Functional Medicine Labs

Below you will find all the Functional Medicine Lab Tests that I recommend and find most effective in identifying any underlying health issues that you may have. Each test automatically includes an Integrative Health Consultation to discuss the results and provide you with recommendations. 

An amazing and convenient way to get started providing individualised results and information on your exact potential deficiencies and toxicities.

Organic Acids + Hair Tissue Minerals Analysis Test

Thyroid + Adrenal Hormone Test

This lab package includes the Thyroid Testthe Adrenal Hormone Test and an Integrative Health Consult.

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The Organic Acids Test (OAT) provides an accurate evaluation of intestinal yeast and bacteria and is easily the most underrated lab for looking at the deepest root cause level of why you’re not feeling well, including gut issues.  Abnormally high levels of these microorganisms can cause or worsen behaviour disorders, hyperactivity, movement disorders, fatigue and immune function.  Many people with chronic illnesses and neurological disorders often excrete several abnormal organic acids.

Using just this simple at-home, urine collection lab you can assess how well your digestive system is functioning, along with your energy and mood metabolites.  You will also be able to see whether you’re truly getting all the vitamins you need from your current diet.

If you were to run only one lab test to assess the over all state of your digestion, microbial probiotic balance, and gut health, it would be this lab.

This is the “go-to” lab when you want to find out how well your body is doing from the inside out!

Food sensitivity testing is different than typical food allergy testing you may have tried before that looks for severe or life-threatening food reactions.  This lab tests against 190 of the most common foods, and provides you with a personalised analysis of which foods you are mildly, moderately, and highly reactive to.  It uncovers the foods that are causing hidden immune reactions 24-72 hours after you eat the food.

If you don’t test for food sensitivities and keep eating foods that are causing a reaction, your body will rebel and when you overtax your immune system more serious health issues can follow.

You may not even be aware how the healthy foods you are eating may be causing many of your health issues due the natural, but exacerbated inflammatory effects of the immune system whenever you eat a food you are sensitive to.

Most of us have multiple food sensitivities…do you know yours?

Remember, even if you eat a healthy diet you can still be reactive to certain foods. You may have sensitivities to eggs, whey, almonds, apples, chicken, lentils or gluten. This specialised test looks at these common foods and more as well as candida.

If someone tells us they are stressed, tired, anxious, and overwhelmed this is the test we reach for.

The HTMA lab helps you discover your heavy metal toxicity and mineral levels.  You can complete the lab right at home by taking just a few snippets of hair from the back of your head.

The reason why this lab is so helpful is because it assesses an often overlooked area of your health-minerals.

Your minerals levels include your electrolytes which provide you with the energy you need to get through your day, as well as buffer the effects of stress. 

The reason for this is that if you are not balanced when it comes to your electrolyte and mineral levels you will not be able to adequately deal with stress in your life.

This is the test that will enable you to see how well your nervous system is handling stress, what stage of adrenal dysfunction you may be in, what your mineral reserves are like, and if you’re dealing with higher levels of toxic heavy metals.

Exposure to high concentrations of heavy metals are possible from the food you eat, air or water pollution, any medicines you take or even food containers with an improper coating.

Mineral imbalances can also impact your overall good health. In fact, imbalances of minerals like iron, magnesium and potassium can not only cause fatigue but could possibly be an indicator of more serious medical issues later in life.

This test will help you discover the early warning signs of heavy metal toxicity and potential mineral deficiencies.

It’s absolutely vital that you know exactly what your hormone levels are as you age and if you’re dealing with any type of lowered mood, metabolism this is the time to get tested.

As you get older, your levels of oestradiol, progesterone and testosterone fluctuate which can lead to weight gain in hips, thighs and breasts. Your metabolism slows and your body doesn’t burn calories as fast.

If your goal is losing weight, we want you to know that it has less to do with daily caloric intake or exercise and everything to do with hormone balance, cortisol levels and metabolism. 

This easy, at-home functional medicine lab test measures hormones and metabolism to give you a full picture of how your hormones are stealing your weight loss ability.

The results in each of these areas will be able to provide the full picture of what hormone imbalances may be occurring and will be the key pieces to the puzzle when it comes to losing weight and keeping it off for good.

tied up, togetherness, tying-1792237.jpgStress…it comes in many forms, but no matter what kind of stress you’re under it can wreak havoc on your hormones and nervous system and lead to issues like changes in your mood or to irregular sleep patterns.

After awhile you may feel unable to keep up with life’s demands quite as well as you used to…

It’s at this time that you can be almost positive that your hormones have begun to dip and you’re likely dealing with the repercussions of fighting back against stress for too long without allowing your body to rebuild. 

The worst part is that often times even when we become rundown and tired, our bodies do not get into a deep rejuvenating sleep, which makes recovery that much more difficult. So why can’t you fall asleep and stay asleep? The answer could be hidden in your hormones, like the ones secreted from your hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) glands, oestrogen, progesterone and cortisol.

Pulling at the chords of each of these biomarkers is stress in many forms…each stressor as individual as you are.

This adrenal fatigue, stress, hormone, and energy test is a great way to establish a baseline you can work from and see how your hormones, nervous system, and stress are affecting your mind and body.

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How do I complete the labs?

Your lab kits will be mailed to you to complete at home.  All at-home lab tests take 3-4 weeks to get the results back after you’ve mailed them in. 

What happens during the Integrative Health Consult session?

When we have received the results we will schedule your Integrative Health Consultation of 60 minutes to review your lab tests and wellness recommendations.

Coaching calls will be conducted by Renee, your IHP2 Certifed Coach and will be scheduled for approximately 3-4 weeks after you complete and mail in your lab kit.

At that time you will receive your wellness recommendations which will include:

    • Customised Nutritional Supplement Plan
    • Dietary Guidance
    • Detoxification Methods
    • Lifestyle Changes
    • Sleeping Tips
    • Stress Reduction Techniques

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We are passionate about our mission to enable others to rebalance their health and wellbeing and provide their body with an ideal environment to heal and thrive.

If you feel you would benefit from the support we provide, please feel free to  book a free discovery call to discuss your now and your potential journey or continue to explore our services.