The Test

The Test


Importance of Testing

Chronic inflammation, whether it is the result of failure of acute inflammation to resolve or the result of poor lifestyle, dietary and environmental choices, is not readily apparent. Acute inflammation is immediately obvious, and it is easy to tell when it resolves as symptoms disappear. Chronic inflammation, on the other hand, continues to silently work on a cellular level, unnoticed without the aid of appropriate laboratory testing.

The result may be progression of chronic diseases or premature aging. Laboratory testing is necessary to aid in both the diagnosis of inflammation as well as monitoring the effectiveness of therapy. Scientific evidence is documenting that therapeutic efforts may correct a risk marker, but if inflammation is still present, the individual remains at risk of further adverse events. (Residual Inflammatory Risk) Testing is important to your wellness.

  • ...uncontrolled inflammation plays a role in almost every major disease, including cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and even depression.

    Paul DiCorleto, PhD: Cleveland Clinic
  • The definition of cellular inflammation is increased activity of the gene transcription factor know as Nuclear Factor-kappaB (NF-κB) … This also means that appropriate use of the diet can either turn on or turn off the activation of NF-κB. This new knowledge is the foundation of anti-inflammatory nutrition.

    Barry Sears, PhD
  • All of the knowledge that we have gained over the years has now come together to one central theme. Most chronic diseases, including cancer, result from inflammation. Reducing inflammation reduces all kinds of problems. Our efforts must be focused in that direction.

    Dr. John Pfenninger: for the Daily News
  • As a doctor, my job is to find those inflammatory factors unique to each person and to see how various lifestyle, environmental, or infectious factors spin the immune system out of control, leading to a host of chronic illnesses.

    Mark Hymen, MD
  • The presence of inflammation is what makes most disease perceptible to an individual … How long it has been smoldering really determines the degree of severity of a disease and often the prognosis assuming the inflammation can be controlled.

    David M Marquis, DC