Functional Testing

When you come to see me for the first time, I will discuss what’s brought you to me, and what you’d like to change. Based on that, I will recommend a plan of action which may include a test or a series of tests to get to the root cause of your symptoms. 

Functional testing can help get us to the root cause of your symptoms quicker, which can be a huge relief if you have been suffering for a long time or have debilitating symptoms.  I partner with world leading private laboratories that use cutting edge technology to give you incredible insights into your health, far surpassing other standardised tests. Most of these tests can be done in the comfort of your own home and at your convenience.

Why Test?

  • It takes the guess work out which speeds up the process of getting you on the best plan suited to  your unique requirements. 
  • It can fast track your results.
  • It enables us to have a benchmark against which we can track your progress. 
  • It gives you hard evidence of what is happening. It turns opinion in to fact and I find this really helps motivate clients to stick to a plan.

Some of the tests I offer:

Hormone Rebalancing Test

DUTCH Complete™ – DUTCH Test
This test can identify the root causes of hormone imbalances. This test offers an extremely comprehensive overview on hormone levels and how hormones are broken down. It looks at whether:
• you have oestrogen dominance (PMS, painful periods, endometriosis)
• you are ovulating
• your liver is clearing excess oestrogen (breast, ovarian and uterine cancer risk)
• your low in key nutrients B12, B6 and glutathione – the body’s most important antioxidant
• your neurotransmitters, such as melatonin , serotonin, dopamine are having an impact on your mood and sleep.
• you have increased testosterone (PCOS, oily skin, acne, infertility, excess body hair)
• you have imbalanced stress hormones

Who is this test for?
Anyone suffering with menopause, PCOS, weight gain, fatigue, low libido, premenstrual syndrome, mood swings, sleep issues, mood disorders and prostate issues in men. Additionally, the test can be used to gather baseline measurements for the administration and monitoring of hormone replacement therapy.

Ultimate Performance Blood Test

This test looks at 56 different markers including:

• HS-CRP for inflammation
• Active B12, folate and vitamin D
• Liver health
• Kidney health
• Gout risk
• Blood sugar status
• Full iron status (you rarely get this on the NHS)
• Red and white blood cells
• Cholesterol status
• Full thyroid panel (you can’t get this on the NHS)
• Adrenal hormones
• FSH, LH, prolactin
• Sex hormones-Testosterone and oestrogen


Functional DX Female Blood Tests

(for an even more in-depth female panel).

For the world’s most advanced blood interpretation technology. Functional DX tests are more accurate, more accessible and the single most comprehensive blood analysis on the market today. They give us unparalleled, incredibly in-depth  information that is intricately interpreted to find links and patterns for overall function and health optimisation. The Femme range starts with minimum of 95 markers and provides a detailed, easy to read report. Their Thyroid range is also extremely in-depth linking all aspects of thyroid testing to give an incredible overall picture.

Download: Femme Inspect Info Sheet
Download: Sample report

Who are these blood tests for?

Anyone, but especially those with neurological concerns (headaches, concentration), cardiovascular concerns (high blood pressure, high cholesterol), thyroid conditions (hair loss, fatigue, weight gain, sleep issues), adrenal stress (early hours insomnia, burnout, energy issues), metabolic issues (weight gain, blood sugar dysregulation), skin conditions (dermatitis, psoriasis), inflammation.

Digestive Health Stool Test

I use an extremely comprehensive microbiome stool test to provide a comprehensive assessment of complete gut health, assessing the root cause of most GI complaints. A combination of PCR, culture, and microscopic testing methods ensures any and all relevant organisms are identified. It looks at 3 key functions to assess:

  1. Digestion and absorption- 3 markers including protein and fat breakdown and pancreatic function.
  2. Inflammation and immune function- 4 main markers including SIgA, occult blood, calprotectin and allergy markers)
  3. Gut microbiome- 6 main markers including gut bacteria balance, methane scores, short chain fatty acids, beta-glucuronidase for oestrogen metabolism, yeast overgrowth (e.g. Candida) and parasites.

