functional nutrition
Take the guesswork out of your nutrition
Take the guesswork out of your nutrition
Test Descriptions
The Testing



As with supplements, functional nutrition believes it is unethical to
benefit financially from testing, so we pass on any supplements and/or
tests to clients at the lowest wholesale price as it is available to us.
You only pay for the detective work and advice you are given,
full stop.  No need to worry, therefore, about any hidden financial
incentives and agendas to push pills or test tubes...

To keep the costs for testing to the minimum, functional nutrition
has internalised many procedures and the following tests are
completed in our office (to see a description, click on the left hand side):

Blood

Urine

Saliva

Others

ROUTINE – FREE

- glucose (fasting)
- dry layer and live
  blood microscopy

ROUTINE – FREE

- urinary pH

ROUTINE – FREE

- salivary pH
- pH acid challenge

ROUTINE – FREE

- weight and body
  fat composition
- blood pressure
- resting pulse
- breath rate/hold

INDIVDUAL TESTS OR AS PANEL

- LDL, HDL and total
  cholesterol
- triglycerides
- high sensitivity C-
  reactive protein
  (hs-CRP)
- ALT/AST liver
  enzymes

ONLY AS PANEL

- conductivity
- resistivity
- oxidation reduction
  potential ORP/rH2
- total dissolved
  solids
- surface tension
- specific gravity
- refractometry BRIX

ONLY AS PANEL

- conductivity
- resistivity
- oxidation reduction
  potential ORP/rH2
- refractometry BRIX

PANEL – FREE

- Ragland’s postural
  hypotension test
- paradoxical pupil-
  lary response

INDIVIDUAL TESTS

- H. pylori
- TSH (threshold only)
- IgG antibody ELISA
  test for 59 foods
  (Food Detective®)
- IgA antibody testing
  for celiac disease

ONLY AS PANEL

- urine sediment test
      and microscopy
- Obermeyer’s (or
  urine indican) test
- Sulkowitch (or
  urine calcium) test
- Vit.C excretion

 

INDIVIDUAL TEST

- neuro-lingual taste
  tests for nine
  minerals
- ultrasound bone
  densitometry with
  GE's Lunar Achilles
  InSight®

OTHER SERVICES

- interpretation of
  blood count and
  chemistry

INDIVIDUAL TEST

- OXIDATA® free
      radical test

 

 

Further specialised testing will be outsourced, and functional nutrition continues to identify the most reliable laboratories at the best possible price (from Belgium, Germany and the U.S.).


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