Test... don't guess!
As a functional medicine practitioner, I have access to a diverse range of state-of –the-art laboratory tests, used to get to the root cause of your symptoms so we can uniquely tailor your health plan and fast-track your results.
Some of the most useful tests are listed below. To learn more about how I use these lab tests, please book a free call with me.
Suitable for: Infertility, PMS, Menstrual irregularities, Menopause, Stress, Weight loss/gain, Anxiety, Fatigue, Low sex drive.
DUTCH Complete Hormone Test
This is a comprehensive sex hormone profile which looks at the levels of your sex hormones in addition to their metabolites. The metabolites give a broader insight into how your hormones are actually working, and what might be causing your symptoms. This is a urine test you complete yourself in your home.
It also investigates the function of your adrenal hormones and various neurotransmitter metabolites, so we can investigate how your body is dealing with stress – a crucial component of the function of other hormone systems in your body.
Full Thyroid Panel Testing
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Gut & digestive function
Symptoms: Gas, bloating, indigestion, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, IBS, Leaky Get.
Examples of potential investigative tests
Clinical Comprehensive Gut Health Test
This stool test is one of the most comprehensive and advanced GI tests in the world. It uses cutting edge technology to provide a true assessment from a single stool sample taken at home. Key markers include enzyme status and digestive capacity, gut barrier function, inflammation, immune markers and microbial activity – bacteria (beneficial and pathogenic), yeast, fungi and parasites.
Food alergies and intolerences
Most people are familiar with the life-threatening nature of serious food allergies, but there are many other types of adverse reactions to foods, often referred to as food sensitivities.
Food allergy symptoms can be triggered by even the tiniest amount of food and the reaction is usually immediate. In food sensitivities, a larger dose of the problem food is needed to elicit a response and the symptoms can take a few hours of days to begin.
Some people are sensitive to several groups of foods, making it harder to determine what’s causing the symptoms. The most common symptoms of food intolerance include:
Feeling under the weather
Sometimes the culprit is a common food such as dairy, eggs, a nut, a bean, a grain, a fish, a fruit or a vegetable. Other times it’s something hidden such as a food colouring, additive or processing aid.
Vitamin & mineral profile
Suitable to check levels of vitamins and minerals such as Omega 3 fatty acids balance, Vitamin D, Iron etc.