Author Archives: Dr. Dicken Weatherby

AMA Episode 3

Welcome to AMA episode 3. In this episode Dr. Weatherby and Beth Ellen answer a number of questions submitted by the ODX software users including looking at the different ways to test for minerals, and the best chem markers for heavy metal toxicity.

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October 20, 2020

AMA Archive

AMA Episodes Dr. Dicken Weatherby and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN This is the archive of all the "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) episodes we have recorded or answered in written format. Active software users get to ask clinical questions and we answer them on a monthly basis and post the answers to this archive page as well as the individual episode pages, which are linked below.

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October 20, 2020

Beyond PSA - Additional Biomarkers for Assessing Prostate Function

In my previous article on assessing prostate function I talked about the crucial role that prostate-specific antigen (PSA) plays in men’s health. However, PSA levels alone aren’t enough to diagnose prostate cancer, which is why I want to talk about other primary biomarkers for prostate cancer that we need to consider.

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August 3, 2020

Why Prostate-Specific Antigen Is a Key Biomarker for Men

Compared to testosterone, it can be easy to forget about the crucial role that prostate-specific antigen (PSA) plays in men’s health. However, this biomarker’s levels in the blood serve as one of functional medicine practitioners’ most important tools for ensuring the health of their male patients.

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July 31, 2020

Blood Chemistry Analysis and Functional Medicine: What You Need to Know

It’s tempting to consider blood chemistry analysis as a diagnostic practice that falls squarely in the domain of allopathic medicine. Anyone who has ordered or had a blood test knows that the results are typically a battery of individual markers, measurements and statistical ranges that offer very little insight into the functional health of the testee. Blood tests — as many Functional Medicine practitioners believe — are only useful for diagnosing patients already presenting with severe illness.

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July 27, 2020

AMA Episode 2

Welcome to AMA episode 2. In this episode Dicken and Beth Ellen answer a number of questions submitted by the ODX software users including looking at guidelines about how long a patient should stop supplementation prior to re-testing, the rationale behind WBC % reading in relation to WBC absolutes, weird prolactin units, GlycA as an inflammatory biomarker, and what are some of the other reasons for an elevated RBC, HCT and HGB other than dehydration.

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July 22, 2020

AMA Episode 1

Welcome to episode 1 of our new "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) feature. In this episode Dicken and Beth Ellen look at the best ways to handle biomarkers that are close to the optimal range and how to handle blood test results that are brought in that are a few months old.

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July 19, 2020

COVID-19, Zinc Deficiency and the Zinc Taste Test

I’ve been reading more and more recently, as I am sure have you, about the connection between a loss of taste and smell and Covid-19, the disease caused by an infection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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April 9, 2020

Supporting Optimal Immune Function During the Covid-19 Crisis

  Treating Immune Dysfunction At Optimal DX, our mission is to help you help your patients achieve optimal health so they can experience an optimal life. We remain steadfast in our commitment to creating cutting-edge tools for you to offer a clear view of each person's health and better define how their health can be improved. 

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April 8, 2020

Free T3 : Reverse T3 Ratio

Free T3:Reverse T3 Ratio – an interview with Dr. Shawn Soszka, Naturopathic Physician and Acupuncturist Dr. Shawn Soszka is a Naturopathic Physician and acupuncturist practicing in Portland, OR. He is the author of “The Thyroid Fix” and an expert in …

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April 2, 2020

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