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Discover the Root Cause of Your Symptoms: Essential Labs That Provide Answers!

By Dr. Diane Angela Fong, ND and Tori Taggart, MS, CNS

Experiencing persistent symptoms without a clear cause can be frustrating and even alarming. Whether it's eczema or other skin conditions, chronic fatigue, unexplained pain, digestive issues, or recurring infections, understanding the underlying reason for these health concerns is crucial for effective treatment and long-term well-being. This is where comprehensive lab testing comes into play.

In this blog, we’ll explore the essential lab tests that can help uncover the root cause of your symptoms. These tests provide critical insights into your body’s functioning, revealing imbalances, deficiencies, toxins, infections, sensitivities, and other hidden health issues. By identifying the true source of your symptoms, you and your healthcare provider can develop a targeted and personalized treatment plan to restore your health and vitality. Read on to discover how these lab tests can illuminate the path to better health.

The Importance of Lab Testing in Modern Healthcare

In contemporary healthcare, lab testing plays a pivotal role in diagnosing, monitoring, and managing a wide range of health conditions. Beyond traditional check-ups and symptom management, lab tests provide quantifiable data that allow practitioners and individuals alike to make informed decisions about health interventions. Cleanbody recognizes the transformative potential of lab testing, particularly in identifying root cause factors that contribute to chronic conditions such as inflammation, hormonal imbalances, and nutritional deficiencies.

Understanding Different Types of Lab Tests

Cleanbody offers a diverse array of specialized lab tests, each designed to assess specific aspects of health and wellness. Some of these labs can be ordered directly by the client paired with education modules and a consultation to discuss results and potential next steps. These direct order tests include:

Food Sensitivity Testing: Food sensitivities can contribute significantly to chronic inflammation and digestive disturbances. Cleanbody Labs offers comprehensive panels that assess immune responses to a wide range of foods, helping individuals pinpoint dietary triggers and optimize their nutritional intake.

Toxic Burden Assessment: Exposure to heavy metals, environmental toxins, and mold toxins can have profound implications for overall health. Cleanbody Labs' Total Tox Burden and Environmental Toxins tests provide insights into toxin accumulation levels, enabling targeted detoxification strategies to mitigate health risks.

Comprehensive Health Panel: These panels encompass a wide array of biomarkers, including hormone levels, organ function markers, nutrient deficiencies, and markers of systemic inflammation. By analyzing these biomarkers, Cleanbody Labs delivers a holistic assessment of physiological health, facilitating personalized health optimization strategies.

Gut Zoomer Stool Testing: The Gut Zoomer comprehensively evaluates bacteria, yeast, viruses, and parasites within the gut microbiome, alongside key digestive and inflammatory markers. This advanced panel assesses hundreds of microbial species simultaneously, offering the most thorough digestive health assessment available. If you're dealing with symptoms like leaky gut, microbiome imbalance, gastrointestinal disorders, or irregular digestion, the Gut Zoomer could provide valuable insights into your condition.

The Role of Food Sensitivity Testing in Health Optimization

Food sensitivity testing represents a cornerstone of Cleanbody’s diagnostic offerings, addressing the impact of dietary factors on overall health. Unlike immediate allergic reactions mediated by IgE antibodies, food sensitivities involve delayed immune responses mediated by IgG antibodies. These sensitivities can manifest in diverse symptoms, including digestive discomfort, skin issues, fatigue, and cognitive disturbances.

Do you struggle with any of the following symptoms? 

  • Gas 

  • Bloating 

  • Fever 

  • Fatigue  

  • Abdominal pain  

  • Diarrhea  

  • Constipation  

  • Headaches  

  • Brain fog 

  • Rashes, such as eczema 

  • Nausea and vomiting 

  • Skin itchiness and redness 

  • Bronchitis and asthma-like symptoms  

  • Musculoskeletal joint pain 

  • Muscle stiffness and swelling  

If so, considering food sensitivity testing could be a useful tool in your health journey. 

