Food intolerance may contribute to a range of problems like migraines, bloating, fluid retention, arthritis, eczema, sinusitis, excess mucous, rhinitis, digestive problems and a lack of energy. Food intolerance testing can help identify if the foods you are eating are contributing to your symptoms.
I offer three Food Intolerance Tests:
The professional IgG antibody tests are exclusively available via practitioners. They are easily taken, using a Home Test Kit to take a small pinprick of blood that can then be mailed to the laboratory for analysis.
Homocysteine is an amino acid produced naturally by the body which is harmful in excess. High homocysteine levels have been associated with a higher risk of developing diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, heart disease and some types of arthritis.
Usually, the body breaks down homocysteine into a harmless substance called cystathionine which is then excreted out of the body. However for a variety of reasons this process is often impaired. High risk groups include people who eat a poor diet, who exercise little, have a family history of strokes or other cardiovascular disease, are over-weight, have diabetes, are smokers or drink too much alcohol or caffeinated drinks.
A Homocysteine Test determines the levels of this harmful amino acid. The test simply involves using a Home Test Kit to take a small pinprick of blood that can then be mailed to the laboratory (Lorisian), for analysis.
The results will be sent to you approximately three weeks after you have sent the test to the laboratory. If positive, I will also send you details of a recommended supplement which helps to reduce high levels of homocysteine. I use this extensively in my clinical practice with all my clients who have high homocysteine.
A Hair Mineral Analysis (HMA) is a powerful tool that gives an insight into your body at the cellular level and assesses your nutritional and oxidative type, the rate at which your body “burns” the food you eat and converts it into nutrients. The test is carried out by Analytical Research Laboratories (ARL) in Phoenix, Arizona, a leading provider of “state-of-the-art” hair mineral analysis.
Taking a hair mineral test is easy. You order a test kit from me and then send back a small hair sample along with a completed short symptom questionnaire. I then arrange for it to be analysed by ARL.
There are two options of hair mineral analysis available from Fleur Brown Nutrition.
HAIR MINERAL ANALYSIS 1
A hair mineral analysis graph only. Please click here to see an example of the graph.
The graph shows:
The mineral content in your hair, which can also reflect the mineral content of your body’s tissues. Minerals are involved in almost all enzyme reactions in the body and so appropriate levels are essential to life. This graph shows you deficiencies or excesses of minerals.
Levels of toxic heavy metals, e.g. Mercury, aluminium and lead, thereby enabling identification of toxic metal overload. Both mineral nutrient and toxic metal levels have been proven to have a significant impact on health.
It will also state your oxidative type, which is the rate at which your body ‘burns’ the food you eat and converts it to energy. There are three types: slow, fast or mixed.
The cost of this is £60.00.
HAIR MINERAL ANALYSIS 2
A hair mineral analysis graph – as HMA no. 1, plus a computerised report from the laboratory. This computerised interpretation report includes details of your oxidation type and outline guidance on what foods to eat for your oxidation type, stress level interpretation, and indications on your current digestive pattern, your toxic metal trend and general information about how to improve your health plus recommendations for a supplement programme to help balance your mineral levels.
The cost of this is £80.00.
Other tests are available face to face or by telephone consultation. These include:
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