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Mary Ann Copson, Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, certified through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners; Certified Licensed Nutritionist focusing on Functional Nutritional Medicine and Functional Health Testing
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Certified Holistic Health Practitioner

Brain Chemistry Profile Clinician

Health, Wellness, and Lifestyle Coach

Intuitive/Energy Healer

MA - Psychology & Counseling

MA - Human Development

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Alcat Food & Chemical
Sensitivity Panels

bone resorption test for osteoporosis risk assessment

food allergy at home test

neurotransmitter balance profile

Estronex profile - a urine functional health test for assessing risk of developing estrogen sensitive cancers including include uterine, ovarian, cervical, prostate, and even head and neck cancers.

triad bloodspot

organix profile of organic acids in urine

GI Effects fx stool profile home single stool specimen collection analysis of the gut environment

porphyrins profile of toxic effects and functional markers of toxicity from toxic metals and organic chemicals

gliadin sensitivity profile saliva test for gluten intolerance


Female Hormone Test Panels

IgG Food Allergy Test

Alcat Comprehensive Food & Chemical Sensitivity / Intolerance Test Panels

Adrenal Stress Test

Dysbiosis Metabolic Marker Test

GI Effects Stool Profile

Expanded GI Health Panel

Bone Resorption Assay

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

Neurotransmitter Profile

Estronex Profile of Estrogen Sensitive Cancers

The Gliadin Sensitivity Profile for gluten sensitivity.

Triad Profile of Cellular Metabolic Processes and Metabolic Function

The Organix Profile of Urine Organic Acids

Candida Tests
DNA Mycology Profile
Fungal/Bacterial Profile
Yeast Panel

The Porphyrins Profile: Biomarkers of Toxicity

Vitamin D Blood Spot Test


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  1. Do you feel terrible but your doctor says all of your tests are fine?
  2. Do you want to finally find out what is happening for you and do something about it- so that you can feel great again?
  3. Do you want to take proactive steps to secure your health and wellness and reduce your chances of getting sick? 

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Through using Functional Nutritional Medicine and Functional Health Testing.

Functional Health Testing not only accurately identifies hidden causes of your symptoms and reveals underlying functional imbalances - Functional Nutritional Medicine does so much more:

Hidden food allergies, hormone balance, gastrointestinal parasites, stress, environmental toxicity, vitamin D deficiency, osteoporosis, neurotransmitter balance...

Enlightened health care professionals are finding better ways to take good care of your health and wellness. Rather than just trying to eradicate your symptoms, we are realizing that in order to stay healthy and well (rather than waiting for drastic symptoms pop up here and there and everywhere) we have to address the source of the originating imbalance in the body. We are moving away from being focused only on acute and emergency care to restoring deep health in the body preventively.

78% of our health care costs are aimed at treating the 133 million Americans who have chronic diseases. But we are really peddling backwards because acute and emergency care can not effectively treat chronic disease - because that kind of medicine isn’t designed to treat the reasons WHY people get ill – it only focuses on getting rid of the symptoms.

We are plagued by modern chronic diseases which arise from environmental, behavioral, and lifestyle choices that negatively affect our core biological functioning - resulting in progressive imbalances that if not corrected lead to chronic disease.

The better approach that leads to vibrant health and wellness is to focus on optimizing the biological functioning in our body’s core physiological systems. It is called systems biological medicine or Functional Medicine.

At the heart of Functional Medicine are Functional Health Tests. These tests are a breakthrough step forward in talking responsibility for keeping yourself healthy and well. Every person has a unique biochemistry and these simple, non-invasive tests can highlight advantageous nutritional and health and wellness changes specific for you.

Functional Nutritional Medicine and
Functional Health Tests

- A better way to vibrant health and wellness.

Functional Health Tests offer you many health advantages:

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Understand and correct underlying functional health and wellness imbalances.

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You'll feel better. Not only can you target your treatment, you also gain confidence that there is something to work with to help you feel better. It is always better to know that there is something definite to treat rather than be told "It is all in your head. All your tests are normal. There is nothing wrong with you."

Be Empowered. When you are not feeling well, you know something is not right. When you can not find out what that something is, you feel powerless. When a health test identifies what you always suspected, the confirmation empowers you. You can do something – other than getting used to living with your symptoms

Don't wait until a functional imbalance turns into a condition or illness. You can take knowledgeable action to change the course of progression before you develop something that is harder to change.

Key preventive tools for promoting wellness and longevity

Modern medicine has been very successful in the fight against disease. But, there are few tools available that evaluate basic human physiology before a condition or illness is evident. Diagnosis has traditionally focused on pathology rather than the underling reasons why a particular health problem developed or how certain patterns and stresses can lead to the development of a disease.

Functional Health Tests are a key positive step in the direction of keeping you healthy and well. Every person has a unique biochemistry and these simple non-invasive tests can highlight advantageous nutritional and health and wellness changes specific for you. Functional Health Tests can pinpoint your underlying functional imbalances so that optimal steps for balance can be taken.

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Functional Health Tests evaluate your individual physiology. By comparing laboratory assessments with normal physiological ranges, stressful patterns and contributing factors to current and future health compromises are revealed.

Test results can suggest the root causes of chronic illnesses and degenerative diseases. These tests are particularly adept at addressing the causes of health problems and symptoms that have yet to manifest as a possible disease. Many health conditions develop over the course of years; exhibiting undiagnosed and seemingly unrelated symptoms.

Early detection and amelioration of health stresses and compromised patterns have consequences reaching far beyond the alleviation of symptoms.

By identifying the underlying imbalances of chronic health conditions and addressing your unique biochemical composition, these tests play an important role in preventative medicine, improved health and wellness care and reducing the risk of degenerative disease.

