Why : to explore your blood biochemistry, organ functions, sugar metabolism, lipid metabolism, hormones, main vitamins, minerals, inflammation markers, Omega3/Omega 6 status, etc.
Where : at the The Doctor Laboratory (London) or at the lab of your choice. A nurse can be booked to have your blood drawn at home.
Why : to see how your body reacts to food (IGG test), especially if you have some chronic symptoms like fatigue, bloating, constipation, headaches, psoriasis, etc.
Where : home- for the small panels for 22 and 44 foods- you’ll receive a kit for a finger prick collection.
Why : to check if your gut flora is balanced (to exclude a dysbiosis, a leaky gut syndrome, etc), especially if you have some gastro-intestinal symptoms, but also allergies, chronic inflammation, fatigue etc.
Where : home test kits- stool test
Why : to check that you are not in burn out or close to it, especially if you have been experiencing chronic stress from some time and/or have chronic symptoms like fatigue, insomnia, mood swings, anxiety, weight gain, low libido, etc. You’ll have your daily cortisol rhythm, the DHEA and some other molecules involved in the stress process tested.
Where : home test kit- saliva and morning urine
Why : Long-term exposure to many common chemicals in our environment is known or suspected to have serious health consequences, like increasing the risk for diabetes, infertility, cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, autoimmune diseases and cancer. Many of these environmental toxins are called “endocrine disruptors”. Common sources are food (especially seafood),household cleaning and personal products, smoking, plastics and microplastics.
Where : home test kit- urines