TAILOR MADE NUTRITION PROGRAMMES TO HELP RESOLVE HEALTH ISSUES, RESTORE VITALITY AND IMPROVE FERTILITY.
While healthy food and lifestyle changes may be sufficient for many individuals. Functional testing may be recommended to provide further useful information to guide your programme.
Functional testing aims to identify any functional imbalances or pathogens that may be present, giving a more complete picture of the factors that may be contributing to your health. These may then be addressed through specific nutritional protocols which may give more rapid and cost effective results.
There are many functional tests available to nutritional therapists some of the most frequently used include:
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This test indicates any imbalances in stress hormones which may affect energy levels and mood as well as contribute to many other conditions including anxiety, inflammation, menstrual problems, infertility and recurrent infections.
This very useful test helps to evaluate digestion and absorption of nutrients, the composition of gut bacteria, inflammation and metabolic markers. Compromised digestive function may result in bloating and gas, indigestion, constipation, diarrhoea and abdominal pain. Research also suggets a poorly functioning gastro intestinal (GI) tract mayresult in symptoms away from the GI tract including arthritis and chronic fatigue syndrome.
An imbalance in the female sex hormones oestrogen and progesterone may result in infertility, pre menstrual tension, fluid retention, fibroids, painful and heavy periods, endometriosis and migraine headaches. A number of diagnostic tests are available to help identify hormone imbalances, which may then be addressed through foods, supplements and lifestyle.