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Food intolerances can cause digestive symptoms such as bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, abdominal cramping, irregular stool habits. They may also be responsible for non-digestive conditions such as acne, eczema, arthritis, headaches and fatigue. A simple food intolerance test can reveal which foods are causing a reaction so that I can help you implement an effective elimination and reintroduction diet.
Depending on your symptoms and health history, sometimes I will recommend functional laboratory tests, for example stool analysis, cortisol and DHEA testing, food allergy and intolerance checks and thyroid functioning. These are usually ordered online (at additional cost) and sent to your home. You simply follow the instructions, post the samples back to the laboratory, and wait for your results – which I will analyse for you.
Digestive health is at the root of all wellbeing. If you are not digesting your food, absorbing nutrients and eliminating toxins and waste efficiently symptoms can occur throughout the body. To help us tackle your problems, I may recommend a stool analysis, which will assesses the function of digestive tract, gut flora and immune function; and identify bacterial or yeast overgrowths, parasites, and leaky gut.
If you suspect you have a health problem, you should first get it checked out with your G.P. Fatigue, low mood, constipation, hair loss, seasonal sadness, dry skin, cold extremities are all common symptoms of an underactive thyroid. But even if you have already had a thyroid test and have been told it is either normal or you are already taking thyroxine, I recommend a comprehensive thyroid panel. This will assesses the whole health of the thyroid gland, including autoimmunity, which standard tests available via your doctor, will not do.
Irregular periods, polycystic ovarian syndrome, infertility, PMS may all be a result of an imbalance of female hormones, which can be caused by too much of somethings in your diet, and not enough of others. Tests can ascertain which hormones are out of balance so that I can create a tailor-made treatment plan.
If you are taking any medication, your nutrition plan will always take this into account. Never stop taking medication without the guidance of your doctor. And make sure you tell me the full list of what you take.