Download: GI Effects Sample Report

Who is this test for?
Anyone with any digestive disorder including IBS/IBD, bloating, wind, abdominal cramps, acid reflux, weight issues, skin issues, fatigue, aching joints, hormone imbalances, food sensitivities, constipation, diarrhoea, indigestion, nutritional deficiencies and any inflammatory bowel condition.

Hair Tissues Mineral Analysis

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

Working with the worlds most renowned hair tissue mineral analysis facility in the USA, this non-invasive test uses a small hair sample to measure the body’s mineral and toxic metal levels and ratios. This can provide valuable insights into potential nutrient deficiencies, toxic metal exposure, and imbalances in the body.

Minerals are essential for growth, healing, vitality and wellbeing. Deficiencies, imbalances and toxin accumulation can impact the cardio-vascular, gastro-intestinal, musculo-skeletal, neurological, immune and endocrine (hormonal) systems.
Heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and arsenic can accumulate in the body over time and have detrimental effects on your health, causing inflammation, microbiome imbalances, fatigue, brain fog and reduced energy levels.
Hair has the unique ability to concentrate toxic heavy metals and essential minerals which can make it a useful screening tool to help identify potential pathways towards a disease state as well as helping support any deficiencies, imbalances and/or toxicities.

Download: HTMA sample report

Who is this test for?
Anyone, but especially those with neurological concerns (headaches, concentration), cardiovascular concerns (high blood pressure, high cholesterol), thyroid conditions (hair loss, fatigue, weight gain, sleep issues), adrenal stress (early hours insomnia, burnout, energy issues), metabolic issues (weight gain, blood sugar dysregulation), skin conditions (dermatitis, psoriasis), inflammation.

Personalised DNA Testing

DNA testing is the great way to discover exactly how your body responds to nutrients at a cellular level. Knowing if you are predisposed to certain food intolerances, inflammation, or an inability to absorb certain nutrients or detoxify toxins and hormones can be a real game changer to so many health problems, including weight and sleep issues, hormone imbalances, skin issues, digestive issues and much more.

Your DNA never changes so you will only ever need one DNA test. The results enable me to design you a targeted and personalised nutrient, supplement and lifestyle plan based on your unique genetics.

DNA tests only take a minute to do (a quick cheek swab) and are not impacted by HRT, contraceptives, pregnancy, nutritional supplements, exercise or any other environmental factors.
These are the main ones I use to understand how your genes work, and pinpoint how I can support you.


The Nutrient core report Analyses how gene variants (SNPs) affect:

• Food response, namely lactose and gluten intolerances
• Response to caffeine
• Microbiome diversity
• Appetite control and blood sugar balance
• Vitamin and mineral absorption, conversion and activation
• Susceptibility to inflammation and infection
• Circadian rhythm (sleep)
• Blood pressure

Who is this test for?
Anyone! A great test for those who are concerned about their genetics or those want to really understand what they can do to optimise their overall health, wellbeing and digestion.


The Methylation report

Who is this test for?
Anyone who wants to check their risk for heart disease, circulatory problems, chronic fatigue, infertility, immune and autoimmune conditions, food and chemical sensitivities, and mood and psychiatric disorders, as well as cancer, hormone imbalances and premature ageing.


Hormone Balance Report

Who is this test for?
Anyone suffering with hormone imbalance such as fertility problems, PCOS, endometriosis, menstrual irregularities, excess facial hair, osteoporosis, heart disease, blood clots, acne, sexual dysfunction, PMT, fibroids, dry thinning hair, low libido, mood swings, poor memory, weight gain and hormone sensitive cancers.


The Detoxification report

Who is this test for?
Anyone suffering with detoxification issues such as headaches, muscle aches, fatigue, allergies, skin disorders, weight gain, bloating, acid reflux and heartburn, excessive sweating, chronic infections, sub-fertility, low libido, poor mental function and low stress tolerance.


The Thyroid Balance report

Who is this test for?
Those who are at risk of hypothyroidism (under active thyroid), have issues with weight gain, are fatigued, have low libido, are intolerant to the cold, have dry skin, are constipated and/or depressed.

Disclaimer: the advice in the genetic test reports is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any medical condition or disease. It is intended for general health and wellness purposes only and is not specific to clients who require a specific nutrition care plan based on a certain disease or condition.