Luann Lavin is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with her Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. Luann was a nurse manager at The Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and received her post Master’s Certification as a Nurse Practitioner in 2009 from Otterbein University in Columbus, Ohio. Luann has worked in private practice and ran her own private health clinic in Westerville, Ohio while continuing her education in Functional Medicine. Functional Medicine has shown her the way to look deeper and more conscientiously into the health of her patients. Luann also began working with advanced diagnostic companies such as Genova Diagnostics and SpectraCell Labs to elevate the health and wellness of her patient care in private practice. In 2016, Luann became a certified Fermentationist, and continued to study gut-rebuilding as a basic building block for prevention and reversal to chronic illnesses, which has further elevated her passion today. You can access Luann's Probiotic Food Videos in the website store and learn how to make the fabulous 5 fermeted foods: Yougurt, Beet Kvass, Kombucha, Saurkraut and Kimchi. You can visit Luann today atLifescape Medical Associates Family Practice in Scottsdale, Arizona. Luann works side by side with a dedicated team of physicians, nurse practitioners, physicians assistant, nutritionist, psychologist and fitness coach, to provide a holistic approach to family practice that many other private practices may not have available today. Luann is passionate about testing the microbiome /gut of her patients to address root cause of disease and focus on helping the immune system to be as strong as possible. The healthiest she can help her patients to be, is contingent upon the most diverse amount of healthy bacteria colonies that can live in your gut. This is done by stool testing made very easy with home delivery and pick up for a very nominal fee and typically covered by your insurance with a co-pay. The personal favorite tool which Luann likes to utilize with her patients is the Micronutrient test. This testing has been established and available through functional medicine practitioners for a few years yet many traditional primary care and family medicine practices are lacking the education to provide in their practice. Luann would like to make this testing available for all patients, as well as share the benefits with other providers who have not yet received the education.
Additional Micronutrient Testing Information
SpectraCell Laboratories, Inc. is a leading clinical laboratory specializing in personalized disease prevention and management solutions. This pioneering nutritional testing, is driven by state-of-the-art technology, assessing a spectrum of risk factors and biomarkers for optimum wellness. You can visit the SpectraCell website at: https://www.spectracell.com/patients/patient-micronutrient-testing/
Vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies have been shown to affect the function of the immune system which can contribute to degenerative processes such as arthritis, hypertension, asthma, ADHD, IBS, Migraine, Parkinsons, Thyroid Disease, Diabetes and many, many more.
Below are two educational Videos that you can watch to learn even more about the SpectraCell Micronutrient Testing.