analysis of a body’s deficiencies.

What results will I see?

Micronutrient lab results include an overview page with all deficiencies listed, numeric and graphic reports easily identifying deficiencies and repletion and supplementation recommendations.

Hormone Testing

Comprehensive male and female hormone test panels are offered. Both end-point steroid hormones as well as precursor hormones are included so the precise place of imbalance in the complicated hormonal cascade can be pinpointed. Thyroid hormones directly regulate every cell in our body as most basic functions like metabolism, emotions and thinking. We also test several proteins that affect thyroid function as well as antibodies to thyroid which can detect autoimmunity (when the immune system attacks healthy tissue) and your levels of cortisol, the stress hormone.

CardioMetabolic and Pre-Diabetes Testing

Institute of Antiaging Medicine offers a complete CardioMetabolic Panel to measure risk of heart disease and diabetes. The new panel, which includes advanced Lipoprotein Particle ProfileTM , reports several clinically relevant biomarkers in three areas: (1) Glycemic control (2) Lipid Metabolism and (3) Vascular Inflammation. Each patient is given a pre-diabetic risk score ranging from 1-8 depending on their results.

Telomere Testing

How fast are you aging? Assess your biological age with Telomere Testing by measuring the length of your telomeres in relation to your age.

ApoE Genotyping

Is your cardiovascular treatment strategy best for your specific genetic composition? Apolipoprotein E Genotyping determines your genetic risk associated with the Apolipoprotein E gene. Results of this test have important implications in the treatment strategies for patients in reducing cardiovascular risk.

MTHFR Genotyping

MTHFR Genotyping determines an individual’s genetic risk associated with the MTHFR gene. Results of this test have important implications in the treatment strategies for patients in reducing risk.

Factor V Leiden and Prothrombin

Genotyping indicate whether a person has an increased likelihood of forming blood clots (thrombosis). Presence of either gene increases the chance of deep vein thrombosis, and may also provide useful information on heart attack risk.

Thyroid deficiency and Replacement

Your thyroid is a small gland located in the lower part of your neck. It produces hormones that play a major role in your metabolism and energy. The primary thyroid hormones are triidothyronine (T3), thyroxine (T4) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH).

Thyroid imbalances occur when your thyroid produces too few or two many of these hormones. An overactive thyroid, known as hyperthyroidism, occurs when the thyroid glands produce too many hormones. This can result in symptoms ranging from heart palpitations and anxiety to weight loss, heat intolerance and muscle weakness.

Symptoms of Low Thyroid

  • Fatigue
  • Weight Gain
  • Constipation
  • Dry skin and hair
  • Hair Loss
  • Puffiness or swelling in the face
  • Muscle aches and weakness
  • Heavy menstrual periods
  • Brittle hair and nails
  • Depression
  • Cold intolerance

Hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid, is by far more common. In fact, some estimate that as many as 1 in 7 adults suffer from hypothyroidism.

Thyroid Testing

Many women have the symptoms of low thyroid hormones but are told that their lab tests are “normal” and that there is not a problem. That’s because conventional medicine often only looks at TSH and may not be using the most current cut-off levels even for that. In 2002, the Society of Endocrinologists announced that the standard testing ranges for TSH were inaccurate and that many people with hypothyroidism were undiagnosed. To this day, many thyroid lab tests have not been corrected to test for the accurate range of thyroid hormone levels.

Unlike most doctors, Dr. LeConey measure free T3 and free T4 levels as well as TSH. He also check for thyroid antibodies, which can help determine the presence of an autoimmune thyroid disorder. If such a disorder is diagnosed quickly, treatment may be able to prevent permanent damage to your thyroid gland.

Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy

In traditional medicine, hypothyroidism is generally treated with synthetic T4, which can correct your T4 and TSH levels. However, many people cannot efficiently convert T4 to T3. This is a problem because T3 is the more active form of thyroid hormone. Even if your T4 and TSH levels are optimal, if your T3 levels are imbalanced, you may still experience symptoms.

Dr LeConey assesses your current levels of all your thyroid hormones, he can then customize an individually-tailored thyroid replacement therapy regimen designed specifically for you. Dr LeConey’s strategy of thyroid treatment frequently focuses on a combination of T3 and T4 hormone replacement, so that all your levels are brought into an optimal range.

