In today’s episode I talk with Dr. Carrie Jones about the DUTCH test. Lauded as a game changer in the Hormone testing arena. Dr. Carrie talks about why the DUTCH test was created.
There has always been the two standard approaches to testing hormones: saliva and serum. Where these tests fell short is that they could not show hormonal pathways. Dr. Carrie discusses the role of hormonal pathways and how they have shown to be the most accurate markers for hormone availability and giving practitioners detailed information for accurate assessment and treatment.
Before the DUTCH test, a woman (with fertility issues) could have a hormone panel that showed her hormones where in normal range. The problem is that hormones fluctuate and so what appears as normal hormone ranges could be out of range after a serum or saliva sample was taken. With Cycle Mapping a woman’s hormone levels are assessed throughout her entire cycle. This gives a true picture of a woman’s hormonal levels. We discuss the importance of testing not guessing and how proper testing can resolve much heartache and confusion.
The DUTCH test is offered direct to consumer and Precision Analytics (the inventors of the test) are offering our listener’s $50 off their tests.
About Episode Guest
Dr. Carrie Jones is a functional medicine women’s health and hormone doctor who believes in the importance of both men and women understanding their hormones in a simplified manner so they can feel more empowered to take control of their own health especially when they are told everything is “normal” but they don’t feel “normal.”
She is a Naturopathic Physician with a Master’s in Public Health having over 12 years in the field of functional and integrative medicine. As Adjunct Faculty for the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), she has taught courses in both Gynecology and Advanced Endocrinology. She has have been the Medical Director for two large integrative clinics in Portland, Oregon and currently the Medical Director for Precision Analytical, Inc, creators of the most cutting edge hormone test on the market, the DUTCH Test. As a result, she consults with the most amazing health care practitioners all over the world on the hormone status of their patients and lecture/teach/write frequently on the same topic. Understanding adrenal, thyroid, and sex hormones is complicated. Her job is not to judge. Her job is to educate and empower.