Testing can be a really useful tool to help identify more clearly which areas to focus on, alongside other sources of information from your case history and symptoms. I use a wide range of national and international laboratories that primarily work directly with practitioners. Many of these tests are not usually available in mainstream health settings.
I choose, arrange and interpret a wide range of tests (e.g. blood, stool, urine, saliva, hair) that can tell us more about how your body is functioning. For example, testing can tell us more about things like your digestive functions, hormones (including sex hormones, thyroid and stress), foods you may be sensitive to or where you may have deficiencies of certain nutrients. Listed below are examples of tests I commonly use.
If you are interested in exploring how testing can help you to improve your health, why not book a free Wellness KICKSTART session?
Hormone Balance Test
DUTCH (DRIED URINE TEST FOR COMPREHENSIVE HORMONES)
This profile analyses over 35 different hormones to provide insights into conditions such as the menopause, PCOS, weight gain, fatigue, low libido, premenstrual syndrome, mood swings, sleep issues, mood disorders and prostate issues in men.
Adrenal Function Test
This profile helps detect any imbalances of the adrenal glands that are important for the output of our stress hormones such as cortisol.
Full Thyroid Test
This profile gives an in-depth picture of your thyroid health
THYROID BALANCE, OESTROGEN BALANCE, NUTRIENT CORE, NERVOUS SYSTEM
These profiles detail our gene variants and provide information about how to best manage potential risks with nutrition and lifestyle
Comprehensive Stool Test
Stool testing provides us with a great deal of information about how our digestive system, the root of all health is functioning.
Food Sensitivity Testing
(also known as food intolerance testing)
This test identifies foods that our immune system is likely to be reacting to. It may be helpful for people with various symptoms/conditions such as IBS, eczema or arthritis.
This test screens for coeliac disease, a condition in which someone whose immune system is reacting to gluten-containing products.
Measurement of organic acids can provide valuable information about nutrient status such as need for certain vitamins. It also provides information about neurotransmitters that have an effect on mood in addition to many other markers pertinent to energy and toxins. Testing may be particularly beneficial for people with mood disorders, chronic stress or fatigue.
Vitamin D Test
Test for levels of the sunshine vitamin (actually a hormone) which plays a vital role in good health, including bone health, immunity, gut health, hormone health, nervous system and more!
Dependent on symptoms and circumstances, I may recommend other appropriate testing.
‘Michelle clearly has a thorough knowledge and understanding of nutrition and was always able to answer my questions and explain the processes that were happening and why they were relevant. I would have no hesitation in recommending Michelle for nutritional advice.’
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