FUNCTIONAL TESTING

Heal Your Body

Functional Testing can help identify many conditions and contributing factors to disease and can be a vital part of a health assessment. While conventional medical testing addressed acute illnesses already manifested, it does not take into account the individual factors that may be the underlying cause of a chronic health condition. Functional testing, used in conjunction with a thorough assessment of your health can help me form an accurate diagnosis and compile an individualised treatment protocol for you.

STOOL TESTS

A stool test to evaluate the status of beneficial and imbalanced commensal bacteria including Clostridium species, pathogenic bacteria and yeast/fungus, parasites, viruses as well as testing certain digestive markers, immune function and inflammation in the gut.

This test gives valuable information on your digestive function, fine tuning your treatment plan. This is a Doctor's Data test, who are the leading innovator and provider of functional tests globally providing clinically actionable results. 

OAT Testing

 The Organic Acid Test (OAT) is a urine test that offers a comprehensive metabolic snapshot of your health.

It provides accurate evaluation of intestinal yeast and bacteria which can be associated with hyperactivity, fatigue and immune function. It also includes markers for vitamin and mineral levels, oxidative stress, neurotransmitter levels and oxalates, which are highly correlated with many chronic illnesses. 

DUTCH TEST

The most advanced and comprehensive testing for an overall hormonal health picture including adrenal, sleep and sex hormones and their metabolites. An excellent health assessment for complex hormonal conditions. 

This comprehensive test investigates DHEAS, Progesterone, Testosterone, Estrogens, methylation pathways, oxidative stress, Melatonin, Cortisol, Cortisone and cortisol metabolites. It now includes the cortisol awakening response (CAR) and certain neurotransmitter and vitamin markers. 

FOOD SENSITIVITIES

Underlying food sensitivities can stimulate immune activation causing systemic inflammation. Food sensitivities can be immediate (IgE) ,delayed for up to 72 hours (IgG) and or occur in the mucosa (IgA).There can also be a component called 'complement' which can amplify the inflammatory response by 1000 times to a particular food if present. This test is done through a blood draw

By identifying a particular food sensitivity and severity of the reaction, we can reduce inflammation and give the immune system a chance to rest while we heal your body. 

I also offer hair tests for food and environmental sensitivities. I have found this test really helpful for children as it's less invasive and also adults that may not want to do the more comprehensive blood draw antigen panel mentioned above. 

SIBO TESTING

The SIBO test is a simple, non-invasive breath test that is used to diagnose SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth).

 

Gastro intestinal complaints such as excessive gas, indigestion, bloating, pain, IBS can be attributed to SIBO. SIBO is when excess bacteria are found in the small intestine where they don't normally reside in large numbers. This can cause food to ferment leading to gas, pain, bloating etc.

Determining whether SIBO is present and knowing the type and level of gases produced aids targeted treatment and forms a base line for follow up comparison.

©2018 by Naturopath Natalie.