What is Functional testing?

My aim is to get to the root cause of your symptoms – and sometimes, Functional testing is the best way to do that. It helps me delve deeper to discover how your body is functioning – and why you’re displaying the symptoms you are. It won’t diagnose a condition, but it will help me understand any imbalances in your body.

Functional testing may take the form of a blood, saliva, urine or stool test, but the procedure will be fully explained to you.

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Different tests I may recommend

Depending on your symptoms, I may recommend you have one of the following tests. Testing takes away the guesswork – and helps us find a way to improve how you’re feeling.

Gut stool analysis test

The health of your gut can have a huge impact on the health of your whole body. When your gut is strong, it will have a positive impact on your immune system, hormones, brain health, mood and how well you sleep, as well as your heart health and digestion. With this simple stool test, we’ll be able to understand your digestive and absorption functions, gut bacteria markers and any underlying parasitic infections that could be causing you to feel ill.

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Comprehensive hormone test

The DUTCH test is a urine test which gives you a full picture of your reproductive and adrenal hormones, along with their metabolites. It will also show the pattern of your mood hormone, melatonin, as well as cortisol, your stress hormone. From this, we’ll have an insight into symptoms that relate to hormone imbalances such as PMS, menopause, fatigue, low libido, weight gain and depression.

Thyroid function test

The thyroid is a butterfly gland, located at the base of your neck. It produces hormones which in turn control many processes within your body. One in twenty people have some sort of thyroid disorder – and it can be hard to identify from a basic GP test. Our comprehensive test will show up levels of TSH, T4, T3 and thyroid antibodies, as well as highlight any deficiencies in the nutrients that support a healthy thyroid such as Vitamin B12, folate, iron and Vitamin D.

Nutritional deficiency test

Every cell in your body needs nutrients, and they’re essential to ensure all of your systems are functioning properly. Proper nutrition is also crucial to prevent a number of diseases. This test will look at the levels of vitamins and minerals in your body to help assess your general wellbeing and understand how nutritional imbalances may be impacting your health.

Adrenal stress test

Underlying stress may be what’s causing your chronic fatigue, weight gain or fibromyalgia. This simple saliva test will determine the pattern of the stress hormones cortisol and DHEA. If you have an imbalance in your adrenal hormones, it can have a huge impact on your quality of life, as well as playing a big part in symptoms such as brain fog, cravings and depression.

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