Cleanbody offers two primary food sensitivity testing options:

Food Sensitivity Basic Panel: This panel evaluates immune responses to 96 common foods in the Western diet, providing foundational insights into potential dietary triggers and their impact on inflammatory pathways.

Food Sensitivity Complete Panel: Building upon the Basic Panel, the Complete Panel expands the assessment to include 209 foods and food additives, offering a more comprehensive evaluation of dietary sensitivities and potential contributors to chronic inflammation.

Understanding one's unique food sensitivities is instrumental in developing personalized dietary strategies aimed at reducing inflammation, improving digestive function, and optimizing overall health. By identifying and eliminating problematic foods, individuals can experience significant improvements in energy levels, mood stability, and immune function. Learn more about ordering these labs on our Cleanbody Lab page.

The Total Tox Burden: Assessing Environmental and Heavy Metal Exposures


Environmental toxins and heavy metals pose significant health risks, accumulating in the body over time and contributing to chronic disease processes. Cleanbody uses the Total Tox Burden test to evaluate levels of heavy metals (e.g., lead, mercury, arsenic), environmental toxins (e.g., pesticides, industrial chemicals), and mold toxins (mycotoxins) in bodily tissues, providing a comprehensive assessment of toxic burden and associated health risks.

Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?

  • Fatigue and weakness

  • Chronic burning in the throat and nasal passages 

  • Coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath 

  • Balance loss or dizziness

  • Depression or anxiety 

  • Eye irritation or tearing 

  • Headache and light sensitivity 

  • Heightened sensitivity to chemicals in foods 

  • Disorientation 

  • Metallic taste in the mouth 

  • Irregular heartbeat 

  • Morning stiffness or joint pain

  • Mood swings 

  • Muscle weakness 

  • Skin rashes 

  • Sleep problems 

  • Vision or hearing changes 

  • Poor memory, difficulty finding words 

  • Difficulty concentrating 

  • Unusual skin sensations, tingling, and numbness 

  • Increased urinary frequency or thirst 

  • Abdominal pain, diarrhea, or bloating 

  • Static shocks

Experiencing some of these symptoms can indicate that toxin burden is high. Toxic exposures can originate from various sources, including:

Environmental Contaminants: Pesticides, herbicides, industrial pollutants, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) commonly found in air, water, and food sources.

Heavy Metals: Sources of heavy metal exposure include contaminated water sources, seafood (e.g., mercury in fish), lead-based paints, and industrial emissions.

Mold Toxins: Mycotoxins produced by mold species such as Aspergillus and Stachybotrys can contaminate indoor environments, contributing to respiratory issues, neurological symptoms, and immune dysregulation.

The Total Tox Burden test aids in identifying individuals with elevated toxin levels, facilitating targeted interventions such as detoxification protocols, lifestyle modifications, and environmental remediation strategies. By reducing toxic burdens, individuals can enhance detoxification pathways, alleviate chronic symptoms, and promote long-term health and vitality. Learn more about ordering this lab here.

Gut Zoomer: Comprehensive Stool Testing

The gut microbiome plays a pivotal role in our overall health, housing approximately 70% of the immune system. When this delicate balance of microorganisms becomes disrupted, it can lead to a variety of chronic digestive ailments and potentially contribute to more serious conditions, including autoimmune diseases.

One of the most advanced tools available to assess and address these issues is the Gut Zoomer. This innovative diagnostic panel is designed to detect both acute and chronic illnesses originating from the gastrointestinal tract. By examining correlations between the microbiome and disease states, the Gut Zoomer provides invaluable insights that can guide personalized health solutions.

Key features of the Gut Zoomer include a comprehensive panel that identifies pathogenic bacteria, yeast, viruses, and parasites known to pose significant health risks in humans. This thorough assessment allows for a detailed understanding of potential health threats lurking within the gut microbiome.

By leveraging the insights provided by the Gut Zoomer, healthcare providers can pinpoint root causes of gastrointestinal issues and related health concerns. This knowledge enables the development of targeted strategies to address chronic ailments, optimize gut health, and improve overall well-being.

