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HAVE YOU SUFFERED WITH DIGESTIVE ISSUES FOR MANY YEARS, ONLY TO BE TOLD BY YOUR DOCTOR THAT YOU HAVE IBS AND THAT THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO?

DO YOU FIND YOUR DIET BECOMING MORE AND MORE RESTRICTED AS YOU CUT OUT FOODS IN A BID TO WORK OUT WHAT'S CAUSING YOUR SYMPTOMS?

If  so then digestive function tests  may help you uncover the underlying causes of your pain and discomfort.

Tests can provide the information needed to tailor a nutritional programme just for you. We can look at specific dietary needs and introduce medicinal herbs and supplements to improve your digestive health.

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Common tests :

STOOL ANALYSIS

Reveals the health of the large intestine and provides insights into issues such as; lack of digestion, inflammation, liver function and fat absorption.  Results show the levels of beneficial and harmful bacteria in the digestive tract as well as overgrowth of yeasts and presence of parasites, all of which can lead to bloating, pain and IBS.

SMALL INTESTINAL BACTERIAL OVERGROWTH (SIBO)

SIBO is an overgrowth of gas producing bacteria in the small intestine. This can cause symptoms such as reflux, indigestion, bloating, constipation and diarrhoea. SIBO tests are breath tests that look for certain gases produced by this unwanted bacteria.

FOOD INTOLERANCE & ALLERGY TESTING

These tests can help identify foods that should be avoided. Intolerances usually occur when the lining of the digestive tract is damaged (‘leaky gut’), so looking for the root cause of the intolerance is important. Food intolerance testing is sometimes used to identify specific foods that a client is reacting to, however, the important work is in identifying the root cause of the intolerance. If this is not found, the client is likely to become intolerant to an increasing number of foods.

HAIR MINERAL ANALYSIS

Hair Mineral Analysis (HMA) is a sophisticated testing method that detects the presence of heavy metals stored in bodily tissues. By analysing hair samples, we can identify toxic levels of metals such as high copper, mercury, and lead, which can disrupt the body's natural detoxification processes and promote the overgrowth of harmful bacteria and parasites in the gut.

 

Addressing these underlying toxicities is crucial for preventing recurring digestive issues. Additionally, HMA reveals essential mineral deficiencies that may contribute to various diseases and health conditions. Understanding these imbalances allows for targeted nutritional interventions, promoting overall health and well-being.

DNA TESTING

Nutrigenomic testing by Lifecode GX examines an individual's DNA to provide a unique personal health "blueprint." Small but important variations in our genetic makeup, known as SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms), can significantly impact our health and wellbeing.

The Nutrient Core:

This report provides personalised nutrient requirements, analysing how gene variants affect food tolerance, appetite control, blood sugar balance, detoxification capacity, and susceptibility to inflammation and infection. This comprehensive insight is particularly valuable for addressing chronic digestive issues such as IBS.

Histamine Intolerance Report

Histamine plays multiple roles in the body: as a neurotransmitter, it communicates messages between the brain and nervous system; it triggers the release of stomach acid for digestion; and it is released in response to stress, injury, or allergic reactions as part of the body's immune response. Understanding histamine intolerance is crucial for managing related health conditions effectively.

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Free digestive health review

Book your free digestive health review, worth £60, to discover more about Nutritional Therapy & Health Coaching. Learn how making simple changes can have a big impact.

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