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.
Vitamin D Testing
About 1 in 5 people in the UK are low or deficient in vitamin D. With our increasing indoor existence and changing food routines, it is becoming harder for us to get our required vitamin D from the sun alone. A test is available to everyone as it helps establish if your current lifestyle and diet is providing as much vitamin D as you need.
Candida Screen Test
This test offers a combined detection of elevated levels of IgA, IgG and IgM antibodies to Candida albicans. This is a pin prick test that you do in the comfort of your own home.
Adrenal Function Stress Profile
Testing needs 5 saliva samples to access your individual 24 hour cyclic cortisol levels and cortisol surges, as well as morning and evening DHEA measurements to enable the Cortisol/DHEA ratio to be measured and identified.
Hair Mineral testing
This is a simple test that can be done for you during your appointment. Trace mineral analysis measures the mineral content of your hair which in turn 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. I 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.
Please note if your hair is dyed, it is best to let your hair dye grow out for the test not to be altered by the chemicals in the dye. An average of 2-3 months natural hair colour is needed to have an accurate analysis.
Food allergy testing
There is a vast range of food allergy tests that can be done. From a simple food indicator test to see if a more detailed Food allergy test is needed £25
200 food test £310
There are also food tests available for
Vegetarian 60 foods of no animal meat origin £170
Vegan 60 foods of no animal based foods £170
A parasite is an organism that exploits any other living animal for nutrition and existence. Diagnosis of the parasite infection is normally through the detection of eggs in the stool. The process of collecting multiple stool specimens taken over 3 consecutive days allows the detection of parasites to increase by more than 20%.
Fatty acid testing
The 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.