Are you anxious, Depressed or overly stressed?
Are you constantly bloated or experiencing embarrassing digestion issues?
Do you find the only thing you have the energy for at the end of the day is to curl up on the couch and watch TV?
Or maybe your seasonal allergies are so bad you hide inside and miss out on the summer fun.
I can help you get back on track so you can overcome these and many other health issues you may be experiencing.
What we do
1. Brain Health AssessmentOur brain is the centre of our consciousness and makes up who we are.
Nutrition, metabolic imbalances, and the environment often play an even bigger role in their progression. If you suffer from conditions such as depression, anxiety, or poor memory. Correcting metabolic and nutritional imbalances can support depression and anxiety. We have numerous assessments we can perform to see which imbalances you may be suffering from.
2. Blood Work
A Comprehensive Blood Work Panel is a very informative and affordable test. I highly recommend it for many of my clients. This panel checks a wide range of markers to help give a complete picture of one’s health. This includes markers for lipid, renal, thyroid, liver and gallbladder, blood sugar, nutritional, inflammation, cardiovascular, haematological, and immune disorders and risks.
3. Cortisol Rhythm
Cortisol is a hormone released by the adrenal glands in response to various stressors such as emotional or physical. Some of its functions are to help regulate blood sugar and the immune system. Abnormal cortisol rhythms can cause various problems like insomnia, weight gain, and even depression.
You can test your cortisol slope by taking a saliva sample four times throughout the day. Cortisol levels should be high in the morning and taper down in the evening. If levels are too low, too high, or reversed, it indicates a problem. Changes to diet and lifestyle as well as certain supplements can help normalise an abnormal cortisol curve.
4. Stool Testing
Improving gut health is usually the first place to start when overcoming a chronic illness. For someone with long-standing gut issues, tests like a stool analysis can be very useful to help guide nutritional recommendations for improving intestinal function.
Markers include those for inflammation, dysbiosis, diversity of the microbiome, digestion and absorption, and infection.
5. Organic Acid Testing
The human body is complex. To produce adequate energy, many substances are required. Be it optimising athletic performance, overcoming chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia, or achieving a weight goal, an organic acids test can be a useful tool.
With a simple urine sample, deficiencies in compounds such as B vitamins, CoQ10, lipoic acid, and glutathione can be determined. Glutathione is an important antioxidant for the body and a key component for proper energy, immunity, and detoxification. Additional markers can be added on such as those for fatty acid status (omega 3s and 6s), amino acid status, and food sensitivities.
6. Hair Mineral Analysis
Using a hair sample is a very affordable method to determine one’s mineral status. Minerals are crucial for different enzymatic reactions in the body and the brain. Adequate levels are critical for maintaining positive moods and good mental health.