We can offer a number of tests to find out the cause of your issues. Some are done in clinic and other functional tests kits sent to you, such as:
- Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis. For assessment of your mineral balance, deficiencies or excesses, such as heavy metals, mercury, cadmium, lead and others. Because your hair follicles will uptake environmental metals and minerals, these will show up in your hair, since they will report about three months exposure to these.
- Hormonal testing.
- We test adrenal hormones via saliva to check your adrenal health, especially if you have had long-term stress, suffer from fatigue, or if you have a disrupted sleep cycle.
- Sex hormone metabolism is done via a urine sample in the comfort of your home. This will give an indication on your hormonal balance and will guide the treatment for best outcomes.
- IgG food testing. This is done in clinic via blood test (prick test) and takes about 45 minutes. If you have had digestive issues for a while and suspect some foods could be causing you pain, bloating or reflux, this is the test for you. It is a popular test for children and infants, as well as adults which will help eliminate the guessing.
- Functional Genomics Analysis. Please check the page for more info.
- Stool test for parasite/ pathogen detection, or full microbiome analysis. According to your complaint, your naturopath will guide you towards the most appropriate test for you. Gut health is essential for general well-being and there are many conditions associated with microbial imbalance; depression, anxiety, Parkinson's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease to name a few.