Whether you're experiencing symptoms of digestive discomfort, autoimmune conditions, or other health challenges linked to gut microbiome imbalance, the Gut Zoomer offers a transformative approach to diagnostics. It empowers individuals and healthcare professionals alike to make informed decisions and take proactive steps towards achieving lasting health and vitality.

Investing in the Gut Zoomer means gaining a deeper understanding of your gut health and its impact on your overall wellness. With its ability to uncover hidden health threats and provide personalized health recommendations, the Gut Zoomer stands as a vital tool in the journey towards better digestive health and improved quality of life. Learn more about ordering this lab here.

Comprehensive Health Panel

Cleanbody’s Healthspan Assessment Panel offer a multifaceted approach to health assessment, encompassing a broad spectrum of biomarkers essential for understanding physiological function and overall well-being. Key components of comprehensive health panel includes:

Hormone Levels: Assessing levels of key hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, cortisol, thyroid hormones, and insulin, providing insights into endocrine health and hormonal balance.

Organ Function Markers: Evaluating liver enzymes, kidney function tests, pancreatic enzymes, and markers of cardiovascular health (e.g., lipid profile), offering insights into organ system integrity and metabolic health.

Nutrient Deficiencies: Analyzing levels of essential vitamins (e.g., vitamin D, B vitamins), minerals (e.g., magnesium, zinc), and antioxidants, identifying nutrient insufficiencies that may contribute to chronic health conditions and compromised immune function.

Markers of Systemic Inflammation: Assessing inflammatory markers such as C-reactive protein (CRP) and cytokine levels, providing insights into chronic inflammatory processes implicated in conditions such as autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic disorders.

The Healthspan Assessment Panel serves as an invaluable tool for proactive health management, enabling early detection of subclinical imbalances and facilitating targeted interventions aimed at optimizing health outcomes. By identifying underlying contributors to health challenges, individuals can implement personalized strategies for disease prevention, health promotion, and longevity. Learn more about ordering this lab here.

Personalized Care Plans

Cleanbody’s practitioners develop personalized care plans tailored to individual dietary needs, food sensitivities, nutrient deficiencies, toxic burden, and metabolic profiles. These plans prioritize whole foods, nutrient-dense ingredients, and dietary modifications aimed at reducing inflammation, supporting gut health, supporting detoxification, and optimizing nutrient absorption.

Detoxification Protocols: Guided by Total Tox Burden and environmental toxin assessments, Cleanbody practitioners offer personalized detoxification protocols designed to enhance liver function, support gastrointestinal health, and promote the elimination of accumulated toxins. These protocols may include nutritional supplements, herbal formulations, lifestyle modifications, and environmental detoxification strategies to reduce toxic burdens and support overall health.

Lifestyle Modifications: Cleanbody advocates for lifestyle modifications that promote holistic health and wellness, including stress management techniques, regular physical activity, adequate sleep hygiene, and mindfulness practices. These lifestyle adjustments complement diagnostic insights from laboratory testing, supporting long-term health maintenance, resilience, and vitality.

Educational Resources and Support: Cleanbody provides comprehensive educational resources, including informational modules, webinars, and personalized consultations with healthcare professionals. These resources empower individuals to understand their lab test results, make informed health decisions, and implement sustainable strategies for health optimization and disease prevention.

Navigating the Path to Optimal Health

Navigating the path to optimal health involves a partnership between individuals, practitioners, and diagnostic technologies. Cleanbody is committed to supporting individuals on their journey towards wellness by:

Empowering Individuals: Cleanbody empowers individuals with knowledge and actionable insights derived from advanced laboratory testing. By understanding their unique physiological profiles, individuals can take proactive steps to optimize health, prevent disease, and enhance quality of life.

Facilitating Informed Decision-Making: Cleanbody facilitates informed decision-making through comprehensive diagnostic assessments, personalized health consultations, and evidence-based recommendations. By equipping individuals with accurate information and expert guidance, Cleanbody empowers them to make informed choices regarding their health, treatment options, and preventive strategies.

