Lab tests

Testing service:

Weight Management Test

The average adult gains ¾ of a kilo of fat each year. As we age, being overweight burdens our internal organs, thereby contributing to a wide variety of chronic health conditions. This at-home blood and saliva test provides insights by measuring key biomarkers associated with weight management, including testosterone, cortisol, Vitamin-D, insulin, and more. With this test, I can better help you reach and maintain your weight goals via a quantitative understanding of your weight-related biomarkers and specific nutritional recommendations that target these biomarkers.

  • Are overweight or having difficulty losing weight
  • Have a stressful lifestyle and/or regularly feel your stress levels are too high
  • Want to understand how your hormones are related to your weight
  • Experience poor quality of sleep
  • Feel sluggish throughout the day, particularly after meals
  • Have frequent sugar cravings, particularly after meals and late at night

Testosterone Test

Testosterone is the predominant “male” hormone, but both men and women require testosterone at certain levels. For men, testosterone levels are largely predictive of libido, fertility, and general sexual health. And after 40, men begin losing about 1.5% of testosterone production each year. In women, testosterone is made in the ovaries and adrenal glands. Too-low levels can affect both organs and also contribute to accelerated aging. This at-home blood test measures testosterone and SHBG (sex hormone-binding globulin), which enables me to optimize your levels, based on your age and sex, via targeted nutritional support.

  • Are over 40 years of age (male or female)
  • Are gaining weight around the belly or notice other unfavourable changes in body composition
  • Are experiencing a noticeable decline in your libido
  • Are a male and experiencing erectile dysfunction
  • Are a female taking hormone replacement or using hormones for birth control
  • Are experiencing chronic fatigue or mood swings
  • Are a woman of childbearing age and have fertility issues
  • Are experiencing abnormal hair growth or loss

Vitamin-D Test

Are you among the more than 40% of adults who have sub-optimal vitamin-D levels? Are you aware of the numerous chronic health issues associated with low vitamin-D, including heart disease, diabetes, metabolic disease, and more? Vitamin-D also plays a strong role in immune health, partially because of its role in calcium absorption. This at-home blood test will provide health insights by measuring your level of vitamin D. Most people require some degree of vitamin-D supplementation and this tests enables me to accurately assess your optimal dosage.

  • Do not get daily sun exposure or live in a northern latitude
  • Follow a vegan or vegetarian diet
  • Have darker-pigmented skin
  • Have issues with small intestine absorption or kidney function
  • Are an athlete or engage in regular physical activity
  • Are overweight or obese
  • Are elderly

Thyroid Test

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that affects virtually every organ in the body. Significantly, the thyroid secretes T3 and T4, hormones that regulate metabolism and thereby govern the efficiency with which we burn calories. Thyroid imbalance are perhaps the most common imbalance that most people don’t think about and/or aren’t aware of. This at-home blood test provides insights about thyroid function by measuring key hormone levels. Results enable me to prescribe dietary and nutrition recommendations designed to address your specific thyroid issues.

  • Are over 40 years or age
  • Frequently feel sluggish and fatigued
  • Are overweight and have difficulty losing weight
  • Feel cold often

Stress Test

When our adrenal glands are functioning properly, they produce adequate amounts of stress hormones. These hormones, including cortisol and DHEA, enable us to not only cope with stress, but to thrive in stressful situations, which we inevitably encounter daily. This at-home saliva test provides key insights about your stress response and adrenal health by measuring hormone fluctuations. Results enable me to accurately assess your stress adaptation and provide pertinent nutrition and dietary advice.

  • Feel tired but wired
  • Require coffee to jumpstart your day
  • Constantly crave sugar, especially after lunch or late at night
  • Frequently get sick after stressful days or weeks
  • Feel irritable, anxious, or depressed
  • Feel that your stress levels are too high or that you’re unable to manage stress as effectively as your peers

Sleep Test

Melatonin and cortisol are two hormones that play a hugely significant role in your quality of sleep. By understanding these biomarkers and how they fluctuate throughout the day, we can gain key insights regarding your sleep. This at-home dry urine test tracks hormone fluctuations my taking measurements at specific times during the day. that regulate the sleep-wake cycle. There are a wide variety of nutrition products and dietary recommendations that can dramatically improve your quality of sleep, but before prescribing them, this test extremely relevant.

  • Are having trouble falling asleep
  • Wake up frequently during the night
  • Wake up too early and are unable to fall back asleep
  • Feel lethargic during the day and unrested
  • Feel tired but also feel “wired”
  • Experience mid-day energy dips, particularly after meals

Menopause Test

Menopause is characterized by 12 months without ovulation or menstrual cycles, however the symptoms of menopause begin before menstruation stops and canc continue for years after. The hormonal changes involved with menopause can affect heart health, bone health, brain heath, body weight, and more. This at-home saliva test measures levels of the key hormones related to menopause, including estradiol, progesterone, DHEA, and cortisol. Results enable me to design a customized nutrition program for any pre-menopausal or menopausal woman.

