High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL-C)

High-density lipoprotein (HDL) particles, characterized either in terms of cholesterol content or by the major protein constituent, apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I), have been shown to be inversely related to risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). In fact studies going back...
Homocysteine

Homocysteine

What is Homocysteine? Homocysteine (Hcy) is a sulfhydryl-containing amino acid produced by intracellular demethylation of the essential amino acid methionine (Met). It is not used to make proteins but as an intermediate in methionine metabolism. What does homocysteine...

Lipoprotein(a) – Lp(a)

What is Lp(a) Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] is a highly heterogeneous molecule, consisting of a low-density lipoprotein (LDL) with a highly glycosylated apolipoprotein(a) [apo(a)] molecule covalently linked to the apolipoprotein B moiety of LDL via a single disulfate bond....
Apolipoprotein-B (ApoB)

Apolipoprotein-B (ApoB)

Apolipoprotein B (apoB) is the major protein component of chylomicrons, very low-density lipoproteins (VLDLs), intermediate-density lipoproteins (IDLs), lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)], and low-density lipoproteins (LDLs), and constitutes 20-25% of the total weight of LDL....
LDL-Particle Number (LDL-P)

LDL-Particle Number (LDL-P)

LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) lowering by statin therapy has historically been the focus of guidelines for treating cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk associated with elevated blood cholesterol. Treatment with statins, while well proven to be effective and widely accepted,...
CIMT Testing Predicts MI & Strokes

CIMT Testing Predicts MI & Strokes

Are you worried you’ll have a Heart Attack or Stroke? CIMT Testing may help     I’ve said it many times, in case you didn’t already know, cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of men and women in both the United States and the world. I...

Insulin Resistance Labs

Alpha-hydroxybutyrate (α-HB), Linoleoyl-glycerophosphocholine (L-GPC), Oleic Acid, and the IRi Score Test Guide Test Description Insulin resistance (IR) plays a fundamental role in the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).1,2...

Ferritin

Ferritin is the protein that binds iron. However, elevated ferritin levels suggest potential problems. Elevated ferritin is something I’ve struggled with myself and I have to manage it. Free iron is toxic to cells as it acts as a catalyst in the formation of...

Free Fatty Acids

Test Description Plasma fatty acids can be esterified to form triacylglycerols (triglycerides [TGs]) for storage, or metabolized as a high-energy fuel source of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Plasma fatty acids that are not esterified to TGs are bound primarily to...
Insulin Resistance Labs – Leptin

Insulin Resistance Labs – Leptin

Insulin Resistance Labs – Leptin History of Leptin Leptin was discovered in 1994 when Friedman and colleagues performed positional cloning of the ob  gene, responsible for a recessive mutation found decades earlier to cause obesity in the homozygous ob /ob ...
Blood Sugar Control Labs

Blood Sugar Control Labs

Our Tulsa Functional Medicine clinic provides a wide range of blood sugar control labs. These labs provide a much more thorough evaluation of your physiology and how you are handling and processing blood sugar, insulin, and several other hormones. These blood sugar...

Uric Acid

Uric acid ***This page is under construction*** Uric acid increases risk of cardiovascular disease. In fact, it is one of the top 25 modifiable risk factors. Higher levels correlate with higher risk and we want uric acid levels less than 6.0. Allopurinol is a...
Viveve Treatment

Viveve Treatment

Is the Viveve Treatment right for you? During a Viveve Treatment consultation, the extent that vaginal laxity symptoms are affecting daily activities and quality of life will be discussed. Common questions include: Do you leak urine when you laugh, cough, sneeze, or...
Endothelix Evaluates Endothelial Dysfunction

Endothelix Evaluates Endothelial Dysfunction

Optimal endothelial function is absolutely CRITICAL for cardiovascular health. In fact, endothelial dysfunction precedes cardiovascular disease, hypertension, atherosclerosis, etc by decades. That means that we can identify problems with the cardiovascular system...

Insurance Troubles With Testosterone

Insurance Troubles With Testosterone We use testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) as part of a comprehensive Functional Medicine approach to improve the overall health of patients at our clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We use several forms of testosterone including...

Top 25 Risk Factors For Cardiovascular Disease

The top 25 risk factors for cardiovascular disease are: Hypertension Dyslipidemia Hyperglycemia Obesity Smoking Hyperuricemia Renal Disease Elevated Fibrinogen Elevated ferritin Trans fatty acids & refined carbs Low dietary Omega-3 fatty acids Low dietary...

CoEnzymeQ10 (CoQ10)

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a fat-soluble substance that plays a major role in energy production and antioxidant protection in the body. It is found in the body primarily in its interchangeable ubiquinone and ubiquinol forms. In general, CoQ10 supports mitochondrial...
Functional Medicine Approach to Thyroid

Functional Medicine Approach to Thyroid

We see a lot of thyroid issues in our Tulsa Functional Medicine clinic. Many patients simply do not feel well with the traditional medical approach to thyroid. I’ve written about this before in another post entitled The Mismanaged Thyroid. That post has a lot of...

Training videos

Check-In Procedure Video: Nursing: Check-In Procedure: Update Allergies in the EMR Update Medication List Update Supplement List Update Social & Family History Update Preferred Pharmacy Update Health Trackers Medpax & Revpax Forms How to begin a medpax or...

New Employee

Welcome to Revolution Health & Wellness Clinic! The very first thing we need is for you to fill out a few forms. All 4 forms will need to be filled out, printed, signed, and brought to the clinic prior to or on your first day of employment. We will need a copy of...