1. Panel Overview
The NeuroBiome panel is a comprehensive assessment of the functionality of key body systems, secretions, microbes, nutrients, and food and environmental sensitivities. The purpose to provide specific information on areas of excess, deficiency, toxicity and inflammation that contributes to chronic problems of physical and mental health. A synthesis of this information by Dr. Bauman or a skilled health provider can point the way towards helping you prioritize your needs and design a program of health improvement. It is good to key parts of this assessment quarterly to measure progress, and modify your wellness program accordingly.
2. Systems & Organs
You are a complex network of biologically, ecological and psychological systems. This section of our assessment will look specifically at key organs of the digestive system, branches of the nervous system, immune system response patterns, endocrine system interactions and hormone secretions that regulate energy production, stress and blood sugar management, and sleep. A percentage of optimal functionality will be reported.
A neurotransmitter is a chemical that exists in the brain and throughout the body, especially concentrated in the gut, that signals and excitatory or inhibitory transmission of nerve impulses. These are mediated by stress, foods, thoughts, activity, rest, relaxation, and chemicals such as alcohol, drugs, and pollutants. An imbalance in neurotransmitters leads to poor cognition, memory, coordination and energy. This section assesses excess, sufficiency or insufficiency of each neurotransmitter to show where balance has been disturbed and the potential for it to be restored.
4. Microbe Balance
We are not alone. The average human body contains approximately 30-40 trillion cells, but also about 40 trillion microorganisms including bacteria, parasites, fungi and viruses. In fact, there are so many microorganisms in our bodies that they actually make up between one to three percent of our weight—if you weigh 150 pounds, roughly two or three pounds of that is made up of bacteria and other tiny living organisms. This section will examine the activity level of 8 key beneficial bacteria, as well as four categories with commonly presenting compromising microbes: bacteria, parasites, molds, and viruses.
5. Heavy Metal Toxicity
Multiple heavy metals exist in the earth’s crust, plus myriad human applications from electronic equipment to dental fillings, vaccines and pesticides exposure have polluted our air, water, and food supply. A body burden of toxic metals is associated with a wide range of conditions such as headaches, tremors, infertility, mental “fogginess”, anxiety and depression, deteriorating eye health, memory decline, poor kidney function, tingling sensations in the hands, feet, and/or around the mouth, recurrent infections immune complications.. Heavy metals to be tested include aluminum, mercury, lead, cadmium, and arsenic, along with the nutritive metals copper, iron and nickel which, in excess, become toxic.
6. Electromagnetic Frequency (EMF) Toxicity
We are electromagnetic beings, affected by electricity in our environment. The increasing saturation of wireless radiation (cell towers, cell and cordless phones, Wi-Fi and smart meters) pollutes our biome and energy systems. Symptoms, ranging from mild to severe, include sleep disturbance, seizures, tinnitus, chronic fatigue, headaches, concentration and memory loss, heart palpitations, nausea, joint pain, swelling of face and neck, eye problems, rashes, and immune concerns. To improve EMF toxicity, reduce EMF proximity, and clear radiation with extended time in nature, therapeutic baths and chlorophyll rich plant based remedies.
Methylation is a vital biochemical process that enables our cells repair DNA, detoxify foreign chemicals, support immune activity, and liver function. A by-product of poor methylation, homocysteine has been associated with an increased risk and incidence of inflammation, pain, depression, cardiovascular issues, immune dysfunction, and neuro-degeneration. This genetic and age related defect of metabolism can be corrected when essential co-factors, such as folic acid, B-12, glycine and betaine, are provided in sufficient amount and well absorbed.
8. Food Sensitivities
Food sensitivity is a term used to describe a variety of responses (allergy, intolerance or reactivity) of the body to commonly consumed foods, additives and environmental compounds. Reactions may be immediate, , such as hives, or delayed, such as brain fog, fatigue, indigestion, leaky gut, irritability, sleep disturbance, and apathy. Indications of no, low, medium and high sensitivity to common foods and food additives will be displayed.
9. Essential Nutrition
This section will provide data on the adequacy of vital digestive enzyme secretions that enable the body to properly assimilate the essential nutrient categories we will assess, such as amino acids (proteins), fatty acids (fats), and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals largely found in carbohydrates). Levels of excess, sufficiency or insufficiency will be indicated. In many cases, when a person is experiencing chronic health issues along with stress, toxicity, trauma, addictive coping, relying on alcohol or drugs for self medication, plus aging, their digestion, assimilation, and elimination capability diminishes. In this instance, a person will need more than the RDA (recommended daily allowance) of certain nutrients to rebuild.
10. Summary of Key Findings
Life is complex. Health is challenging in today’s world. Symptoms are numerous, changeable -at times, overwhelming. The purpose the NeuroBiome assessment is to connect the dots between diverse systems, brain and gut signaling compounds, foods and nutrients that may be out of balance and contributing to persistent health challenges, resistant to medical and natural treatments. Dr. Bauman or a skilled integrative health provider can go over this information with you, create priorities, and guide you to make practical changes. This will provide you with education on how to support weak systems, lower the total load of stressors and toxins, calm your nerves and balance your gut-brain connection.
This report is a screening tool, utilizing FDA approved equipment to record energetic patterns from the sample you provide. It is not intended to replace or compete with medical diagnosis and treatment.
Collection process: Kit provided by Dr Bauman
- Follow the collection steps on the card within the collection kit.
- Fill out the customized questionnaire at https://www.creatingbalancedhealth.com/neurobiome/
- Drop the kit with samples in the prepaid mailer in the mail as directed.
- Allow 10-12 business days once samples are received for Dr. Bauman to send you a report to discuss with you.