Insights with GI-MAP and DUTCH Testing: Guiding Patients Through Perimenopause
The GI-MAP™ and DUTCH® tests are industry-leading tools for helping patients improve their gut and hormonal health. Now, our laboratories are coming together to share how using the tests together can help practitioners successfully guide patients through perimenopause.
Join us as Cat Simmons, MS, RD, from Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory, Jaclyn Smeaton, ND, from Precision Analytical, and practitioner Lexi Yoo, FNP-BC, CPNP, discuss how to use GI-MAP and DUTCH testing to understand the gut-hormone connection, individualize treatment protocols, and optimize outcomes for perimenopause patients.
Cat, Jaclyn, and Lexi will discuss the interplay between gut health, hormonal health, stress, and methylation and review a case study showing the powerful insights that can be gleaned from pairing GI-MAP and DUTCH testing.
Watch to learn:
- The role GI-MAP's beta-glucuronidase marker plays in gut health and perimenopause
- How to evaluate estrogens and androgens with DUTCH testing
- The role of methylation activity in perimenopause
- How GI-MAP dysbiosis patterns and gut dysfunction impacts perimenopause patients through gut endocrine function
- How the DUTCH adrenal assessment's urinary cortisol curve offers insight into stress, anxiety, and inflammation
- About the indican marker on the DUTCH Test, which provides insight into leaky gut, digestive insufficiency and dysbiosis
About Our Discussion Panel
Cat Simmons, MS, RDN, CDCES
Cat is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and has spent most of her career in the functional laboratory diagnostic space. Her educational background includes a dual appointment in exercise physiology and dietetics with a master's degree in metabolic physiology. She has a decade of experience in advanced laboratory interpretation, education, and counseling in addition to clinical practice. She takes a functional and integrative approach to health with a firm belief that "all disease begins in the gut." Her research interests and passions include insulin signaling, nutrient metabolism, and weight loss physiology. Cat is also a certified diabetes care and education specialist. In clinical practice, Cat specializes in cardiovascular prevention, sport performance nutrition; gluten sensitivity, celiac and autoimmune nutrition; the gut-brain connection, and of course all things related to the digestion, the microbiome and intestinal health where she has chosen to “niche down.” As a clinician and educator, not only is Cat a member of the Medical Education team at Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory, but also the interdepartmental team coordinator playing a pivotal role in education program design. Cat is a graduate from the University of Florida. She moved to Colorado in 2007 to attend graduate school at Colorado State University.
Jaclyn Smeaton, ND
Dr. Jaclyn Smeaton, ND, is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Precision Analytical and a naturopathic physician focused on infertility, reproductive, and genitourinary health. In addition to her private practice, Hello Fertility, she is a prolific teacher in the field of reproductive endocrinology and hormones and has trained thousands of clinicians on her treatment methodology.
Dr. Smeaton has extensive leadership experience in integrative medicine including as president of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, as an ambassador for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, and a board member of the Integrative Health Policy Consortium.
Lexi Yoo, FNP-BC, CPNP
Lexi Yoo, NP, is the founder and owner of Yoo Direct Health, which is a prominent healthcare practice focusing on integrative medicine, anti-aging treatments, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. With dual board certifications in family and pediatric medicine, Lexi is passionate about delivering personalized and comprehensive care to her patients.
Her healthcare journey began in 2011 as a nurse practitioner, holding degrees from Purdue University and IUPUI, along with a post-master's degree in family practice. Specializing in anti-aging medicine, she obtained certifications through BioTE Medical and completed functional medicine coursework from The Institute for Functional Medicine.
Lexi's unwavering commitment to patient care and healthcare innovation continues to impact lives through Yoo Direct Health and the YDH Training Academy.
- American Academy of Anti-aging – Aesthetic Fellowship
- The Institute for Functional Medicine – Practitioner
- Seeds Scientific Research and Performance – Peptide Therapy
- American Association of Nurse Practitioners – Family Nurse Practitioner
- Pediatric Nursing Certification Board – Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
- Institute of Integrative Medicine – BioTE Certified Practitioner
- American College of Exercise – Obesity Management, Fitness & Nutrition
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