• What is Your Nasal Microbiome and Why It’s Just As Important As Your Gut Microbiome

      If you’d rather watch a video on the nasal microbiome click here.   What is the Nasal Microbiome and Why Does it Matter?   First things first, if you’re not familiar with the term microbiome it’s a term used to describe the community of bacteria, fungi, and viruses that populate your body.   Most likely you’ve heard the term in relation to the gut microbiome.   After the Human Genome Project ended with the conclusion that we are all basically the same, genetically, researchers and health professionals were left with some questions. Among which is how do we all look, act, and feel so different if we are all…

  • Easy-to-Follow Guide to Getting Lab Tests for Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS)

    Update: As it turns out, VIP and VEGF should be measured at Quest, not Labcorp, and all samples should be plasma (not serum) for all tests for maximum accuracy. This week I have spent so much (too much) time trying to get all of the baseline lab testing done for CIRS diagnosis. I’ve encountered some complications, and I want to help guide those who will follow behind me so that they may have an easier journey. I will first list the Labcorp tests {with annotations}: VEGF- this was easy to find the code and pretty straight-forward in general Adiponectin- Same Leptin- Same ADH/Osmolality- My first misstep was only having my NP order ADH. Without…

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