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Genes - The MTHFR gene that basically controls how well this enzyme works. A simple blood test can tell you if you have variant copies of this gene. This enzyme is necessary for methylation. Methylation is a chemcial reaction that occurs in every cell and tissue in our body. If you have poor methylation toxins build up in your bloodstream and will eventually cause disease. Methylation also turns genes on and off which is very important.
Nutrient Evaluation - a great non-invasive urine test offers a depth of insight into a client’s overall nutritional status. It helps to give an understanding of individual diet and supplementation needs, and offers a personalized functional nutrition assessment covering Antioxidants, B Vitamins, digestive support, minerals, toxic burden and indication of methylation factors.
These tests form a very important part of your nutritional therapy. They pinpoint many markers that show what is going on in your body. They are not always necessary to do but I recommend them when they are appropriate and can help bring you health in a faster way. There are different types of tests depending on what needs testing. For example:-
Neurotransmitters - a urine collection (optional to have saliva collection for your adrenals in same kit) showing all your neurotransmitters, (brain messages) that determine hormone function and how you feel and much more. This sample result also shows adrenal results. This is often an overlooked area when addressing weight loss. This is especially so when willpower just doesn't overcome your cravings.
Gut Issues - stool test showing 30 functional markers including good and bad bacteria, yeast and parasites, inflammation, immunity, digestion efficiency.
Metabolic Issues - blood sample showing diabetes risk factors, CRP (inflammation), Hemoglobin A1C (sugar covered red blood cells) cardio vascular risks, and lipid panel.
Food Intolerances/Allergies - a blood test that can show in varying degrees your reaction to foods, including gluten and some environmental substances.