If you have been listening to podcasts from Tim Ferris, Ben Greenfield or Bulletproof radio, the chances are you have heard of Wellness FX, or at least tracking various pathology markers to help you track your health.
Many times people are told they are “fine” by their doctor and all the blood tests are “normal” but the level of testing that is done during your standard doctor’s checkup is very basic, even specialists are very limited in the tests that they do.
Wellness FX does not offer testing in Australia, but at Planet Naturopath we can provide the same quality testing as Wellness FX and even customize tests to suit your needs.
Inadequate testing of thyroid, adrenal hormones, sex hormones, ferritin, inflammatory markers or other nutritional biomarkers can lead to undiagnosed issues with your health, or a drop in your optimal performance.
This is not necessarily the fault of doctors as they may not understand the special needs of athletes, biohackers and others who want to live their lives in optimal health and not fall into the “average” category.
The Comprehensive Pathology Test is a comprehensive look at all the key biomarkers so that you can identify areas where you can improve your health and performance.
This test is ideal for athletes, biohackers or anyone who wants to optimize their health as it gives a comprehensive analysis of your cardiovascular system, thyroid, liver and kidney function, blood sugar, hormones as well as key nutrients.
All tests include a one hour consultation to help you understand the results, and we will give you the best treatment options to help you optimize your results and health.
The DUTCH test measures progesterone, testosterone and the three estrogens which are estriol, estradiol, and estrone.
The DUTCH test also measures the metabolites of testosterone which are the more potent 5 alpha DHT and the less androgenic 5 Beta DHT. This is important for both men and women.
In men higher levels of the 5 alpha DHT can lead to acne, early hair loss, increased prostate cancer risk and increased mood changes.
In women, it can also lead to skin changes like acne, hair loss, and PCOS.
The DUTCH test also measures the metabolites of estrogen which can only be measured in urine, these are the healthy 2-OH-estrone and the unhealthy 4-OH-estrone and 16-OH-estrone which are associated with breast and ovarian cancer and fibroids.
Methylation is important for many aspects of health and the DUTCH test measures how well the methylation of estrogen is working, this is important if you have issues with the MTHFR gene or COMT gene.
The DUTCH test measures free cortisol at 4-5 intervals throughout the day, plus free cortisone levels. It also assesses total cortisol production to give a complete analysis of your adrenal function.
Other markers assessed with the DUTCH test include:
Find out more at the DUTCH Hormone Test order page
If you only want to get some of the comprehensive testing options done we can customize the test just for you, or if there are more test options that you would like to do that are not listed we can organize that for you too.
If you would like to combine pathology testing, DUTCH hormone testing, the Organic Acids test or any of our other test options schedule a free 15-minute consultation and we can help work out the best test option for you.