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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 349 991.

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.

 

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’ve got a better relationship with food

I would highly recommend Louise, after thinking about getting in contact with Louise for a little while, I finally got brave and made the phone call.
After losing weight by exercising and counting calories I’d got to a point where I wasn’t losing anymore weight, no matter what I was doing.
Louise made me feel very comfortable and after our first appointment I was happy to try what Louise had advised me, ( even though I was slightly concerned about the calories I would be eating).
Louise is always there at an end of an email and our weekly visits kept me going, I am now on week 8/12 and I’ve lost weight, not only have I lost weight I’ve got a better relationship with food, which I haven’t had for so many years!!!
So if you’ve hit a brick wall, want a better understanding about food then get in contact with Louise!!!
The only thing I’ve got left to say is Thank you Louise xx

S Ford

Nutritional Therapy
5.0
2018-08-01T15:57:36+00:00

S Ford

I would highly recommend Louise, after thinking about getting in contact with Louise for a little while, I finally got brave and made the phone call. After losing weight by exercising and counting calories I’d got to a point where I wasn’t losing anymore weight, no matter what I was doing. Louise made me feel very comfortable and after our first appointment I was happy to try what Louise had advised me, ( even though I was slightly concerned about the calories I would be eating). Louise is always there at an end of an email and our weekly visits kept me going, I am now on week 8/12 and I’ve lost weight, not only have I lost weight I’ve got a better relationship with food, which I haven’t had for so many years!!! So if you’ve hit a brick wall, want a better understanding about food then get in contact with Louise!!! The only thing I’ve got left to say is Thank you Louise xx

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! 🙂

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.
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