Allergy Testing The Holistic Way
If you're an allergy sufferer, chances are at least some of the items on that list have made your life hell at one point or another.
If you're not diagnosed with any allergies or intolerances, you may have noticed that you respond particularly badly to certain foods or weather conditions.
But whether you're a confirmed allergy or intolerance sufferer or just somebody who suspects you may have one, it's always a good idea to have yourself tested for allergies or intolerances. To begin with, you may have allergies or intolerances that you are not aware of. More importantly...
The Naturopathic Approach To Allergy Testing
At My Naturopath Gold Coast, we believe that an allergy test should do more than just identify an allergy; it should make you aware of all allergens that you should look out for. Accordingly, we use the latest, most accurate and most cutting edge allergy and intolerance testing methods in the naturopathic practice. After your test is done, you will have a much more accurate picture of yourself, your body, and your constitution. You will know what to avoid, what to be cautious with, and most importantly, what to embrace with open arms.
And isn't that what health is really about?
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Integrative Wellness Testing
The purpose of these tests is to reveal where your body is sitting at the present time. Once known, then a more accurate health restoration program can be given.
Live Blood Cell Screening
This is a screening of your blood for your health. The Size and shape of your blood cells are assessed. It reveals the integrity of the red blood cells...
Once we have an accurate picture of your health concerns and needs, your naturopathic specialist may recommend testing or treatment.
There's just one step you need to take to get started on your health journey:
Clot Retraction Test / Dry Blood Screening
Dry Blood Screening can help to point out the areas of health concern. What this means for you is that we can establish a base line of health for you and monitor the effectiveness of treatment.
Cellular Health Screening
This includes a scientifically validated test (known as Biological Impedence Analysis) which accurately measures biological markers of ageing.
The test measures your :
As part of your health program, our specialised naturopath can provide nutritional and exercise recommendations to help support
Zinc Taste Test - up to 75% of the population are deficient
Zinc is an essential mineral that stimulates the activity of at least 100 different enzymes in the body. Zinc also:
Though the actual amount of zinc necessary to support the human body is quite small, its effects on the body are astronomical. Generally, when someone is suffering from a zinc deficiency, it is because their intake is inadequate, zinc is being poorly absorbed into the body, or their need for zinc increases due to growth, stress, or fighting infection.
Zinc deficiency is quite common in Australia due to low soil nutrient levels as well as poor absorption for a lot of people with digestive problems.
pH Test - Acid/Alkaline Balance.
pH test is an accurate urinary test to measure the acid/alkaline balance of your body.
Why is urinary pH important? Subtle changes to the pH of the body can have substantial impacts on a range of health conditions, including stress, bone density, pain, muscle mass and hormonal balance. Urinary pH is a good measure of the 'acid-load' within the body.
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Heavy Metal Test
From your urine we use a testing procedure to detect presence of ionic heavy metals in your body. This is an important procedure if you really want great health.
This is a bacteria test. Helicobacter pylori is a bacteria that can embed itself into the sensitive underlying tissue of the stomach, where it can cause the painful irritation called gastritis. This Bacteria has also been linked to Stomach Cancer.
Vitamin C Test
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble nutrient. Humans do not have the ability to make their own vitamin C. Therefore, we must obtain vitamin C through our diet. Vitamin C is required for the making of collagen, an important structural component of blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, and bone. Vitamin C is also a highly effective Antioxidant. Even in small amounts vitamin C can protect indispensable molecules in the body, such as proteins, lipids (fats), carbohydrates, and nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) from damage by free radicals and reactive oxygen species that can be generated during normal energy production as well as through exposure to toxins and pollutants.
Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. It is more common than what most people think. People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate a protein called gluten, found in wheat, rye, and barley. When people with celiac disease eat foods or use products containing gluten, their immune system responds by damaging the small intestine, which results in a reduction of nutrients able to be absorbed from food into the bloodstream, a person can then become malnourished disorder.
Gut Dysbiosis Test
A simple urine test to find out your good and bad bacteria levels, plus your ability to digest protein.
Your urine reveals your levels of oxidative stress . . . an important marker because if you haven't got enough of these important nutrients than the body cannot repair itself.
Genetic Profile & Nutrigenomic Assessment
This is an external test. We send away your sample on your behalf and then receive the results 2-3 weeks later. By analysing an individual DNA profile, our specialised naturopath can tailor your treatment, nutritional and lifestyle program for optimal health and well-being.
The Genetic Profile covers 40 genes grouped into 6 categories:
- Inflammation and Immune system
- Cell Nutrition & Defence - (detoxification and cellular antioxidants)
- Cardiovascular health
- Fat metabolism and Insulin Sensitivity
- Taste Receptors (can affect your taste and appetite)
- Bone Health (influences the bone strength and Vitamin D metabolism)
It is estimated that 75% of health and life expectancy after the age of 40 is able to be modified. The Gene Profile empowers you to make the changes to modify your health.
This profile allows us to target an individual's unique needs by tailoring the treatment to your unique DNA code. This is the Gold Standard of individualised treatment - there is no one size fits all approach here.
Blood Chemistry Tests
These are external tests performed by normal Pathology Laboratories within your local area. Your test results from your blood pathology will help us to identify the "Six Subclinical Health Markers" as well as how your body is breaking down the food you eat.