Functional tests are different from standard medical tests that look for disease markers. Instead, they look for markers of health through physiological functions. These tests assess an individual’s health status by measuring various physiological factors that may be causing the symptoms.
The benefit of laboratory tests in creating targeted nutritional programmes is that they can more easily identify underlying health issues. Understanding these issues helps in the creation of a customised programme and thus produce faster results.
The four most common tests used:
If you suffer from difficulty losing weight, bloating, stomach cramps and pain, irregular or frequent bowel movements, IBS, Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, fatigue, depression, stiff joints or suffer with allergies.
The Complete NutrEval
If you suffer from digestive problems, inflammatory conditions, fatigue, immune deficiency, insomnia, memory loss and premature ageing this test looks at:
- Vitamins, Minerals & Proteins
- Fats Healthy and Unhealthy
- Toxins including mercury
- Energy production
- Oxidative stress as low levels of anti-oxidants and high levels of free radicles causes inflammation and damage.
Food Intolerance Test
If you experience bloating, headaches, a cough, runny nose, blocked ears, feeling under the weather; IBS, Crohn’s Disease or Colitis food intolerances can trigger symptoms.
This test looks at 150 different foods including wheat, gluten, yeast, dairy and wines.
Neuro Adrenal Panel
If you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, irritability, anxiety and depression, insomnia, difficulty losing weight, immune deficiency, sugar cravings and fatigue.
This test looks at the fight or flight adrenalin, nor adrenalin, DHEA and neurotransmitters serotonin, GABA, dopamine and glutamate.