Functional testing

I use functional testing in order to establish any specific imbalances. The need for a functional test is determined on a case by case basis, in consultation with the client.

I partner with a number of laboratories to offer a range of clinical testing that is right for each client. 

Functional Testing Options

GUT HEALTH ANALYSIS

For: bloating, gas, cramps, food sensitivities, joint pains, skin rashes, IBS, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and autoimmunity. Stool or breath test.

Comprehensive stool or breath tests evaluating the health of the gastrointestinal tract. The test evaluates digestion, absorption, metabolic and microbial markers. 

ADRENAL STRESS / CORTISOL TEST

For: stress, fatigue, insomnia, weight issues and hormone imbalance. Saliva test.

Saliva test measuring levels of cortisol and DHEA (related to stress, fatigue, insomnia and hormone imbalance).

ORGANIC ACID TEST (OAT)

For: mood disorders, fatigue, autoimmunity, weight issues, cognitive difficulty, failure to thrive, general health & sports performance. Urine test.

Simple urine test to identify any nutritional deficiency, establishing vitamin, mineral and fatty acid status and oxidative stress, as well as neurotransmitter function.

FEMALE HORMONE TESTS

For: unexplained fatigue, menopause,  mood swings, hormone imbalance, irregular menstrual cycle, sleep patterns, low libido. Serum blood or saliva.

Hormone imbalances revealed  can help illuminate root causes of disorders such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS), infertility, and menstrual irregularities. The tests are useful in finding the root cause of  chronic gynecologic disorders.

COMPREHENSIVE THYROID TESTING

For: mood disorders, fatigue, autoimmunity, weight issues, cognitive difficulty, no resolution of symptoms despite medication . Blood test.

Full panel including thyroid antibodies and Reverse T3.  

The Comprehensive Assessment is a hormonal test which reveals imbalances that often go undetected with more limited assessments. 

DNA GENETIC TESTING

For: preventative healthcare, unresolved health issues, familial health conditions. Saliva swab.

Comprehensive analysis of your unique genes and variants (SNPs). Includes detoxification, methylation, hormonal analysis.

FIRSTBEAT LIFESTYLE ASSESSMENT

For: Insomnia, fatigue, general health, stress/anxiety, sports performance. 3-day self-monitor.

Complete health and wellness check tracking heart rate variability (HRV). The non-invasive monitoring reveals levels of stress and recovery and offers insight in to the real quality of your sleep. Good assessment of stress/recovery balance.

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