Nutritionista clients have access to laboratory tested functional medicine pathology. We provide a range of general, functional and complementary medicine pathology testing.
New Concepts within Functional Medicine Pathology
As registered and highly-qualified practitioners we have the ability to perform a number of in-house testing methods (see below) and have partnered up with a number of leading specialist medical diagnostic companies – Clinical Labs, RN Labs, Dunwoody, Precision Analytical, Be Functional Labs, etc, – to perform all external testing methods. These also include genetic DNA tests, blood (serum tests), urine tests & stool testing.
There are a large number of pathology tests that are well beyond the scope of general services routinely supplied by the ‘local GP’ and Medicare, therefore there are costs involved.
Personalised Functional Pathology
By performing a highly scientific pathology test, we can thoroughly analyse your individual results and providing you with an in-depth, comprehensive, and understandable report that allows anyone the ability to take control of their health and wellbeing. Imagine finally knowing what to eat, or what not to eat for you, and how to take control over your own health in the management of your specific condition or pursuit of better health?
IN-HOUSE TESTING AVAILABLE:
Food Detective Testing – food intolerances are not usually life-threatening; however, they can make you feel extremely unwell. Symptoms can take hours or even days to appear- making it hard to detect the offending foods. Food Detective tests for IgG antibody reactions to 59 commonly eaten foods. The test is performed using a sample of your blood from a finger-prick and has results in only 40 minutes.
If you test positive to any of the below foods tested your nutritionist will guide you through the removal of the offending foods to give you a complete new lease on life.
The foods tested are:
Cereals – Corn, Durum Wheat, Gluten, Oats, Rice, Rye, Wheat.
Nuts and Beans – Almonds, Brazil Nut, Cashew, Cocoa Bean, Olive, Peanut, Legume Mix (pea, lentil, haricot), Soya Bean, Walnut.
Meats – Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Pork.
Fish – Freshwater Fish Mix (Salmon, trout), Shellfish Mix (prawn, shrimp, crab, lobster, mussel), Tuna, White Fish mix (haddock, cod, plaice).
Vegetables – Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrot, Celery, Cucumber, Leek, Peppers (red, green, yellow) Potato.
Fruits – Apple, Blackcurrant, Grapefruit, Melon Mix (cantaloupe, water melon), Orange and Lemon, Strawberry, Tomato.
Other – Egg (whole), Cow’s Milk, Garlic, Ginger, Mushroom, Tea and Yeast.
Ketone Detection Testing – this test can detect ketones within the urine. Ketones are generated when the metabolism utilises fat as its source of energy when carbohydrates are reduced within the diet. This test is often used in conjunction with weight management protocols and programs to ensure that provides an indicator of whether fat burning is taking place.
Hormone (Salivary) Testing – Standard hormones testing that many GP’s request and assess only review total levels of selected hormones, where salivary testing of these hormones reveals just how much of those hormones are found within your tissues and subsequently how active they are, and how they can be causing symptoms that you may be experiencing.
There are many options for this testing method, and during your consult your nutritionist will determine if salivary hormone testing is actually relevant for you, and if so, will select the best profile to test you for within the following options available:
Female hormone profile, 28 day female cycle hormone, male hormone profile, sleep profile, or adrenal stress profile.
Alternatively, we may wish to investigate certain hormones, such as:
Estrone, estradiol, estriol, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, cortisol, melatonin, DHT & androstenedione.
pH Testing – this measures your acid/alkaline balance within your body by testing either urine or blood.
The pH of the urine indicates how the body is working to maintain the proper pH of the blood. Urine reveals the alkaline building (anabolic) and acid tearing down (catabolic) cycles. The pH of urine indicates the efforts of the body via the kidneys, adrenals, lungs and gonads to regulate body pH balance through the buffer salts and hormones. Urine can provide a fairly accurate picture of body chemistry, because the kidneys filter out the buffer salts of pH regulation and provide values based on what the body is eliminating. The pH of urine is also affected by the biochemicals that the body is eliminating. These include biochemicals such as excess minerals, vitamins, and products of metabolism and also include drugs and toxins being eliminated by the body.
The pH of the urine can be affected by the preservatives you consume, pollutants that you may breathe, the amount of stress that you encounter, the foods that you eat, how much water you consume, the amount of pathogens in your system, how much restorative sleep you receive & all of the complex biochemical activities occuring within your body.
Diseases such as heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis and cancer are all commonly associated to excess acidity within the body, and by correcting any pH imbalances present you can reduce your risk of disease dramatically.
Zinc Status Testing – this extremely quick taste test is a simple screening method for evaluating your zinc status. Sadly, zinc deficiencies are almost at epidemic proportions here in Australia. Zinc is important for so many enzyme systems ranging from liver function to DNA synthesis, serotonin production, sex hormone production, insulin production, stabilization of the histamine response, immune cell production and those that prevent free radical overload in your body. Zinc is required for the production of hydrochloric acid (stomach acid) that is essential to break down your food and extract all the nutrition from it. Thus a depletion in systemic zinc status at the core of many nutritional deficiencies.