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Comprehensive Gastro-Intestinal Tests (Stool Test)

These tests evaluate stool samples for the presence of infections such as bacterial and parasitic, yeast/fungus (e.g. Candida) overgrowth as well as a wide range of levels of beneficial gut bacteria.


The more advanced test also checks for inflammation markers and metabolic markers.


May benefit those:


  • With digestive problems such as IBS, Crohn’s Disease, colitis, frequent bloating, stomach pains, constipation, diarrhoea and excessive flatulence.
  • With all types of inflammatory conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, polyarthritis, lupus, psoriasis, MS, chronic lung infections and ankylosing pondylitis, as pathogens can be a causative factor in these diseases.
  • With any type of auto-immune disease.

Intestinal Permeability (Leaky Gut) Test

This test checks for a protein called Zonulin which if found in high amounts in the gut, can denote that the gut is “leaky”.


May benefit those :


  • With auto-immune disease
  • With food intolerances
  • With health issues such as eczema, migraines/headaches
  • With an inability to gain weight
  • With coeliac disease
  • Recovering from serious illness such as cancer and after chemotherapy and radiotherapy
  • Who consume high amounts of alcohol
  • With high levels of stress
  • Where gut imbalances such as parasites, bacterial and yeast overgrowth have been identified


Adrenal Stress Test (Saliva Test)

This test uses saliva samples to evaluate adrenal gland function and its fluctuation over the course of a day. It tests levels of cortisol and DHEA. These hormones influence carbohydrate, protein and lipid (fat) metabolism, thyroid function and help the body manage stress.


May benefit those:


  • Who have low energy levels or low thyroid function.
  • Who suffer from chronic stress.
  • Who suffer from anxiety, panic attacks or depression.
  • Who have chronic migraines, re-current infections or chronic insomnia.


Osteoporosis Risk Assessment (Urine Test)

A simple urine test that identifies the current rate of bone loss, risk of fracture and efficacy of any bone support therapies (natural or through medication such as HRT).


May benefit those:


  • With a family history of osteoporosis.
  • Who have had a bone scan showing deterioration.
  • Who are menopausal / post-menopausal and are concerned about the health of their bones or want to avoid getting osteoporosis
  • Women who have had an early hysterectomy and are therefore at increased risk of osteoporosis.

Menopause Profile (Urine and Saliva Tests)

Although the menopause is a normal part of a woman’s life, many experience discomfort before, during and after their menopause. Additionally many women in their 40’s, 50’s and beyond are at greater risk of developing osteoporosis and oestrogen sensitive cancers.


This test uses urine and four saliva samples to check:


a) breast cancer risk.
b) osteoporosis risk.
c) the levels of oestrogen and progesterone in the cells.


May benefit those women:


  • With a family history of breast and other hormone related cancers.
  • With a family history of osteoporosis.
  • Who are experiencing menopausal symptoms e.g. mood swings, lack of energy, hot flushes, night sweats, forgetfulness, abdominal weight gain.
  • Who are aged 50 or over who would like help with the prevention of menopausal problems, osteoporosis or hormone dependent cancers.

Oestrogen Metabolism Test (Urine Test)

This urine test helps assess your risk for oestrogen-sensitive cancers including breast, uterine, cervical and even some forms of head and neck cancers. It is also a good general screening test for women between 20 and 50 years of age.


The test is called the Estronix 2/16 Hydroxyoestrogen Ratio test.


May benefit those women:


  • Who have a family history of hormonal cancer.
  • With hormonal problems such as difficulty conceiving or Premenstrual Syndrome, Endometriosis or other hormone related health issues
  • With a prolonged use of oral contraceptives or synthetic HRT.

Female Hormonal Profile (Saliva Test)

This test measures the monthly fluctuations in oestrogen and progesterone, which play a vital role in women’s hormonal health.
An insufficiency, excess or imbalance in the levels of these two hormones are the causal factors behind many women’s health problems. The test also checks levels of testosterone which also has an important role in hormonal health.


May benefit:


  • Women who have problems conceiving.
  • Those who have conditions such as; endometriosis, PMT, fibroids, ovarian cysts, menstrual irregularities, excessive hormonal bleeding and a low libido.
  • Those who suffer from acne, PCOS, excess facial or body hair, loss of motivation or sex drive.


This test is not suitable for people on any hormones such as the contraceptive pill, HRT or natural progesterone.  It cannot be done until three months after a miscarriage to allow hormones to settle down.



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How to find out more

Please e-mail or call me if you would like to discuss these tests further.


Call 01892 616621 or email: fleur@fleurbrownnutrition.co.uk


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