Did you know that our mental health concerns can be linked to physiological imbalances? We believe that your mental health is closely linked to your physiological well-being. Factors such as nutrition, hormone and neurotransmitter levels, yeast production, food sensitivities, and exposure to environmental toxins or heavy metals can have a significant impact on your mental health. That's why we offer integrative mental health services, including nutritional evaluations and access to specialized assessments and reports, facilitated by Christen McCallum, who is trained in nutrition for mental health. These assessments can provide valuable insights into the root causes of your mental health symptoms and be shared with your healthcare team for a comprehensive approach to your care. Our services include IgC Food Sensitivity Map + Candida & Yeast Tests, Organic Acids Tests (OAT), and GPL-TOX Profile (Toxic Non-Metal Chemicals) Tests.
Nutritional And Integrative Medicine For Mental Health Services Integrative Mental Health Appointment ….. 185 + GST
In your session, you and your therapist will talk about your past physical, nutritional, and mental health to find out if there are any connections to your current mental health challenges. During the appointment, different assessments might be used to see if your lifestyle could be affecting your mental health. To keep track of these interactions, you might be asked to use a food-mood diary.
After evaluating your health, you and your therapist will decide what to do next to help your body function better. You may talk about taking more tests with Great Planes Labs to learn more. With this knowledge, you can work with your doctor to make lifestyle changes that can improve your mental health. This can help you feel more in control and reduce your symptoms.
ICG Food Map + Candita & Yeast Test .... 331 + GST
In this test, called IgG testing, we can quickly determine if certain foods are causing physical or mental symptoms, without having to eliminate and then reintroduce each food one by one. People with certain disorders often have sensitivities to certain foods that cause symptoms that may occur hours or days after eating the food. This type of reaction is different from an immediate reaction caused by a food allergy.
Eliminating foods that cause this delayed reaction may improve symptoms associated with certain disorders. This type of testing may be helpful for people with irritable bowel syndrome, autism, ADHD, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and epilepsy.
If you're experiencing symptoms related to yeast overgrowth, you and your healthcare provider may consider testing for high levels of IgG antibodies to Candida. Candida is a type of yeast that can grow in your body and produce toxins. It can cause many symptoms including "leaky gut" syndrome. Candida overgrowth can trigger inflammation, and has been linked to various mental and nervous system-related health disorders like depression, anxiety, and chronic fatigue. If you have a weakened immune system, Candida overgrowth can cause life-threatening complications. Using antibiotics, oral contraceptives, chemotherapy, anti-inflammatory steroids, and eating diets high in sugar and starch can increase your risk of Candida overgrowth.
Your gut health plays a big role in your overall well-being. When the balance of good and bad bacteria is off, it can cause behavior problems, fatigue, and even weaken your immune system. This can lead to food allergies, digestive problems, and trouble with thinking clearly. The Food MAP test, which includes a report on Candida and brewer's yeast, can help identify food allergies and sensitivity to Candida that might be causing problems for you.
Organic Acids Test (OAT) …. 370 +GST
The Organic Acids Test (OAT) is a comprehensive test that can give you a picture of your overall health with 76 markers. It can also help detect high levels of yeast and bacteria in your intestines which can cause or worsen a variety of health problems, including behavior disorders, hyperactivity, fatigue, and immune function. The test can also evaluate your vitamin and mineral levels, oxidative stress, and neurotransmitter levels. If abnormalities are detected, your doctor may recommend treatments such as supplements or dietary changes to help improve your symptoms. Many people have reported improvements in energy, concentration, and digestive health after receiving treatment based on the OAT results.
GPL-Tox Test (Toxic Non-metal Chemicals) .... 305 + GST
Every day, you come in contact with many harmful chemicals through things like medicines, pesticides, packaged foods, cleaning products, and pollution. These chemicals can cause many serious health problems and neurological disorders. Great Plains Laboratory has made a test called GPL-TOX which can identify 173 different toxic chemicals in your body. This test also checks for a marker that shows if you have a mitochondrial disorder caused by mutated DNA. Knowing if you have these toxic chemicals in your body can help you and your doctor create a plan to stay healthy.
GPL-TOX is recommended for the following mental/nervous system-related health conditions:
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Anxiety Disorder
- Attention deficit (ADD)
- Attention deficit with hyperactivity (ADHD)
- Autoimmune disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Developmental disorder
- Down Syndrome
- Failure to thrive
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Learning disability
- Parkinson's disease
All information published here regarding testing, clinical applications, and clinical data has been directly copied from Great Planes Labratories Inc.
We offer Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Services to help you improve your mental health, wellbeing, and lifestyle. Our goal is to give you information and guidance about health factors that can impact your mental health, such as your diet, gut health, neurotransmitter and hormone imbalances, hydration, lifestyle, and other related areas. It's important to note that our provider, Christen McCallum, is not a licensed physician or medical professional. Your health needs are unique to you, and it is your responsibility to take care of them. Our services are for consultation only and are not meant to diagnose, treat, or prescribe medicine, herbs, or supplements for any disease, or contribute to the practice of medicine.