Food Intolerance test
AS DISCUSSED IN MY VIDEO BLOG HERE -the "Food Detective" is a quick in-house test for intolerance to 59 common foods. We use a finger prick of blood - results within 40 minutes. If you're consistently unwell after eating, suffer from headaches for no apparent reason or experience gastro-intestinal discomfort on a regular basis, you could have an intolerance to one or more of the foods you eat. Food intolerance is not usually life-threatening but can make you feel extremely unwell. Because symptoms can often be delayed for many hours or even days it is often difficult to identify the problematic foods. This test may also be useful if you are enduring: anxiety, asthma, bloating, chronic fatigue, constipation, diarrhoea, fibromyalgia, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, itchy skin, unexplained weight gain.
Helicobacter & Candida tests
Do you have antibodies to the helicobacter pyloris (H pylori) bacteria, found in the digestive tract? This bacteria spreads via contaminated food or water & is the principal cause of gastrointestinal problems like ulcers. Helicobacter infects about 3 billion people worldwide, & has been linked to gastritis, acne rosacea, high cholesterol, heart disease and chronic nutrient deficiency. HP causes bloating, pain, nausea, altered nutrient absorption, fatigue & if left unchecked may increase risk to stomach cancer.
Yeast normally lives harmlessly in the body, however when overgrown, Candida can invade the mouth, digestive tract & skin. Symptoms include vaginal thrush, craving for sweets, poor memory & concentration, headaches, lethargy & itchy wet rashes. As candida worsens with sugar/yeast intake Julie will provide an anti-candida shopping list & dietary guide-lines/remedies to help manage & restore your balance.
Urinalysis & Body pH
A sample of your urine is taken for indicators that can point to a broad range of conditions, including urinary tract infections. While this is relative to time of day & meals consumed at time of sample, collection of this data contributes to your overall 'health picture' today.
LIKE I EXPLAIN IN THESE 2 VIDEOS, acidity & the likelihood of INFLAMMATION in the body are 2 things we gauge. Why? The ideal pH level is around 6.8 - 7.2. Subtle changes to the pH of the body can have substantial impacts on a range of health conditions including stress, bone density, muscle mass, hormonal balance & physical performance (for athletes). If too low there may be excessive protein or processed foods in the diet or a lack of digestive enzymes & minerals to ensure optimal uptake of the fuel you consume. If too high (common in vegetarians) targeted minerals & more protein-rich foods could help. The aim is to move towards a healthier pH environment if necessary.
Collecting the 'pieces of your puzzle'
During your consultation a good deal of case-taking happens & while I joke a little in this VIDEO BLOG - the intention is to be thorough. If you have recent Full Blood Examination (FBE) results, bring those along for review too. We'll discuss your health history, goals, familial tendencies, we may complete a relevant questionnaire (for e.g.. the mood disorder appraisal) & assess lifestyle habits for a thorough review of your health status. A possible part of this process (not compulsory!) may include TESTING. These are undertaken if other methods don't give us the entirety of your "picture", & you want more definitive answers. If you've been experiencing chronic symptoms that aren't responding to changes in your diet or other treatments then arming yourself with this information may help you achieve the elusive transformations you're seeking. Discover how mild, moderate or severe your situation is - for tangible parameters to gauge your progress back to wellness. You will receive a comprehensive Report of Findings too, so treatment options are clear & achievable.
As one of the most important minerals in our bodies Zinc is responsible for helping make new cells and enzymes, processing carbohydrates, fats & proteins, & support wound healing. It plays a key role in maintaining a healthy immune response & is vital for the normal growth/development of infants, children/adolescents plus Mums during/after pregnancy. Zinc is a commonly deficient with 66% of males & 83% females over 20yrs not consuming the RDI of zinc. High alcohol, & sugar intake affect the levels of zinc in our bodies. Diets rich in fibre & the oral contraceptive pill can also bind to zinc & prevent its absorption. If our zinc reserves are chronically low our levels of oxidation may increase, so this test is ideal for everyone! Given the body does not have the capacity to store zinc, your zinc taste test results also serve as a handy monitor for the efficiency of any zinc supplementation taken.
FREE QUERY & SUPPORT
If you're tired of the unknowns & want answers to the cause of your nagging health complaints, let's have a quick phone chat. We can try identify your needs & I will send you supportive material on your particular health requirements.