ESSENTIAL Fatty Acid Testing

Evidence of the adverse effects of fatty acid deficiencies has led to sharply increased consumption of essential fatty acid supplements. When incorporated into the cell membranes of the body, these omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids function as precursors for eicosanoids that control a host of cellular functions and responses. The balance between the pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory eicosanoids is influenced in large part by the balance of fatty acids we consume. Since inflammation has now been shown to be integral to so many disease processes, nutrients which counteract inflammation can have profound health benefits.

Essential and Metabolic Fatty Acids Analysis is useful for patients who experience:

  • Chronic Pain/Inflammatory Conditions
  • Depression
  • Cardiovascular Risk
  • Weight Issues/Dietary Guidance

Optimal Fatty Acid levels affect the following:

Cardiovascular Health

  • Endocrine influence
  • Glucose maintenance
  • Lipids and triglycerides
  • Metabolic parameters
  • Primary prevention
  • Secondary prevention

Children’s Health and Development

  • Adolescent and teen health
  • ASD – Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention, learning, and behavior
  • Disease prevention
  • Neurological development
  • Intelligence
  • Vision

Female Health and Reproduction

  • Peri-and post-menopause
  • Pregnancy & breastfeeding
  • Puberty and menstrual years

Immune Health

  • Acute infections
  • Allergies
  • Chronic immune deficiencies

Joint and Tissue Inflammation

  • Intestinal health
  • Joint flexibility & mobility

Lifestyle and Healthy Living

  • Alcohol and tobacco use
  • Body fat/weight
  • Fitness
  • Stress

Mental/Neurological Health

  • CNS Development
  • Cognitive function/agent
  • Depression and mood
  • Mental balance

The Fatty Acid Analysis consists of a blood test that is processed at a lab and results are then sent to our clinic.  The results allow Dr. Dempster to determine potential areas of concern.