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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.

 

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.

Such amazing differences

I originally saw Louise for a food intolerance test, but ended up in deep discussion about my other issues with acid indigestion, bloating and discomfort. Being able to discuss these issues was so much more beneficial than seeing any doctor who would rush you out the room. Louise really listened and helped so much in helping me understand what was happening. I was prescribed 3 different supplements, which I have been using, along with avoiding my food intolerances, lactose and gluten as much as possible and reducing carbs, I am seeing such amazing differences in how I feel. I can fully recommend Louise.

D Short

Nutritional Therapy
5.0
2018-04-24T13:28:28+00:00

D Short

I originally saw Louise for a food intolerance test, but ended up in deep discussion about my other issues with acid indigestion, bloating and discomfort. Being able to discuss these issues was so much more beneficial than seeing any doctor who would rush you out the room. Louise really listened and helped so much in helping me understand what was happening. I was prescribed 3 different supplements, which I have been using, along with avoiding my food intolerances, lactose and gluten as much as possible and reducing carbs, I am seeing such amazing differences in how I feel. I can fully recommend Louise.

I would readily consult Louise again

After spending months seeing different doctors and trying different treatments, for what I was told was IBS, I contacted Louise who after listening sympathetically knew my problem. The pain was costing me sleep every night and I was at my wits end. Her advice on diet and supplements put me on the right road and I can now sleep at night and not feel like death during the day. Any further problems in the future I would readily consult Louise again.

Sheila Dade

Nutritional Therapy
5.0
2017-02-02T15:11:18+00:00

Sheila Dade

After spending months seeing different doctors and trying different treatments, for what I was told was IBS, I contacted Louise who after listening sympathetically knew my problem. The pain was costing me sleep every night and I was at my wits end. Her advice on diet and supplements put me on the right road and I can now sleep at night and not feel like death during the day. Any further problems in the future I would readily consult Louise again.

I can’t recommend it enough

After spending the last 5 years with all the diets on the market and my weight fluctuating terribly I decided to get some professional help. After 2 sessions with Louise and some very basic changes to my lifestyle, which entailed eating a more balanced diet with emphasis on long term goals and a more stable digestive system, I am now into my 6th month with my weight being stabilised. I have a lot more confidence when I stray from my plan as I now know how to control this in the long term. I can't recommend it enough as it's just simple professional advice that means that I have a long term plan to work to with someone always on hand for constructive help.

Richard Kent

Nutritional Therapy
5.0
2017-02-02T15:22:04+00:00

Richard Kent

After spending the last 5 years with all the diets on the market and my weight fluctuating terribly I decided to get some professional help. After 2 sessions with Louise and some very basic changes to my lifestyle, which entailed eating a more balanced diet with emphasis on long term goals and a more stable digestive system, I am now into my 6th month with my weight being stabilised. I have a lot more confidence when I stray from my plan as I now know how to control this in the long term. I can't recommend it enough as it's just simple professional advice that means that I have a long term plan to work to with someone always on hand for constructive help.

She was encouraging and uplifting

I first saw Louise after an operation for cancer. She offered professional nutritional advice to counter all the medications I had been given during my hospital stay. Louise's suggestions helped to balance my 'rickety' system and I felt I began to heal. I found Louise to be open and approachable. When I was at a low point she was encouraging and uplifting. I would have struggled without Louise's support and see her as an important person in my recovery.

K Weir

Nutritional Therapy
5.0
2017-02-02T15:23:27+00:00

K Weir

I first saw Louise after an operation for cancer. She offered professional nutritional advice to counter all the medications I had been given during my hospital stay. Louise's suggestions helped to balance my 'rickety' system and I felt I began to heal. I found Louise to be open and approachable. When I was at a low point she was encouraging and uplifting. I would have struggled without Louise's support and see her as an important person in my recovery.

I highly recommend Louise!

Louise is an empathetic listener who will listen to what your current or ongoing nutritional problem is and come up with workable solutions that are tailored to your individual needs. I have been consulting with Louise because of some issues with my digestion and stomach acid levels. She has been very helpful in determining the causes and recommended some supplements and that I should cut down on gluten which has helped. I highly recommend Louise! 🙂

Mel Francis

Nutritional Therapy
5.0
2017-02-02T15:24:22+00:00

Mel Francis

Louise is an empathetic listener who will listen to what your current or ongoing nutritional problem is and come up with workable solutions that are tailored to your individual needs. I have been consulting with Louise because of some issues with my digestion and stomach acid levels. She has been very helpful in determining the causes and recommended some supplements and that I should cut down on gluten which has helped. I highly recommend Louise! 🙂
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