Fleur Brown Nutrition

Other Health Tests

Fleur Brown Nutrition Health TestsA number of other simple home tests are available through Fleur Brown Nutrition.

NB: Tests are available in UK only.

The main tests include:

Comprehensive Parasitology Profile

This evaluates stool samples for the presence of pathogenic bacteria and parasites, yeast/fungus (e.g. Candida) overgrowth as well as levels of beneficial gut bacteria.

May benefit those:

  • With digestive problems such as IBS, Crohn’s Disease, colitis, frequent bloating, stomach pains, constipation, diarrhoea and excessive flatulence.
  • Suffering from all types of inflammatory conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, polyarthritis, lupus, psoriasis, MS, and Ankylosing Sponelilitis, as pathogens can be a causative factor in these diseases.

Adrenal Stress Profile

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:

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

Osteoporosis Risk Assessment

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

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.
  • Experiencing menopausal symptoms e.g. mood swings, lack of energy, hot flushes, night sweats, forgetfulness, abdominal weight gain.
  • Aged 50 or over who would like help with the prevention of menopausal problems, osteoporosis or hormone dependent cancers.

Breast Cancer Risk Profile

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 with possible risk factors for developing oestrogen-sensitive cancers including:

  • A family history of hormonal cancer.
  • Hormonal problems such as difficulty conceiving or Premenstrual Syndrome.
  • A prolonged use of oral contraceptives or synthetic HRT.
  • A diet high in animal fat or drinking more than 2 alcoholic drinks per day.
  • Excessive abdominal weight gain.

Female Hormonal Profile

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.

How to find out more

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

Email: fleur@fleurbrownnutrition.co.uk

Telephone: 01892 616621