Testing

As an experienced Naturopath and Nutritionist, I can gain a lot of information from your medical history and symptom picture. However testing is sometimes required to fill the final piece of the puzzle. Any testing will be discussed and authorised by you prior to proceeding.

In-House Testing

Blood Type

Involves taking a finger prick of blood to determine your blood type A,B,AB,O and “+” or “-” The test results are available in 5 minutes.

Body Composition: Fat, Muscle, Hydration

This test involves lying down on a massage table and electrodes being placed on your hand and foot. A slight elctrical current is passed between the two electrodes to measure density of the body tissues.

Heavy Metals & Minerals

We use Oligoscan in clinic to test levels of heavy metals and esssential minerals. This involves a scan of your hand and results are available immediately.

Zinc Tally

A small taste of Zinc is given to determine levels of zinc in your body. Zinc is important for many functions in the body and most Australians are deficient.

Cell Wellbeing hair analysis

Hair analysis for establishing ideal foods for optimal health and wellbeing. Find out what vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids you are deficient in and what environmental toxins are hindering you reaching your optimal health. Receive a 35 page report to know what foods to concentrate on to improve your deficiencies and which foods to avoid for better health.

Laboratory Testing

Smart DNA

Lipid Metabolism • Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes • Inflammation (IL6, CRP) • Sodium Sensitivity • CoQ10 • Omega 3 and Omega 6 • Vitamins • Methylation (MTFHR), Folate and cofactors • Choline • Caffeine Metabolism • Coeliac Disease • Lactose Intolerance • Oxidative Stress • Phase I Detoxification • Phase II Detoxification (GSTM1) • Weight Management • HPA axis and Stress Responses • Sleep and Seasonal Variation • Physiogenomic Integration of Genetic and Functional Variability

Hormones

Hormones are crucial to a woman’s reproductive health. The main hormones affecting the menstrual cycle and fertility are produced by glands in the brain and by the ovaries. Those hormones regulate menstruation, fertility and sex drive (libido) – any one of which can be adversely affected if the production of these hormones goes out of balance. As most women approach mid-life, hormonal changes gradually cause reproductive organs to shut down eventually leading to menopause.

Pyrroles (Mauve Factor)

With pyroluria, some of the by-products of the synthesis of haemoglobin called kryptopyrroles are produced in excess by the liver and not fully excreted in the urine. These kryptopyrroles are normally harmless. However, if the HPL in your body builds up to an excessive level, the HPL binds to zinc and vitamin B6, and also blocks the receptor sites for these two nutrients. The HPL-zinc-B6 complex is then excreted in the urine. The result is major deficiency in Vitamin B6 and Zinc, and to a lesser degree in other nutrients such as gamma linolenic acid (GLA), niacinamide, biotin, and sometimes manganese and other B-vitamins.

The deficiency in zinc and B6 is so large that it cannot be counterbalanced by foods high in these two nutrients. Zinc and B6 are critical nutrients for producing all proteins including enzymes, hormones and neurotransmitters required by all organs, muscle and connective tissue. This shortage affects the functioning of your entire body and mind, including immune system, digestion, cognitive functioning, energy production, muscle mass and emotions.

Allergy Testing

Food sensitivities can cause a wide range of symptoms and disorders. The foods that cause these delayed reactions are often hard to diagnose because of the time between consumption and the physical reaction. The IgG food allergy test offers a useful tool for detecting the foods causing this response. The results are patient specific and provide an easy, precise and effective starting point to develop a personalised dietary and lifestyle plan.

Gut Microbiome

What will Gut Microbiome analysis tell me?

  • The percentage of the types of bacteria in your gut.
  • How the bacteria in your gut may be affecting your overall heath.
  • If any known pathogenic bacteria are present.
  • How your diet is affecting your microbiome.