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Private Health Tests

Functional Testing

Private Testing

We use private testing frequently within nutritional therapy. We do not diagnose and instead seek to understand how your body is functioning currently so that we can work towards correcting imbalances in order to move you toward functioning optimally. The functional tests that we use are developed and processed by accredited laboratories, which have extensive research to prove each tests validity, reliability, sensitivity and specificity.

Usually we use the initial consultation to evaluate which (if any) private testing will be most relevant to you, and whether such a test will significantly aid our progress. If however, you are particularly interested in a completing a certain test please let us know and we can discuss this.

Areas of Assessment:

  • Digestive health: Assessing digestion and absorption of nutrients, beneficial and non-beneficial bacteria, bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), parasites, H. Pylori infection, yeast, inflammation, intestinal permeability (leaky gut), pH, blood, stomach acid, Coeliac’s disease, non-Coeliac’s gluten sensitivity, food intolerance, histamine intolerance, gut immunity and more.
  • Hormonal Health: Assessing all sex hormones to gain an understanding of fertility, menopausal symptoms, PMS, endometriosis, PCOS and other hormonal imbalances.
  • Thyroid health: Comprehensive screens to assess the causes of thyroid dysfunctions, measuring the hormones TSH, T4, fT4, T3, fT3, reverse T3, T3 uptake, iodine status, thyroid auto-antibodies and supporting markers.
  • Nutritional health: Assessing status of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids and oxidative stress.
  • Adrenal Health: Assessing cortisol, DHEA and sIgA balance to establish degree of adrenal activity.
  • Functional blood markers: Assessing patterns in routine bloods to establish areas of imbalance that require further investigation.
  • Genetics: Genotyping in order to understand how your body is genetically coded to work can allow us to make dietary and lifestyle changes that can switch on or off certain genes.
  • Heavy metal analysis: Identifying heavy metal toxicity can explain many unexplained symptoms/ conditions and provide a targeted intervention protocol.

These are the main tests that we use. However, there are many more available.


Fees

Please be aware that the cost of each test kit varies greatly. With exception to our food intolerance test, which is included in the ‘Food Intolerance Test + Consultation’ service, no tests are included within the cost of a consultation.


Louise Digby mBANT is a registered nutritional therapist and specialises in digestive health, thyroid health, diabetes and weight management.

Bookings

 

Please book your appointment or make an enquiry by calling reception on 01376 560 600.

We recommend booking a phone call to discuss this further   Book Phone Call


We do not claim to cure or treat medical conditions. We are not qualified to diagnose medical conditions and any test results that indicate a potential medical condition should be taken to your GP for diagnosis and advice.

 

It was nice to feel fully understood

Only had one session with Louise so far but I found it really informative and interesting. It was nice to feel fully understood and take away useful recommendations. Looking forward to my next session in a few weeks.

Zoe Hunter

Nutritional Therapy
5.0
2017-02-02T15:25:23+00:00

Zoe Hunter

Only had one session with Louise so far but I found it really informative and interesting. It was nice to feel fully understood and take away useful recommendations. Looking forward to my next session in a few weeks.

The diet and supplements recommended by Louise are controlling the cancer

I contacted Louise in summer 2016 for nutritional advice on a diet to help control the very early stages of prostate cancer which I had just been diagnosed with. The cancer was very small and was put on active surveillance (no drug treatment) by the NHS. The diet and supplements recommended by Louise are controlling the cancer and both my PSA tests taken since diagnosis are lower than the original test result.

Nick J K

Nutritional Therapy
5.0
2017-03-06T11:24:40+00:00

Nick J K

I contacted Louise in summer 2016 for nutritional advice on a diet to help control the very early stages of prostate cancer which I had just been diagnosed with. The cancer was very small and was put on active surveillance (no drug treatment) by the NHS. The diet and supplements recommended by Louise are controlling the cancer and both my PSA tests taken since diagnosis are lower than the original test result.

It has been so helpful seeing Louise

It has been so helpful seeing Louise over the past year to talk through my health issues. Louise has given me insight into how best to support my body through nutritional supplements and small changes that lead to greater changes. For me it is a slow process putting all the advice into action but I am still working on it and that is thanks to Louise's advice and support.

Sonja Jarman

Nutritional Therapy
5.0
2017-03-06T11:44:05+00:00

Sonja Jarman

It has been so helpful seeing Louise over the past year to talk through my health issues. Louise has given me insight into how best to support my body through nutritional supplements and small changes that lead to greater changes. For me it is a slow process putting all the advice into action but I am still working on it and that is thanks to Louise's advice and support.

I am a different person!

Started seeing Louise in January 2017 when I had been suffering with a severe Stomach infection,IBS and diverticulitis. I was at a very low point and had had little support from my GP. Louise suggested various tests and gave me an eating plan and supplements. 3 months later I am a different person, my pain has gone and I have more energy than I've had for years! I can eat properly, lost weight and regained my confidence. Louise was quick to respond to my emails and questions and is a great listener. I couldn't recommend her enough.

