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An Interview Featuring Dr. Todd LePine

Terry Pollock, a senior clinical consultant at Metametrix Clinical Laboratory, spoke with Dr. LePine after one of his recent lectures at the laboratory. Listen to their conversation and learn Dr. LePine’s approach in his clinical practice, and how he's “Finding Pieces of the Puzzle” while evaluating complex patients with multiple complaints.


Dr. Todd LePine Terry Pollock

Dr. Todd LePine is board certified in Internal Medicine with advanced training and experience in Integrative Functional Medicine. Utilizing a variety of scientifically based Integrative Medical approaches, he endeavors to transform and heal both mind and body.

The following quote from his Web site at gives us some insight into his thoughts on Functional Medicine:

"Functional Medicine offers a paradigm shift in how we look at “disease” and is defined as “the field of health care that employs assessment and early intervention to improve physiological, emotional/cognitive, and physical function. The focus on “function” in this approach to health is intended to bring questions of purpose and design back into medical practice and to acknowledge that root level, highly interconnected, multi-system imbalances must be transformed to improve and optimize health.”


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April is the month where many organizations focus on raising awareness of Autism, and Metametrix would like to contribute by generating awareness of the laboratory tests that can help to uncover metabolic factors that may be treated in each individual with this complex disease. Practitioners who enter this field need a guide to treating the underlying problems that prevent patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) from returning to normal behavior and metabolic function.

In these informative video clips, Dr. Richard Lord and Dr. Todd LePine discuss:

  • Laboratory testing
  • Gastrointestinal disturbances
  • Inflammatory stress
  • Mercury toxicity
  • Food allergies
  • Immune systems fortifications
  • Vitamin insufficiencies
  • Genetic factors

Take a few moments to view these videos and see how specific laboratory tests can give you valuable information on moving forward with ASD treatment protocols.


For more information on the laboratory tests discussed by Dr. Lord and Dr. LePine, view the links listed below.

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During a recent Metametrix sponsored breakfast at the IFM Symposium in Hollywood, Florida, Dr. Todd LePine gave a compelling presentation entitled the Gut-Brain Connection: An Inside Look at Depression.

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Laboratory TestingBowel disorders are a very common feature of ASD. Repairing and healing the GI tract is a key step in quelching inflammation and improving overall neurological health in children on the spectrum. Listen to Cass Nelson-Dooley, MS and Julie Matthews, CNC, discuss the “gut-brain connection” and the importance of stool tests in the clinical management of children with ASD.


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GI Effects Stool Profiles Q&A

We talk with Dr. Richard Lord of Metametrix Clinical Laboratory and have a Q&A on why GI Effects is unlike any other stool analysis profile and how it goes beyond the standard parameters for identifying gastrointestinal disorders. GI Effects uses DNA analysis to identify microbiota with 100% accuracy, including anaerobes, a previously immeasurable area of the gut environment.

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