Biochemistry 101Biochemistry 101 is about looking at your child’s “raw ingredients” and then working towards balancing any readily identifiable imbalances.

Biochemistry aims to answer the following questions:

  • What is present in his/her body in terms of biochemicals?
  • What is missing?
  • What is in excess?

Common “ingredients” that can be out of balance include:

  • Macronutrients
  • Micronutrients
  • Hormones
  • Vitamins
  • Essential fatty acids
  • Catecholamines
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Minerals
  • Trace minerals
  • Unsupported genetic mutations
  • Amino acids

Imbalances that affect our biochemistry and functioning may include:

  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Immune dysregulation
  • Genetic predispositions
  • Over-methylation
  • Under-methylation
  • Metal metabolites
  • Toxic chemicals
  • Gastrointestinal malabsorption
  • SIBO
  • Kryptopyrolle
  • Microbiome
  • Salt conductivity
  • Carbohydrate metabolism
  • Protein metabolism
  • Ammonia (metabolic toxicity)
  • Cellular energy production (ATP)
  • Oxidative stress
  • Inflammation
  • Cell membrane integrity
  • Intracellular dehydration
  • pHs

These biochemical imbalances can affect your child’s personality, behavior, neurological functioning, immune functioning and allergic responses.

How Do I Identify Biochemical Imbalances in My Child? 

Work with your integrative healthcare practitioner to pinpoint some areas to explore.

Then find a laboratory that does specific testing for an area that you want to explore.

Work with your child’s doctor to create a protocol to help correct the imbalances.

Here are some laboratories that address biochemical imbalances: