Why We Offer Functional Tests during nutrition consultations at Nourished By Nutrition, in Nelson

Why We Offer Functional Tests

To 'fix' your symptoms, it is often helpful to get to the bottom of why they are there in the first place.

What Can Cause Health Issues

An imbalance of hormones, nutrients, or a build up of toxins can be a contributing factor to why you are not feeling 100%.

Two-time Nobel Prize winner Dr Linus Pauling believed ​"nearly all dis-ease can be traced to a nutrient deficiency." This includes an imbalance of nutrients & hormones.

Testing for imbalances and deficiencies can be very useful and is often a good place to start.

What Are Functional Tests

The words "Functional Tests" simply means, a means to find out what is causing symptoms or to identify an imbalance.


Types Of Tests

After an in-depth consultation, we may recommend test/s to determine what might be best cause of action to improve your health. Tests can include saliva, blood, stool, urine or hair analysis tests.

The most common tests used are very comprehensive and test for a wide range of issues. These include:

The above list are just some of the tests we use. This list is far from exhaustive as there are well over a thousand tests available to you. During your consultation we will determine:
  1. Whether you need any kind of testing, and
  2. What would be the best option for you. 

    Conditions We Often See

    Everyone is unique and tests can show all sorts of different issues. See some of the conditions that we often see include: 

    • Hormonal imbalances such as Insulin resistance, Diabetes, Thyroid disorders, Menopause, Acne, and PCOS.
    • Auto-immune disorders such as Crohn's disease, Ulcerative colitis, ME/CFS, Multiple sclerosis, and Rheumatoid arthritis. 
    • Digestive disorders such as Leaky gut, IBS, Inflammatory bowel disease, Diverticulitis.
    • Other issues including Candida overgrowth, Food intolerances, Allergies, Heavy metal toxicity, Liver disease, and Cardiovascular disease.

    With test results added to the health profile gained during our initial consultation, we are well armed to create a personalised health plan to help you feel better.