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.

Well Woman Nutrient & Thyroid Test

This test looks at 50 different markers including:
• CRP for inflammation
• Active B12, folate and vitamin D
• Liver health
• Kidney health
• Blood sugar
• Iron status
• Red and white blood cells
• Cholesterol status
• Full thyroid panel (you can’t get this on the NHS)

More in-depth Female Panel Testing

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 a incredible overall picture.

 

Who is this test for?
My bespoke nutrient screening test is for any woman wanting to know what is going on inside her body. Think of it as a extremely comprehensive health MOT that also offers a full hormone panel, including autoimmune Hypothyroid, Hashimotos.

Digestive Health Stool Test

I use an extremely comprehensive microbiome stool test using qPCR. It looks at 7 health markers to assess inflammation, immune function, digestion, gut barrier and occult blood plus 63 microbial markers related to IBD, short chain fatty acid production, gut barrier impairment (leaky gut), small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), H. pylori, imbalanced gut bacteria (dysbiosis), inflammation, yeasts (e.g. Candida), parasites.

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.

Food Intolerance Test (FIT test)

Sometimes even the healthiest foods can make you feel unwell if you cannot tolerate them. Thanks to its patented technology, this finger prick blood test is the most sensitive food intolerance test available. It measures 190 of the most common foods, colourings and additives to uncover which foods may be causing inflammation and disease.

Who is this test for?
For anyone who feels worse after they eat, suffers with digestive, skin, energy issues. Symptoms of intolerances are vast but can include headaches, weight issues, digestive issues, hormone imbalances, skin issues, cognitive issues, joint aches and pains and much more.

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.

 

The Oestrogen 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.

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