Functional Testing

Testing how your body is functioning allows for the development of a targeted nutritional strategy based on a comprehensive understanding of your health at a biochemical level. Michelle can assess and translate your results into clear and specific recommendations. Tests come from a range of medical laboratories including:

  • Genova Diagnostics
  • The Doctor’s Lab
  • Biolab

Allergy Testing (FACT)
This blood test measures the reaction of the immune system’s white blood cells to more than 200 of the most common foods and additives. This test offers a wider range of food intolerance and allergy screening than is currently available by conventional means. For more information on allergies read The Allergy Test Guide.

Nutritional tests
Vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids can be measured by a variety of methods. Knowing which tests work best requires an in-depth understanding. Analysis of your health history during a consultation may provide adequate information on your nutrient status. A variety of tests are also available to support findings and recommendations.

Digestive and gut assessments
A comprehensive stool analysis can help to assess a wide range of intestinal conditions. Information about your digestion, bacterial flora and intestinal parasites can be obtained from a sample provided in the privacy of your own home. Effective gut function is crucial for optimum health.

The intestinal permeability urine test can help to detect leaky gut syndrome which may be implicated in a range of health disorders.

Hormone analysis
Female hormone levels can be assessed to determine any disruptions to the female hormone cycle which may be contributing towards PMS, menopause, endometriosis, infertility, breast cancer, fibroids, cysts or polycystsic ovaries.

Cardiovascular assessments
Assessing cholesterol, homocysteine, CoQ10 and insulin levels can help to provide a comprehensive insight into your cardiovascular disease risk.

Genetic Testing

Although the application and interpretation of genetic tests is still in its infancy there are numerous nutigenomic tests available to health care practitioners and direct to consumer.  If you are considering genetic testing or would have genetic test results that you would like to discuss please contact Michelle.

The EstroGenomic Profile uses genomic testing to identify susceptibility to diseases and conditions such as breast cancer, osteoporosis, and heart disease.

The NeuroGenomic Profile evaluates single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes that modulate methylation, glutathione conjugation, oxidative protection and the potential to evaluate vascular oxidation.

The CardioGenomic Plus Profile uses genomic testing to identify the risk of genetic susceptibility to cardiac related diseases and conditions.

The ImmuniGeneomic Profile evaluates genetic variations in genes that modulate immune and inflammatory activity.

If you would like a test or further information please call Michelle now on 07879 403321 or 01494 637747.

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Allergies have been implicated in many health conditions including: irritable bowel syndrome, asthma, eczema, arthritis, migraines, headaches, chronic fatigue, hernia’s, ulcers, hives, skin problems and much more. Although wheat and dairy are frequently implicated they can be difficult to avoid and how can you be really sure if you are avoiding the right foods? Immune function, family disposition, exposure, gut health and diet all play a role.
Allergy testing can identify problem foods and digestive tests can assess the health of your gut. Read the Allergy Test Guide for more information.

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