During our consultation, I can give you guidance on test(s) I may recommend appropriate to your situation. Testing is entirely optional. In some circumstances testing may be recommended to gain more insight into your health status, they can be useful for getting to the root cause of. various symptoms such as chronic digestive complaints, ongoing fatigue and hormonal issues.
A test may involve a blood, urine, stool or saliva sample.
All such tests are through licensed laboratories in the Ireland and the UK including Biolab, Genova Diagnostics and BTS Ireland.
Some of the tests I regularly use are:
Food Intolerance Testing
Pinpointing the foods that don’t suit us as individuals can sometimes be difficult so completing a food intolerance test can be very useful
Once we’ve identified your problem foods, we help you exclude them in the healthiest way possible, with expert nutritional support and guidance.
Food intolerances can present as a huge range of symptoms including
- Digestive problems
- Respiratory conditions: Rhinitis/sinusitis
- Skin conditions: urticaria, rashes, eczema
- Fertility and hormone imbalances
- Weight gain
- Headaches and migraines
- Fatigue and low mood
The test itself is a hospital grade laboratory based test and is carried out using a small finger prick blood sample taken in clinic. Turnaround time for results is 2 weeks after which, you will receive a detailed list of your food intolerances and the offer of a dietary evaluation to help you to adapt your diet accordingly, this can include details/demonstration of alternative foods, meal plans, recipes and shopping advice. Once you have eliminated your trigger foods for between 3-6 months, you can re-introduce them and note your symptoms, so you may not have to avoid them forever. Many clients find that once they have eliminated the offending foods for a short time, they can re-introduce many of them in small amounts or on a rotation basis and still be symptom free.
There are a range of tests to suit your budget, from Lorisian 50 (€149.00) which analyses IgG antibody reactions to 50 food ingredients to Lorisian 150 (€299.00) which is the most complete food and drink intolerance programme which tests and analyses IgG antibody reactions to 150 food and drink ingredients.
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis
Having a healthy gut is central to our entire health. Many people suffer from symptoms of gastrointestinal distress and a stool analysis can be very useful to determine the source of gut problems. The following are just some of the markers that can be tested for.
- presence of candida or parasites
- leaky gut
- intestinal dysbiosis
- pancreatic function test
- intestinal inflammation
Other tests include
- Full Hormone Panel
- Organic Acids Test
- Adrenal Stress Profile