Functional Medicine and Functional Testing
Functional medicine is a holistic, patient-focused, science-based, collaborative approach to health that looks at the origins and the underlying causes of the illness and symptoms. It is a comprehensive approach that emphasizes not just restoring health, but also preventing disease in the first place.
Functional medicine looks at patterns that are present in our whole system. It’s the medicine that connects the dots between all the things that are going wrong within our biology.
Functional medicine looks at the person as a whole.
Investigating and understanding how the different biological systems work, and how they are all interlinked, allows me to intervene at the cause of the problem, rather than just trying to manage the symptoms.
Health, Nutrition & Functional Lab Testing
As a clinic we offer a full range of health, nutrition and functional lab testing, that assists me in identifying and understanding the root cause of your health complaint.
The following health, nutrition and toxin testing is completed in clinic
The root cause of any health complaint is specific to the individual and based on multiple factors such as genetics, diet, lifestyle, toxicity exposure and psychological and physical stress. Functional testing enables me to understand all these factors, so I can identify the drivers efficiently and effectively.
I’ve carefully selected the most advanced testing from specialist labs across the world, enabling me to provide a diagnosis based on scientific fact. They pick up disturbances in physiological functioning that conventional tests miss – because they’re either not sensitive enough or not looking for it.
As a clinic we can offer the following tests to be completed at home, which will include a telephone consultation to interpret the results.
- Hormonal – male and female
- Parasitical, Bacterial and Fungal
- GI function testing
- Organic Acid
- Environmental Toxins
- Hair Mineral Analysis
- Vitamin D levels