Bec's favourite and fascinating functional pathology testing
Comprehensive stool analysis
*Claps hands several times in excitement* - My favourite test to analyse - simply because your microbiome - yes yours - is a wonderful and fascinating world. This also the most affordable and comprehensive stool analysis I've found. By comprehensive I mean it takes me almost an hour just go through results. Similarly to your unique fingerprint, you have your own unique microbiome. Let's explore what yours looks like. Getting right down to the core of gut issues requires an understanding of the complex relationship between the 38 trillion (yes, trillion!) microorganisms living in your digestive tract (your microbiome), and you. Find out what your unique composition looks like, the diversity level of your microbiome, the potential of your microbiome to produce by-products, such as neurotransmitters and vitamins, , how your microbiome uses carbohydrates, protein, fats and simple sugar, a list of foods to eat for your specific micorbiome, plus so much more! Learn more about this test here
Bio-Compatibility Hair Test
Skip the weeks of writing down a diet diary - run in the express lane to find out what foods are causing inflammation in your gut right now! Different to a Hair mineral test, a snip of our hair can unlock the secrets to your unknown intolerances. With testing over 500 standard items including all food groups, bathroom, laundry, and kitchen products that our body may react to, this is the most extensive and affordable intolerance test I've found and used for years. Can also be used for babies and pets.
Heavy metal Toxitcity
We absorb heavy metals through our food and environment. Heavy metals such as Mercury, Aluminium, Lead, Arsenic and Cadmium can impact on our gut and immune function. This test measures the amount of heavy metals that can be accumulated in our cells effecting our health status. Learn more about this test here (Check out the heavy metal exposure sources - it'll blow your mind).
More comprehensive testing including Urine/Saliva Hormone test (reproductive hormones, cortisol), Pyrroles testing and Liver function than conventional testing. There may be some tests that your GP won't test under Medicare, that I'll refer you for.
Bloating within 1 hour after meals? Burping? Alternating diarrhea and constipation? Gut symptoms worse after eating fibre or taking prebiotics or probiotics? Profuse gas? Gut problems ever since a bout of gastro? Then you might have Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). SIBO, occurs when the normal bacteria in your small intestine are not being shifted down into the large bowel, leading to an overgrowth. As 70% of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms have tested positive for SIBO, you may have even been diagnosed with the umbrella term of IBS, not knowing that it may be caused by this overgrowth of normal bacteria in the small intestine. Get tested for SIBO to get the right treatment. It's an easy breathe test and results have a 24 hour turn around.