Testing Services

IgG Food Intolerance Testing

IgG testing checks for “delayed onset” food reactions. This test is not readily offered by your General Practitioner, as food intolerances are not seen as a major “disease” in modern medicine. However, from a Naturopathic point of view, eliminating foods that we are intolerant to is a vital part of the healing process.

Reactions to the foods you are eating may not be immediate or severe, but could be insidiously adding to mild or even chronic health conditions that you may be experiencing .

Food Intolerances may contribute to symptoms such as:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Bloating
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Fluid Retention / Weight gain
  • Migraine / Headaches
  • Depression / Anxiety / Mood swings
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Skin Conditions
  • Asthma

Cost:

from $310* for 96 general foods, depending on laboratory prices

Complete Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA)

The Complete Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) is a functional test done via Healthscope laboratories in Melbourne.

It basically tells you how well you are digesting and absorbing your food, as well as identifying pathogenic bacteria, parasites and yeasts that may be invading your gut. It will also tell you the amounts of “good” bacteria, and whether you have enough or too much of any particular strain.

Our digestive system is like a finely tuned engine and the food we eat is our fuel. If we any part of our digestive process is not working adequately, it can have a real impact on our health, and can be the underlying cause of a number of health conditions

Poor gut function may contribute to symptoms such as:

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Flatulence
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Bad Breath
  • Skin Problems
  • Fatigue

Cost:

from $360* depending on laboratory prices

 

BIA (Bio Impedance Analysis)

BIA is a Biological Impedance Analysis system which has been used for monitoring patients in a hospital setting since the 1980s.

Leads are connected to your hands and feet and a low voltage electrical current is passed through your body.

The BIA system can provide insight into many aspects of your health such as how much fat you have in your body, your muscle mass and fluid balance. It also gives us an idea of the health and quality of the cells in your body, as well as calculating your biological age.

By analysing your cellular health, we can devise an individual program with lifestyle, dietary and supplementary changes to help you to achieve a better level of health.

Cost:

Initial Assessment $60
Follow-up Readings $40
Include BIA with a Colonic $20

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