Testing is available through the clinic and can be invaluable when trying to get to the root cause of your health issues:
Specific tests include:
Food intolerance testing:
Over 45% of the population may be reacting adversely to foods that they eat, which whilst not life threatening, can have a massive impact on someone’s quality of life.
I might recommend this testing for patients suffering from digestive issues such as IBS or other gut symptoms, bloating, constipation, headaches and migraines, low mood and depression. Fatigue, skin problems and weight gain.
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis:
Suitable for anybody with long term outstanding digestive issues such as IBS, Colitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease. We also now understand that gastrointestinal function is critical for good health. Emerging evidence has associated overall GI function and gut microbiome status with a wide variety of common illnesses including:
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Celiac and Other Malabsorption Disorders
- Mood Disorders
The GI Effects® Microbial Ecology Profile I use is a targeted stool test evaluating gut microbiome balance and assessing bacteria and parasites, intestinal inflammation. And much more.
Adrenal Stress Panel (Saliva )
This is used when individuals are complaining of fatigue, some hormonal imbalances, sleep issues, inability to lose weight.
- sugar cravings
- dizzy spells
- decreased stamina
Saliva cortisol is usually measured 4 times during the day: upon waking up, noon, the late afternoon and before bed. Saliva is collected by spitting into a small collection tube, therefore it can be collected just about any time or any place. This is often referred to as an ASI or Adrenal Stress Index test.
All individuals with chronic disease will have changes/compromises in their adrenal function.
It is never good sense to “guess” whether you have high or low cortisol, even if you “think” you do! Symptoms of high cortisol can be similar to symptoms of low cortisol. Plus there are different variations of an adrenal problem which require different supplements.
Your thyroid is the master hormone of your metabolism and an imbalance may results in fatigue, depression, constipation, coldness, headaches, PMS, weight gain and inability to lose weight, anxiety, panic attack dysmenorrhea, decreased memory and concentration, muscle and joint pain.
This test analyses serum levels of TSH, total T4, free T4, free T3, anti-TG antibodies, and anti-TPO antibodies to assess central and peripheral thyroid function, as well as thyroid auto-immunity.