We have a full suite of testing at our disposal and if a test exists we have access to it and can interpret it, however some of the more common tests we utilise include:
Food Sensitivity Test
The food sensitivity test is ideal for those who are suffering from symptoms of low energy, with irritable bowel syndrome, or irritable bowel disease. This clear and straightforward test provides analysis for 95 foods. A full diet is constructed from the results involving an omission, re-introduction and a rotation diet over the course of four months.
Comprehensive Blood Chemistry Test
The comprehensive blood chemistry testing is a perfect way to determine the optimal health and dietary needs for those who are looking to either achieve optimal performance or want a general health check. Over 30 analytes are tested and analised to determine both vitamin and mineral load and function. This test also provides the status of liver, kidney and thyroid systems, as well as cardiovascular and diabetes risk factors.
Urinary Hormone Metabolites Test
Suffering from low energy due to chronic fatigue syndrome can be debilitating in life. Looking at adrenal hormones such as cortisol and cortisone with total cortisol metabolites can often lead to a revelation in the diagnosis and more efficient management of the symptoms. Simple blood tests analysing the load of one hormone at one point in the day are often too limited in revealing the full picture.
The urinary hormone, metabolites test, collects urine over the course of 24 hours unveiling the actual state of the hormones. Sex hormones are also analysed in this test giving women with cycling problems and men with testosterone deficiency far more detail and alternative recommendations. Sleep problems could also be resolved when using this test as urinary melatonin is also analysed allowing for the correct melatonin advice.
Comprehensive Stool Analysis
It has been suggested that the gut has over 100 trillion bacteria in the intestinal tract alone. These bacteria play a vital role in maintaining our digestive health and therefore also general wellbeing. This bacteria can be classified into three groups; Potentially Pathogenic, Non-Beneficial, and Beneficial.
The beneficial bacteria provide vitamins for the body, and fuel for the intestinal tract. Non-beneficial bacteria outcompete other bacteria such as the potentially pathogenic, but also the beneficial bacteria. And, of course, the potentially pathogenic, which as the names suggests can cause disease if they reach a certain number. To add to matters yeast also lives in the digestive system and depending on the type can be beneficial or pathogenic.
Any upset to this system, such as taking medication like antibiotics can result in dysbiosis or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Suffering from irritable bowel syndrome that is characterised by bloating and distention can be corrected with the right stool analysis and recommendations.