Are you struggling to understand the reasons for your symptoms? Headaches, joint pain, sleep disturbance, weight gain, hard to focus, low libido, hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, difficult or heavy periods — any of this sound familiar?
You might recall it was my own hormone struggle that led me to functional medicine. First I was looking for a natural solution for my joint pain, weight gain, hot flashes, and mood shifts. That journey led me to studying hormone health from a functional medicine perspective so I could provide this knowledge and healing for my patients.
Have you considered that your hormone levels may not be optimal?
Comprehensive Hormone Testing Available in Chanhassen
Live Well now offers the DUTCH hormone test. This urine test is an extensive profile of sex hormones (estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone), adrenal hormones (including cortisol and cortisone, your stress hormones), and melatonin, along with their metabolites, to identify symptoms of hormonal imbalances.
The detailed information we receive from this test informs strategic lifestyle changes and supplements that can help you balance your hormones naturally. And I’m thrilled to share it has been a game-changer for so many women in our practice.
How Does the DUTCH Test Work?
Urine samples are collected in the comfort of your own home (it’s similar to a home pregnancy test) and mailed to the laboratory for analysis. I will review your test results, and together we will go over and start a treatment plan to reduce not only the symptoms you are experiencing but address the cause.
Ideal Candidates for This Hormone Test
- Young women who are having trouble with heavy periods, migraines, headaches, and anxiety. These are often symptoms of hormonal imbalance or estrogen dominance.
- Perinatal women, often following or between pregnancies, experiencing extreme fatigue, unwanted weight gain, adrenal distress, low libido, difficulty focusing on daily tasks, irritability, irregular or heavy periods and anxiety
- Perimenopausal or postmenopausal women who are experiencing hot flashes, unwanted belly fat and weight gain, difficulty focusing or word recall, irritability, joint pain, low libido, sleep disturbance, anxiety, fatigue, hair loss, dryness, loss of firmness in the skin, headaches/migraines, and exercising yet not seeing changes
I feel like this has been my mission — to find and seek help for women struggling with their hormone imbalances not only symptomatically but to get to the root cause and help them feel youthful and healthy again from the inside out. If you are interested, please call 952-746-8150 or contact us to make an appointment, and we can get you started on your journey to feeling stronger, healthier, and more vibrant!
Testimonials for the DUTCH Hormone Test
“I was referred to Live Well and specifically Dr. Jo by a friend and I’m so thankful for that referral. I was seeking someone educated in women’s health and functional medicine.
My symptoms include trouble sleeping, brain fog, hot flashes, anxiety, weight gain, painful joints, and stiffness daily.
The first thing Dr. Jo did was have me take the DUTCH test. In all the years I have been managing hormones for a variety of reasons, this is the first time I have been directed to the DUTCH test. And let me tell you the amount of valuable information it gave us is so important for women’s health. …
After receiving the results, in less then a week Dr. Jo took the time and went through all of it. She explained it to me in a way so I could grasp the full picture of what’s going on in my body throughout the day which by extension shows how I’m functioning and feeling daily.
Thanks to the Live Well, Dr. Jo, and the DUTCH test I am feeling so much better and a lot less symptomatic and I’m sleeping better for the first time in years.”
— Stacy E.
“I am thankful I went through the process for DUTCH testing. It allowed me to see what was happening with my hormone levels in a well-explained, detailed report. Dr. Jo communicated the results in an easy to understand manner with a plan to address the issues to help me feel better within days of making changes and adding the right supplements.”
— Nichole A.
“I would like to thank Dr. Jo for recommending I take the DUTCH test. I knew some of my hormone levels were off, but it showed a large discrepancy from the norm. With those results, Dr. Jo recommended steps I take and added supplements. Now I am sleeping better and have more energy!”
— Geri R.
“I wanted to share a quick note of thanks for introducing me to the DUTCH test and the benefits
that it produced. Your knowledge and expertise in walking me through the ‘how and why’ my
symptoms were related to hormonal imbalances, followed by introducing me to HCPs who
personalized replacement therapy based on its results has led to a much happier, healthier, more
energized, and balanced new ME. I am so grateful for you!”
— Patty B.