Testing is an excellent tool to gain insight quickly into imbalances in the body. The following are a sample of the tests used in clinic.
GENETIC TESTING FOR PERSONALISED NUTRITION & FITNESS
Comprehensive genetic testing consisting of 45 genetic markers. This test can tell you, based on your own individual genetic make-up, your risk factors regarding your nutrient metabolism, cardio-metabolic health, weight management and body composition, food intolerances, eating habits, fitness and physical activity. Knowledge gives you the control over your health and you can eat and exercise according to your genes.
ORGANIC ACIDS & NUTRITIONAL TESTING
Organic acids are metabolic intermediates produced in pathways of central energy production, detoxification, neurotransmitter breakdown or intestinal microbial activity. This test can tell you your vitamin and mineral status, amino acid insufficiencies, detoxification capacity, oxidative damage and antioxidant need, B-complex requirements, mitochondrial energy production function, methylation sufficiency, neurotransmitter metabolites, Lipoic acid and CoQ10 status, and markers for bacterial and yeast overgrowth. It is a good test for those suffering from weight issues, sleep abnormalities, depression, chemical insensitivities.
CHRONIC FATIGUE SCREEN
This test is a good assessment of your gastrointestinal function, energy production, neurotransmitter metabolites, nutrient sufficiency, adrenal stress profile. This test is helpful for those suffering from fatigue, mood disorders, anxiety, headaches, muscular/joint pain and digestive problems.
OXIDATIVE STRESS ANALYSIS 2.0
This blood test measures antioxidant reserve and enzyme function including whole blood glutathione, total antioxidant capacity, redox balance, enzymes superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase. An additional urine sample measures free radical damage, oxidative damage to cell membranes and oxidative damage to DNA.
A standard adrenal test looks at your cortisol throughout the day and DHEA. This test will show you the stage of adaptation in the stress profile. By taking cortisol saliva samples throughout the day you will see how you are adapting to the circadian rhythms of the day.
This test is a gastrointestinal test to check you digestion and absorption of proteins and fats. It will test your short chain fatty acids which will reference your dietary fibre intake. Also a culture look at pathogenic bacterial and a panel of 24 commensal bacteria using a DNA analysis method and checking for depletions of key bacteria for health.
This is a comprehensive hormone test for premenopausal and perimenopausal women not currently supplementing with hormones. It spans 28 days assessing estradiol, progesterone, testosterone cortisol, DHEA and melatonin. Hormone imbalances revealed can help illuminate root causes of disorders such as PMS, menstrual irregularities, sleep patterns, mood swings, appetite level.
The Vitamin D test measures levels of Vitamin D to gain an overall perspective of a patient's health and dietary insufficiencies. The likelihood of vitamin D insufficiency is increased in malabsorption syndromes, aging (elderly individuals have a reduced capacity for vitamin D3 formation), darker skin (higher concentrations of melanin reduce efficiency in vitamin D3 production), obesity (fat-soluble vitamin D is stored in adipose, which reduces bioavailability), and minimal sun exposure, such as in winter or at more northern latitudes.