You can identify risk factors for a variety of health problems long before they become symptomatic, enabling you to take preventive measures to reduce your risks for cancer, cardiovascular disease, and other degenerative conditions.

You can have the benefit of scientifically based nutritional plans, immune enhancing strategies, and longevity programs. Positive results increase dramatically when therapeutic protocols are based on your unique scientific data. Functional Health Tests give you an exceptional opportunity for comprehensive, individualized health, wellness and preventive care.

If you want to work with your health concerns and understand the underlying factors affecting your complaints rather than simply treating symptoms, these functional assessments can be invaluable tools...

...Leading to a healthier lifestyle and greater well being.

These Functional Health Tests offer a profound opportunity to see how your body is working at its deepest level.

Functional Health Testing offers you health and wellness solutions that can identify possible underlying causes of chronic health conditions, reduce the risk of degenerative disease and address your individual and unique biochemical composition. These Functional Health laboratory assessments are useful for finding solutions to the underlying foundations for many health compromises including:

As a Licensed Certified Nutritionist I have access to a plethora of functional health tests to assess the foundations of your health and improve health care outcomes. The data provided by these tests gives you a wealth of information about your health status compared to a baseline of patterns and trends known to correlate to optimal health. They can signal a need to restructure some of your current health care habits and point the way to not only resolving symptoms but creating fundamental health and wellness for you.

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Identify before you treat

free health consultation to evaluate your health test results and treatment planI use Functional Health Tests to identify hormonal, metabolic, neurotransmitter, and gastrointestinal contributors to health problems with scientific accuracy.

Often these foundations of health are overlooked by allopathic medicine because they are not diseases or illness, but rather imbalances.  With the information from functional testing, individualized biochemically accurate preventive and wellness programs can be more accurately designed for you.

All too often symptoms can be mis-leading and restoring health and wellness balance based on symptoms alone can lead to unsuccessful treatment and needless continuing suffering. It is important and saves time and effort to be able to accurately identify what is going on with you.

Is It Gluten?

Jane had been off gluten grains for about 6 years. She never had any testing done - either conventional or alternative. But she was having all sorts of GI symptoms and decided to eliminate gluten grains. Over the last 6 years, her symptoms improved somewhat - but not that much - and she just kept eliminating foods that seemed to set off her symptoms. By the time she came to see me, she was hardly eating anything!

We did some health testing – including a GI test and I encouraged her to do some conventional testing for celiac disease. Her GI test did not show any problems with gluten sensitivity and all her conventional celiac tests came back negative including the genetic marker. But her GI test revealed problems with GI bacterial pathogens, some slight GI inflammation, and an IgA sensitivity to soy. We treated those results and in time reintroduced gluten grains in her diet. She now feels great!

It is Gluten!

Chris had a similar history – she had been off gluten grains for about 8 years. Again, we did some health tests, including the GI panel and Chris went onto get medical testing for celiac. The most prominent result of the GI panel was a high sensitivity to gluten. Normal treatment for gluten sensitivity is to remove sources of gluten from your diet. When you have successfully avoided all sources of gluten, your gluten sensitivity test should come back negative.

With Chris’s high gluten sensitivity, the lab cautioned that celiac disease was likely, which her medical lab results confirmed. Chris and I worked together clearing up some additional health imbalances that had shown up on her health tests. Meanwhile I helped her design an up to date gluten free diet. After about six months she was symptom free and feeling great.

Is It Hormones? Or Is It Toxicity?

Martha had been trying to get pregnant for about 5 years. She had tried all kinds of treatments and tests. Finally, she found and ordered the Cycling Female Hormone Test Panel online and took the health test throughout the length of her next cycle. Turns out the communication between her brain and her ovaries is fine – no problem there. The test did show a slight estrogen dominance with a prolonged luteal phase and progesterone deficiency. In consultation with the lab that had performed the test, we determined that the most likely cause of the hormone profile was weakened ovarian follicles due to toxicity.

We went on to do some testing for various kinds of toxicity. Martha’s Mineral Hair Analysis revealed some mercury toxicity. We worked to reduce Martha’s toxic overload and in less than a year she was pregnant.

More success stories

It is unquestionably worth it to identify what is happening for you and find out what to do about it.

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Not sure which test is the best choice you? How to Choose.

Simple to order. Take the test at home. Mail to the lab.
No prescription needed.

How to Get the Test

Your functional test is ordered through me in my capacity as a Certified Nutritionist.

consultation sessions by phone and email to evaluate the results of your home functional health testUse our secure online shopping cart.

The test kit with full instructions will be sent to you within a few days. A small shipping and handling fee applies to orders under $200.

Collect the specimens at your convenience and send directly to the independent laboratory.

The test results are sent to me and I will forward a copy to you.

We then schedule a time to discuss the interpretations and implications of the results and possible nutritional and lifestyle treatment programs appropriate for you based on your test results.

You'll have the option of working with me further to treat your results and resolve the problems revealed in your testing. 

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What happens after you get your test results.

Ready to start your journey to vibrant health and wellness?

Which Functional Health Test will you start with today?

free health consultation to evaluate your health test results and treatment planThe main value of these tests is to enable us to more accurately and precisely implement preventative and wellness measures to increase your health and well-being and reduce your future risks of illness and degenerative conditions. These tests have a practical advantage because the test kit is sent directly to your home. Samples are collected at your convenience and mailed back to the lab.

If you are interested in ordering any of these Functional Health Tests, would like to discuss which tests would be most appropriate for you, or just have questions about functional testing, feel free to contact me and we can set up a time to talk.

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