Scientific Based Functional Testing
The use of science-based functional testing may be recommended to detect and address any underlying causes of your ongoing health concerns. Testing offered through a Naturopath consultation at Wild Oak Naturopathy includes, but is not limited to:
Environmental exposure and assessments
Heavy metal and minerals assessments
Routine pathology analyses
You will be asked to bring along any past blood tests for assessment and may be referred for further testing with your GP.
Food Intolerance Test
The foundation of physical, mental, and emotional health is a sound digestive system. Without healthy digestion, the function of other systems in the body will be compromised, leading to an array of health challenges.
Underlying food intolerances may be the cause of health issues such as headaches, skin conditions, bloating, abdominal pains, constipation, or diarrhoea, sinus congestion and fluid retention.
"The Cunningham Profile" for PANDAS/PANS.
PANDAS also known as PANS is an acronym for Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Strep Infections. The condition is a treatable autoimmune disorder that affects children with the average age of onset between 4 and 7 years.
PANDAS/PANS occurs when the antibodies in the body made to fight an infection mistakenly attack healthy tissue in the brain contributing to a host of movement disorders, neuropsychiatric symptoms, and abnormal neurologic behaviours.
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is a condition where an overgrowth of bacteria which normally reside in your large intestine, occurs in your small intestine. This causes symptoms including persistent abdominal bloating and cramping, flatulence, constipation and/ or diarrhoea and reflux. A breath test and treatment plan to overcome SIBO is offered at The Modern Day Naturopath.
Stool Analysis Test
A specialised Stool Analysis Test can detect the underlying issues of your digestive upsets. This includes yeasts, parasites (intestinal worms), the ability to digest and absorb your macronutrients, inflammation levels, immunology, short chain fatty acid (SCFA) levels and other intestinal health markers.
Urine Hormone Test
Hormonal imbalance symptoms may include sleep and mood disorders, weight gain, headaches, skin conditions, irregular and painful menstruation, and fertility problems. An accurate way to detect the underlying cause is through a Urine & Saliva Hormone Test.
Urine is an accurate way of testing your hormones because it measures the free and active hormone levels. Blood hormones on the other hand are predominantly bound to a protein and rendered inactive. Therefore, blood hormone tests are not as accurate to detect hormonal imbalances.
The Dutch Complete Urine Hormone Test also tests the metabolism of sex and adrenal hormones, giving a more accurate indication of required treatment.
An under-active or overactive thyroid can cause issues with your moods, energy, skin, weight, hair and nails, digestion, cold tolerance and fertility. A blood test for the whole thyroid panel is important to gain a full understanding of your thyroid health. TSH, T4, T3, RT3 as well as Thyroid antibodies are among those tested in a Complete Thyroid profile.
Through a Red Cell Elements Test, you can gain a picture of your intracellular mineral status, over the past 3-4 months. Instead of a hair tissue mineral analysis, which shows what the body is throwing out, the Red cell Elements Test shows what your levels are inside your cell and therefore what your body has access to using, for functions of health.
Heavy Metal Toxicity
A Whole Blood Elements Test indicates levels of dangerous heavy metals in the body. Heavy metal toxicity is associated with symptoms that include mental confusion, pain in muscles and joints, headaches, short-term memory loss, gastrointestinal problems, food intolerances and allergies, vision problems, chronic fatigue, and others.
Kryptopyrroles Test (Mauve Factor)
Kryptopyrroles are a product of Haemaglobin synthesis and have the potential in individuals with Pyroluria, to build up in the body. Kryptopyrroles have the tendency to bind to Zinc and Vitamin B6, making them unavailable to the body. Consequently, high Kryptopyrrole levels cause nutritional deficiencies and these deficiencies drive the symptoms of the condition.
High-Mauve patients can experience skin conditions such as acne, pale skin (compared to other family members), stretch marks and skin dryness, among other signs and symptoms, such as abdominal pain, allergies, anxiety, hyperactivity, cold hands or feet, constipation, delayed puberty, depression, dyslexia, explosive temper, hypoglycaemia, impotence (in males), irregular periods, migraines, morning nausea, pessimism, poor dream recall, sensitivity to light, sound and odour, social withdrawal, stress intolerance and white spots in fingernails. A urine Kryptopyrroles Test can be arranged within your Naturopathic consultation.
Any many more pathology testing is offered, once you have completed your initial consultation, Claire will be able to offer you pathology testing best suited to you.
Hair Mineral Analysis: $249
Testing for over 500+ Foods, Drinks, General Household and Laundry Items.
The Food Sensitivity testing is used to determine which foods, beverages and personal hygiene products are not compatible with your body. The results from the Food Sensitivity Test maybe the missing link to your underlying health issues.
If you are suffering with allergies, headaches, skin problems, eczema, unusual rashes, psoriasis; digestive issues such as bloating, indigestion, irritable bowel, constipation; arthritis; children with behaviour issues; any and all issues of health and particularly those related to inflammation.
It is a non intrusive test ideal for children.
The Bio-Co Food Sensitivity Testing is a quick, simple, pain free test that requires only a small sample of your hair.
What Food and Drinks are Tested in the Food Sensitivity Test?
Bio-Co Food Sensitivity Testing tests your compatibility to 500 foods and beverages. Unfortunately it is not possible to test for every item available in supermarkets but the list of 500+ food and general household items provides a good cross section of different food groups and brands that are available and suit most people. The food sensitivities test not only signals the foods you are not compatible with but also highlights the foods that are safe for you to consume and use.
How much does the Food Sensitivity Testing cost?
The Food Sensitivity Test includes the test, postage and a comprehensive Food Sensitivity Testing Report. Once I receive your Food Sensitivity Test results from the pathology I will analyse them and provide you with a personalised food sensitivity test treatment plan. The food sensitivities treatment plan contains lifestyle and dietary advice, strategies to address any underlying causes, recommended nutritional supplementation advice to balance the underlying causes of allergies and food intolerance.