This section gives you a general outline of the tests that you may have to take in order for me to determine your overall health on first coming to see me. I have chosen companies that I am happy to work with based on their professionalism, accuracy, ethical stance and integrity.
Hair Mineral testing
This is a simple test that can be done for you at your appointment and then the hair is sent off to the laboratory. Trace mineral analysis measures the mineral content of your hair. This reflects the mineral content of the body's tissues. The test can detect either excess or deficiency within the body system which can frequently lead to metabolic dysfunctions. We view minerals as the 'spark plugs' of life as they are involved in almost all enzyme reactions within the body. If there is no enzyme activity then life cannot exist! This kind of testing is preventative as well as being useful as a screening tool.
Common causes of a mineral imbalance - improper diet, taking vitamins and minerals which are not compatible with your current body chemistry, medications, birth control pills, stress, a build up of toxic metals from the environment or a job or a hobby, inheritance of mineral patterns from your parents.
with a full and comprehensive report of the results.
Opti-O-3 bloodspot fatty acid biomarker test
Within the clinic environment I use a test to determine the essential Omega fatty acid levels within the body. I use a British company based in Cambridge called Igennus. The Opti-O-3 fatty acid profile test is an easy-to-use finger prick test that you can carry out at home. This test identifies your individual omega-3 requirements based on a thorough fatty acid profile and measurement of key biomarkers:
- Omega-3 index: an early cardiovascular risk indicator
- Omega-6 to omega-3 ratio: an established marker of long-term health and chronic illness
- AA to EPA ratio: the most accurate measure of ’silent’ or chronic inflammation
Taking into account body weight and red blood cell omega-3 levels, the final report recommends the specific dose needed to bring these biomarkers into healthy target ranges. Armed with your Opti-O-3 test results and a personalised dose that is specific to your individual needs, you can be confident that you are taking the right amount of omega-3 fatty acids to maintain good health for the long term.
Please let me know if you would like this test done during your appointment.
There are a whole host of tests available depending on what your issue is. From blood tests, food allergy tests, stool tests, yeast culture, stress profiling, hormonal health, environmental testing, vitamin d testing, toxic metal screening and more.
Please let me know if you are interested in laboratory testing.