Adrenal Stress Index (ASI) with Saliva Testing Or Functional Endocrinology (Interactive Balances amongst Hormones)
Your body has a built-in system designed to keep you healthy and vital well into your early 100s. If you understand how this built-in system works then you can live well, symptom-free, for most of your years. If you are symptomatic, you need to know that the body is still on automatic pilot to self-repair. If you are unhealthy, you will find healing by focusing on effectively turning on your body's regenerative processes.
Using your saliva as a diagnostic tool, you can implement individually appropriate changes to your life to reach optimal health. In general, saliva testing of the adrenal glands offers a powerful tool to evaluate gastrointestinal problems, stress-related and hormone-related diseases, and the overall wellness of the human body.
In the Adrenal Stress Index (ASI) from Diagnos-Techs, Inc., 4 saliva samples are used for the following 10 tests:
- 4 x Cortisol - Helps evaluate stress response
- 2 x Insulin - Helps investigate blood sugar control
- DHEA - Helps determine stress adaptation
- Secretory IgA - Helps evaluate toll on immunity, including gut permeability
- 17-OH Progesterone - Helps determine adrenal reserve
- Gluten Antibodies - Helps identify grain intolerance
With blood and urine testing, a number of borderline adrenal conditions are missed due to lack of sensitivity. This is not the case with the ASI because samples are taken within one circadian cycle and the more definitive free fraction is measured.
The most common reasons to use the Adrenal Stress Index:
- Dramatic mood shifts
- Chronic stress and related health issues
- Low immunity
- Skin problems
- Lack of vitality and energy
- Muscle and joint pain
- Common digestive disturbances
- Migraine headaches
- Sleep disturbances
- Poor memory
- Low sex drive
- Low body temperature, thyroid issues
Saliva testing is an extremely effective diagnostic tool to improve one's health. It is convenient, non-invasive and inexpensive, which allows for needed multiple tests over an extended period of time to design individual healing programs. Saliva tests the free hormones, which are the correct reflection of the bioactivity of the hormones available for use to the bodily tissues.
Saliva testing offers a multiple sample of the hormones so that you have an accurate picture of the circadian rhythm or the bodily level of hormones throughout the entire day.
Saliva testing offers a view into the body's emotional, hormonal, immunological, nutritional and metabolic health. The extensive range of communications and relationships among these factors opens a uniquely accurate healing protocol.
To learn more about stress and adrenal fatigue, please read our Adrenal Recovery Support document (PDF).