Anaemia

Anaemia When people think of anaemia, they usually think of low iron and that is indeed the main form of anaemia. But it is not the only one. You can be anaemic because of low iron, low folate (folic acid), low B12 and other forms such as as pernicious anaemia (a lack of intrinsic factor), …

Blood Chemistry Tests

Unsure if you need a Blood Chemistry Test? Most often, the first test a doctor will do for you is ‘full bloods’ which is a standard work-up of white blood cells, red blood cells, cholesterol, blood glucose, some liver, possibly thyroid and renal markers. Very useful. It can pick up some really important markers. Often, …

Vitamin and Mineral Tests

Unsure if you need a Vitamin or Mineral Test? Nothing happens in the body without the right nutrient in the right place, in the right quantity and form and the right time! Simple as. You cannot function without the right nutrition in place. You’d have to go some to have no nutrition at all, of …

Immune Tests

Unsure if you need an Immune Status Test? Well, if you are getting recurrent infections, battling something like Lyme disease or something like that, it can be useful to know what your immune system is up to. It’s a complex medical field so make sure you have someone who can help you interpret the results …

Alopecia/Hair Loss

   This is really distressing and can have quite a few causes. There are two main types: Alopecia Areata is a hair-loss disease that affects men, women and children. The onset is often sudden, random and frequently recurrent. This one I see most frequently to do with stress, trauma and nutrient deficiency. Androgenic Alopecia is most …

What Tests Should I Do?

Confused? Not sure which tests to do? Truthfully, it depends what you want to know – and if the tests you do are going to give you practical answers that will really help you target something and make real change. It’s no good testing if it doesn’t help you move forward. That said, some people …

Folate/Folic Acid

Stunning statistics released recently suggest folate deficiency is staggeringly common: …up to 60% of children (age 11-18), 56% of adults up to the age of 64 and 36% of adults over 65 were in the risk group for folate insufficiency. Even more concerning, out of all women in child-bearing age, a staggering 75% had inadequate folate …