The initial consultation usually last one hour and a half and entails a full medical history with special attention addressed to diet, lifestyle and environmental factors. Appropriate investigations are then usually indicated to access nutritional and metabolic status and testing for toxins and anti-nutrients.
Nutrition specific genetic testing is available to assist dietary protocol profiling. This includes both health prevention and sports fitness as well as genetic variations, modified by diet involved in disease status.
Many of these tests are available as ‘home testing’ kits, with analyses being performed both by
British and by overseas specialist laboratories in the USA and Europe.
These Investigations may include:
Vitamin and Mineral Status
Essential Fats’ Metabolism
Urinary Organic Acids (markers of nutrition and toxins)
Environmental Toxins, i.e. heavy metals and chemicals
Food Allergy Testing and Food Intolerances
Stool Analysis for Digestive Health and Gut Bacteria (MICROBIOME)
Salivary Hormone Analysis, including Adrenal Gland Function
Epigenetic Testing (DNA PROFILING}
Nutrigenomics: The study of how individual genetic variation affects a person's response to nutrients and impacts the risk of nutrition-related chronic diseases.
Nutrigenomics (Nutrition Specific Genetic Testing) looks at personal genetic variants associated with health that are modifiable by diet or environmental factors.
Scientific research on Epigenetics has shown that genes can be turned ON and OFF by environmental factors such as diet, lifestyle and exercise. These variants reflect ones TENDENCIES not ones DESTINY depending on lifestyle.
Epigenetic profiling can be used as a basis for pursuing Wellness, enhanced sporting / athletic performance and also in pre-conception / fertility.
Likewise in desease states, Epigenetics can help identify areas in diet and lifestyle which, when modified, may enhance the healing process.
Individual genetic variations can affect how people respond to the foods, beverages and
supplements they consume. Current research shows that people are more highly motivated to
adopt healthy dietary habits when given specific information about their genes that when general
DNA sampling requires either a saliva sample or a cheek swap from inside the mouth.