To help provide a truly individualised nutrition plan and to help identify certain imbalances and deficiencies, laboratory testing is often recommended. As well as identifying particular issues, testing can also help to rule them out, which can be just as important when it comes to providing your personalised nutritional strategy.
The type of test your nutritional therapist may recommend will vary depending on your current state of health, family history or particular health goal.
Some commonly used tests used include:
- Food Intolerance Testing (IgG)
- Comprehensive Stool Analysis
- Adrenal Stress Profile
- Male and Female Hormone Panels
- Essential Fatty Acid Balance
- Vitamin and Mineral Status
- Genetic Testing
All testing is carried out in external laboratories including Genova Diagnostics, Lorisian, Cambridge Nutritional Sciences and DNAFit.
Testing is carried out at an additional charge to the consultation fee. You Nutritional Therapy receives a percentage from testing charges, which is reinvested into continued professional development.