Category Archives for Functional pathology testing

Inflammation is caused by iron overload

The Dangers of Iron Overload

I have seen a few clients lately with ferritin levels (your stored iron) in the 300-500 range, this is not high enough to concern doctors because it is not causing immediate health problems, but long term high iron will lead to chronic health problems and inflammation. The time to reduce your high ferritin levels is […]

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Adrenal Fatigue Testing

Are your Adrenal Hormones Sabotaging Your Health!

Adrenal fatigue is something that is getting talked about more and more lately but what is exactly is it? Do our adrenals actually get “burnt out” so that they can no longer produce the important hormones cortisol and DHEA? Or is there more to adrenal fatigue, and if you do have a problem how do […]

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LDL Particle Size Testing in Australia

LDL Particle Size Testing in Australia

In the video I go through the results of a comprehensive cardiovascular and cholesterol test, focusing on the key markers like LDL particle size, which indicate an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Doctors often focus on total cholesterol and LDL levels, but these are poor indicators of cardiovascular risk and just as many people have heart attacks […]

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Functional Pathology Testing in the U.K

Functional Medicine in the U.K Planet Naturopath offers a wide range of Functional Pathology testing which is now available throughout the U.K through Genova and Biolabs. Functional Pathology testing is able to assess nutritional, biochemical, metabolic and hormone levels that regular pathology testing is unable to measure. An individual consultation is provided with each test. […]

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Cholesterol testing

Cholesterol testing that your doctor does not do …. but should!

Extensive Cholesterol Testing in Australia Find out why the standard cholesterol testing tells you very little about your risk for a heart attack High cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease and many people with normal cholesterol levels have heart attacks Small LDL particle size combined with inflammation is a risk factor for heart disease, this […]

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Thyroid function

What Causes Low Thyroid Function

With 12% of women experiencing low thyroid function at some stage of their life, and with 60% of these going undiagnosed this can often be the cause of why you feel less than optimal. It is important to look out for the signs and symptoms of low thyroid function and look at what causes low […]

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Thyroid Test

Full thyroid testing in Australia

What’s in this Video The full thyroid test will give you a complete analysis of all your thyroid hormones and antibodies and not just your TSH levels. So many times I hear from clients that they have been told their thyroid function is fine, yet when they do more advanced thyroid testing their levels are […]

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SIBO Tests in Australia

In this article, I am going to go through everything you need to know about SIBO Testing. What is SIBO SIBO is an acronym for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, which is a bit of a mouthful which is why everyone calls it SIBO! SIBO is the main cause of IBS symptoms, with an estimated 80% of IBS […]

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What Causes Hormonal Imbalance in Women?

Which Hormone Is Out Of Balance?There are many different types of hormones in the body, which all have different functions, but they are all influenced by each other. This article is about the sex hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone, signs to look for and what causes hormone imbalance in women. When you are addressing the […]

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