The Health Nut offers a range of test and analysis procedures to help uncover the underlying cause of your ill-health , these include:
- Iridology – in clinic or via email
- Ph – Acid Alkaline test – in clinic
- Health Assessment Questionnaire – in clinic or online
- Mineral Assessment – online
- Saliva Hormone Test – at home
- Food Sensitivity – at home
- Hair Mineral Toxic Analysis – at home
- Stress Profile Test – at home
- Sleep Disorder Profile -at home
Home Saliva Hormone Test Kits
Many of your feelings of poor health could be due to hormonal imbalances. Salivary hormone testing provides an accurate way to identify these imbalances and help to focus on bringing them back to a balanced state. Kathy offers salivary hormone testing as a non-invasive and very convenient measure of her client’s hormones. It measures free, bio available hormones (those doing their job at the cellular level) as opposed to bound, unavailable hormones in the blood. Samples are sent to our Accredited Lab in Australia for testing, and test results are available to your practitioner within 10 working days. All reports and client details remain confidential at all times. Test results are provided in a report format that compares hormone levels to age and gender specific hormone ranges. Regular monitoring of hormone levels, allow your healthcare professionals in helping to prevent the symptoms of ageing. All kits include:
- Sterile collection vial
- Instructions on how to take your test at home
- 30 minute Telephone or skype call with Kathy to guide and interpret your results.
- online mineral health assessment.
Home Saliva Hormone Test Kits –
take test at home -post it to our
Nationally accredited Laboratory for accurate results. It’s simple, Easy, Fast and Accurate
Saliva tests give a clear indication of bio-available or active hormones in your system right now. Restoring hormone levels in the body to more youthful levels can improve your health and vitality. The problem is – blood tests may not give biologically active hormone levels and therefore can be unreliable, according to family physician and author Dr. John Lee. And progesterone takes about three months from beginning supplementation to show up in a blood test, even though your body uses it immediately. The hormone saliva test is more accurate, less painful, cost less, quicker and you can do it YOURSELF at home! In fact, the World Health Organization has endorsed the hormone saliva test as the preferred way to check hormone levels. Choose a profile that suits you:
Female Profile Test Kit:
By using a sample of saliva, the Female Hormone Self Test Kit measures a number of hormones, responsible for the following functions in the body: Estrogens – Relieves menopausal symptoms, protect against osteoporosis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, colon cancer, incontinence and tooth loss. – Enhances mental acuity and memory. – Increases serotonin and endorphins levels. Progesterone – Decreases risk of endometrial cancer, enhances mood and has a calming effect. – Involved in the reduction of PMS and menopausal hot flushes. – Regulates fluid balance. Testosterone – Builds muscle and promotes muscle tone, increases libido, helps strengthen bones. $145.oo [wp_cart:Female Profile:price:145.00:end] [show_wp_shopping_cart]
Multiple Hormone Test Kit:
provides the facility to test up to all 8 hormones. It is ideal for practitioners or clients who want to have the flexibility of selecting their own hormone panel. Just tick which hormones are required on the very easy to fill out form. The Multiple Hormone Self Test kit is pre paid for two hormones. Additional tests are paid by credit facility on the enclosed form (AUS $20/hormone) and sent at the time of returning the sample to the lab.. For people wanting a more tailored panel, some of the following suggestions may prove to be very informative and beneficial. Purchase the Multiple Hormone Self Test kit and select the following hormones in the selection panel. Low Sex Drive (Libido) Choose: Testosterone , Progesterone , DHEA, and Estradiol . (4 hormones) Peri-Menopause/Menopause Choose: Estradiol , Progesterone , Testosterone , DHEA, & Cortisol . (5 hormones) The hormones affected during the transition into menopause. PMS Choose: Progesterone , Testosterone , DHEA, and Cortisol . (4 Hormones) This simple saliva test is to test for the important hormones involved in Pre-Menstrual Syndrome. $145 [wp_cart:Multi hormone:price:145.00:end] [show_wp_shopping_cart]
Stress Profile Saliva Test:
By testing samples of saliva the Stress Hormone Self Test Kit measures cortisol and DHEA levels in the body. The adrenal gland produces Cortisol the hormone that helps in responding and coping with stress, trauma, infections and environment extremes. Cortisol also increases energy and metabolism, helps to regulate blood pressure and decreases inflammation DHEA helps protect against heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimers Disease, Lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. It can also increase and enhance energy levels, libido, memory and immunity and protects against the effects of stress. Option 1 Adrenal: 4 different times of the day, Cortisol and DHEA, Balance payable to the Lab when you send in you sample of $60 Option 2 Sleep profile: Melatonin a.m. Cortisol 12 am, balance payable to the lab $50 $145 [wp_cart:Stress/sleep:price:145.00:end] [show_wp_shopping_cart]
Hair Mineral Toxicity Analysis
Using a sample of hair, the Mineral & Toxic Element Test will analyse the levels of mineral & heavy metals in your body. The test kit accurately measures the following eight minerals: Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, Selenium, Iron (hair), Zinc. These minerals are of major importance in health and disease, including diabetes, heart conditions, and osteoporosis. The following four toxic elements are also tested: Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury (hair). Heavy metal toxicity can arise by prolonged exposure to environmental contamination and can cause a range of symptoms, from headaches to muscle pains, tremors, dizziness, depression and general neurological problems, among others. Mercury toxicity can arise from drinking contaminated tap water or even a high consumption of fish with high mercury content or from leaching from dental fillings. Lead toxicity can easily arise by prolonged exposure to exhaust fumes, arsenic toxicity or arsenic poisoning could comes from the arsenic present in some paints and in industrial waste, cadmium toxicity from cigarette smoke. $145 [wp_cart:Hair Mineral:price:145.00:end] [show_wp_shopping_cart]
The colour and pattern of your eyes is a reflection of your unique genetic inheritance from at least three generations. Whether you develop your physical dispositions in a positive or negative way involve nutrition, emotions, and lifestyle.
Iridology can be used to determine potential health problems at an early stage, thus enabling the client to address it and prevent illness. (Toni Miller, 2008)
Iridology is a “system of assessment used by many naturopaths which inspects the condition and lesions of the iris of both human eyes. It is a method used to access the conditions of many organs and other parts of the body. It must be used in conjunction with other methods of evaluation, including differential diagnosis. It is not a method of treatment or therapy.”(ANTA, 2012)
Iridology with photo is included with your initial in clinic consultation.
I may request a iris photo from distant patients to assist with our protocol for recovery. These can be taken with the macro lens on most modern cameras. Though this is no where as good as iris photos with specialized equipment that we have in the clinic, it can offer some benefits.
Health Assessments Questionnaire is used for our Distant Patients, a comprehensive form that saves time during your telephone or skype Wellness Session.
Online Mineral Assessments are of great use for our Distant Patients, providing useful information for our Naturopath.