While functional testing may come with a price tag, it can be absolutely vital in uncovering the underlying causes for precise treatments and, ultimately, substantial improvements in your health.
Many of you have sought my guidance after exploring numerous alternative avenues without experiencing any tangible results. When considering the comprehensive scope of your health, additional functional pathology testing may not always be necessary. However, in cases where every other avenue has been explored, the right test can make all the difference between continued discomfort and a significant improvement in your well-being.
List of Functional Tests I use:
Stool microbiome test
GUT HEALTH! Used when there are digestive issues:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Unexplained digestive concern
This test gives a snapshot of the integrity of the digestive tract, microbiome population, if there are any imbalances of bacteria or any specific pathogens which need to be addressed. This type of information is impossible to know without getting tested.
Hair Mineral test
Used when there is an indication of:
- Heavy metal toxicity
- Hormonal imbalances
- Thyroid symptoms
This test identifies which minerals are out of balance, how your body is metabolically functioning, and how to improve the uptake of deficient minerals.
DNA wellness test
- Healthy ageing
This test gives an overview of your inherited strengths and weaknesses and pinpoints which areas need to be focused on.
Used when signs indicate a deficiency, and to track supplementation outcomes.
Particularly useful for
- Chronic Skin issues
- Cognitive improvement
- Pregnancy to ensure correct supplementation
Used when there are chronic health issues where blood tests are “normal”
Particularly helpful in:
- Weight loss resistance
- Muscle recovery
- Mood disorders such as depression or anxiety
This test gives insights into the nutrient status and metabolic pathways identifying which are impaired or not functioning optimally, allowing for personalised treatment which sees improvements in symptoms.
*Feel free to reach out if you require more information or if you’re keen on pursuing functional testing. You can also book an appointment with me here.