TESTING OPTIONS

Whereas many practitioner rely heavily on in-house testing to look for markers of disease (eg. inflammation), for more complex cases I access external functional testing for more specific explanations for your symptoms. This guarantees a more concrete foundation for your treatment plan. More commonly accessed tests include:

TestApplication
Breath TestFor Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
Comprehensive Stool AnalysisLevels of good and bad flora, immune markers, digestive capacity and short chain fatty acids
Cortisol and Melatonin Insomnia and non refreshing sleep
Gluten sensitivityDifferentiates between gluten intolerance and Coeliac disease
Helicobacter pyloriThe common cause of stomach ulcers
IgG Food PanelMeasures food intolerance reactions to 96 common foods
Liver Detoxification ProfileDetermines how well the liver is functioning in its detoxification of specific substances (eg salicylates)
Male and female hormonesFertility, menopause, weight and libido
MTHFRThe common gene mutation for the enzyme which converts folate to its active form and is crucial for methylation
Organic acidsProvides much valuable information for complex disorders marked by toxicity and poor metabolic function
Other Stool testsMore economical follow up tests to Comprehensive Stool Analysis
Secretory IgA Assesses the health of the immune system at the mucosal surfaces
Serum MineralsMonitoring of pyroluria and nutritional status
Stress hormones (Cortisol & DHEA)Resistance to stress and adrenal fatigue with follow on effects to thyroid and weight.
Thyroid makersMay include thyroid hormones, reverse T3 (inactive form of thyroid hormone) and autoantibodies.
Urinary IodineThyroid function
Urinary PyrrolesA bi-product of blood cell production which causes vitamin B6 and zinc deficiency (Pyroluria)
Vitamin DImmune system, bone density and mood

I can also help you interpret genome reports such as 23&Me and tailor a nutritional program to your needs.

 

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