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Dr. Andrea Gruszecki, ND

Dr. Andrea Gruszecki received her Doctorate in Naturopathy from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SWCNM). As a practicing ND, she worked with a variety of patients and has pursued additional studies to ensure the skills necessary to treat the "whole person" using nutrition, physical therapies, education, and mind-body therapies. Her experiences in private practice evolved into an inclusive model of medicine for use by conventional and CAM providers, designed to allow cross-specialty communication among health care providers. She has presented continuing medical education on a variety of subjects, including the gut microbiome, methylation, neurotransmitters, and toxic exposures. Dr. Gruszecki serves a clinical consultant for US BioTek Laboratories, writing, researching, and presenting interpretations and information on a variety of health-related subjects. She draws upon years of experience and the latest research during her consultations and is often able to provide novel insights for clinicians.

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Allergy, Sensitivity and all-cause Dementia

Busy clinicians need an accurate, cost-effective screen for early dementia and strategies to decrease dementia risk in their patient populations. An estimated 5.8 million people in the United States currently suffer from dementia, and that number is...

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Keeping Mitochondria Operating Properly Through The Holidays

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How To Keep Mitochondria "Merry and Bright" Through The Holidays

Tis the season to overindulge. Between holiday parties, traditional favorite dishes, and gifts of cookies, cakes, candies, etc., set out everywhere...

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The importance of follow-up testing: New clues on repeat Organic Acids

When a patient reports a significant improvement, it can be tempting for clinicians to ignore follow-up testing. Testing is expensive and may require...

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Thyroid, Depression, and Dementia.

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Thyroid, Depression, and...Dementia? Why The Connection Is Important.

Many clinicians are familiar with the link between depression and low thyroid (hypothyroid) function. Clinicians may also be familiar with the known...

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Finger Stick Collection for Pediatric Ig Testing

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Top 3 Considerations During Pediatric Ig Antibody Testing

While the pitter-patter of little feet in the office can be a joy, clinicians must remember that pediatric patients may differ from adult patients in...

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Man with face in palms

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Men and COVID-19: Autoimmunity, OH MY!

As COVID-19 social distancing practices are relaxed, new COVID-19 infections continue to be reported. There have been several disturbing reports...

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Dandelion Floating in the Breeze

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Oral Allergy Syndrome: Unraveling IgE Allergy Cross-Reactivity

Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS), also called pollen-food allergy syndrome (PFAS), is an odd phenomenon. OAS patients present with local IgE-mediated...

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The Limitations of At-Home COVID-19 Testing

The currently available at-home COVID-19 antigen tests may or may not provide accurate information if your patient has the Omicron variant, if they...

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Cartoon man fighting COVID

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Which is Superior, COVID-19 Antibody Testing, or T-Cell Testing?

As winter approaches, monitoring the antibody status of patients who have been vaccinated or exposed to the COVID-19 virus is imperative to patients’...

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Person with Virus and no mask singled out

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COVID-19 antibody assessment and delta-variant risks

With an increasing percentage of the population at least one-dose vaccinated, the expected decline in COVID-19 infections has not happened, primarily...

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Likely reasons for unlikely low IgG results

There are many different reasons for unexpected IgG results. Pre-analytical errors, which are outside of laboratory control, are responsible for the...

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Field of Wheat

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The difference between Celiac disease & non-Celiac gluten sensitivity

The scientific community is finally documenting what Naturopathic physicians and functional medicine practitioners have known for years: there are...

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Organic Acids Profile Sample Results

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New Insights– Updates to our Organic Acids Profile and Guide

Organic Acids tests are great for providing an individualized overview of a patient’s health but can be confusing and difficult for the uninitiated...

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Using S-RBD Antibody Tests to Evaluate COVID-19 Immune Responses.

The development of successful COVID-19 vaccines is the beginning of the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. As more and more individuals in the general...

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Hearts and flowers in February: Where does total IgE fit in?

February is American Heart Month and is the perfect opportunity to consider our cardiovascular health. One measure of cardiovascular risk is total...

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goals on a piece of paper next to fruits and vegetables

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What Type of Diet Works Best for Your New Year's Resolution?

There is no one “perfect” diet for everyone. After the dietary indulgence that often accompanies the December holidays, many of our patients will...

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Child getting Nasal swab

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The Pitfalls of Rapid COVID-19 Testing

It seems that almost every attempt to “open up” out of lockdown and get things back to normal is thwarted by a new spike in COVID-19 cases. With the...

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Thanks giving food array

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Hidden foods & chronic symptoms – what’s hiding in your holiday treat?

‘Tis the season for dietary indiscretion. Between Halloween leftovers, Mom’s famous Thanksgiving sweet potato casserole, and traditional December...

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Women with mask outdoors coughing

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Smog = Sensitivity? Pollens, Pollution, and Aeroallergen Reactivity

Polluted air irritates lung tissue and disrupts the lung mucosal barrier. Much of the Pacific coast of the United States is currently impacted by the...

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