Testosterone Replacement for Men

In men, the decline in testosterone secretion that accom­panies middle age is called andropause (male menopause). Men begin to experience these unpleasant hormone deficien­cies between the ages of 30 and 45.

During this time, men begin to experience decreased drive and motivation. They find it harder to stay focused and sharp. They begin to feel the aging process. By age 50, testosterone levels deteriorate to 50 percent of what they were at age 20.

However, male hormonal imbalances can be easily and safely restored with transdermal testosterone replacement. Dr. LeConey can personalize a Bio-Identical Hormone Replace­ment Therapy program to optimize your health and well be­ing, and prevent the physical, emotional and mental effects of andropause.

Are you experiencing?

  • Decreased libido/sex drive
  • Decreased energy
  • Decreased strength/endurance
  • Decreased strength of erections
  • Deterioration in ability to play sports
  • Deterioration in work performance
  • Emotional changes (frequent anger, decrease in life enjoyment)
  • Evening fatigue
  • Reduced quality of sleep
  • High cholesterol
  • Hair Loss

Benefits of Testosterone Replacement

  • Increased sex drive
  • Increased muscle mass
  • Increased energy
  • Increased results from exercise
  • Improved sense of well-being
  • Improved focus/concentration
  • Increased skin thickness and reduced wrinkling
  • Decreased cholesterol

Testosterone is the solution to decreased sex drive in middle age men.

Transdermal Testosterone is the easiest way to increase sexual desire and performance for men as they get older. The decreased sexual drive and less than satisfying sexual per­formance that arrives with middle-age is normal. It is caused by decreasing levels of testosterone that actually starts in the early 30’s.

Transdermal testosterone cream is the safe natural alterna­tive to testosterone injections. Until recently, testosterone replacement for men required shots every few weeks, given in the doctor’s office. Now, men can treat themselves with testosterone cream at home.

Testosterone is better than Prozac

Mild depression, frequently perceived as a feeling of apathy and loss of drive, is common in men as they ap­proach their forties. This is caused by a decrease in tes­tosterone, but frequently is treated with antidepressants that cause unpleasant side effects. Testosterone supple­mentation is the real solution. It restores the youthful vigor and zest for life.

Testosterone Replacement Includes

  • Testosterone Replacement
  • Cialis/Viagra – improve sexual function
  • Weight Loss Program

BioIdentical Hormone Replacement for Women

Most researchers now believe that female hormone
deficiencies — including estrogen, progesterone and testosterone —begin sometime around age thirty and continue to decline for many decades.

Whether you are in the pre-, peri- or post-menopause stage, Dr. LeConey can personalize a Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy program to optimize your health and well being, and prevent the physical, emotional and mental effects of menopause.

  • Afternoon fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Thinning hair/decreased nail growth
  • Reduced quality of sleep
  • Emotional changes (including mood swings/depression)
  • Hot flashes
  • Decreased benefits from exercise
  • Osteoporosis, diabetes or
  • cardiovascucular disease

Benefits of Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

  • Weight loss
  • Increased lean muscle
  • Increased energy
  • Improved mood and sense of well-being
  • Decreased mood swings
  • Increased skin thickness/reduced wrinkling
  • Relief from hot flashes
  • Reduced risk of osteoporosis, diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Bio-Identical Estrogen and Progesterone

Recent study proves that Premarin and Prempro are antiquated methods of Hormone Replacement. Bio-identical Estrogen and Progesterone allow women to enjoy the benefits of Hormone Replacement without the risk.

Fifty percent of women in their forties have undocumented low thyroid. This is the most common hormone deficiency of women in their mid 30’s and over. Low thyroid causes weight gain, loss of memory and concentration, thinning hair, dry skin and fatigue.

Testosterone is an important hormone for women too

  • Improves sex drive
  • Increases stamina and energy
  • Decreases bodyfat
  • Improves exercise response
  • Increases sense of well being
  • Helps women feel sexy again

Progesterone, better than Prozac

  • Relieves symptoms of PMS
  • Relieves depression
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Improves sleep
  • Prevents menstrual headaches