Promoting Holistic Health: Cleanbody promotes holistic health principles that prioritize the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit. By integrating holistic approaches to health optimization, including personalized nutrition, detoxification protocols, lifestyle modifications, and educational resources, Cleanbody supports individuals in achieving balanced well-being and sustained vitality.

Innovative Approaches to Health Optimization

Cleanbody emphasizes the importance of holistic health principles, and when working directly with our team, some of the additional options for labs could include the following: 

  • Food and Environmental Allergy: measures allergy IgE response to 150 food and environmental allergens.

  • Mold Toxins: tests for the presence of toxic mold exposure by analyzing 31 of the most common mycotoxins to which humans are exposed

  • Comprehensive gut analysis with additional parasite testing: includes leaky gut, microbiome, pathogens, gut health and additional parasite testing

  • Cellular Nutrition Assay: measures the effect of micronutrients on immune function to identify nutrient insufficiencies

  • NutraEval: evaluates over 125 biomarkers and assesses the body's functional need for 40 antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, digestive support, and other select nutrients

  • 3x4 Genetics Test: contains 36 key insights and several practical, personalized, recommendations for patients to start taking control of their health

  • NeuroAdvanced Profile: measures a variety of neurotransmitters to assess neurochemical imbalances and a variety of common issues such as mood disorders, sleep problems, and ADD/ADHD

  • More tests, including Lyme Disease, Nasal Swab Cultures for mold, etc. are available depending on Dr. Fong's findings.

Not Sure Which Labs to Choose? 

Instead of ordering labs directly and selecting your own tests, consider getting evaluated by our team at Cleanbody. Our experts will assess your health comprehensively, allowing them to determine which lab tests are most appropriate based on your specific symptoms and overall evaluation. This personalized approach ensures you receive the most meaningful and relevant insights into your health.

Should you get evaluated?

We recommend considering an evaluation if you're experiencing moderate to severe symptoms, multiple health conditions, or you are having a hard time knowing which labs you should order. By undergoing evaluation, we can assess the necessity of certain labs, potentially uncovering underlying issues that may be contributing to your symptoms. Moreover, if you reside in California, there's the possibility of billing insurance for these labs, further facilitating access to crucial diagnostic information. Reach out to our team to discuss your specific needs and explore how an evaluation can empower you on your path to optimal health. Book a Discovery Consultation to get evaluated now!

Cleanbody provides excellence in personalized health diagnostics, offering a diverse range of specialized lab tests designed to uncover underlying contributors to health challenges and optimize wellness outcomes. By harnessing the power of advanced laboratory testing, Cleanbody empowers individuals to take control of their health, enhance quality of life, and achieve long-term wellness. Whether you're seeking answers to chronic health concerns, exploring preventive health strategies, or striving for personalized wellness optimization, Cleanbody is ready to support you on your journey towards optimal health and well-being.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Go to Cleanbody Labs to explore our comprehensive range of specialized lab tests, schedule a personalized consultation with our team, and embark on your journey towards a healthier, more vibrant you. Use the code LABBLOG to get $100 OFF any of our direct order labs. Discover the transformative potential of advanced laboratory testing with Cleanbody and embrace a future of empowered health and well-being.

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About the Author:

Dr. Fong - Eczema Doctor

Dr. Diane Angela Fong, ND, is the CEO and founder of Cleanbody, a wellness company dedicated to treating and preventing chronic disease. She is the creator of the Cleanbody Method, which follows a three-step process: Evaluate (digging into the root causes of chronic disease using lab testing and other evaluation tools), Optimize (enhancing health foundations by addressing nutrition, lifestyle, and toxic exposures), and Support (optimizing organ functions through healing protocols).

Tori Taggart, MS, CNS is a Cleanbody Nutritionist specializing in meeting people in their healthy journeys by digging into the root causes of various chronic diseases and conditions. Through the use of healthy food along with aspects of the natural world around us (sunshine, nature, clean water, stress management, relationships, etc), she helps to empower her clients to take charge of their own health and trust their bodies to thrive and heal.

Medical Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog post is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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