Provides us with valuable information on your hormonal status. Hormonal changes can have a dramatic impact on physical and emotional health. Results obtained from this test make it possible to individualise treatment to establish optimal hormonal balance.
The main hormones we often investigate include the adrenal hormones (cortisol, cortisone and DHEA) thyroid hormones and the sex hormones. However, in some cases, we also investigate insulin, growth hormone, leptin and ghrelin.
There is no one perfect test to understand all hormones within the body. The best way to get your hormones tested really depends on which hormone you are looking at. Tests will analysis either blood, urine or saliva, each test has its advantages and disadvantages.
Complete Digestive Stool Analysis
Provides an overview of the components of digestion, absorption, intestinal function and microbial flora (good and bad bacteria). Extremely insightful test for anyone with digestive or intestinal problems. A comprehensive report with graphs and recommendations is provided.
Food and Chemical Sensitivity – ALCAT testing
Is your environment or foods you consume making you sick? Intolerances/Sensitivities to foods + food additives + food chemicals + environmental chemicals + herbs/dietary supplements + moulds can cause a wide range of symptoms and disorders. The ALCAT® diagnostic system detects changes in the size and number of leucocytes (i.e. immune cells) in response to exposure to the offending foods, chemicals, additives, herbs, and molds.
A significant advantage of this system is that it uses whole blood which contains all of the immune factors, cells and serum proteins that might be involved in an adverse reaction to food, chemicals, and molds.
The ALCAT test is a simple blood test. The ALCAT test is NOT an allergy or IgE test. The ALCAT is the most effective and comprehensive sensitivity/intolerance test available.
Neurotransmitter Imbalances and Mental Health Symptoms
Disrupted communication between the brain and the body can have deleterious effects upon one’s physical and mental health. Depression, anxiety and other mood disorders are thought to be directly related to neurotransmitter imbalances.
Neurotransmitter levels can now be determined by a simple and convenient urine test collected at home. Understanding a patients’ neurotransmitter levels can help you correct a problem today or prevent potential problems from occurring in the future. The total picture of the patient’s mental health status can only be achieved with proper consideration of the patient’s medical history, supplements, medications, lifestyle, and diet.
We recommend that patients undertake a 24hr urinary Amino Acids profile in conjunction with the Extensive Neurotransmitter profile.
Hair Mineral & Toxic Element Analysis
Hair Tissue Analysis is an analytical test that measures the mineral composition of hair, different mineral ratios e.g. copper to zinc as well as heavy metal toxicity. A comprehensive report is supplied with the interpretation of results, graphs, and recommendations.