Be certain you are doing the best for your child.
Detailed stool testing doesn't just look at the gut flora (microbiome) but allows us to be sure your child is digesting food properly (critical for them to be getting the most out of their diet) plus it tests markers of inflammation and immunity.
We use a combination of tests to establish if your child is lacking in vitamins, minerals and cofactors. A simple urine test can offer a wealth of information on hundreds of metabolic processes which require these nutrients for energy production, neurotransmitter production and more.
Foods are a large part of our environmental exposures. Understanding which foods trigger immune dysregulation and symptoms in your child can be an important piece of the puzzle to enable optimal gut and immune health.
Blanket genetic testing is like looking for a needle in a haystack but targeted genomic testing using validated pathway testing can give us invaluable information to help us target specific nutritional needs and enhance protective chemical reactions within the body.
Exposure to pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, farming chemicals or petrochemicals contribute to maternal and child high toxic load. These chemicals interfere with the normal chemistry of the body and if your child lacks the ability to detoxify, this can lead to poor function and behaviour, symptoms and then disease. We can test for all of these toxins and establish how well your child is able to remove them from their body.
Each child's Vitamin D requirement is unique because genomic factors affect the production, conversion and effect of Vitamin D in the body. Vitamin D can only come from sunlight exposure and because we are bombarded with safe sun messages, children are not getting the exposure they need.
Vitamin D is vital for the function of the immune system, gut, vascular system and skeletal development. This is why we offer our simple blood spot test to remove the guess work.
State of the art stool microbiology, parasitology using MALDI-TOF technology giving the most accurate picture of your microbiome plus digestive capacity and inflammatory biomarkers.
The metabolic products of energy pathways, methylation, detoxification and gut metabolism give an assessment of nutritional adequacy and mitochondrial function. Can be done at home.
Vitamin D is a master-regulator of the immune system. Without adequate levels, disordered inflammation and immune dysfunction are unrestrained. Can be done at home.
Identifies organic pollutants. Can be added to the organic acid analysis, using the same sample.
Identifies heavy metals and quantifies essential elements. Needs a blood draw.
Identifies variants which affect inflammation, methylation, nutrient metabolism and detoxification. Allows nutritional work-arounds to optimise physiology.
Standard tests only include T4 and TSH. This looks at free and total T4 & T3, RT3, TSH, thyroid antibodies giving a complete evaluation. Requires a blood draw.