H Clements

Nutritional Therapy
5.0
2017-05-10T09:19:35+00:00

H Clements

Started seeing Louise in January 2017 when I had been suffering with a severe Stomach infection,IBS and diverticulitis. I was at a very low point and had had little support from my GP. Louise suggested various tests and gave me an eating plan and supplements. 3 months later I am a different person, my pain has gone and I have more energy than I've had for years! I can eat properly, lost weight and regained my confidence. Louise was quick to respond to my emails and questions and is a great listener. I couldn't recommend her enough.

I highly recommend her!

Louise was very helpful. I had trouble keeping my energy levels stable. She listens and made great recommendations. I highly recommend her.

S Kassim

Nutritional Therapy
5.0
2017-05-10T09:20:36+00:00

S Kassim

Louise was very helpful. I had trouble keeping my energy levels stable. She listens and made great recommendations. I highly recommend her.

I can’t believe the difference

I came too see Louise feeling fatigued and generally unhealthy. Louise identified bad eating habits and intolerant food types which combined were the root of the problem. Less than two weeks in to the new meal plan and i cant believe the difference it has made. 1 month in and i feel healthier more alert and altogether in good shape plus have lost over a stone in weight.

S Jackson

Nutritional Therapy
5.0
2017-05-10T09:23:44+00:00

S Jackson

I came too see Louise feeling fatigued and generally unhealthy. Louise identified bad eating habits and intolerant food types which combined were the root of the problem. Less than two weeks in to the new meal plan and i cant believe the difference it has made. 1 month in and i feel healthier more alert and altogether in good shape plus have lost over a stone in weight.

I highly recommend her

Louise was very helpful. I had trouble keeping my energy levels stable. She listens and made great recommendations. I highly recommend her.

S Kassim

Nutritional Therapy
5.0
2017-11-02T13:54:07+00:00

S Kassim

Louise was very helpful. I had trouble keeping my energy levels stable. She listens and made great recommendations. I highly recommend her.

Louise was professional and methodical

I came to see Louise a few months after I had suffered a stroke. I could not get a clear answer to what may have caused this from either the hospital or my doctor. Louise was professional and methodical, but at the same time was an empathetic listener when dealing with my consultation. She was able to take the necessary blood tests as part of the consultation, and explained the results clearly and in layman's language. I now have a complete understanding of what is going on in my body, thanks to Louise. Her recommendations on supplements and change of diet, have put me back in charge of my health management. I would highly recommend Louise.

C Mummery-Ross

Nutritional Therapy
5.0
2017-11-02T13:57:33+00:00

C Mummery-Ross

I came to see Louise a few months after I had suffered a stroke. I could not get a clear answer to what may have caused this from either the hospital or my doctor. Louise was professional and methodical, but at the same time was an empathetic listener when dealing with my consultation. She was able to take the necessary blood tests as part of the consultation, and explained the results clearly and in layman's language. I now have a complete understanding of what is going on in my body, thanks to Louise. Her recommendations on supplements and change of diet, have put me back in charge of my health management. I would highly recommend Louise.

I would have no hesitation in recommending her

I have been suffering with a condition known as IC (Interstitial Cystitis) for a number of years and turned to Louise to ascertain if any help was possibly available to relieve the symptoms associated with my illness through diet. Consultations with her were undertaken from January to May 2017 and found her to be most helpful, polite and sympathetic to my situation. The expertise she showed in formulating a dietary programme coupled with organic supplements proved to be very helpful. I would have no hesitation in recommending her services for nutritional advice.

J Bygrave

Nutritional Therapy
5.0
2017-11-02T14:01:51+00:00

J Bygrave

I have been suffering with a condition known as IC (Interstitial Cystitis) for a number of years and turned to Louise to ascertain if any help was possibly available to relieve the symptoms associated with my illness through diet. Consultations with her were undertaken from January to May 2017 and found her to be most helpful, polite and sympathetic to my situation. The expertise she showed in formulating a dietary programme coupled with organic supplements proved to be very helpful. I would have no hesitation in recommending her services for nutritional advice.

Louise has been brilliant

Louise has been brilliant with my daughter. She suffered for many years with food intolerances, severe bloating and fatigue. After doing some tests my daughter followed a protocol of supplements and diet. Three months later my daughter is now leading a normal life again!! The bloating has gone and no longer feels permanently fatigued. This is all thanks to Louise her knowledge and professional understanding approach.

Hannah

Nutritional Therapy
5.0
2018-04-24T13:23:55+00:00

Hannah

Louise has been brilliant with my daughter. She suffered for many years with food intolerances, severe bloating and fatigue. After doing some tests my daughter followed a protocol of supplements and diet. Three months later my daughter is now leading a normal life again!! The bloating has gone and no longer feels permanently fatigued. This is all thanks to Louise her knowledge and professional understanding approach.
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