  • Are of perimenopausal age (typically 45-55)
  • Are postmenopausal, but experiencing menopause symptoms and wish to assess your hormone levels
  • Are experiencing symptoms of menopause
  • Are considering pregnancy in your late 30s or early 40s

Heavy Metals Test

Heavy metal exposure goes unnoticed, but is an unfortunate reality of modern life. Steadily, over the course of years or decades, toxic metals accumulate within the body, thereby contributing to an array of adverse symptoms, including chronic fatigue, digestive distress, infertility, mental fogginess, and more. This at-home blood test provides key insights regarding mercury, lead, cadmium, and more. By assessing your toxic load, with respect to heavy metals, I can make diet and nutrition recommendations that reflect your unique needs.

  • Are a smoker or used to smoke regularly
  • Are planning to conceive within the next 18 months
  • Live in a community with known air contamination issues, which includes many modern urban cities
  • Live in a home built prior to 1978
  • Drink water from old pipes
  • Work a job that exposures you to heavy metals

Fertility Test

Human fertility is a complex process, affected by a wide array of factors. Age, environmental toxins, nutrition, genetics, and more can all impact a woman’s ability to become pregnant. This at-home blood and saliva test measures a variety of key biomarkers relative to fertility, including estradiol, progesterone, FSH, cortisol, and DHEA. The Fertility Test provides me with important insights regarding a woman’s hormones, thyroid function, and stress responses, with which I construct a person-specific health and nutrition plan.

  • Plan to get pregnant someday
  • Are trying to conceive
  • Have irregular or no periods
  • Experience persistent stress
  • Want to understand your hormones
  • Have family thyroid issues

Neurotransmitter Profile

Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers used by the nervous system to relay information from one nerve to another. Like all biochemical compounds, neurotransmitters can become depleted or otherwise imbalanced, resulting in impaired cognition, depression, chronic fatigue, and more. The Neurotransmitter Profile is a one-of-a-kind test that provides invaluable information regarding 14 key neurotransmitters and metabolites. This data enables me to construct a targeted protocol to rebalance your neurotransmitters, which can dramatically improve your quality of life.

  • Suffer from depression and/or anxiety
  • Lack a feeling of inner serenity and calmness
  • Find it difficult to concentrate and focus on your daily tasks
  • Your memory declining
  • Suffer from mood swings
  • Snap easily at others or otherwise lose your temper
  • Suffer from impaired digestion
  • Endure poor skin quality
  • Feel that you are ageing at a quicker-than-expected rate
  • Have a family history of dementia, Alzheimer’s, or other cognitive issues

Organic Acids Profile

Vitamin deficiencies contribute to a range of health issues, including fatigue, mood changes, digestive problems, and more. The Urinary Metabolic Profile measures 36 organic acids to create a unique biochemical profile, which quantifiably demonstrates how well your body obtains and utilizes nutrients. Upon obtaining this critical date, I can better construct and optimised diet and lifestyle plan that targets your unique nutritional needs.

  • Are suffering from fatigue
  • Experience frequent mood changes
  • Are enduring digestive problems
  • Have suffered an overall decline in your quality of life
  • Are having trouble recuperating from long, stressful days

Environmental Pollutant Profile

Most people are exposed to environmental toxins from a wide variety of sources, which gradually accumulate within the body during the course of many years. Unless evidence-based detoxification protocols are enacted, these toxins can contribute to disease and distress. The Environmental Pollutants Profile provides quantitative measurement of 14 important metabolites, which measure an individual’s toxic burden while providing key insights used for personalised detoxification intervention.

  • Live in a house/building built before 1978
  • Have previously tried various health/nutrition interventions, but failed to achieve the results you desired
  • Have amalgam fillings or have them removed except by a specific methods designed to prevent exposure
  • Have regularly had seasonal flu shots
  •  Are interested to start a targeted detoxification protocol based on measured metabolites and proven removal methods (as opposed to pop-culture “detox” programs, which are typically not evidence-based)

DUTCH Plus Test

This unique, comprehensive hormone test measures levels and patterns of critical hormones and hormone metabolites. Many related tests don’t encompass metabolites, despite the fact that they reveal such important such important information regarding hormone production and breakdown. Dutch Plus also measures Cortisol Awakening Response (CAR), which provides important insights into the functioning of the HPA (hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal) axis.

  • Are over 25 years old and wish to proactively balance your hormones for optimum vitality
  • Suffer declining hormonal activity, including thyroid issues and decreased sex hormones
  • Experience brain fog
  • Are having difficulty losing weight
  • Are suffering from restless sleep or other sleep issues
  • Have a decreased libido
  • Have difficulty maintaining muscle mass
  • Are struggling with sweet cravings
     

Functional Proteomics

The Functional Proteomics panel assesses the state of one’s proteome, which refers to the set of proteins that comprise the cells and tissues. Subtle changes in these proteins foreshadow structural physiological changes leading to an array of chronic conditions. This panel enables the practitioner to understand the trajectory of the proteome and intervene, when necessary, with proactive, preventative strategies.

  • Have risk symptoms for any chronic disease
  • Have a family history of any chronic disease
  • Previously (or currently) ate an unhealthy diet
  • Previously (or currently) were a regular smoker
  • Previously (or currently) had little or no regular exercise